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Jan


28th Nice to work Johannes TY5AB in Benin for DXCC Country # 126 on satellite - he was working by numbers but many idiots who don't listen / can't count.


Feb
3rd Worked CX/PR8KW right on edge of QO-100 satellite footprint for DXCC#127 Obrigado Gustavo Satellite is 0.5deg elevation!!
7th 50MHz TEP season has started! Afternoon EA to ZS and evening EA/CT to PY LU CE.
9th Good news for dark sky enthusiasts!!! GEOMAGNETC STORM BRINGS DOWN STARLINK SATELLITES: As many as 40 Starlink satellites are currently falling out of the sky--the surprising result of a minor geomagnetic storm last week. This is a cautionary tale: Even relatively mild space weather can have big consequences. Reentry videos and more @ Spaceweather.com.
10th Many weak FT8 traces here during intense CE / LU opening to CT 21:00z - no decodes and no flags yet.
17th Worked Z21A in Zimbabwe on QO-100 satellite for DXCC#129:-)
23rd Worked RA2FGG Kaliningrad on QO-100 satellite for DXCC#130:-)

Mar
3rd Right on the edge of S American evening TEP now but PA and antenna issues here:-( However, a new country ZB2 for DXCC #131 on QO-100 in compensation:-)
16th Quite a month so far: still on the edge of the daily TEP to S Africa and S America but managed to scrape a couple of PYs on FT8. Also worked JG1TSG and YB2MDU on EME - so my somewhat bent array is working again after recent storms:-)
20/3 - 3/4 a short holiday on North coast of Tenerife IL18RK. IC-705 and 10m / 6m wire dipoles on hotel balcony and about 1-2w FT8 before dinner in the evenings:-) 50MHz 28QSOs 7DXCC: CT EA EA6 EA8 FG HC PJ4   28MHz 13DXCC 52QSOs

Apr
5th - back from EA8 but just too tired to play radio in what seems to have been a very significant evening TEP opening to S America from here.
6th I was QRV so conditions poor - except for a 30min opening to D44 whilst I was on the phone;-)
8th Worked RA2FGG Kenya on QO-100 satellite for DXCC#132
:-)
11th An evening on the edge of 50MHz TEP to S America - huge QSB. These 50MHz sigs from Brazil on my quadband white stick at 10ft on the workshop!!
200415 -7 0.1 357 ~ G4IFX PY5EW R-15
201215 -16 0.3 2343 ~ CQ PY5HOT GG46
201615 -4 0.1 742 ~ F4IRT PY5EW -17 !!!

AND on my single 6M8GJ on the hill worked CE2SV, a string of PYs and two ZPs. Heard and was called by several LUs but didn't complete due to QSB,
23rd
 INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY at the Marconi Lizard Wireless Station Bass Point  Using GB4LD IN79jx. Good interest from visitors and some nice results results on the QO-100 Satellite.
Total Contacts with other Amateurs "QSOs" 161
Total Countries contacted "DXCC" 34
The GB4LD “message” was exchanged far and wide via QO-100! - From Svalbard to South Africa and from Indonesia to Brazil
It would have been great to contact the hams on the German Antarctic Research Station for an Arctic / Antarctic double ! Unfortunately they had work to do so couldn't play ham radio.  

May - as the Es season kicks in I will not be reporting fully here - just highlights
2nd - Nice surprise 50MHz opening to Argentina and Brazil tonight. Was at home watching TV when Lucas LU1FAM calling CQ popped up on my remote desktop link from the shack. Jumped in car and drove up to VHF shack, started generator and worked Lucas and 3 other LUs on an otherwise dead band. Happy to give Lucas a new DXCC. Then a shed load of Brazilians
195415 2 0.1 888 ~ G8BCG PY1EME R+23 !!!!!!- loud - 8 worked and another 6 or so heard. many PY very loud and worked by single yagi lower power Gs.
3rd - 13th - In EA8 with a dipole - always open to somewhere:-)
14th - 15th Es all day and TEP to PY/LU in the evening with a hint of Carib. Strangely nothing for S Africa yet - though TR8CA worked (he had a pileup to N America)
9M6NA16th-20th Es all day and finally some afternoon TEP to 3B8, 9J2 and 7Q7 on 20th . "Usual" Evening TEP to CE/CQ/PY/LU at variable levels.
23rd Busy so missed 7Q7. Flags from FR5 but no QSO. Then a fun evening or TEP C5C and ZD7s loud plus many PYs, and a selection CE LU, ZP for 9 new squares:-)
24th It just gets better. On the edge of a morning JA opening. Worked several BY stations. The one that got away was E Malaysia 9M6NA :-( "Usual" evening opening to PY / LU but Carib over my head to EU.
25th Quiet to JA, widespread EU Es, quiet to S America but 7Q7 in the log and immediately cfm on LoTW

June - I will not be reporting fully for June - too much info! - just highlights
 

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