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Sunday, 20 February 2011

2011 ARRL International DX Contest, CW

This weekend (Feb 19 & 20, 2011) has one of the big amateur radio contests of the year, the ARRL International DX Contest, CW. I was on the air making contacts in this contest, and during this time I also kept a log of all the stations I heard, worked or not. I've said this before but I'll repeat it again: if SWLs are looking for a new aspect to the hobby of shortwave radio, they should check out the amateur bands, especially during a major contest. There are a lot of DX targets available on the amateur bands from places that have few, or no, shortwave broadcast stations. Here are some of the highlights of what I heard:

Feb 19: Listening on the 10 metre band from 15:30 to 16:30 and from 19:15 to 20:30 UTC. Stations heard included:
  • PJ6A from the island of Saba in the Carribbean.
  • PJ4A in Bonaire.
  • VP2MMM on the island of Montserratt.
  • KP2M from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • V31RR from Belize.
  • CW5W in Uruguay.
  • FM5BH, Martinique.
  • V48M, St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • PY2MT, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • HK1AA in Colombia.
  • CE3/VE7SV in Chile.
  • YN3M, Nicaragua.

Feb 20: 40 metre band, 04:30-04:45 and 11:30-11:40 UTC:
  • C6AGU, Bahamas.
  • C6AGP, Bahamas.
  • PJ2T, Bonaire.

Feb 20: 15 metre band, 14:30 - 18:30 UTC:
  • CE1/K7CA, Chile.
  • EA8NC, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
  • PJ2T, Bonaire.
  • PV8ADI, Boa Vista, Brazil.
  • EF8R, Canary Islands.
  • HK1R, Colombia.
  • CR2A, Azores.
  • ZF2AM, Cayman Islands.
  • EA8URL, Canary Islands.
  • XE7S, Mexico.
  • CR3L, Madiera Island.
  • CN3A, Morocco.
  • IR4M, Italy.
  • CO6LP, Cuba.
  • C6AGU, Bahamas.
  • CW5W, Uruguay.
  • V48M, St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • HQ5A, Honduras.
  • CS2C, Portugal.
  • ED8A, Canary Islands.
  • EA5DFV, Spain.
  • EA4KD, Spain.
  • PY2NDX, Brazil.
  • TI5KD, Costa Rica.
  • EA4TX, Spain.
  • D4C, Cape Verde.
  • EA2W, Spain.

Feb. 20: 10 metre band, 20:35 UTC:
  • PY2NDX, Brazil.

Feb 20: 20 metre band, 20:50-23:55 UTC:
  • EF8S, Canary Islands.
  • V48M, St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • WP3C, Puerto Rico.
  • TI5A, Costa Rica.
  • D44AC, Cape Verde.
  • PV8DX, Brazil.
  • HK1N, Colombia.
  • CR3L, Madeira Island.
  • PZ5P, Suriname.
  • OA4SS, Peru.
  • PY2NDX, Brazil.
  • C6AGU, Bahamas.
  • PJ4A, Bonaire.
  • P4OL, Aruba.
  • P49V, Aruba.
  • XE7S, Mexico.
  • PV8ADI, Brazil.

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