Worked All Europe DX Contest - 6 countries logged

I was able to speak with 6 counties on the radio. I was using a Icom ic-7300 and a G5RV jr antenna with 100 watts: Call sign KH6ML, I was only able to be on the air for a limited amount of time. So getting 4 new ones in the log was great.

"Many leading contesters claim the WAEDC to be the most challenging contest of the year. Being a true blue DX contest, only intercontinental QSOs between DX and Europe are counted (exception is the RTTY part). Therefore the number of DX QSOs here may be similar to the amount of DX usually worked in the CQWW." -https://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/referat-conteste/worked-all-europe-dx-contest/en/

 I was able to speak with 6 counties on the radio. I was using a Icom ic-7300 and a G5RV jr antenna with 100 watts: Call sign KH6ML

1 2020-09-13 06:25 E7DX 20M 14.250 SSB JN84ix Bosnia and Herzegovi E7DX Team Contest Callsign

2 2020-09-12 06:45 LY9Y 20M 14.258 SSB KO16la Lithuania JURGIS IGNOTAS

3 2020-09-12 06:30 US1Q 20M 14.235 SSB KN86iu Ukraine Alex UW2QU

4 2020-09-12 06:23 DP7D 20M 14.286 SSB JO32pc Germany HF Contestgruppe Schoeppinger Berg DP7D

5 2020-09-12 06:19 OM3BH 20M 14.228 SSB JN99ge Slovak Republic RASTISLAV HRNKO


6 2020-09-12 06:12 ES5TV 20M 14.255 SSB KO38cs Estonia TONNO VAHK
Moreover, the unique feature of QTC-traffic adds much fun and another operating challenge to the contest. Here the DX stations transfer real telegrams to the European stations. These telegrams contain data of previously logged QSOs. Each of these records counts one additional point for the sender and the receiver, given that the complete record was logged correctly. Thus, a DX station can actually double its score by sending QTCs. Some European stations, and not only the leading ranks, gain more than 70 percent of their score from QTC traffic.  - https://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/referat-conteste/worked-all-europe-dx-contest/en/

WAE DX Contest, SSB
: 0000Z, Sep 12 to 2359Z, Sep 13
  Geographic Focus: Europe
  Participation: Worldwide
  Mode: SSB
  Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
  Classes: Single Op (High/Low)
Multi-Op
  Max operating hours: Single Op: 36 hours, off times of at least 60 minutes
Multi-Single: 48 hours
  Max power: HP: >100 Watts
LP: 100 Watts
  Exchange: RS + Serial No.
  Work stations: Once per band
  Score Calculation: (see rules)
  Submit logs by: September 20, 2020
  E-mail logs to: (none)
  Upload log at: https://www.dxhf.darc.de/~waessblog/upload.cgi?form=referat&lang=en
  Mail logs to: (none)
  Find rules at: http://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/referat-conteste/worked-all-europe-dx-contest/en/

RARE Contact with Åland Islands

Today I made a voice contact with OH0B on The Åland Islands. 

The Åland Islands or Åland is an archipelago province at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea belonging to Finland. It is autonomous, demilitarised and is the only monolingually Swedish-speaking region in Finland since 1920 by a decision of the League of Nations.Wikipedia

2020-09-06 07:34 OHØB 20m 14.254 SSB
Aland Islands Martti J. Laine OH2BH Contest

Live interviews at Tiki's Grill & Bar KHON Limit of 5 per party.

Dallis Ontiveros | KHON2 interviews me Michael Miller in three live segments on the morning TV show. Most of the Questions relate the the  Mayor's Emergency Order 2020-24 Act Now Honolulu - No Social Gatherings August 19, 2020 from  OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-24 (COVID-19 [Novel Coronavirusi).



Restaurants. This section applies to restaurants only. For purposes of this section, a ‘Restaurant” means a place which is regularly and in a bona fide manner used and kept

Open for the serving of meals to patrons for compensation and which has suitable kitchen facilities connected therewith, containing the necessary equipment and supplies for cooking an assortment of foods which may be required for ordinary meals. Additionally, to be considered a “Restaurant” under this section, at least thirty percent (30%) of the establishmenfs gross revenue must derive from the sale of foods. Restaurants in the City may provide seated table service dining under the following requirements, conditions, and privileges:

Continued compliance with all State of H awai’i and City regulatory and legal standards for operating a food services business.
Compliance with Social Distancing Requirements (as modified by this “Restaurants” section).

Development, posting, and implementation of written protocols (“COVID-19 Mitigation Plan”) consistent with this section; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidance (available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/201 9-ncov/communitv/guidance- business-response.html), as updated or superseded; and, to the extent practicable, the National Restaurant Association’s Reopening Guidance (available at https://restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/business/COV ID I 9- Reopen-Guidance.pdf).


The Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN)




The Maritime Mobile Service Net is operational every day from 12:00pm until 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time, and from 12:00pm until 10:00pm Eastern Daylight Time, on the 20-meter *Global Emergency Center Of Activity frequency of 14.300 MHz as outlined by the International Radio Union.

All amateur radio operators are invited to participate simply by checking in.

WH6FXL MAKES THE NEWS in Great Britain

Radio Society of Great Britain


Propagation News – 26 July 2020

| July 24, 2020

We had quite a quiet week with the Sun with zero sunspots and a settled geomagnetic field. The solar wind speed was slow, between 280 and 330km per second, and its magnetic field was weak, with no significant negative deflections in its important north-south Bz direction. Therefore, the resultant geomagnetic activity was settled.

On the 21st a sunspot appeared around the Sun’s limb. Now classified as sunspot group 2767, on Thursday it contained one sunspot, but its simple uni-polar magnetic signature suggests it is non-threatening.

We do expect the Kp index to rise on Friday, the 24th, due to the arrival of a coronal hole high speed stream. Modest magnetic enhancement is also forecast for 25 July with the possible arrival of a slow CME from the 19th.

Expect a possible pre-aurora enhancement followed by the potential for suppressed maximum usable frequencies over the weekend and into early next week.

HF conditions have been generally lacklustre, but Laurie, G3UML reports that WH6FXL and WA6QDQ/KH6, both in Hawaii, were both quite readable signals on 20m SSB at 0800 on Wednesday. Tom, GM4FDM reports working two JAs on 17m using his newly-erected dipole. The 10m UK Net group on Facebook also reported an FT8 opening to Japan on Monday as well.

This just goes to show that you shouldn’t just write off the summer as being no good for DX.

Next week NOAA predicts the solar flux index will remain in the high 60s with the Kp index between two and three. This generally suggests that HF conditions will remain similar to last week. Expect sporadic E openings on 10 metres to continue, although not at the rate that we had earlier in the month.

VHF and up

A series of low-pressure systems passing close by northern Scotland and various fronts crossing the country mean that there are likely to be few opportunities for tropo this week. High pressure is displaced to the south over France so any tropo will be mostly likely from southern England into the continent or across Biscay to Spain. That brings rain scatter on the GHz bands onto the agenda for many regions of the UK at some time or other during the coming week.

Sporadic E still warrants a mention, but it is becoming more elusive as we move towards August. It’s not a ‘no chance’, but it will need some strategy for being in the right place at the right time. The best options will be to monitor 10m or 6m mid-morning and again late afternoon or early evening. Paths on FT8 will prove good indicators of which direction might deliver as the Es develops.

With the Moon declination negative and falling further as the week progresses, Moon visibility windows will shorten and peak elevation will be just 32 degrees this Sunday and falling, leading up to minimum declination a week from Sunday.

Perigee will be Saturday, 1 August, so path losses are now increasing. 144MHz sky noise peaks at 2,500 Kelvin on Friday, so low noise preamps won’t help you that day.

The Southern Delta Aquarids meteor shower has a broad peak from the 26th to the 31st with a Zenithal Hourly Rate of 25, so look for enhanced meteor scatter activity in the coming week. In Europe, the shower radiant is above the horizon at night or in the early mornings.

Category: GB2RS Propagation News

WH6FXL - Results EARCHI.org END FED 6–40 Meter Multiband HF Antenna FT-8, Winlink, SSB

WH6FXL - Results  EARCHI.org END FED 6–40 Meter Multiband HF Antenna FT-8, Winlink, SSB
25 foot pole with 66'8" of #14 wire sloping in the air
Counterpoise  66'8 of #14 wire on the ground

25' of Coax to a AT-100ProII LDG auto tuner and into a ICOM 7300 running around 100watt. No Amp.

""Trifilar wound, 9:1 UNUN (unbalance to unbalance) toroid matching transformer that will match the high input impedance of an end fed antenna into the range where most antenna tuners can produce good performance. The matchbox handles 100 watts of power. This project requires an antenna tuner to achieve satisfactory SWR. If you need an auto tuner, we recommend the LDG line of auto tuners, shown to work well with these matchbox antennas, and highly rated by users. http://www.earchi.org/92011endfedfiles/Endfed6_40.pdf

ORDERING A MATCHBOX ANTENNA FROM EARC.- http://www.earchi.org/proj_homebrew.html
Volunteers of the Honolulu Emergency Amateur Radio Club (EARC) carefully assemble the 6-40 End Fed matchbox antennas for those who prefer not to build one. For a donation of $56 (Including USPS priority mail shipping) club volunteers will build and deliver a 6-40 matchbox with a 30 foot antenna wire anywhere in the U.S., we do not ship internationally. Note that coax cable is not included. Aloha EARC.
We only ship to the USA only, sorry no International Shipping. Thank you.
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2020-07-29 06:42 DL8UI 17m 18.102 FT8 JO41 Germany



2 2020-07-29 06:40 JR1AQI 17m 18.102 FT8 PM95 Japan



3 2020-07-29 06:38 F4FCE 17m 18.102 FT8 JN17 France



4 2020-07-29 06:36 JH0EHQ 17m 18.102 FT8 PM96 Japan



5 2020-07-29 06:35 F4HIK 17m 18.102 FT8 JN06 France



6 2020-07-29 06:34 JH3IOY 17m 18.102 FT8 PM74qr Japan



7 2020-07-29 06:32 VA7ILO 17m 18.102 FT8 CN89 Canada



8 2020-07-29 06:29 F6EQZ 17m 18.102 FT8 JN19xf France



9 2020-07-29 06:22 OE3XMC 20m 14.075 FT8 JN88dc Austria



10 2020-07-29 06:21 PC1Y 20m 14.075 FT8 JO21gx Netherlands



11 2020-07-29 06:19 OE3KLU 20m 14.075 FT8 JN88fd Austria



12 2020-07-29 06:13 JA4JKO 20m 14.075 FT8
Japan



13 2020-07-29 06:13 VE7UM 20m 14.075 FT8 CN89 Canada



14 2020-07-29 06:10 EA3GCT 20m 14.075 FT8 JN01 Spain



15 2020-07-29 06:09 MI0NWA 20m 14.075 FT8 IO64 Northern Ireland



16 2020-07-29 06:05 ON7WM 20m 14.076 FT8 JO21 Belgium



17 2020-07-29 06:03 I3BUI 20m 14.076 FT8 JN55 Italy



18 2020-07-29 06:01 PB75A 20m 14.076 FT8 JO22ga Netherlands



19 2020-07-29 05:31 AI6ZC 40m 7.186 SSB CM98JP United States

20 2020-07-28 06:24 7L4LKK 20m 14.160 SSB QM06gi Japan

Winlink Stations reached using EARCHI.org END FED 6–4

 Winlink Vara Connection to KH6NS USB Dial: 3585.000 at 2020/07/29 07:06:36 *** Station Bearing: 298, Range: 116 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to WH6FG USB Dial: 7105.500 at 2020/07/29 07:09:56*** Station Bearing: 289, Range: 118 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to K6SDR USB Dial: 7102.200 at 2020/07/29 07:17:39*** Station Bearing: 053, Range: 2384 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to KJ6IX USB Dial: 7100.000 at 2020/07/29 07:23:47 *** Station Bearing: 053, Range: 2548 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to N7TRY-2 USB Dial: 7101.000 at 2020/07/29 07:30:16 *** Station Bearing: 042, Range: 2570 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to K6MBY USB Dial: 7101.500 at 2020/07/29 07:43:13*** Station Bearing: 038, Range: 2657 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to K7HTZ USB Dial: 7101.200 at 2020/07/29 07:47:44*** Station Bearing: 039, Range: 2635 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to KO0OOO USB Dial: 7096.500 at 2020/07/29 08:00:05*** Station Bearing: 059, Range: 2745 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to N0DAJ USB Dial: 7106.500 at 2020/07/29 08:03:25*** Station Bearing: 062, Range: 2860 miles

WH6FXL results IARU HF World Championship

IARU HF World Championship

Objective: To support amateur self-training in radiocommunications including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs around the world, especially IARU member society headquarters stations, using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10-meter bands. 24 HOUR CONTEST.  To see more information and results go to http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-world-championship


The International Amateur Radio Union iaru.org is an international confederation of national amateur radio organisations that allows a forum for common matters of concern and collectively represents matters to the International Telecommunication Union. The International Amateur Radio Union was founded in 1925 and, as of November 2019, it is composed of 172 national member societies

Radio amateurs should always look for opportunities to address communication challenges through the application of technology. Growing numbers of stations including Multi Operator stations are capable of being operated remotely. The IARU encourages their participation in the HF World Championship wherever national regulations permit.
Here is a look at my logbook from QRZ.com

1 2020-07-12 08:55 DA0HQ 40M 7.158 SSB JO50lq Germany Contest Station


2 2020-07-12 08:52 JA3AOP 40M 7.158 SSB PM74kj Japan AKIRA SUGIYAMA


3 2020-07-12 08:43 NH6GY 40M 7.158 SSB BL11ch Hawaii ANTHONY M CAMPBELL


4 2020-07-12 08:40 KC1XX 40M 7.158 SSB FN42dr United States MATTHIAS STRELOW


5 2020-07-12 08:40 NX6T 40M 7.182 SSB DM13ih United States SAN DIEGO CONTEST CLUB


6 2020-07-12 08:28 KH2JU 40M 7.181 SSB QK23km Guam Danilo I Pobre


7 2020-07-12 07:23 KT7E 20M 14.322 SSB CN85mm United States JOSEPH B BATTY


8 2020-07-12 07:18 UW5Y 20M 14.322 SSB KN28wh Ukraine Contest Call


9 2020-07-12 07:13 MM0HCD 20M 14.322 SSB IO86ea Scotland Fraser Williamson


10 2020-07-12 06:28 S53MM 20M 14.315 SSB JN76gd Slovenia Matija Brodnik


11 2020-07-12 06:27 OZ1HQ 20M 14.305 SSB JJ00aa Denmark EDR Headquarters


12 2020-07-12 06:26 EA3CI 20M 14.295 SSB JN11nu Spain LLUIS .


13 2020-07-12 06:24 KK6P 20M 14.276 SSB CM95pn United States Rolling Ranch Contest Club


14 2020-07-12 06:21 SN0HQ 20M 14.254 SSB KO02mf Poland Special call for IARU HF World Championship


15 2020-07-12 06:19 TM0HQ 20M 14.247 SSB JJ00aa France HQ HQ Station


16 2020-07-12 06:17 F5LIW 20M 14.221 SSB JN27oe France Alain 'Alan' MINARD


17 2020-07-12 06:15 S50HQ 20M 14.218 SSB JN76bg Slovenia ZRS ZVEZA RADIOAMATERJEV SLOVENIJE


18 2020-07-12 06:13 9A0HQ 20M 14.203 SSB JJ00aa Croatia Hrvatski radioamaterski savez HRS


19 2020-07-12 06:10 ER7HQ 20M 14.200 SSB JJ00aa Moldova ARM HEADQUARTERS STATION ER7HQ


20 2020-07-12 06:00 OH2HQ 20M 14.263 SSB JJ00aa Finland HQ Station


21 2020-07-12 05:42 DA0HG 20M 14.285 SSB
Germany



22 2020-07-12 05:37 K6ACV 20M 14.178 SSB CM95kx United States David M Miller


23 2020-07-12 05:36 W6GAE 20M 14.178 SSB CM98DE United States Michael Gaertner


24 2020-07-12 05:34 W7VO 20M 14.178 SSB CN85nt United States MICHAEL T RITZ


25 2020-07-12 05:34 F1RAF 20M 14.178 SSB JN18kd France NICOLAS FORTINEAU


26 2020-07-12 05:30 HG8A 20M 14.296 SSB
Hungary



27 2020-07-12 05:24 OL0HQ 20M 14.331 SSB JJ00aa Czech Republic Czech Radio Club HQ Station


28 2020-07-12 02:41 KE8FT 20M 14.218 SSB EN82ij United States Giuseppe Molinaro


29 2020-07-12 02:35 VE5MX 20M 14.218 SSB DN89aq Canada Einar Todd Bendtsen