Fourth city gone, fith city coming up….

Bolsward is QRT. We will take a deep breath, preparing for the 6th city: Hindeloopen. PF2018HIN will start on june 1  and is active thru june 28 .

Also the Bolsward-month was succesfull in our experience. The operators were enthousiastic, you was fantastic, so we made several thousands of QSO’s.We still hope condtions will improve. Outside Europe we worked a lot of W/VE a few  JA’s and SA, but none VK/ZL, AF and OC. All QSO’s so far have been uploaded to LoTW, QRZ and Clublog. You can check on validity of your QSO’s with our in-built logsearch. Something wrong? Mail to info@hamecc2018.eu and we will solve it.

We hope to meet you again in june, were we are representing the beautifull city of Hindeloopen, the old Hanse-harbour with its own local language and culture.

DX <-> CONDX

Dr Friends,

March 30 is the last day of the city of IJlst (PF2018YLS) and April 1 the 4th city (Sloten, PF2018SLO) is coming up.

March appeared to be a difficult month concerning DX. There was hardly DX possible. Mostly European stations are worked and less W/VE, none AS, OC, VK/ZL, SA and AF. This is somewhat disappointing, for us, but also for all Hams who are chasing us. Generally spoken: the highest band is 20 mtrs, which opens somewhat from 13.00 GMT, and some activity on 30. Both bands are closing here about 16.00/17.00 utc. On 40/80 some activity until 22.00 utc. All is down until deep the next day. Unfortunately we are hardly active on 160 mtrs.

The good message is: it can only improve now. So we are still going on, trying contacting you. Pse look for us and contact us. Making a sked is alway possible via info@hamecc2018.eu.

And don’t forget: all cities are back in december!!!