Monday, 30 March 2015
#cqwpx DXing with CQ World Wide WPX 2015
Propagation was not too good on 10m, although DX could be worked it was not really worldwide. Almost no USA, only a few that were lucky to have propagation to Europe. No ZL and only a few VK on 10m have been heard. I was not able to work VK this time although I did hear a few of them on the band. Despite the bad east-west propagation the north-south propagation was better and countries in Africa were almost easy to work, to the north there was XP1A from Greenland with a real 9+60dB all the time. 15m was a little better, Saturday morning strong trembling signals from Alaska, really like those polar signals. Have it on video and will show it later on the blog, easy to work these guys. Actually the high bands were open very early and closed very late so I really spend too much time on it. On the other hand, with the detoriating propagation next couple of years it could be the last chance to work DX this easy on these bands. I'm always suprised by the DX that can be worked at strange times. Like 9N7FD from Nepal at 21 UTC on 20m when it was dark at both sides, could be longpath although I can't find out as I have no directional antenna. Never heard so many stations from Nepal before this year and worked 3 different stations on 20,15 and 10m. Another strange experience was the super strong signal suddenly from VY2ZM at 2230 UTC on 40m, that is very early actually and probabely just in his morning greyline. His signal was a honest 9+20dB, have this on video also.
Most interesting DX by band:
10m: 7QAA (Malawi), E2X (Thailand), BY5HB (China), ET3AA (Ethiopia), 9N7CC (Nepal), VU3DMP (India), XW1IC (Laos), ZS9M and ZS9Z (Rep.South Africa), JA3YBK (Japan), WP2Z (US Virgin Islands), 8P5A (Barbados), P40L (Aruba), PJ4Z (Bonaire), PJ2T (Curacao), ZF2DX (Cayman Islands), FY5FY (French Guyana), HK3C (Colombia), CE3CT (Chile), 6Y4W (Jamaica), 9Y4W (Trinidad and Tobago), OA4O (Peru), HC2AO (Ecuador), ZP6DYA (Paraquay), BV0J (Taiwan) and of course lots of Brazil and Argentina.
15m: WL7E and KL5DX (Alaska), 9N7WE (Nepal), JO3DDD (Japan), VC6K (Alberta, Canada), BY5HB (China), J79MM (Dominica), 5J0B (San Andres Island)
20m: VK3TZ (Australia), YB2DX (Indonesia), BY9CA (China), JH4UYB (Japan), 9N7FD (Nepal), KH7XX (Hawaii)
40m: 4Z5ML (Israel), VY2ZM (Canada), 9Y4W (Trinidad and Tobago), FY5FY (French Guyana), WP4X (Puerto Rico), PJ4Z (Bonaire), HK1T (Colombia), PJ2T (Curacao), WY3P (USA), RC9O (Asiatic Russia)
80m: VY2ZM (Canada), 5E5E (Morocco), D4C (Cape Verde), YW5T (Venezuela), KB3WD (USA), A71BX (Quatar)
LOG ANALYSIS CQ WW WPX 2015 @ PE4BAS