Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RU0LAX/P IOTA AS-066 in the mail !

Hi all, yesterday I received RU0LAX/P QSL IOTA AS-066 Reyneke Island, confirming our 15M CW QSO. It is my 399th confirmed island...
Thanks NR6M QSL manager for fast OQRS service !

Chris F8DZY

VK9AN, ZD9XF, MJ0CFW & JU80R in the log...

Hi, another  QSO with Christmas Island thanks to VK9AN, offering me a new band with our 15M RTTY QSO (#290) this morning (mine)...

...ZD9XF Nigel was worked on 30M CW (#214) for my 7th band with Tristan Da Cunha & Gough Islands (our 80M CW QSO is not in log, I have to catch him again !) (Update Sept. 30th : NIGEL WAS WORKED AGAIN ON 80M CW AND ALL ZD9XF QSOS ARE LOTW CONFIRMED !)


...nice surprise yesterday with MJ0CFW worked on 10M CW (#264) (8th band !! Any MJ station on 160M ?)

...and this morning again JU80R worked on 12M SSB for a new slot. Mongolia is still needed on 30M & 80M here.

Chris F8DZY

Friday, September 26, 2014

VK9AN Christmas Island on 10M RTTY !

 Hi, nice surprise this morning with VK9AN operating from Christmas Island, worked on 10M RTTY ! New band & new mode here... A nice opening on this band at this year's date...

Chris F8DZY

Thursday, September 25, 2014

EL2DT, PY0F/PP1CZ, PZ5AA, S01WS... in the log !

Some good ones were added into the log the past days :
- EL2DT from Liberia was worked on 15M CW (our 3rd QSO)
- PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha was worked on 12M CW & 40M CW for 2 new bands
- PZ5AA from Suriname was worked on 80M CW for a new band (Suriname is now  only needed on 40M for all bands !)
- S01WS from Western Sahara was again worked on 10M SSB for a new band & 12M CW for a new slot.
- CP6AA from Chile was worked on 10M SSB for a new slot.
- 5R8UI from Madagascar was worked on 17M SSB for a new slot.
- EG2INT from IOTA EU-134 Izaro Island was logged for my 468th worked IOTA.
- ZD9XF Nigel was heard/called on 80M CW but because of QRM I'm not sure he heard/answered me... I'm waiting for the log update right now.

Chris F8DZY

TY1AA Benin DX-Pedition 2014

Hi, TY1AA is rocking the bands since September 11th (till 26th), already worked & confirmed on many bands here, it was the opportunity again to add the missing bands/slots...
At this day, I was able to log 5 QSOs including 3 new bands (6M, 30M & 80M) & 1 new mode (RTTY).

The job is done, thanks to I2YSB & Co Team for another great activity !
Chris F8DZY

VK9NT Norfolk Island 2014

Hi all,
Another nice DX-Pedition ended with VK9NT team in Norfolk Isand, one of the farest entity from France (18000 kms !).
It was not a new one for me, but Norfolk was only worked on 30M CW here, I had to add some bands ! ;)
It's a total of 6 QSOs :4 new bands, 6 new slots & 1 new mode for me this year.

 Many thanks to the team, CUAGN.
Chris F8DZY

Monday, September 22, 2014

P29VCX & P29NI Papua New Guinea IOTA DX-Pedition 2014 : the chase ! (Epilog)

Hi all, the P29 IOTA team is now QRV again as P29VCX from IOTA OC-115 Kiriwana Island.
This morning I contacted them on 15M CW short pass for another new IOTA ! :)
The 3 possible new ones are now logged here, the next 4th reference is already confirmed here so the chase is over for me... 
Thanks a lot to SM6CVX & Co for their excellent job in PNG, hope to hear you next year with new possible islands !
Chris F8DZY

Friday, September 19, 2014

ZD9XF, TY1AA, VK9NT & Co...

Hi all,
The conditions were good these past days ! :)
I got the opportunity to work many new band/slots and IOTAs, as follows :
- ZD9XF Tristan Da Cunha & Gough Islands was worked again on 12M & 40M CW for 2 new bands, ZD9ZS was worked on 20M SSB for another new band AND new mode !

- TY1AA Benin was worked on 30M CW & 6M CW for 2 new bands, and on 20M RTTY for a new mode !

- VK9NT Norfolk Island was worked on 20M CW & SSB, 17M CW, 15M CW & 12M CW...
4 new bands & 1 new mode thanks to this DX-Pedition ;)

- S79LCA (HB9LCA) Seychelles IOTA AF-024 was worked on 10M CW for a new band & 20M CW for a new slot...

- CO8LY Cuba was worked on 12M SSB for my last needed slot in my worked bands (now need Cuba on 80M and in RTTY)

- JA6TBE/4 IOTA AS-041 , KI1U/VE9 IOTA NA-014, JJ2YEZ/8 IOTA AS-147 , VK6ISL IOTA OC-294, BO0D IOTA AS-113 & YW5RYL IOTA SA-035 were also worked, bringing my total number of worked islands to #466
I also worked IW1DQS/YB9 from IOTA OC-239 but this activity seems not legal as no reciprocity between Italy and Indonesia... "Work First Worry Later".

Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

P29VCX & P29NI Papua New Guinea IOTA DX-Pedition 2014 : the chase ! #2

Hi all, the P29 team is QRV since yesterday as scheduled as P29NI from IOTA OC-258 Kranket Island. this morning again good signal via Long Pass on 17M CW... 2 calls and "in the log".
This is my worked IOTA #460...

Chris F8DZY

Thursday, September 11, 2014

P29VCX & P29NI Papua New Guinea IOTA DX-Pedition 2014 : the chase ! #1

Hi, SM6CXV & Co are again in PNG Islands activating some rare references ! ;)
- P29VCX IOTA OC-008 Bismarck Archipelago from September 11th to 14th.
- P29NI IOTA OC-258 Kranket Island from September 15th to 20th.
- P29VCX again IOTA OC-115 Kiriwana from September 21st to 25th.
- P29NI again IOTA OC-240 Loloata from September 25th to 30th.
Loloata Island is already confirmed here thanks to their previous activity, so it is 3 new possible IOTA references for me...
About band/slots, it would be maybe some SSB... Low bands seems too early for now.

Today, I could work them as P29VCX from IOTA OC-008 on 15M CW with a nice signal in short pass... This is my 459th worked IOTA.

Chris F8DZY

YB4IR/8 IOTA OC-222, ZD9XF IOTA AF-029 & 4S7VG in the log !

Hi, a little activity these past days with one new IOTA and 2 new bands thanks to :
YB4IR/8 from IOTA OC-222 Obi Island, worked on 20M CW (my 458th IOTA)...

ZD9XF Nigel (G3TXF) from Tristan Da Cunha & Gough Islands IOTA AF-029, worked on 17M CW (#280)... Nigel is QRV with ZD9ZS (ZS1S) till October 3rd. Hope to work again new bands during their 3 weeks stay !

...and 4S7VG from Sri Lanka worked on 12M CW (#261 & 2nd QSO with Vasanth).
4S is now needed on low bands... this winter ? ;)


Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

S01WS on 12M SSB in the log !

Hi all... It was a long time I didn't log Western Sahara (S04R in 2009, and S01MZ in 2008 !)...
So with S01WS so active than actually, I was happy to finally listen to him, especially on a new band :)

Coming here with a good but very QSB signal, I could log this rare-on-air DXCC yesterday afternoon on 12M SSB (#260).

I hope to work him on 10M now... Good luck to all !
Chris F8DZY

Friday, September 5, 2014

T88VW on 12M SSB in the log !

Hi all,
T88VW Joe (OZ0J) is active from Palau till September 14th, this is the opportunity for me to add some new band slots for this DXCC...
This morning I could work him on 12M SSB... 

Bonus : I made a short video with my iPhone ;)

I hope to hear Joe on 10M for my last needed higher band !

Chris F8DZY