— W2LJ’s Blog – QRP – Do More With Less. –: This could be a very good week for DX.


Sunday, November 23, 2014This could be a very good week for DX. Next weekend is the CQ WW DX contest. Traditionally, this is the week the Big Guns, as well as those traveling to a DX location, specifically for the contest, get ready.You may very well hear lots of good DX throughout this coming week, if band conditions remain as good as they have been lately.This is the time for budding QRP DXers to make hay. The pileups should not be too, too fierce before the actual contest. This is prime time, if you’re a QRPer who loves to chase DX.The actual contest itself, is also a great opportunity. However, it’s my opinion and observation that neophyte QRPers would do well to wait until the first 24 hours of the contest have passed.By the second day of the contest, the CW “speed demons” generally tire a little and slow down their speed a bit. At the beginning of the contest, there are many stations who send CW at buzz saw speeds – not so much later on.Also, on the second day, particularly towards the end, many of these monster contest stations are still looking to rack up as many points as possible. If your signal is on the weak side, it’s at this point you are most likely to find stations willing to dig your signal out. Take advantage of that.In any event, have fun! It is entirely possible for the budding QRPer  to get 1/2, if not more, of QRP DXCC done in a single weekend.72 de Larry W2LJ QRP  – When you care to send the very least.Posted by Larry Makoski at 6:07 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestLabels: contesting, DX, DXCC, Operating. DX

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Some excellent advice for the new QRP operator from Larry Makoski (W2LJ).  Larry suggests waiting for the first 24 of  a contest (in this case, the upcoming CQ WW DX Contest) to pass before you wade in.  Larry believes this is a good strategy, because “many of these monster contest stations are still looking to rack up as many points as possible.”  Such stations may be willing to give your low-power signal a chance to be heard.  If propagation holds out for the rest of the week, a QRP station could collect many contacts on the way to the DXCC Award.  With low-power stations, patience is a virture.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Just Ahead In Radiosport:


Just Ahead In Radiosport:

from The ARRL Letter on November 6, 2014

Website: http://www.arrl.org/

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Just Ahead In Radiosport:

– November 7 — NS Weekly RTTY Sprint

– November 7 — NS Weekly CW Sprint

– November 8-9 — Worked All Europe DX Contest

– November 8-9 — ARRL EME Contest http://www.arrl.org/eme-contest

– November 8-9 — 10-10 Fall Digital QSO Party

– November 8-9 — Japan International DX Contest

– November 8-9 — OK-OM DX Contest

– November 8-9 — Straight Key Weekend Sprintathon

– November 8-9 — Kentucky QSO Party

– November 8-10 — CQ WE (Western Electric)

See the ARRL Contest Calendar http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar for more information.

Source:

The ARRL Letter

via Just Ahead In Radiosport:.

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Here’s a handy list of the Radiosport activities for the first two weeks of November 2014.  This might be a good way to get your WAS Award in only a few days.  Thanks to “The ARRL Letter” for the information.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Source:  Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Propagation Report from

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

12 October, 2014

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the expected solar activity will be at low to moderate levels.

Sunspot AR2182 has a complex magnetic configurations and may produce M- class solar flares. If you want to do your own frequency predictions, the expected effective sunspot number for the week will be around 52.

The 20 to 10 m bands will provide lots of DX fun with some exciting 10 m openings possible.

Please visit the website http://spaceweather.sansa.org.za for further information

South African Radio League

• All propagation reports can be found at:

http://www.southgatearc.org/propagation

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Here’s the latest propagation report from Hannes Coetzee (ZS6BZP).  According to Hannes, expect low to medium DX propagation.  He says there should be good contacts  from 20 meters through 10 meters.

Rounded sunspot numbers should be around 52.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

DXCC Country/Entity Report | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, October 5, 2014

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DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th-September, through Sunday, 5th-October there were 229 countries active.

Countries available:

3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y,

A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY,

K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,

V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK3, ZL, ZP, ZS

PLEASE NOTE: The report “could” contain “Pirate/SLIM” operations or more likely a “BUSTED CALLSIGN”. As always, you never know – “Work First Worry Later” (WFWL).

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Here is the current list of DXCC Countries/Entities active during the period 28 September 2014 to 05 October 2014.  The list was compiled by the Amateur Radio Cluster Network.  This should give you a handy checklist of “countries/entities” to work to qualify for the DXCC Award. Good hunting.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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