Thursday, December 29, 2016


I wish you all the best things for the next year...
Health, family, DX !
Chris F8DZY

Friday, December 23, 2016

V31ME IOTA NA-073 & NA-123 in the mail !

Hi, another confirmed islands thanks to Markus (DJ4EL) operating V31ME in late 2013 from Ambergris Caye IOTA NA-073 & Long Caye IOTA NA-123 !
They are my confirmed IOTA #476 & #477... 

Chris F8DZY

Monday, December 19, 2016

K8CQ IOTA NA-058 in the mail !

Hi, all is in the title : last week I received a direct from K8CQ in IOTA NA-058 Saint Simons Island, confirming our old 17M CW QSO from 2011 !
It is my 475th confirmed IOTA... Thanks Jeff !

Chris F8DZY

Monday, December 5, 2016

5A1AL Lybia in the mail !

Hi, today I received 5A1AL Lybia QSL from Randy W5UE QSL Manager !
It confirms our 4 QSOs on 20M, 17M, 15M & 6M CW...

Chris F8DZY

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

VE7SA IOTA NA-036 in the mail !

Hi, today I received VE7SA QSL from IOTA NA-036, confirming an old 12M SSB QSO in 2011.
I never received back Bruce QSL via Bureau ("lost in the system") and he kindly sent me a direct, helping me to confirm my 470th IOTA, thanks a lot !

Chris F8DZY

November's "In the log"

Hi all, end of month, here are the new slots or IOTAs worked in November after ZL7G :
- TG9ADM on 20M CW
- 6V1IS/P IOTA AF-045
- YB4IR/8 IOTA OC-274
- JY9FC on 80M CW
- JT1CO on 30M CW
- XZ1A on 20M CW
- KP2Q , VP5/W5CW & VE3DZ/KP4 on 80M CW
- HR2/AJ9C & 6Y9X on 17M CW
- VP2EHC, HI3TEJ & 4S7VG on 20M CW
- 5T9VB on 12M & 15M RTTY
- V26K on 20M RTTY
- 8Q7SP on 12M & 15M CW
- DU1/JA1BPV/1 IOTA OC-126
- 3B8/DJ7RJ & 5H3MB on 17M SSB
- 3B8CF on 17M CW
- VU7MS on 17M SSB

To be continued...
Chris F8DZY

Thursday, November 24, 2016

LA/DM2AUJ IOTA EU-076, CT1BQH/P IOTA EU-167 & 10 new ones on 160M...

Hi, all is in the title .
I recently received 2 directs from old IOTA activities, courtesy of DM2AUJ Wolfgang and CT1BQH Joao...
I sent  some e-mails about my "old" worked & not yet confirmed islands last week, and some days later I had the good surprise to find them in the mailbox !
I know 2 others IOTA QSLs which should arrive soon but these ones were not planned... THANK YOU !
- CT1BQH/P (CR6R) IOTA EU-167 (2011) :

- LA/DM2AUJ IOTA EU-076 (2008) :

Low bands, and especially Top Band, were interesting these past evenings / nights :
I could log 10 "new ones" on 160M thanks to OG3077F, HB9CVQ, IS0HQJ, OY1CT, ZD8W, HB0/DL5SE, OE6JTD, EI3KI, MI0BPB & 4K6FO... all in CW (#49 to #59).
KP2Q from British Virgin Islands was also worked on 80M CW (#142).

Chris F8DZY

Monday, November 14, 2016

ZL7G Chatam Island : the chase !

 Hi all, it's been a long long time I didn't write any bill on the blog !
Time flies, summer was busy out of the shack, here we are...
End of year season started again, with some interesting DX-Peditions to come, and ZL7G was the first for me, as Chatam Island was only worked & confirmed on 20M & 40M CW !
Without any pressure, I waited the end of their activity to jump in the chase in order to add some new bands and modes, and so, in 24H (Nov. 7th to 8th), I could work them on 17M CW (new band), 20M CW + SSB (new mode), 30M CW (new band) + RTTY (new mode), 40M CW & 80M CW (new band) !

Now waiting for a next activity from Chatam in order to work the higher bands (10M-12M-15M) missing...
Thanks to the team for their super job and automatic LotW upload, FB !

Chris F8DZY

Friday, August 19, 2016

FT4JA Juan de Nova IOTA AF-012 in the mail !

All is in the title, FT4JA Juan de Nova confirming our 14 QSOs and IOTA #446 already matched by Clublog !
Many thanks to the team for a perfect job !

Chris F8DZY

FJ/W6JKV & JM1IGV on 6M in the mail !

Hi all, time flies, nothing actually interesting for me on the bands but some surprises in the mailbox thanks to FJ/W6JKV from St Barthelemy (confirmed DXCC #94 on 50MHz !) & JM1IGJ from Japan confirming our QSOs on 6M !!
Thanks guys !

Chris F8DZY

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Did you say sporadic ?

Hi, great openings yesterday on 6M, especially with NA and short skip !
It started in the morning with IS0UAI from JN40 coming here very strong, then in the afternoon beginning I could work EA1HNP from IN53, EB1DJ & EA1QS from IN52 : 2 new squares and it was the very first time I hear NW Spain on 6 ! All QSOs in SSB.

One hour later, NA sporadic : I send some CQ in CW and KZ4RR from FM30 and K5EK from EL29 gave me another 2 new squares...

Off all the afternoon, I am back in the evening and hear F6IRS from JN38 in QSO (short skip sporadic), I wait for the end of his QSO and we QSY a little up, another new square !
And then quickly some others French stations F5TVG/P (long time Franck !!), F6GCP, F1UMO, F1EBN, F1DLJ, F4ALP, F1IEO... many ON, PA, all UK (thanks EI7CC long time also !), HB0CC from Liechtenstein giving me my 101st worked DXCC on the Magic Band : let's go for 108 stations in 1h 04min top chrono ! ^^  All QSOs in SSB again... 

Thanks all for the fun !

Chris F8DZY

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

5A1AL Lybia : 100th DXCC on 6M & a new EU IOTA in the log !

Hi, last week I had the opportunity to work again Abubaker from Lybia but this time on 6M CW !
This is simply my so desired 100th worked DXCC on the Magic Band ! Really happy with this...

 I also worked another European IOTA on 20M CW thanks to RA1QV/P from EU-102 : I now only miss 10 EU IOTAs ! But 2X more to confirm yet...

Chris F8DZY

V85TL Brunei in the mail !

Hi all, today I received V85TL QSL from Brunei !
It confirms our 4 QSOs from 2012-2013 on 10M CW + SSb & 15M CW + SSB (2 new bands confirmed for this DXCC).

Thanks Haji for QSLing !
Chris F8DZY

Thursday, June 23, 2016

3 "new ones" by QSL on 6M... PQ5M IOTA SA-027 in the Bureau QSLs !

Hi all, last days I received some interesting QSLs, including 3 "new ones" on 6M thanks to :
- S01WS Western Sahara confirming our multiple QSOs on 6M CW-SSB-RTTY

- EA9IB Melilla confirming our 6M SSB QSO

- HB9DDZ Switzerland confirming our 6M CW QSO

I now have 89/99 confirmed DXCCs on 6M, waiting for the others...

This month via the Bureau I also received PQ5M QSL from IOTA SA-027 Sao Francisco Island, this is my 439th confirmed IOTA : thank you !
Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ZL1/G0KIK (IOTA OC-201) & CU1EZ (6M) in the mail, JM1IGJ Japan on 6M !

Hi, all is in the title : I received in the mail box ZL1/G0KIK QSL confirming our 20M SSB QSO from IOTA OC-201 Waiheke Island (#438), and CU1EZ QSL from Azores (Santa Maria Island) confirming our 6M SSB QSO (#86) !

Yesterday I had the GREAT pleasure to be answered on my CQs on 6M CW by JM1IGJ from Japan !
It is a new DXCC (#99) & new ODX (9971 kms !!)...
Already confirmed via LotW (#87) : thanks Taka !

Thanks all for QSLing...
Chris F8DZY

Monday, June 13, 2016

6M openings to NA & Caribbean...

Hi all, the past days, some nice openings on 6M to USA & Caribbean area...
On June 7th, F8DZY and the "Florida attacks" with some nice signals, especially from N4BP readable for one hour here...

On June 10th, PJ4NX from Bonaire for a new DXCC & N5DG from Texas for a new square...

On June 11th, NP2X & KV4FZ from US Virgin Islands for a new DXCC, PJ4VHF from Bonaire for a new mode (SSB) with this entity, and FS/K9EL from Saint-Martin for a new DXCC...

A lovely total of 98 worked DXCCs on 6M thanks to 7 new ones at the moment this season !
Chris F8DZY

Friday, June 10, 2016

KP4EIT in the mail !

Hi, today I received KP4EIT QSL, confirming our 6M SSB QSO !
This is my 81st confirmed DXCC on the Magic Band...

Thanks EA5GL QSL Manager ;)
Chris F8DZY

Thursday, June 9, 2016

VK0EK Heard Island in the mail !

Hi all, nice expected one received this morning in the mail box : VK0EK Heard Island !
Our 6 QSOs on 80M CW, 17M CW, 15M CW + SSB & 12M CW + SSB were already confirmed by LotW but this paper QSL confirms me IOTA AN-003, my 437th...

Thanks Tim M0URX QSL Manager !
Chris F8DZY