31 December, 2011

End of this year

Today is last day in 2011. This year, the sun spot was growing up. The SSN was over 100 everyday. The top band condition was very unstable. In 28th this month. That day was very good propagation. I heared GW on top band. It was my first time. Normaly, almost not hear. I understand what mores code found. It was that ,maybe. However, 28th was different. Very good signal came here, but can not contact to him.

After few days, so so the condition on top band, not big opend. This morning also, few Europian stations signal can hear, but not to call there. It only SV9MBH received pile up on the band. Many JA stations also call to him. but many times no answer and CQ call again. There are noise level is high, maybe.

So many thanks everyone. This year I can got few entity on the band. The next year also challenge for DX on top band.

Thank you all, A happy new year 2012.

28 December, 2011

Good codx

This mornig here, after a long time for good condition. Before 2000Z, not so good. Few JA station call to DX station.
But after 2000Z, the band is open for Europe. IV3PRK of  pilot station on top band. His signal up to S-7. And many DX stations signal to up, I can listen for many DX stations.
Really after a long time, maybe path to about one week.
Today I was finishd QSO as follows. HA8IH, SM5EDX, EW8DJ, UT6UD, RK4FM.
And GW3YDX signal also good, I can call to him at first time on top band. I confirmed, I will QSO to him at near feuture. I can hear his signal. If not hear never QSO on the band. So I am very happy this morning.
Today end of work in this year. Tomorrow will start winter holiday. I wish to as same as good condition for tomorrow morning.

Thanks all of top band dxers.

23 December, 2011

Still bad

Last Sunday morning here, very good condition .So I was QSO for many DX stations.

However, monday to until now, still band condition. I usually listen on top band every morning here. But last few days no hear DX stations. If can hear very weak with QSB signal.

When this condition to change good one?

19 December, 2011

Not so good today

This morning here, on top band condition was not so good. On sunday, very good condition on Stew Perry. So I can contacted many EU stations.
However, this morning can hear only two stations. The one is IV3PRK. He is very active station on top band. He is pilot station on top band. But today not so strong.
339-449 report. And other one, it is UX station. It was weak with QSB.

I wish to next good condition.

18 December, 2011

Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge

Yesterday I came back to home from bussines trip for China. This morning here at 1930Z, I started watch on top band.
It was very good condition on the band. So lot of Europe station QRV on Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge.
I called some station with QSO. It was very exciting top band DX. Very difficalt, So challenge DXing on top band.

I heared station as follows.( Bold is QSO )

DL4UNY, UW2M, UU7J, RL3A, E77DX, LY7M, OL1A, IV3PRK, SN7Q, RC9O, OK2W, UT8IM, YL2SM, UX1UA, OH2BO, SV3RF, RA4LW, UY0ZG, HG8L, OH6MW, US8ICM

11 December, 2011

Good open for EU

After a long time. Sun sopt growed up over 100 or more. So I can operated on 10m in recent month.
However, start to winter serson. The top band condition is growing now. In few days, very good propagation at 1900Z - 2000Z. Many Europian stations signal came here. And everyone are very strong.
The top band pilot station is IV3PRK. One month ago, I was not hear his signal. But almost every day can hear now.
This morning also, many stations on the air.
I am very pleased. Because, the top band is not quaiet. I can looking for DX station, it is very fun.
In this serson. I got new rig. Usually use the IC-7700, but this serson can use the TEN TEC ORION for received. It is very good performance. Top roofing filter can use 250Hz, it can easy devided near dx signal, if separeated 300Hz by each stations, it no problem. Can readable weak signal. IC-7700 can not.
Today to this saturday, I go to bussiness trip for China, so stop to dx hunting one week. I will go back Japan, I can post to this blog. This blog was long time stopped. However, restart until today.

The top band is very fun now!