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10 mtrs ready for CQ SSB this weekend

Discussion in 'Interesting DX Contacts' started by ghutch, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. ghutch

    ghutch Active Member

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    Many stations testing and getting ready for the CQ SSB Contest this coming weekend. If ten is as good Sat-Sun as it was the last couple days ,,,, you will be able to DXCC in a weekend with a little luck.
    Running mobile the last couple days I've worked 20 plus countries and heard 10 or so more I could not get thru the nasty pileups. Some rare Africa and Asia station on so it'll be fun. This contest brings out the big gun contesters, guys are already working from some rare islands and countries as dx expeditions just getting ready for this contest. If your a rag chewer it won't be good due to the crowded bands but the Dx chasers will be very happy. If all works out I'll be in the pileups with them! Planning to double last years points :) and work a contest with no one but myself! Hopefully I can add a couple new ones during the process??
    I'll be calling from as close as I can get to the saltwater, hope to get the antennas base about 8 feet from the surf!
    Hope you all have a good weekend and good DX. 73


     
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I will be playing.
     
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  3. Philpoh

    Philpoh Active Member

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    Should be great conditions for the weekend!!!
    "Sunspot AR12192 is 14 times larger than Earth and almost as big as Jupiter" hit yesterday <11am.
    Numbers are up and should continue for this weekend!:)

    Good luck Garry, will be listening for you!
    Philip
     
  4. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Worked::LOL:
    VK9DLX / Lord Howe Island
    TX7G / Marquesas Islands...on CW
    ZK3E / Tokelau Islands

    All on 10m...Heard many ZL's / VK's
    But could not hear the Timor-Leste 4W/K7CO station some stateside op's were working... the rarest station in DXCC land:mad:
    Maybe this weekend
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB
     
  5. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Off work today! RADIOFUN Time:LOL:
    Add to list on 10m:
    TC7V-RICH / Trabzon, Turkey
    R7AL-VASILY /
    Krupinina isl. (Black sea) RUSSIA
     
  6. KC9Q

    KC9Q Supporting Member

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    Looked up the highest SFI for Cycle 24: 237 on Jan 7, 2014. Today's SFI is 227 thanks to that great big sunspot. Cycle 24 is a real fooler: This would be a second peak. So 10M should be in top shape for the weekend.
     
  7. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Yes REALLY good here!
    Add to list:
    CN2MA / Morocco
    ZS2DL / SUNRIDGE PARK , South Africa
    LY5O / Lithuania
     
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    LOOKING GOOD...Hope it keeps building for weekend!
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Major Solar Flare (X3.1)
    Sunspot 2192 unleashed the sixth strongest solar flare of the current solar cycle, a major X3.1 solar flare peaking at 21:40 UTC on Friday evening. Unlike the previous eruptions around the large active region, this event may be eruptive. We will not know for sure until coronagraph imagery becomes available. More information to follow. Click HERE for the X3.1 event log.

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    This may be good or it may be real bad!
    Could kill the bands or bring them to life even more, just have to keep close watch.
    Credit to SOLARHAM.COM FOR IMAGE AND INFO.
    All the Best
    Gary
     
  10. ghutch

    ghutch Active Member

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    The CQ contest is going to be a good one.....the numbers all point to a great Dx weekend and most likely some very high scores. :):) I was really very tired about day break yesterday.....until ten meters really fired up. Then the "second wind" started and the Dx was really good. With all The Sun Spots, the index was in great shape. Strange how dead the bands were Friday just before the start, not a peep on most bands an hour before it started. At 0000 hrs within a couple seconds they were full! Ten meters very cramped up past 28.800-900. every 2.5 was a station. 15/20 were crowed but nothing like 10 meters.
    I worked a bunch folks .... missed some rarer stations due to the pile ups. China, heard 4-5 stations strong S-5 signals(no contacts!) but few Indonesia operators? also only a few eastern EU/block countries. One thing I did notice was the lack of Russian, eastern EU and only heard a few Ukraine operators. Many JA's, EU's and Central/South America. Qatar is a the only new one and number two to Kaliningrad (not sure going to get a map?)
    Total contacts on my log.....369 QSO's, 86 countries, I expect the clean data to be about 160,000 points based on my log last year....I'm blind in one eye and can't see out of the other eye! so typos on call signs are about 20% !!!!! couple that with my dyslexia and you get the picture :):) I may not get over 100,000. but it was a great weekend and much fun. 73 and good DX

    how did you guys do?
     
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  11. Philpoh

    Philpoh Active Member

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    Stayed on 10m Fri/Sat/Sun - great conditions!
    Just dial listen give a call repeat, went up and down 10m couple hours each day - wish could have stayed on longer.

    Couple new ones:
    AH2R Guam
    AH0K Northern Mariana Islands
    VK9LM Lord Howe Island
    S79K Seychelles
    Du3LA Philippines
    Huge pile up couldn't break in - VK9XSP Christmas Isl

    Also heard Hong Kong station and couple China stations,
    which I almost never hear here in Ohio.

    Was a couple great days to be a dx operator!!
     
  12. n8fgb

    n8fgb Well-Known Member

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    I had already worked all but China on your list before contest. Worked a few new ones. Tried for Andorra, but was the worse pileup I ever heard. Great to hear band active all the way above 29 mhz. I did hear some techs operating out of band, Remember on USB, you shift up from display.
    Rich
     
  13. SMILEX2692002

    SMILEX2692002 Active Member

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    Not a fan of the contesting and avoided it all costs. The AM and FM portions of 10 meters were very active and that was enjoyable to me.
     
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  14. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    This morning got Rabat Morocco/CN2BGB 5/9 with a vertical on 28.470.
     
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    Had a great Qso with you last evening , then with westerners Samoa, then Qrp with Norm in Hawaii with 5 watts those 11 meter beams work well on 10 meters,and 12 meters.keep up the good work......
     

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