Tuesday, October 27, 2015

4U70UN & PY0F/AA4NC plus some others in the log...

Hi, some good contacts logged these past days :
- I chased PY0F/AA4NC active from Fernando De Noronha Island. It is not a new one but I added a new mode (RTTY) & 5 new band slots with 7 QSOs with him...

- I also chased 4U70UN who was only active during the past week-end : 6 QSOs (5 new bands & 1 new mode SSB) : PERFECT ! ^^

- C91B on 12M & 17M SSB (new slots), 4W/JI1AVY on 40M CW (new band), EW6DX & OY1OF on 12M SSB (new slot), HC2AO, 4S7VG & VR2XMT on 10M SSB (new slot), 9V1YC on 20M SSB (new slot) & 9Y4W on 15M SSB (new slot)...

- During the CQWW SSB, it was also the opportunity to fill some missing band slots as with D4C worked on 40M SSB & LY7M, 9A1A, CN2AA, SP5LS, HG3ITU on 160M SSB for some new ones on Top Band...

Chris F8DZY

Friday, October 23, 2015

S79SP Seychelles : the chase ! (Epilog)

Hi, S79SP is QRT and operators are now back home !
Thanks guys for a nice activity from Seychelles Islands, I couldn't work you on 10M as I wanted but I added some new slots on the high bands (vertical was still down for the lower) and a new mode with RTTY !
OQRS is already active...
Another S7 activity is soon previewed so it'll be the opportunity to fill the missing band/slots if possible ;)

Chris F8DZY

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Vertical HF4B up again, low bands ready !

Hi, 2 days working on my vertical and finally finished...
A lot of components needed to be replaced after putting the vertical up again, plus all the necessary matchings but the job is finally done ! Now QRV on low bands from 160M to 30M.
40M SWR is 1.5 all band...
30M SWR is 1.3 all band...

Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TX3X confirmed via LotW !

Hi, very fast OQRS LotW service with TX3X !
I already received my 2 QSOs confirmation with Chesterfield Island... 
This is my confirmed DXCC #313 !! ^^
Chris F8DZY

Thursday, October 15, 2015

RA0QQ 10M CW Zone 19 in the Bureau QSLs !

Hi, again all is in the title : RA0QQ Zone 19 confirmed on 10M: 40th Zone on this band !

Strangely my missing Zones on 40M to 12M are not the most rare (Zone 1, 2 or 3) and on 80M again 10 zones are not worked so it lets me some work there ^^

Thanks Gena for QSLing, Bureau is sometimes slow but  do the job !
Chris F8DZY

TX3X Chesterfield Island : the chase ! (Epilog)

Hi all, TX3X is now QRT, I only managed to work them on 20M band, but a second time too in SSB for a new mode !

No really good propagation to Western EU on others bands up to 10M, and no vertical for low bands made the chase difficult...
Anyway, many thanks to the team for giving me an ATNO + new IOTA, can't wait to receive their QSL ^^
CU on the next one...
Chris F8DZY

Sunday, October 11, 2015

S79SP Seychelles : the chase ! #1

Hi all, S79SP Polish DX-Pedition is on the bands since several days.
S7 is not a new one for me but only confirmed 15M, 17M, 30M CW & 20M SSB. Some other slots are worked but not yet confirmed, so this activity interests me for new bands & mode :)
At this day, I managed to work them 8 times for 2 new slots & 1 new mode (RTTY)... 

I'm looking for them on 10M band (not yet confirmed here) and on 40M-80M-160M? but for this, I don't know if I'll have the time : my vertical broke again at the insulator position !!! I had no other solution that cutting a little part of aluminium element. I now have to drill another hole with convenient material but I don't have here... Then i'll have to put up again the vetical (without breaking it again ^^) and manage to tune it properly. These things always happen when DX season comes... grrr...
Good luck with S79SP !
Chris F8DZY

Friday, October 9, 2015

REF CUP CW 2014 souvenirs...

When I went to my local Bureau QSLs, I had the nice surprise to find others items than cards waiting for me... The Vice-Champion de France REF Award (#2 France) and the 1st place department 47 medal were also there !
Thanks to everyone for calling me and giving me points and/or multipliers in this contest !

Chris F8DZY

6 new confirmed IOTAs via Bureau !

Hi, all is in the title !
It's been a long time I didn't go to my local Bureau QSLs... A little package of cards was waiting for me, including 6 new IOTAs :

My total number of confirmed IOTAs is now #422...
Today, I worked YV4KW/1 on IOTA SA-089 for my worked island #494 ;)

Chris F8DZY

Thursday, October 8, 2015

TX3X Chesterfield Island IOTA OC-176 : the chase ! #1

Hi all, finally back on air... ^^
The Chesterfield DX-pedition is active since some days but conditions are not very good here right now, well, maybe their timing too ? Calling for "EU ONLY" on 12M SSB when we're still in the night as for an example let me perplex... 
The "good" openings with Western Europe are shorts and not used, IMHO.
Well, no problem, it should work in the next days, I hope so.
At the moment, I managed to work them only on 20M CW for an ALL TIME NEW ONE ! 
This is my worked DXCC #313 (I have 314 with 5A1AL but it is not valid at DXCC so statistics are updated now) and my worked IOTA #493 !

I hope to put up and properly tune my vertical tomorrow or in the next days in order to be 100% operational on HF bands...
Good luck to all !
Chris F8DZY