Iota and DX report from October
Posted: November 2nd, 2014 under DX, Hamradio, Soundclips.
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.
- C21GC 40M CW – Solid signal, and a new one on 40M
- VK9DLX 80M CW – Good copy, but not worked
- VK9DLX 20M CW – Multipath and qrq, difficult to read at times
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