Don't know what happened yesterday. I
sent QRZ DX three times and many readers did not get it at all and others got
all three.... some kind of problem...
Here it is for
Great numbers on the Solar Flux this
morning. 175. A=9 and K=1 & 20 sounded quite good this morning.
Chuck, DU3NXE and Yul, VR2MY were both booming into the east coast around
1200Z. Each had a huge pileup going for some time. Around 1300Z,
Lin-YL, HS1OVH was also running a good pileup on 20 CW.
Remember that website http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/
to keep up with the latest propagation forecast.
Marc, K9PET and
some W3's are on board the Linblad Expedition cruise ship-Endeavor- in the north
Atlantic. They are operating /MM from the ship but are hoping to go ashore
on Svalbard and operate at least for a short time. Look for them between
18130-140, around 2000Z. Marc says, "Weather and bears will determine our
ability to be on shore."
We can't be sure what propagation will be
like this weekend for the IOTA contest, but Wim, ON6TZ will be active from
Kompong Som, CAMBODIA as XU7TZG until August 2. Watch for him on 14213
and/or 21213. Note that during the contest he will be signing XU7POS from
Koh Pos Island.
Another SILENT KEY to report. Many of you
will remember the call - W8JK, John Kraus.
John was 94 and is credited
with "inventing" the corner reflector, helix and the famous W8JK
Remember the IOTA Contest this weekend will generate a
lot of activity.
The middle of next week we'll see the much
anticipated AVES ISLAND - YV0 DXpedition. And, the African DXpedition from
Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique will be on the air as
October is shaping up to be an interesting month with
DXpeditions slated from Lord Howe-VK9L; Chesterfield-TX/C;
Cameroon-TJ; Kiribati-T30; Tuvalu-T20 and St Pierre &
Miquelon-FP. All that and the CQWW Contest too should make for an exciting
month of activity.
Until next week, enjoy the chase and above all
HAVE FUN !
Francisco "Siso" Hennessey
Movile Phone (+57) (300)
(+57) (1) 6918605
(+57) (1) 3419850