to our SK0HB DX news pages!      

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

SM0GYX /161 / & Hans SM0BYD
Updated, here, there and almost everywhere, on January 12, 2020 @ 11:01 UTC
_____________________________________ /SM0BYD

By Ian Poole, G3YWX
Understanding Solar Indices:
Copy and paste; https://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/tis/info/pdf/0209038.pdf

 NASA: https://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2007/locations/ttt_atob.php 



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 would be 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!

& Hans / SM0BYD

Heard & worked by SK0HB members:

Red:      SM0GYX

Black:   SM5AKP
Green:  SA0BFW (most of the time, with a LW from the balcony! Or@SK0HB)





DX Calendar November 2019:



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:

click here: https://dxheat.com/dxc/



If you are interested in awards, this might be the one for you, so:

Click below, for:
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:


DX Calendar

Jan. 2020
Sorry but, no longer updated/

DX Code of Conduct

ALWAYS a priority!


Jan. 2020
Sorry but, no longer updated/

QSL Routes
Jan. 2020
Sorry but, no longer updated/

60 meters

Jan. 2020
Sorry but, no longer updated/



Sunspot activity stats



Latest current entities which appeared on LoTW

http://www.hb9bza.net/lotw-users-list/8-lotw/20-lotw-missingThe HB9BZA 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                                                                                                

                                                    Click here for OPDX Bulletin 1444 December 16, 2019


http://www.dx-world.net/                                                                                      http://www.callingdx.com/

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: The DX MODE:

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:

DXCC Rules

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

Finally, We wish you,
GOOD Hunting!
161 / Uwe SM0GYX & Hans SM0BYD