Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bureau QSLs : 9 new IOTAs + 1 new 160M !

Hi all, it was a long time I didn't go to my local Bureau in order to get my incoming QSLs !
A nice package was waiting for me and, inside, 9 new confirmed IOTAs as follows :
- GW3KHZ/P IOTA EU-106 (St Tudwal Island West)

 - OH6/DL2VFR IOTA EU-101 (Björkön)

- 7N2JZT/6 IOTA AS-024 (Ishigaki Island) 

- DT3G IOTA AS-060 (Kogum Island)

- R7LP/0 IOTA AS-149 (Moneron Island)

- N3MK IOTA NA-083 (Chincoteague Island) 

  - F9IE/VK4/P IOTA OC-142 (Lady Elliot Island)

- YB8/DL3KZA IOTA OC-157 (Banda Islands)

- P29NI IOTA OC-258 Krangket Island) HB0/DL5SE Liechtenstein confirming our 160M CW QSO (Liechtenstein is now confirmed from 6M to 160M !) ^^

Also many great DX-peditions QSLs  received (already confirmed via LotW) & 6M QSLs...
Bureau works, thansks for QSLing, next for me is in January 2018, please be patient !

Chris F8DZY

Friday, September 1, 2017

August's in the log...

Hi all,
Poor August month as the previous ones... only 6 QSOs in the log for me, but all "needed" ;)
- RI0LI from IOTA AS-022 worked on 20M CW as my 549th worked island...

- CX6DZ from Uruguay worked on 17M SSB for a new slot !

- AL3/AA7CH from IOTA NA-042 worked on 20M CW as my 550th worked island...

- B7/BD7IHN from IOTA AS-094 worked on 20M CW as my 551st worked island...

- FH/DJ9RR from Mayotte Island worked on 40M CW as a new band !

- NL6/AA7CH from IOTA NA-157 worked on 20M CW as my 552nd worked island...

Now waiting for September DX-Peditions, good luck to you !
Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

KP2Q in the mail !

Hi all, today I received KP2Q QSL from US Virgin Islands, confirming our 2 QSOs on 20M & 80M CW (new band !) 
Thanks K3TEJ QSL manager...

Chris F8DZY

Friday, August 4, 2017

EL2DT Liberia & JG8NQJ/JD1 Minami Torishima (Marcus Island) in the mail !

Hi, 2 nice QSLs RX thanks to EL2DT Liberia confirming our QSOs on 15M CW & 20M CW (2 new slots), and JG8NQJ/JD1 Marcus Island confirming our 20M CW QSO (new band)... the 15M CW QSO is missing, no address mail found in order to ask to check the log, so I will have to work him again !

Chris F8DZY

July's in the log...

Hi, almost no activity in July : it's Summer ! ^^
Only 2 QSOs on 50 MHz with TA1D/3 & SV9RGI both on 6M SSB for a new slot !

I also worked R24RRC from IOTAS AS-114 on 20M SSB & CW, it is my 549th worked island...
Chris F8DZY

Thursday, July 6, 2017

June's in the log

Hi all, a very light "ON AIR" activity these times here, not much time for ES on 6 and no major DX-Pedition at the moment also...
I still look at the cluster for new IOTA and could work HD2RRC & HD2RRC/4 from IOTA SA-034 & SA-033 both on 20M CW.
Later in June was added in the log B7CRA from IOTA AS-143, worked on 15M CW.

Also some nice QSLs were received, as follows :
- OJ0JR Market Reef on 6M : my 100th confirmed DXCC on the Magic Band !!! Finally... ^^

- OY1CT confirming our 12M CW & 160M CW ! Faroe Islands are now confirmed from 6M to 160M !

-RT9K/9 IOTA AS-005 Dikson Island confirming our 20M CW QSO (#507) !

To be continued...
Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

JA opening on 6M, UN6T Kazakhstan...

Hi all, a nice opening on June 2nd to Japan on 6M here in SW France, the first of 2017 where I was in the shack !
I could work JF8QNF & JL8GFB both from square QN03 with an excellent copy 559 without any QRM !

On May 31st, I also could log UN6T (#104) from Kazakhstan, he was 339 here on a noisy QRG but readable...

About Europe, I could log OJ0JR Market Reef (#105) & 4U1VIC...

This brings me to 105 worked DXCC and 99 confirmed on the Magic Band !
To be continued...
Chris F8DZY

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

April & May's in the log...

Hi all, it's been a long time I didn't post on the blog but April month was very poor here with radio activity so I decided to sum up the two months there...
 In April
- J5B was worked on 15M RTTY for a new slot, VP8NO on 12M RTTY also for a new slot.
- CV5A IOTA SA-030, R71RRC IOTA AS-071 & 4S7VBG/P IOTA AS-171 were worked as 3 new islands.
In May :
- JS6RRR IOTA AS-079, E51LYC IOTA OC-098, HD2RRC IOTA SA-034 & HD2RRC/4 IOTA SA-033 were worked as 4 more islands, bringing my total to 548 worked IOTAs.
- If you follow me on Twitter @F8DZY , you noticed I finally worked some new ones this year on the Magic Band, thanks to E31A Eritrea on 6M SSB (#102), E44WE Palestine on 6M CW (#103) & this morning UN6T Kazakhstan on 6M CW (#104) ! ^^
A little but effective activity...
Chris F8DZY

Thursday, April 6, 2017

March's in the log

Hi all,
The month of March was very nice with several DX-Peditions & single stations on the air... 
I could log :
- JY9FC on  80M CW
- ES0VB/5, NP2X on 160M CW (new band)
- 6W2SC on 17M RTTY, 3B8/G3TXF on 17M CW
- C6APY IOTA NA-054, RT9K/9 IOTA AS-005, VK7AC IOTA OC-006, XR5M IOTA SA-061, KL7/VE7ACN IOTA NA-041 & VY1RST/VY0 IOTA NA-008 as new islands...
- EL2BG & HH2AA on 17M & 20 M SSB (new slots)
- 9G5X from to 10M to 30M + 80M (12 QSOs, 3 modes), 5U5R from 10M to 40M (17 QSOs, 3 modes), S21ZED & S21ZEE from 15M to 40M (7 QSOs, 3 modes), TU7C on 20M & 40M RTTY (new slots), 9N7EI on 17M CW + SSB & 30M CW (new bands)
- 5J0NA on 20M RTTY, TZ5XR on 12M & 17M RTTY (new mode)
- 9H3YY on 30M, 40M & 80M CW (new band)
- EL2DT & 3V8ST on 20M CW, 3B9FR & T2AQ on 20M SSB, VP8NO on 12M RTTY
To be continued... 
Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TU7C Ivory Coast by F6KOP

TU7C was active from Ivory Coast, I didn't chase this DX-pedition as Ivory Coast is already very filled on my log...
I was just looking for the Top Band but couldn't work them, so I finally added 2 new slots on 20M & 40M RTTY + a rapid hello to the team on 40M SSB !

TU is still needed on 160M for all bands...
Thanks to F6KOP for their activity !
Chris F8DZY

5U5R Niger & 9G5X Ghana : the chase ! (Epilog)

Hi all, 
The 2 African DX-Peditions are now over, what a big fun to chase them !
I finally could log 5U5R from 10M to 40M on my missing slots and could add RTTY mode !
Niger is now only needed on 6M, 80M & 160M for all bands...

I also could work 9G5X from 10M to 80M excepted 40M, filling slots and also adding RTTY as 3rd mode for Ghana, now only needed on 6M, 40M & 160M !

Thansk to the 2 teams for their great job there, have a safe back trip home & CU on the next one ! ^^
Chris F8DZY

Friday, March 10, 2017

C6APY IOTA NA-054 in the log !

Another new island thanks to C6APY Little Harbour Cay IOTA NA-054, worked on 30M CW, 20M RTTY & 15M RTTY (new mode !). QSL via M0OXO.
This is my 538th worked IOTA, thanks guys !

Chris F8DZY

5U5R Niger & 9G5X Ghana : the chase !

Hi, 2 African DX-Peditions started with 5U5R & 9G5X, the best opportunity to fill missing slots, bands or mode ! 
Actually I could log 9G5X on 30M CW & 80M CW for 2 new bands, and on 20M CW for a new slot... I now miss Ghana on 10M SSB, 12M SSB, 17M CW + SSB, 40M CW & 160M CW.

For the moment, 5U5R is most active and gave me 5 QSOs with 15M SSB (already CFM here), 15M CW & 20M CW for new slots, 40M CW for a new band (huuuuge split) & 30M RTTY for a new mode... I now miss Niger on 12M CW, 80M CW & 160M CW.

To be continued...
Chris F8DZY