Tuesday, October 28, 2014

VK9XSP Christmas Island : the chase ! #2

Hi, the VK9XSP team is still doing a great job from Christmas Island...
After my 2 firsts QSOs with them, I managed to add 6 more, with the 10M-15M-17M CW (new band !) & the 15M-17M (new band !)-20M SSB... 

 Yesterday I missed the 12M SSB slot as they were not very strong here, while working a big pile-up.
I will now look for them on the low bands but, excepted on 30M CW, I didn't hear them for now...
Good luck to all !
Chris F8DZY

VK9DLX Lord Howe : the chase ! (epilog)

Hi all, sorry I didn't post since one week !
Now only looking on low bands for VK9DLX, last week I was monitoring 40M CW around 1600UTC before my sunset, and good surprise VK9DLX came on the band.
Very weak at beginning then it came up to 335 on pings. The very noisy band was "filtered" by RX with my Optibeam beamed on LP. 
They were calling simplex, no taker, one call and in the log ! ;)  New band !!! (#230 on 40M)

About the 80M CW, NIL : I was not QRV when they were, and they were not when I was, maybe next DX-Pedition...
This one is now over : MANY MANY THANKS to the whole team for the excellent activity from Lord Howe, giving to many of us a new one, new bands, new slots or new modes ! 
Have a safe come back travel !
Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

VK9XSP Christmas Island : the chase ! #1

Hi all, VK9XSP Christmas Island is QRV from October 18th to 31st ! 
The Polish team is already doing a great job there with big signals in Europe...
VK9X is not a new one here but only worked on 10M & 15M RTTY, and on 12M & 20M CW : a lot of bands/slots can be filled ! ;)
Actually I worked them on 12M CW and on 10M SSB for a new mode (#292) !

Good luck to all...
Chris F8DZY

VK9DLX Lord Howe : the chase ! #2

Hi, I finished to work VK9DLX from 10M to 20M in CW + SSB, and this morning I could add the 20M RTTY for a new mode with Lord Howe !

Yesterday evening I could hear them on 40M CW but too much QRM & statics from my side, during 5 minutes they were strong & clear, but LIDS were tuning on.... :(
I can't be QRV in my sunset before next Thursday, wait & see !

Chris F8DZY

Friday, October 17, 2014

VK9DLX Lord Howe : the chase ! #1

Hi, VK9DLX is booming on the bands since their start !
Lord Howe Island is not a new one here but I only worked/confirmed this DXCC on 17M CW & 20M SSB ! It is an excellent opportunity again to add some bands/slots...
Looking at their antennas set-up & working conditions plus the excellent conditions of propagation these days, no doubt they will do a great GREAT job there !
2 days ago, I could be QRV a little time in the morning before going to job, and I was able to log them by 5 times in 16 minutes ! Wow !

12M CW, 15M SSB + CW as new bands, and 14M SSB + 20M CW as new slots... ;)

Yesterday morning again, I got them on 30M CW and 10M CW + SSB for 2 new bands !
Finally today I got them on 12M SSB for a new slot...

Next week I will try to work them on 80M/40M CW for these 2 last missing bands...
Good luck to all !

In the same time, I worked JA8COE/5 QRV from IOTA AS-200 on 10M SSB : this is my worked IOTA #476 !
Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YB4IR/8 & VK5CE/8 in the mail !

Hi all, last week I received 2 new IOTAs QSLs in the mail :
- YB4IR/8 from IOTA OC-222 Obi Island, confirming our  20M CW QSO, this is my 400th confirmed IOTA !!

- VK5CE/8 from IOTA OC-173 Bathurst Island, confirming our  20M SSB QSO, this is my 401st confirmed IOTA !

Chris F8DZY

Friday, October 10, 2014

T30D, YJ0X, ZK3Q & ZK3E : the chase ! #1

Some good DX-pedtions are on the bands since several days, I'm trying to work my missing bands/slots when I have the time for...
- T30D West Kiribati has been worked on 12M CW & 15M SSB for 2 new bands right now !

- YJ0X Vanuatu has been worked on 20M SSB for a new band !

- ZK3Q Tokelau has been worked on 20M SSB for a new slot !

To be continued... ;)
Chris F8DZY

7 NEW IOTAS + DX ! ;)

Hi all, 10 days without article, time flies !
Not less than 7 new IOTAs at the time I'm writing this one, thanks to :
- BD3AEQ/2 IOTA AS-151 worked on 15M SSB (#468)
- YE5PQM IOTA OC-075 worked on 20M SSB (#469)
- YB8RW/P IOTA OC-076 worked on 20M SSB (#470)
- HS0ZKG IOTA AS-101 worked on 12M CW (#471)
- TC0MI IOTA AS-201 NEW worked on 20M SSB (#472)
- XR2T IOTA SA-086 worked on 30M CW (new band ! #215) & 17M SSB (new slot !)(Chile is now worked from 10M to 80M ) (#473)

- 5Z4/DJ4EL IOTA AF-040 worked on 10M SSB (new slot !) (#474)

Some interesting DXs were also logged :

- P40JW Aruba worked on 12M SSB & 17M SSB for 2 new slots !

- 4W/G3ZEM Timor Leste worked on 15M CW for a new slot !

- HC2AO Ecuador worked on 12M SSB for a new slot !

- C5YK The Gambia worked on 6M CW for a new slot !

- W1AW/KH0 Mariana Islands worked on 15M CW for a new slot !

- TX5Z Austral Islands worked on 40M CW for a new band !

These 2 next are not DX but in Europe, but sometimes some slots are harder to log than the other side of the world ! ;)
OP37AEF Belgium worked on 15M CW for a new slot !

- YL2104W Latvia worked on 12M SSB & 17M SSB for 2 new slots !

Chris F8DZY