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Updated, here, there and almost everywhere, on April 23 2018 @ 09:42UTC
HF Propagation & Solar Data
By Ian Poole, G3YWX
Understanding Solar Indices. CLICK here:
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.
The URL to bookmark, reads: http://www.sk0hb.se/dxnytt.htm
Thanks a million, in advance and good hunting!
& Hans / SM0BYD
Heard & worked by SK0HB members:
Blue: SM0BYD (most of the time operating via a remote location)
Green: SA0BFW (most of the time, with a LW from the balcony!)
21235 VR20XMT 2017-11-05 0845 UTC QSL via LoTW or direct
(To commemorate Twentieth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,
radio amateurs in Hong Kong permitted to use the special call prefix " VR20" starting from 1 July 2017 onwards
until 30 June 2018.)
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.
Click here: REAL TIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE
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:
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The above copied from
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The KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition 2018
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you are interested in awards, this might be the best one for you, so
AWARDS DX CLUSTER:
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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.
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Latest current entities which appeared on LoTW
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HamCall™ World-Wide Callsign Database,
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http://www.425dxn.org CLICK here: OPDX Bulletin 1361, April 23 2018
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
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
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. :)
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,
161 / Uwe SM0GYX & Hans SM0BYD