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Jan
 
1st Seems that my skimmer was celebrating the new year
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  LA9BM 50103.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 22 dB 20 wpm 0146z 01 Jan
G8BCG  OH3NLP 50097.7 CW CQ 9 dB 19 wpm 0134z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA9BM 50098.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB 20 wpm 0124z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA9BM 50098.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 24 dB 20 wpm 0105z 01 Jan
G8BCG  OH3NLP 50097.7 CW CQ 10 dB 18 wpm 0100z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA9BM 50098.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 24 dB 20 wpm 0049z 01 Jan
G8BCG  OH3NLP 50097.7 CW CQ 12 dB 18 wpm 0044z 01 Jan
G8BCG  SM5INC 50085.6 CW CQ [LoTW] 19 dB 22 wpm 0037z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA9BM 50098.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB 20 wpm 0034z 01 Jan
G8BCG  SM5INC 50095.6 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 22 wpm 0024z 01 Jan
G8BCG  OH3NLP 50097.7 CW CQ 5 dB 20 wpm 0020z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA9BM 50098.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 29 dB 20 wpm 0015z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA7DFA 50095.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 20 wpm 0002z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA7DFA 50095.8 CW DX [LoTW] 14 dB 20 wpm 0002z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA9BM 50098.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 30 dB 20 wpm 0000z 01 Jan
G8BCG  LA7DFA 50110.8 CW DX [LoTW] 12 dB 26 wpm 2359z 31 Dec
2nd
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  YL2FZ 50095.9 CW DX [LoTW] 7 dB 22 wpm 1804z 02 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50091.3 CW CQ [LoTW] 12 dB 23 wpm 1513z 02 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50092.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB 22 wpm 1449z 02 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50092.8 CW DX [LoTW] 9 dB 22 wpm 1447z 02 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50091.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB 21 wpm 1321z 02 Jan
G8BCG  I4TSB 50091.7 CW DX 12 dB 24 wpm 1309z 02 Jan
G8BCG  IK6SIO 50097.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB 22 wpm 1308z 02 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50091.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB 22 wpm 1304z 02 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50094.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 42 dB 20 wpm 1257z 02 Jan
G8BCG  IK6DTB 50098.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 24 wpm 1255z 02 Jan
G8BCG  IW1AZJ 50096.8 CW CQ 29 dB 22 wpm 1201z 02 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50094.5 CW CQ [LoTW] 42 dB 20 wpm 1159z 02 Jan
G8BCG  IZ5ILX 50093.8 CW CQ 19 dB 22 wpm 1156z 02 Jan
G8BCG  IK6DTB 50098.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 19 dB 22 wpm 1152z 02 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50089.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB 21 wpm 1128z 02 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50089.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB 22 wpm 1110z 02 Jan
3rd
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  G3ULN 50095.9 CW DX 23 dB 22 wpm 1738z 03 Jan
G8BCG  G3ULN 50095.9 CW DX 23 dB 22 wpm 1738z 03 Jan
G8BCG  SM4UOS 50096.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 18 wpm 1734z 03 Jan
G8BCG  G4CZK 50094.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB 21 wpm 1730z 03 Jan
G8BCG  OZ6VHF 50053.9 CW BCN 16 dB 10 wpm 1546z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50090.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB 24 wpm 1452z 03 Jan
G8BCG  ON4LG 50094.8 CW DX 10 dB 24 wpm 1449z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50093.3 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 26 wpm 1425z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EA1AER 50091.8 CW DX [LoTW] 15 dB 25 wpm 1328z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50094.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 60 dB 23 wpm 1323z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50093.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB 23 wpm 1322z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK5ZUL/B 50018.9 CW BCN 7 dB 9 wpm 1319z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F6IKY 50079.9 CW BCN 36 dB 13 wpm 1314z 03 Jan
G8BCG  HB9DLY 50089.9 CW DX 10 dB 14 wpm 1314z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50094.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 52 dB 23 wpm 1311z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50093.5 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 23 wpm 1311z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50093.5 CW DX [LoTW] 4 dB 23 wpm 1310z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50094.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 57 dB 23 wpm 1309z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK5ZUL/B 50018.9 CW BCN 6 dB 9 wpm 1303z 03 Jan
G8BCG  T77C 50089.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 26 dB 28 wpm 1301z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EA1VT 50097.4 CW CQ [LoTW] 17 dB 28 wpm 1301z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F4EGZ 50089.8 CW CQ 46 dB 25 wpm 1301z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50093.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 53 dB 25 wpm 1300z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F6IKY 50079.9 CW BCN 35 dB 13 wpm 1254z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EA7DUD 50098.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 22 wpm 1251z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F6IKY 50079.9 CW BCN 34 dB 13 wpm 1250z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F8BCU 50096.8 CW DX 34 dB 16 wpm 1249z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK5ZUL/B 50018.9 CW BCN 10 dB 9 wpm 1247z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F4EGZ 50089.8 CW CQ 45 dB 26 wpm 1246z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F4EGZ 50089.8 CW DX 45 dB 26 wpm 1246z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK0FTA 50096.1 CW CQ [LoTW] 26 dB 23 wpm 1244z 03 Jan
G8BCG  F8BCU 50100.8 CW CQ 32 dB 22 wpm 1239z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I2MOV 50095.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 20 dB 22 wpm 1235z 03 Jan
G8BCG  PA1AT 50089.7 CW DX 12 dB 19 wpm 1230z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK3MLF 50096.8 CW CQ 36 dB 22 wpm 1230z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK3MLF 50096.8 CW DX 36 dB 22 wpm 1229z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I2MOV 50092.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 22 wpm 1229z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I2MOV 50092.9 CW DX [LoTW] 14 dB 22 wpm 1229z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I2MOV 50092.8 CW DX [LoTW] 24 dB 20 wpm 1223z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I2SVA 50094.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 35 dB 20 wpm 1222z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DL3GD 50106.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 24 dB 23 wpm 1221z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EA5XA 50098.7 CW CQ 6 dB 24 wpm 1220z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I2SVA 50095.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 36 dB 20 wpm 1218z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I2SV 50095.9 CW CQ 37 dB 20 wpm 1218z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DK3AX 50099.2 CW CQ [LoTW] 31 dB 25 wpm 1217z 03 Jan
3rd continued
G8BCG  IK0FTA 50091.3 CW CQ [LoTW] 36 dB 22 wpm 1213z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK3MLF 50100.0 CW DX 22 dB 22 wpm 1211z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DJ8RZ 50097.7 CW DX [LoTW] 25 dB 23 wpm 1207z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DM3XM 50099.7 CW DX 22 dB 24 wpm 1207z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DL1BUG 50098.1 CW CQ 36 dB 24 wpm 1206z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DL1BUG 50099.7 CW DX 30 dB 24 wpm 1206z 03 Jan
G8BCG  G3KZR 50099.8 CW DX [LoTW] 37 dB 21 wpm 1205z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50091.3 CW DX [LoTW] 37 dB 28 wpm 1203z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK0FTA 50091.3 CW CQ [LoTW] 38 dB 23 wpm 1201z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50097.7 CW DX [LoTW] 49 dB 28 wpm 1159z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DL1BUG 50095.8 CW CQ 13 dB 24 wpm 1158z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK6WEZ 50098.7 CW DX [LoTW] 33 dB 28 wpm 1158z 03 Jan
G8BCG  SP6CIK 50093.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB 21 wpm 1158z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK5XCT 50092.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 18 dB 21 wpm 1157z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK5XCT 50095.5 CW CQ [LoTW] 17 dB 21 wpm 1156z 03 Jan
G8BCG  SP7EXY 50085.6 CW CQ 16 dB 21 wpm 1152z 03 Jan
G8BCG  PA3GDY 50094.8 CW DX 42 dB 22 wpm 1152z 03 Jan
G8BCG  DL1BUG 50095.0 CW DX 32 dB 24 wpm 1146z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EA6VQ 50094.8 CW CQ 39 dB 22 wpm 1142z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK0FNH 50098.7 CW DX 15 dB 28 wpm 1140z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50096.7 CW DX [LoTW] 40 dB 25 wpm 1135z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IZ5EME 50096.8 CW DX 34 dB 19 wpm 1134z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK0OKY 50090.5 CW CQ 10 dB 25 wpm 1126z 03 Jan
G8BCG  EI3KD 50096.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB 23 wpm 1125z 03 Jan
G8BCG  UX2KA 50094.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 24 wpm 1121z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I6WJB 50099.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 31 dB 27 wpm 1113z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK0FTA 50086.3 CW CQ [LoTW] 29 dB 22 wpm 1110z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IK0OKY 50090.5 CW CQ 7 dB 26 wpm 1107z 03 Jan
G8BCG  IZ5ILX 50092.3 CW DX 38 dB 21 wpm 1104z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I6WJB 50099.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 36 dB 26 wpm 1058z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I6WJB 50099.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 26 dB 28 wpm 1043z 03 Jan
G8BCG  I6WJB 50099.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 27 wpm 1026z 03 Jan

 

4th
G8BCG  SK6QW/B 50059.6 CW BCN 6 dB 12 wpm 1240z 04 Jan
G8BCG  OH0SIX 50017.4 CW BCN 11 dB 9 wpm 1236z 04 Jan

6th-12th In EA8:-)
17th - erected a single 7LFA whilst rebuilding eme system.

Feb
1st

de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  S59A 50099.9 CW CQ 10 dB 21 wpm 1752z 01 Feb
G8BCG  S59A 50099.9 CW DX 9 dB 22 wpm 1751z 01 Feb
G8BCG  HG8BVD 50068.2 CW BCN 8 dB 12 wpm 1732z 01 Feb
G8BCG  HG1BVB 50006.9 CW BCN 6 dB 12 wpm 1725z 01 Feb
G8BCG  HG8BVD 50068.2 CW BCN 10 dB 12 wpm 1717z 01 Feb

4th
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  EA7KB 50123.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB 23 wpm 1912z 04 Feb
G8BCG  EA7KB 50123.8 CW DX [LoTW] 7 dB 23 wpm 1912z 04 Feb
G8BCG  IK6HIR 50110.1 CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB 20 wpm 1758z 04 Feb

8th
11:30z 85mph - 135km/h wind gust - 7ele now in many pieces across site:-(

24th
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  CT7ABI 50109.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB 20 wpm 1133z 24 Feb

Mar
9th More high winds 80MPH+
15th Finally some decent calm WX - new  4 * 8el OP-DES Array nearing completion.
22nd OP-DES array tuning complete R=50 X=0 @50.200 Big EME echoes and first 2 terrestrial QSOs EI7BMB and EI3KD

Apr
3rd Just worked Warwick E51WL on 50.190 for EME country # 65 and DXCC # 234 and Field #111 on 6m :-) Happy Bunny
4th First period of EME activity from FT4JA - translation from pilot: "They have had the trace of G8BCG but not its RO therefore not yet EME QSO. No other person except trace of the G8 " close but no cigar!
5th Another frustrating day with FT4JA - exactly same as yesterday - no QSO. Really hope that they get some rewards for all this effort.
6th Still no QSOs off the moon for FT4JA - though they hit -18  (loud!) here at one point today it was W7GJs turn to send "RO" until moonset:-(
7th Almost 1 hour of solid CQs off the moon from FT4JA - many callers at speaker signal levels here but no response to anyone.
8th Last EME day for FT4JA same as previous CQ CQ - great shame they didn't get at least 1 QSO after so much effort. I believe that they only decoded 2 stations over the whole week G8BCG & W7GL

May
4th amazing EME Condx but not much activity - W7GJ best ever -7 LOUD in speaker. Big EU opening for 3B9FR - on the edge here only a few seconds copy.
5th My skimmer had a busy day and I spent 2hours glued to 50.105 for a 20sec burst at 15:58 from 3B9FR - just enough to exchange callsigns / rpt :-)
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  OZ8ZS 50096.9 CW CQ 44 dB 20 wpm 1650z 05 May
G8BCG  HA8CE 50100.0 CW DX 8 dB 22 wpm 1602z 05 May
G8BCG  DK5JM 50096.0 CW DX 9 dB 24 wpm 1547z 05 May
G8BCG  PA0O 50102.0 CW DX [LoTW] 7 dB 23 wpm 1540z 05 May
G8BCG  LZ1QI 50093.0 CW DX 3 dB 26 wpm 1443z 05 May
G8BCG  C31CT 50091.9 CW CQ 4 dB 26 wpm 1436z 05 May
G8BCG  OZ6VHF 50053.9 CW BCN 12 dB 10 wpm 1353z 05 May
G8BCG  IK5ZUL/B 50019.0 CW BCN 4 dB 9 wpm 1349z 05 May
G8BCG  IZ5ILA 50092.0 CW CQ 4 dB 23 wpm 1341z 05 May
G8BCG  EA7HG 50100.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 11 dB 12 wpm 1316z 05 May
G8BCG  I0KIB 50093.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 16 dB 25 wpm 1309z 05 May
G8BCG  F5BLD 50095.0 CW DX 7 dB 22 wpm 1247z 05 May
G8BCG  HB9BOS 50099.0 CW CQ 18 dB 23 wpm 1246z 05 May
G8BCG  DL6JF 50101.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 25 dB 29 wpm 1238z 05 May
G8BCG  S51DV 50099.9 CW DX 8 dB 21 wpm 1235z 05 May
G8BCG  F6IKY 50080.1 CW BCN 18 dB 13 wpm 1233z 05 May
G8BCG  I4JEE 50096.9 CW DX [LoTW] 5 dB 20 wpm 1230z 05 May
G8BCG  F6AMI 50094.9 CW DX 9 dB 21 wpm 1228z 05 May
G8BCG  F6IKY 50080.1 CW BCN 24 dB 13 wpm 1218z 05 May
G8BCG  IK2LFF 50049.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 22 wpm 1218z 05 May
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  IK5ZUL/B 50019.0 CW BCN 10 dB 9 wpm 1217z 05 May
G8BCG  I1BEP 50100.0 CW CQ 40 dB 20 wpm 1213z 05 May
G8BCG  IW3FZQ/B 50001.3 CW BCN 3 dB 14 wpm 1213z 05 May
G8BCG  IK5ZUL/B 50019.0 CW BCN 11 dB 9 wpm 1210z 05 May
G8BCG  F6AMI 50093.9 CW CQ 26 dB 21 wpm 1209z 05 May
G8BCG  IK2SND 50091.5 CW CQ 18 dB 25 wpm 1200z 05 May
G8BCG  I5ECW 50111.2 CW CQ 10 dB 22 wpm 1158z 05 May
G8BCG  IK3GHR 50097.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 30 dB 19 wpm 1157z 05 May
G8BCG  IK2SND 50091.5 CW CQ 11 dB 26 wpm 1145z 05 May
G8BCG  I5KG 50093.0 CW DX [LoTW] 12 dB 17 wpm 1140z 05 May
G8BCG  F5LKW/P 50093.1 CW DX 19 dB 25 wpm 1140z 05 May
G8BCG  SP8AWL 50099.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 11 dB 28 wpm 1139z 05 May
G8BCG  IK6HIR 50096.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 34 dB 20 wpm 1131z 05 May
G8BCG  EA1XT 50094.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 27 dB 32 wpm 1131z 05 May
G8BCG  IZ5ILA 50092.0 CW CQ 23 dB 23 wpm 1127z 05 May
G8BCG  PA5WT 50094.4 CW CQ 27 dB 27 wpm 1125z 05 May
G8BCG  HG1BVB 50007.0 CW BCN 7 dB 12 wpm 1124z 05 May
G8BCG  I0JX/B 50004.4 CW BCN 7 dB 10 wpm 1120z 05 May
G8BCG  I0KIB 50094.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 29 dB 25 wpm 1115z 05 May
G8BCG  I0JX/B 50004.4 CW BCN 7 dB 10 wpm 1102z 05 May

6th More focussed single hop Es but no trace of 3B9FR. Delighted to give UR0MC his first 50MHz EME QSO

7th
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  EB7KA 50097.1 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 25 wpm 1801z 07 May
G8BCG  G4CZK 50099.3 CW DX [LoTW] 19 dB 24 wpm 1449z 07 May
G8BCG  G8DX 50091.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 25 wpm 1446z 07 May
G8BCG  G4TSH 50100.0 CW DX [LoTW] 31 dB 26 wpm 1213z 07 May
G8BCG  I0KIB 50091.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 24 dB 27 wpm 1131z 07 May
G8BCG  IZ5ILX 50096.0 CW DX 13 dB 21 wpm 1130z 07 May
G8BCG  S55DX 50096.5 CW CQ [LoTW] 11 dB 25 wpm 1121z 07 May
G8BCG  EA7AH 50098.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 20 dB 20 wpm 1112z 07 May
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50095.6 CW DX [LoTW] 8 dB 25 wpm 1103z 07 May
G8BCG  G4AZN 50098.9 CW DX 27 dB 19 wpm 1102z 07 May
G8BCG  IZ8AJU 50098.0 CW DX [LoTW] 6 dB 22 wpm 1058z 07 May
G8BCG  EA5UB 50093.3 CW CQ 7 dB 24 wpm 1056z 07 May
G8BCG  IZ5EME 50082.3 CW DX 27 dB 23 wpm 1054z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2DI 50094.9 CW DX 4 dB 19 wpm 1052z 07 May
G8BCG  G4DDL 50098.9 CW DX [LoTW] 28 dB 26 wpm 1051z 07 May
G8BCG  LZ2HN 50084.9 CW DX [LoTW] 35 dB 22 wpm 1050z 07 May
G8BCG  DK5SF 50082.3 CW DX [LoTW] 28 dB 22 wpm 1049z 07 May
G8BCG  HB9SIX 50058.1 CW BCN 20 dB 9 wpm 1048z 07 May
G8BCG  S58Q 50082.2 CW DX [LoTW] 21 dB 24 wpm 1047z 07 May
G8BCG  DL9MCD 50093.8 CW CQ 17 dB 19 wpm 1044z 07 May
G8BCG  EA5UB 50095.0 CW CQ 8 dB 24 wpm 1044z 07 May
G8BCG  EA6UP 50080.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB 28 wpm 1043z 07 May
G8BCG  EA6UP 50080.9 CW DX [LoTW] 8 dB 27 wpm 1042z 07 May
G8BCG  EA7AH 50098.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 18 wpm 1041z 07 May
G8BCG  EI7CC 50092.0 CW DX [LoTW] 10 dB 18 wpm 1037z 07 May
G8BCG  SV1PMR 50094.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB 21 wpm 1036z 07 May
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50093.9 CW DX [LoTW] 26 dB 24 wpm 1032z 07 May
G8BCG  DL9GCG 50082.4 CW DX [LoTW] 27 dB 27 wpm 1031z 07 May
G8BCG  EA6VQ 50084.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 21 dB 22 wpm 1031z 07 May
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50095.0 CW DX [LoTW] 30 dB 25 wpm 1030z 07 May
G8BCG  EA6BB 50095.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 12 dB 22 wpm 1030z 07 May
G8BCG  EA6SX 50099.5 CW CQ 12 dB 25 wpm 1027z 07 May
G8BCG  IZ5HQB 50093.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 17 dB 16 wpm 1026z 07 May
G8BCG  IZ5HQB 50091.9 CW DX [LoTW] 16 dB 17 wpm 1025z 07 May
G8BCG  IZ5HQB 50091.9 CW DX [LoTW] 15 dB 16 wpm 1024z 07 May
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50093.9 CW DX [LoTW] 13 dB 25 wpm 1021z 07 May
G8BCG  IW4AOT 50091.8 CW DX [LoTW] 48 dB 25 wpm 1018z 07 May
G8BCG  IK5DNF 50082.3 CW DX [LoTW] 22 dB 24 wpm 1015z 07 May
G8BCG  IK6DTB 50110.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB 23 wpm 1015z 07 May
G8BCG  G4FJK 50095.0 CW DX [LoTW] 5 dB 21 wpm 1013z 07 May
de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  S58Q 50096.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 18 dB 24 wpm 1009z 07 May
G8BCG  S58Q 50097.9 CW DX [LoTW] 22 dB 24 wpm 1007z 07 May
G8BCG  EI3KD 50102.5 CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB 21 wpm 1006z 07 May
G8BCG  I4JEE 50095.1 CW DX [LoTW] 18 dB 24 wpm 1005z 07 May
G8BCG  I4JEE 50086.2 CW DX [LoTW] 15 dB 20 wpm 1002z 07 May
G8BCG  I4JEE 50090.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 19 dB 20 wpm 1001z 07 May
G8BCG  G3WGN 50094.0 CW DX 3 dB 23 wpm 1001z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2VQ 50094.2 CW DX 17 dB 22 wpm 0959z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2VQ 50094.2 CW DX 16 dB 22 wpm 0958z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2VQ 50084.2 CW DX 10 dB 22 wpm 0952z 07 May
G8BCG  S59A 50100.0 CW CQ 38 dB 21 wpm 0952z 07 May
G8BCG  EI4DQ 50094.0 CW DX [LoTW] 7 dB 22 wpm 0952z 07 May
G8BCG  S55DX 50091.5 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 25 wpm 0950z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2VQ 50094.1 CW DX 10 dB 22 wpm 0949z 07 May
G8BCG  S50B 50094.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB 24 wpm 0948z 07 May
G8BCG  S57AC 50097.5 CW CQ 4 dB 21 wpm 0946z 07 May
G8BCG  I8QJU 50095.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 16 wpm 0945z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2VQ 50101.9 CW DX 17 dB 22 wpm 0943z 07 May
G8BCG  EI3KD 50102.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 12 dB 24 wpm 0939z 07 May
G8BCG  HA3HK 50096.9 CW CQ 9 dB 26 wpm 0939z 07 May
G8BCG  K8EVE 50100.1 CW CQ 31 dB 29 wpm 0931z 07 May
G8BCG  S55DX 50096.2 CW CQ [LoTW] 39 dB 24 wpm 0926z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2DS 50094.0 CW CQ 3 dB 23 wpm 0921z 07 May
G8BCG  S57AC 50099.0 CW CQ 3 dB 22 wpm 0918z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2VQ 50094.0 CW DX 20 dB 22 wpm 0917z 07 May
G8BCG  9A2DS 50094.0 CW CQ 5 dB 20 wpm 0907z 07 May
G8BCG  LZ2WO 50098.0 CW CQ 6 dB 26 wpm 0854z 07 May
G8BCG  YO2GL 50094.5 CW DX [LoTW] 5 dB 21 wpm 0854z 07 May
G8BCG  YO2GL 50095.2 CW CQ [LoTW] 16 dB 21 wpm 0845z 07 May
G8BCG  YO2GL 50090.8 CW DX [LoTW] 14 dB 21 wpm 0840z 07 May

 

8th Some Es and then a nice Aurora which by 20:45 was way West at 290deg
9th / 10th not much
11th TY2AC in for about 45mins from 1800z up to 599. I went QRT at 20:45z but my skimmer never sleeps: Not bad for a vertical!!!

G8BCG  PV8ADI 50099.9 CW DX [LoTW] 4 dB 35 wpm 2139z 11 May
12th Lots of mainly single hop Es across EU all day. I8KPV EME Initial #150 at -22 off the moon and -18 direct off the back of the array.
13th widespread Es all day - out to UK8 and EY8
14th widespread Es all day - UK8 and EY8 loud and a brief appearance of VK8MS - EI3KD copied also - no QSO
15th widespread Es all day - out to UK8 and EY8
15th some odd links to DU and VK but mainly afternoon single hop Es
16th widespread Es all day
17th - 18th quiet days
19th Lots of mainly single hop Es across EU all day. Spent a while listening to pings from UB7K
20th First morning JA<>EU (Med) opening of the season
21st - 23rd nothing special.
24th A flat band but good fun in the evening RSGB activity contest 137 QSOs. ODX S57RR on SSB iono plus GS3PYE/P on CW tropo / iono.
26th UK8, EX and EY in from early morning. Then DU7/PA0HIP and a string of Chinese stations. Managed to sneak a very scratchy QSO with Willem at 11:10 through the EU Zoo! "
11:49:07   DU7/PA0HIP Willem (G8BCG) Hi Peter, was amazed to hear you so strong! long way to IO70" The intense Es continued all day and ended with FM5WD at 599+++ TF / OY and intense short Es to PA etc
27th Intense Multi-Es to BV throughout the day mainly into S EU. Widespread Es in EU. Late night (21:00z) opening to KP4, FM5 and YV / HC - weak here but EI5DQ was having fun!
28th Amazing to see that EA8DBM has the Far East path again 10:00z - must be chordal hop - way north. S EU to China path open all day until 15:00z Then some carib in the evening - 4 new squares:-)
29th BY pat open early again KG6DX into UT 06:20. First NA opening of the season.
The DX Map says it all!
30th Got up for moonrise at 01:30z - great condx no activity - went back to bed - missed start of early G-JA opening 05:45z.
few By / BV QSOs and one new square - but mainly gardening and BBQ:-)
31st Early BV/BY and a bonus of JT1CO for many (only 319 here). Then a day of mainly single hop Es but with D4C/b 599+ late morning and again early evening.

June (in June / July I do not report all Es - just too much)
1st An interesting start - my skimmer never sleeps: G8BCG I0JX/B 50004.4 CW BCN 6 dB 10 wpm 0019z 01 Jun - that's 01:19 local!! "Usual" BY / BV morning path. Afternoon D4C/b very loud but nothing to the West:-(
2nd Hours of JT1CO! Chak was still working into EU at 02:30 his time,
3rd 05:30z and Chak just worked EA7KW - amazing. 06:00z and Chak is now working into OH / LA. Conditions died rapidly:-(
6th FS/K9EL in from around 2115z - just as I was closing for the night.
7th 09:10z TY2AC LOUD 21:00 YV5KTM and 9Y4D loud no sigh of FS/K9EL
8th 06:30z VK4MA into SM, DL, PA and OZ - very weak and patchy here. This is Es but not as we know it! Es all day - nice Carib opening in the early evening but then died. Good EME.
9th OZ1DJJ working DU1GM 04:50z - here we go again. A good early start but did not develop fully. UK8OM and EX8M lound but JT1CO did not make it to EU
10th Several JAs in/out (and working EI!). A92GE a huge signal for over 1 hour around 10am also A93JA. 11:00 UK9AA & UK8OM 599 EU Es all day. Very light early evening opening to US East Coast plus PJ4NX on CW then SSB also TF3ML/P crazy loud for almost 2 hours.21:20 and its Carib time! all of KP4 plus NP2, FS etc. Some amazing chordal QSOs to US west coast from CT / EI.
11th Some BV / BY activity plus "usual" EU Es. Then from 16:00z - 18:00 and 19:30 - 20:30 PJ4NX, PJ4VHF, VP2EIH, NP2X, WP2B, NP2J, YV6CR, KV4FZ, YV5IUA, FS/K9EL, YV4DYJ, NP4A (plus the KP4 gang:-) 21:00 - 23:00 10 EME QSOs incl 2 new Initials: W3UUM and SM5P.
12th I was not very active before 1800z.S01WS in loud for 2 hours also SV2ASP/A - a good day for many. VE9AA ion from 2100 - but bed time for me.
13th Wow what a day. Alerted by my skimmer to A92GE. JT1CO briefly then from 13:00z a huge NA opening >150 QSOs including a string of new squares in DM field. West Coast opening in several waves 14:50 - 19:30. Lots of activity on JT65A from West Coast.
14th A much quieter day but still, with no indicators at all a late afternoon JT65 CQ at 300deg yielded several west coast stations and 2 new fields. Condx were very volatile and JT65 is just too slow. Many stations were at CW level but I was not able to find any CW activity:-( "I heard your CQ this morning at 1651 GMT on 50.276 JT65. You were -18db here in DM54 in Arizona. You were the only station heard from Europe this morning. Just wanted to let you know you were heard. Was going to call you but never heard you again. 73 Rick WB6ZEJ " Good news for those needing IO70 - A sudden increase of 6m activity locally in Cornwall: G4EOG, GK4WQL, GK7KFQ,  GK4KAW, MK6FWV all seen CQing on JT65 in last couple of days. [GK is a temporary special prefix for this county it is NOT a DXCC entity!]
15th / 16th / 17th Relatively quiet days with just single hop Es
18th June - 2nd July cruising Norway:-(

July (in June / July I do not report all Es - just too much)
1st / 2nd July - still on holiday:-)

3rd Tower now back up - a few QSOs at end of UK VHFNFD
7th Nice EME condx - 2 new initials for 2 new EME DXCC entities YL2CP and GW4WND
10th Early evening opening to NA K7BV 599++ and a few JT65 QSOs
16th An amazing early morning multi-Es opening to Thailand sadly no QSO through the EU piles and deliberate CQ/jammers. However, it just shows what could be if/when HS gets a permanent 6m allocation. Click on image to see E20WXA CQ at -01 !
17th a "normal" day of Es. Brief late night opening to US: VO1FU/B 50073.0 CW BCN 3 dB 16 wpm 2138z 17 Jul
27th Called JT65 CQ with no takers for 20min - copied by K5AZZ EL09 but he was not in the shack until 20mins later -  I knew the band was open:-)
G8BCG DE K5AZZ EL09

Aug (in Aug I do not report all Es - just too much)
8th Es around EU all day and then an amazing 4 hour evening opening to N America - band was still open at midnight local with some BIG signals - even on my skimmer / vertical!!

de dx freq cq/dx snr speed time
G8BCG  EI3KD 50083.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 22 wpm 2307z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VO1FU/B 50072.7 CW BCN 16 dB 16 wpm 2253z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EI3KD 50084.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB 22 wpm 2236z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VO1FU/B 50072.7 CW BCN 18 dB 16 wpm 2234z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50088.8 CW DX [LoTW] 8 dB 22 wpm 2226z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4FJK 50083.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 19 wpm 2219z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VO1FU/B 50072.7 CW BCN 19 dB 16 wpm 2214z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VE1YX 50098.5 CW DX 18 dB 30 wpm 2210z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VO1MP 50099.0 CW DX [LoTW] 8 dB 33 wpm 2210z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VO1MP 50097.8 CW DX [LoTW] 8 dB 36 wpm 2204z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50095.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB 21 wpm 2155z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4FJK 50083.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 22 dB 20 wpm 2149z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VY2ZM 50097.9 CW DX [LoTW] 18 dB 24 wpm 2149z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50099.6 CW DX [LoTW] 6 dB 19 wpm 2136z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4FJK 50083.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 20 wpm 2129z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50094.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB 21 wpm 2119z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4FJK 50083.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 11 dB 21 wpm 2117z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50094.8 CW DX [LoTW] 6 dB 21 wpm 2117z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50094.8 CW DX [LoTW] 3 dB 21 wpm 2116z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EI3KD 50105.9 CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB 22 wpm 2106z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50097.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB 21 wpm 2102z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50088.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 21 wpm 2041z 08 Aug
G8BCG  NR1R 50088.8 CW DX [LoTW] 4 dB 22 wpm 2010z 08 Aug
G8BCG  NN1N 50083.8 CW DX [LoTW] 7 dB 26 wpm 1952z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA5BZ 50097.7 CW DX [LoTW] 27 dB 23 wpm 1946z 08 Aug
G8BCG  W3EP 50105.4 CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB 23 wpm 1945z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VE1YX 50096.1 CW DX 14 dB 29 wpm 1945z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VE1YX 50096.1 CW DX 17 dB 30 wpm 1943z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA6SA 50096.2 CW CQ 21 dB 20 wpm 1941z 08 Aug
G8BCG  N2TU 50090.1 CW DX [LoTW] 29 dB 26 wpm 1940z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4TSH 50097.9 CW DX [LoTW] 21 dB 22 wpm 1937z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50103.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB 22 wpm 1937z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VY2ZM 50087.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB 24 wpm 1934z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA3NT 50089.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 21 dB 23 wpm 1934z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA3NT 50087.8 CW DX [LoTW] 35 dB 23 wpm 1934z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50103.8 CW DX [LoTW] 6 dB 22 wpm 1934z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA3LL 50089.0 CW DX [LoTW] 42 dB 21 wpm 1933z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VY2ZM 50087.7 CW DX [LoTW] 4 dB 23 wpm 1929z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA5DCL 50088.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 18 dB 21 wpm 1929z 08 Aug
G8BCG  K1AC 50096.5 CW DX [LoTW] 10 dB 22 wpm 1929z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA5WU 50090.1 CW CQ [LoTW] 19 dB 26 wpm 1919z 08 Aug
G8BCG  K7BV 50099.5 CW DX [LoTW] 24 dB 22 wpm 1911z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50103.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 14 dB 21 wpm 1911z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA3CAZ 50099.5 CW DX [LoTW] 24 dB 22 wpm 1910z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RR 50103.9 CW CQ 11 dB 21 wpm 1910z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VY2ZM 50087.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB 23 wpm 1910z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA5CI 50087.8 CW DX [LoTW] 6 dB 22 wpm 1907z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VY2ZM 50087.7 CW DX [LoTW] 4 dB 23 wpm 1905z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA6SA 50097.9 CW CQ 31 dB 20 wpm 1903z 08 Aug
G8BCG  EA7AYF 50088.8 CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB 24 wpm 1858z 08 Aug
G8BCG  G4RRA 50103.8 CW DX [LoTW] 6 dB 21 wpm 1858z 08 Aug
G8BCG  VE1PZ 50100.8 CW DX 7 dB 22 wpm 1856z 08 Aug

9th Another amazing day of Es and a good afternoon opening to NA plus brief whispers of HH1AA on 105 cw. EI9E worked on iono for new square IO44
15th great afternoon and evening openings to N America out as far as DM34 QSB too rpid for JT65 at times - JT9H would be perfect - if only there was more activity! Band still open at 23:45 local - but my eyes were closing:-) 
Excerpts from a good night on a vertical:

G8BCG  K1TOL 50055.1 CW CQ [LoTW] 15 dB 22 wpm 2244z 14 Aug
G8BCG  VO1FU/B 50072.9 CW BCN 16 dB 18 wpm 2105z 14 Aug
G8BCG  VO1FU/B 50072.9 CW BCN 5 dB 19 wpm 2049z 14 Aug
G8BCG  K1TOL 50081.1 CW DX [LoTW] 10 dB 22 wpm 2023z 14 Aug
G8BCG  KA1R 50107.7 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 24 wpm 2021z 14 Aug
G8BCG  VE3EJ 50094.4 CW DX [LoTW] 5 dB 20 wpm 2009z 14 Aug
G8BCG  KA1R 50107.6 CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB 24 wpm 2005z 14 Aug
G8BCG  KA1R 50107.6 CW DX [LoTW] 4 dB 25 wpm 2005z 14 Aug
G8BCG  NN4X 50094.1 CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB 20 wpm 1948z 14 Aug
G8BCG  TF3SG 50098.8 CW DX [LoTW] 3 dB 24 wpm 1459z 14 Aug
G8BCG  W3EP 50102.5 CW DX [LoTW] 2 dB 23 wpm 1242z 14 Aug
G8BCG  WW2Y 50100.5 CW CQ 11 dB 22 wpm 1236z 14 Aug
G8BCG  W3EP 50102.5 CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 22 wpm 1226z 14 Aug
G8BCG  W3JO 50077.1 CW CQ 15 dB 24 wpm 1225z 14 Aug
G8BCG  4X4DZ 50102.0 CW DX 3 dB 25 wpm 1225z 14 Aug
G8BCG  W3EP 50100.0 CW DX [LoTW] 9 dB 22 wpm 1224z 14 Aug
G8BCG  N8XA 50105.0 CW DX 13 dB 18 wpm 1147z 14 Aug
G8BCG  OH0CO 50097.1 CW CQ 17 dB 22 wpm 1129z 14 Aug
G8BCG  OJ0DX 50103.0 CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB 30 wpm 1056z 14 Aug

18th Good signal from Lance T8GJ for DXCC 236, EME DXCC 68, New Field, New Grid:-) Download T8GJ JT65A signals here to test your software:
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From Lance:

I got up again at 0300z to try for EU as my moon had come down a lot by then.  It took a lot of work to try to keep the ant on the moon in the high winds .  However, the moon was visible much of them.   I cpmpleted with IW5DHN, ES6RQ, S57RR ,ON4GG, ON4IQ, G8BCG, OH2BC, GW4WND and I THINK GD0TEP (don't know for sure if he got my final RRR).  Copied but not wrkd were S59A, G4BWP, & EA8DBM.
19th Another night for EU moonmen with good signals from Lance T8GJ
23rd Worked IS0/I0JU for EME DXCC# 69 and EME Initial #157 Almost completed with EA6SX but he did not get my RRR as Es got in the way:-( Bust evening with 148 QSOs in the RSGB / NAC and then worked GD0TEP for EME DXCC# 70 and EME Initial # 158
27th Nice QSO with AC0RA this morning with degredation at 5.9 for EME initial # 159
30th V6M for DXCC 237, EME DXCC 71, New Initial 160 and New Grid:-) From Lance: 
During moonset, I worked HA0DU, G8BCG, F6BKI, HA7TM, EA8BDM, and S51V.  I copied ZS6NK, EI3KD, LZ2WO, F5LNU, and saw several other traces I could not decode. Bonus day: 2 more new EME Initials W9JN #161 and W6SR 162

SEPT (Celebrating 15 years this month since I was awarded my DXCC on 50MHz)
6th 140 QSOs in the 144MHz activity contest. Excellent tropo conditions with Fernando EA8TX as my ODX at 2658km
17th A great night on the moon: 3B8/ZS4TX for EME DXCC #73, NT0V and KR7O for EME initials #164 & #165. And then, to round off the night MY FIRST 144MHZ EME QSO with Rene PE1L:-). 144MHz EME continued: RW1AW, ES3RF, RX3A, S53K, UA3PTW, JE1TNL, UX5UL, UN8L(?), UT6UG, JR3REX,

18th
My second day on 144MHz EME: OH2BYJ, SM7GVF, F5AQX, N0KE (not complete), KK6FAH, JR3REX, I2FAK & JH0BBE then managed to blow up my 144MHz pre-amp:-(
19th 50MHz new wet square JO07 from GM6VXB/P.  144MHz EME without pre-amp: PA5Y, ZS6OB, G4SWX, DK9WI
20th 144MHz EME JP3EXR

OCT
7th 21:45 first TEP of the season CT1 - PY2
10th new 144MHz EME Initial / DXCC EA6VQ. Copied many callers for S9YY DXpedit
11th new 144MHz EME Initial DK3WG
12th new 144MHz EME Initials I3MEK and OH3KLJ
13th 3 new 144MHz EME Initials ZS4TX, HA8CE, ZS5HV. Strong GMs on Aurora then VY0SNO/B in/out for 30min on AUEs
14th 12 new 144MHz EME Initials
15th 4 new 144MHz EME Initials
16th 3 TY2AC very loud and very popular on 6m plus new 144MHz EME Initials
18th Back on 23cm after a gap of 43 years:-)

Nov
Active only on 2m, 70cm and 23cm!

Dec
Not very active except for a weekend trip to EA8 and 3 new 50MHz EME Initials:
18th Dec: EA8/G8BCG <> S57RR, F6BKI
19th Dec: EA8/G8BCG <>W3UUM

 

 

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