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Iota and DX report from October


Posted: November 2nd, 2014 under DX, Hamradio, Soundclips.

vk9_lord_howe Another month had past by. We are well into the time of shorter days and longer nights here in Norway. That is good regarding lowband dx-ing. But for everyday life, I’m not too happy about it. Anyway, the conditons has been up and down, but they are generally quite good I must say.

On October 3rd, I worked C21GC on 40M CW. The signal was quite good, and he had a small pile-up. Thanks to that, he was quickly logged for a new one on 40M.

On October 4th, I worked YB9/HA3JB on 17M CW from OC-150 for a new iota. 5Z4/DJ4EL was worked on 17M SSB from AF-040 for a new iota.

On October 5th, I worked YB4IR/8 on 20M and 30M CW from OC-076 for a new iota.

On October 6th, I worked 3D2YA on 20M CW from OC-121 for a new iota.

On October 8th, I worked VP5/G3SWH on 12M CW from NA-003. 5Z4/DJ4EL was worked on 12M SSB from AF-040.

On October 10th, I worked W4/SP5APW on 12M SSB from NA-079 for a new iota. He was only on the island for a few hours.

On October 11th, I worked 4W/G3ZEM on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.

On October 12th, I worked W5GIX on 17M CW from NA-168 for a new iota.

On October 14th, we had a 6M aurora. I worked a few contacts with G, GM, EI, DL and LA.

On October 17th, I worked VK9DLX on 15M CW for a new one on 15M.

On October 18th, I worked VK9DLX on 17M, 20M and 30M CW. 20M and 17M were new ones. 4W/G3ZEM was worked on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

On October 19th, I worked HH2/PY3SB on 20M CW.

On October 20th, I worked VK9XSP on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

On October 27th, I worked VK9XSP on 10M SSB, 15M CW and 17M CW. 10M and 15M were new ones. PJ7/K5WE was worked on 10M CW for a new one on 10M.

On October 29th, I worked 4U1ITU on 10M CW for a new one on 10M. 5R8M was worked on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

On October 30th, I worked PJ7/K5WE on 17M CW.

On October 31st, I worked PJ7/K5WE on 20M CW for a new one on 20M. On 15M, I worked 5R8M on CW for a new one on 15. E21EJC was worked on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

I did hear VK9DLX on 80M several evenings, but I did not work them. I did try now and then, but no luck. I think this recording from October 18th was the best I heard them. I did also copy 4W/G3ZEM on 80M, but just as I was about to call, he went to 40M. I guess it would have been difficult to work him, but it was fun to hear him at all.

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