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Uwe SM0GYX / 161 / Hans SM0BYD
Updated, here, there and almost everywhere, on November 21 2017 @ 08:02UTC
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HF Propagation & Solar Data
SM0GYX @ SK0HB
19.07.2011 [by SM0BYD)
Your DX editor is hoping for your assistance!!
So, in other words....get to it and share your HF experiences with us!
Your eventual contribution is most
My e-mail address: sm0gyx (at) ssa.se
or, to : sm0byd161cw (at) gmail.com
We hope that you´ll here find what´s going on on our HF bands.
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Thanks a million, in advance and good hunting!
& Hans / SM0BYD
HEARD & WORKED, by SK0HB members:
Blue: SM0BYD (usually operating via a remote location )
Green: SA0BFW (most of the time, with a LW from the balcony!)
1828 J5T 2017-11-17 0045 UTC VERY STRONG = QSL: YT6A and a MOST IMPRESSIVE real-time log search
3517 J5T 2017-11-17 0620 UTC QSL: YT6A and a MOST IMPRESSIVE real-time log search
3516 3B8HC 2017-11-17 0022 UTC QSL DIRECT via NI5DX
10108 V73NS 2017-11-16 0755 UTC QSL: W3HNK & INSTANT CFMG @ LoTW
10134 J5T 2017-11-15 0903 UTC QSL: YT6A and a MOST IMPRESSIVE real-time log search
1828 J5T 2017-11-15 0436 UTC QSL: YT6A and a MOST IMPRESSIVE real-time log search
18081 J5T 2017-11-14 1104 UTC QSL: YT6A and a MOST IMPRESSIVE real-time log search
18070 T6/IZ1CCK 2017-11-14 0745 UTC QSL: IZ1BWB
7016 FR/F4HQZ 2017-11-12 1521 UTC QSL via
18073 PJ4/DL5LYM 2017-11-12 1510 UTC QSL via
7014 KH7XS 2017-11-12 1453 UTC QSL via: DIRECT, check QRZ.COM
21008 FR/F4HQZ 2017-11-12 1201 UTC QSL via
21005 S01WS 2017-11-12 1140 UTC QSL via
18073 PJ4/DL5CW 2017-11-12 1126 UTC QSL via
14022 3B9FR 2017-11-09 1356 UTC QSL via M0OXO / OQRS @ Clublog
14007 YB8RW/P 2017-11-08 1128 UTC QSL via YB3MM, IOTA Dxpedition: Halmahere Group, OC-145
21235 VR20XMT 2017-11-05 0845 UTC
7016 T6/IZ1CCK 2017-11-02 2140 UTC QSL: IZ1BWB
1820 EX8M 2017-11-02 0142 UTC QSL: DIRECT: Yuri A. Govorin, 40 let Kirgizii 42-28, or P.O. Box 1, Kara-Balta-7 722030, Kyrgyzstan
you are interested in awards, this might be the best one for you, so
AWARDS DX CLUSTER:
A65DC (SA0MIW), Martin & TF8KY, Keli:
When preparing for the expedition to S79V in 2016 me and Keli TF8KY built an online log system.
We got a little attention from other groups going on expeditions and decided to make something out of it.
The result is the QSO Director. Read more about it here.
it's been several
weeks since leaving us permanently Jean Lewuillon, 5T0JL. With Jean,
I had very intensive communication
over the past year. Without his enthusiasm and dedication, our expedition to Mauretania would never have taken place.
Everything he explained to me, he advised and he was our contact person from last year until the middle of July when I last
communicated with him. Dear Jean you can not read these lines, but this expedition is to your honor and dedication
LU1FM, LU2JCW, LU3FMD, LU6FOV,
will be active from San Andres Island as 5K0T between
November 12-25, 2017
More information found here
Guinea Bissau IOTA AF-Ø2Ø,
is scheduled from 13 to 25 November 2017
Realtime Log during the DXpedition
S54W inform dxnews.com, that
a team of Radio Amateurs from Slovenia will be active from
Ghana 20 - 29 November 2017,
Team - Peter S54W, Drago S59A, Renato S57UN, Borut S57GM,
Uros S57SU, Rado S59ZZ, Alex OZ7AM.
They will operate on 160 - 10m CW, SSB, RTTY.
Radios - 2 x TS 480-SAT, 2 x TS 480-HX.
10m-20m: 1 x SpiderBeam 5-band, 1 x SpiderBeam 3-band
12m, 17m: Delta loop
30m: 1 x Vertical
40m: 2 el. sq, 1 x Vertical
80m: 1 x Vertical
160m: 1 x Toploaded vertical
RXant. for low band: K9AY.
QSL via S59ZZ, ClubLog OQRS.
LOTW 6 monts later.
They will be active also in CQ WW DX CW Contest 25 - 26 November 2017.
The homepage is just a click away so, here goes:
From the site at:
Latest current entities which appeared on LoTW
LoTW listing by
Propagation for Contest & DX Strategy
(Do CLICK on this link!): DXMAPS.com
HamCall™ World-Wide Callsign Database,
World's largest QSL database!
http://www.425dxn.org OPDX Bulletin 1340, November 20 2017
WM7D´s Solar Resource Page:
Now, the fun RADIO part
By 3Z9DX Dom Grzyb
Rules for DXing
How to have more FUN on the Bands:
The DX MODE:
If you come upon a pileup, find
the exact DX frequency and slowly tune up your KW right on his
frequency. Take your time doing this
as it has maximum effect this way. The longer you take, the better. It lets others know that YOU are going to call the DX.
2. If you cannot wait to find out the DX call sign,
ask, "What is the DX call sign?" On CW send ?DX ?? Call?"
Do NOT listen, this takes
time. DO this repeatedly until someone gives you the DX call. This will show all others on frequency that you are serious about wanting
to work this DX. This is called sharing. 3. When you find out the DX call, repeat your call over and over again on the DX frequency. Even
if he is working split there is a chance he may be listening on his transmit frequency. 4. When the DX says "ABC only"- Don't believe him.
If he says "Europe only" - Don't believe him. If he says, "2's only" - Don't believe him. Keep giving your call "XYZ ? !!.XYZ !! . XYZ !!
How Copy MARIO?" Make sure you use his name when you call him, he may think you are someone he knows. It must work as we hear it
on bands all the time so it has to be effective. Don't pay attention to directional calls.
When did any DX know what they wanted ? What matters most is what YOU want. 5. To get the DX to work other modes tell him you want
to set up a schedule later which is convenient to you. You should wait until the pileup has built up to several hundred and just before the band
is about to go out, then ask him to meet you on CW, PSK31, RTTY or SSB at a set time and frequency. Above all, make sure you tell him that
YOU need him on these modes. This will endear you in the hearts of all on frequency, it shows that you can work more than one mode and are
a well- rounded amateur. 6. If you have worked the DX previously make sure you call him and tell him that he is stronger than the last 6 times
you worked him this
week. The DX station will want to know this. Others on frequency will respect you more, you will be recognized as a Big Gun DXer .
7. When you find a DX pileup, to bring your operating skills to a higher level and impress all those on frequency - Zero beat the DX send
"QRL? Is this frequency in use?" This shows character and that you are truly a caring person. 8. When finally making the DX contact, give
the DX some background about yourself, TX, RX, ANT, WX, how many children and grandchildren you have, where they went to college,
what size bedroom slipper you wear, or any other items of interest to the DX. This shows that you are not just a 59 kind of guy.
This is most effective when the band is just about to fold. 9. After you have worked the DX you will need the QSL route. Although this will
be listed on theDX packet cluster, in ARRL & DX News Letters, and on the Internet, there is no reason for you to go to all the bother of reading
these sources. You can just keep calling on the DX frequency."What is the QSL Information?" If you don't get a reply with the information after
8 or 10 calls, keep it up, your persistence will payoff . There are plenty of other stations on frequency who are waiting to work the DX who have
read these publications and they willing and ready to help you.
Rules for THE FUN
MODE 1. For a split operation, spend most
of your day listening and transmitting on the DX sending frequency.
if someone calls on the DX transmitting frequency, right away using your J-38 at 4 WPM, send VP.UG.NP .UP. until you get it right. If the
station continues to call on the DX frequency, then send LSD LIB LED. LIDuntil you get it right. This has three benefits.
A. Others waiting to work the DX will be forever indebted to you for informing the offending station that the DX is working split.
B. The offending station will be grateful.
C. You will get some needed code practice to get you over that 5 WPM hump. 2. For those with CW and voice memory keyers this will be easy.
All you have to do is program in " UP"and "LID". For the more advanced operators you can add "SPLIT" "YOU IDIOT, WORKING SPLIT" .
Using the memory keyers for your day's activity will save your voice.
Should you happen by chance to have a QSO you will need it. As always.... Work 'em First and never confirm ! :) PS. If You can´t get a good signal report?!?
Just simply go higher......see how it is done in other countries. :)
The DXCC Rules
Download the Full Current List of DXCC Entities
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2015_Current_Deleted.txtDownload the List of deleted DXCC Entitieshttp://www.arrl.org/dxcc-forms
GOOD Hunting! 161/Uwe SM0GYX & Hans SM0BYD