Third city gone, fourth city coming up….

IJlst is QRT. We will take a deep breath, preparing for the 4th city: Sloten. PF2018SLO will start on april 1  and is active thru april 28 .

Also the IJlst-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 VK’s, JA’s and SA, but none 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 april, were we are representing the beautifull city of Sloten, the smallest and picturesque city of all!!

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!!!