to our SK0HB DX news pages!      

 You´re heartily welcome to check in, from time to time! If you approve, which
we do hope, please then, share the link with your friends. Thank you in advance!

Uwe SM0GYX /161 / & Hans SM0BYD
Updated, here, there and almost everywhere, on January 16 2019 @ 0430UTC
_____________________________________ /SM0BYD


                                    N0NBH HF Propagation & Solar Data Pages

                                    By Ian Poole, G3YWX
                                    Understanding Solar Indices. CLICK here:






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 welcome!
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.

The URL to bookmark, reads: http://www.sk0hb.se/dxnytt.htm
Thanks a million, in advance and good hunting!

Uwe / SM0GYX
& Hans / SM0BYD

Heard & worked by SK0HB members:

Grey:     SK0HB
Red:      SM0GYX

Black:   SM5AKP
Blue:     SM0BYD (most of the time operating via a remote location)
  SA0BFW (most of the time, with a LW from the balcony!)





HAMALERT ---> Created by Manuel Kasper (HB9DQM), HamAlert "is a system that
allows you to get notifications when a desired station appears on the
Reverse Beacon Network, SOTAwatch or the DX cluster". You can receive alerts
via Email, Push notification, SMS or URL GET/POST; spots can be filtered and
the number of alerts can be limited.

See https://hamalert.org/about for complete information.



  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for

  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets

  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a

  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

Click here for: VOACAP Quick Guide

Check the VOACAP Area predictions Web site, here:

A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:

Also, on Twitter, at:

The above copied from


For the hamradioweb, click here

Click here: The IZ5CML website
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DX Clusters, just click and check ´em out:

Click here for DXWATCH.COM:

If you are interested in awards, this might be the one for you, so GOOD HUNTING!

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! Click  here.

Upcoming DX-peditions:




Click above and learn more.

DX Calendar

January 16 2019

DX Code of Conduct

ALWAYS a priority!

January 16 2019


August 5 2018

QSL Routes
Jan. 5 2019

60 meters

November 11 2018



Sunspot activity stats



Latest current entities which appeared on LoTW


The HB9BZA LoTW listing by entity:

Full list:

CLICK here for: K6TU Propagation
Propagation for Contest & DX Strategy
And, do also CLICK on this link!:  DXMAPS.com  


http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxo.html                  http://hamcall.net/                                                
HamCall™ World-Wide Callsign Database,
                                                                                                    World's largest QSL database!

                                                                          Click here: OPDX Bulletin 1398 January 14, 2019




Click here, for the WM7D Solar resource page :

Now, the fun RADIO part

By 3Z9DX Dom Grzyb

Rules for DXing
How to have more FUN on the Bands:


1. 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.On CW, 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. LID until 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. :)


About DXCC:

Download 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

Finally, We wish you,
GOOD Hunting!

161 / Uwe SM0GYX & Hans SM0BYD