to our SK0HB DX news pages!
By Ian Poole, G3YWX
Understanding Solar Indices:
Copy and paste; https://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/tis/info/pdf/0209038.pdf
XR0ZRC 2019-03-25 0221UTC 3502 QSL: OQRS, LoTW
PJ2ND 2019-03-25 0215UTC 1828 QSL: K8ND or LoTW
5X3C 2019-03-24 2336UTC 1827 QSL: I2YSB, OQRS, LoTW
5X3C 2019-03-19 1603UTC 14015 QSL: I2YSB, OQRS, LoTW
5V7EI 2018-03-18 1014UTC 18158 QSL: M0OXO, OQRS, LoTW
CJ3A 2019-03-17 1453UTC 14009 QSL: VE3AT. Feb./March 2019 - 75th Anniv. of D-Day & the Battle of Normandy
VU2VSC 2019-03-17 1423UTC 14031
9G2HO 2019-03-07 0255UTC 7024 QSL: LoTW & CFMD the same day! Hats off!
P44K 2019-03-07 1210UTC 14014 QSL: G3NKC
3B9FR 2019-03-01 1653UTC 10113 QSL: M0OXO, OQRS
OA4DX 2019-03-01 0822UTC 7010 QSL: eQSL=NO, MAIL=YES, LoTW=YES
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.
Check: https://hamalert.org/about for complete information.
REALTIME Band Conditions:
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.
Here´s your VOACAP Quick Guide:
VOACAP Online Point-to-Point HF Predictions ( Amateur Radio):
For the above, this is what you´re looking for:
DX Clusters, do check these:
If you are interested in awards, this might be the 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 at this URL:
CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF WORLDWIDE DXPEDITION SUPPORT
Check the above and learn more.
January 31 2019
Latest current entities which appeared on LoTW
LoTW listing by entity:
http://www.hb9bza.net/lotw/lotw-dx.html Full list:
Propagation for Contest & DX Strategy
Click for DXMAPS.COM:
HamCall™ World-Wide Callsign Database:
Worlds largest QSL database
http://www.425dxn.org/index.php Click here for: OP DX Bulletin 1407, March 25 2019:
Click here, for the WM7D Solar resource page :
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. :)
From the NG3K homepage, you can download the latest DXCC Entities list:
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2015_Current_Deleted.txtDownload the List of deleted DXCC Entitieshttp://www.arrl.org/dxcc-forms
We wish you,
161 / Uwe SM0GYX & Hans SM0BYD