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June 21, first day of summer. It’s the right time to sum-up my 2015-2016 Rx Challenge and my fifth seasons on 160m wspr.
This season was for the first time very extended and active giving my new record number of North American stations heard: 61 unique calls (previous 36).
Congrats to the eight stations running QRPp, to all usual stations of previous seasons and to George K9PAW my emblematic NA 160m station.

What a surprise in this beginning of May! 160m dx season is still open. Each night provides some few NA dx spots; this night (09May) KD6RF, K9PAW, W9MDO, W8AC were heard in Europe between 02:20z and 04:20z.
Usually we see a quick decline at the end of april of the daily spot count (below 2000). To compare to 08 May figure: 5853 spots.
That is a unique situation in last five 160m seasons. So let us take advantage of this extended time!!
73, Patrick

160m season continues to provide new DXCC.
Following French Guiana (FY5KE) and US Virgin (KP2XX) United Arab Emirates was now heard for the first time on 160m wspr in Europe by some lucky stations, John(G8DYK) opened the way:
2016-03-01 17:46 A65DC 1.838093 -21 0 LL75ob 5 G8DYK IO85te 5706 322
2016-03-01 19:54 A65DC 1.838094 -23 0 LL75ob 5 ON4LUC JO20 5109 317
2016-03-01 19:58 A65DC 1.838095 -28 1 LL75ob 5 G8DYK IO85te 5706 322

Great event this night (Feb13/14); Jim KP2XX was heard for the first time in EU:

2016-02-13 23:54 KP2XX 1.838116 -24 0 FK78ni 5 ON4LUC JO20 7026 42
2016-02-14 01:28 KP2XX 1.838117 -30 0 FK78ni 5 F59706 JN07th 6759 45
2016-02-14 02:16 KP2XX 1.838120 -26 0 FK78ni 5 MW0PPM IO83ia 6499 38

Jim heard 9 EU stations: RX3DHR, DF1VB, PA1RZ, DJ3KJ, ON4LUC, M6VPW, G0LUJ, MW0PPM, GI4OYM.

GL all, 73, Patrick

"...'My season' ends after next weekend (13/14 Feb) because the land owner needs his property, where my Beverages are located, for horses..."
Remco (PA3FYM) has announced the end of its season on 160m. I think he has marked his first and short season(Nov24/2015 -Feb14/2016) by his participation in the activity "across the pond".
Over this period he has decoded 33 North American stations with beverages for the RX Challenge.

Active night on 160m : 669 dx spots "across the pond" in the data base, 38 stations in the round.
9 NA stations heard in EU: AB4DF, K1BFS, K4RCG/4, K9AN, K9PAW, KD6RF, KJ4YBS, N1NCO, W9MDO
14 EU stations heard in NA: DB1EPO, DD1KJ, DF1VB, F6CNI, G0LUJ, G3NZP, G3RMK, HB9FZG, IK2JUA, ON4LUC, ON7KO, PA1RZ, PA5GB, SM6WZI
Best Rx stn: KK1D(14EU), K4RCG/4(8EU), F59706(8NA), G8DYK(6NA), PA0O(6NA), G0KTN(5NA), G8LCO(5NA), ON4LUC(5NA)
To note a new one heard for me (K1BFS) and a new count for my NA rx Challenge: 47
GL all, 73, Patrick

For two days, a French Guiana station is working on 160m wspr.
OH2FTB Marko and PA3FYM Remco heard the FY Club station during night of Jan25-26 for the first time on 160m wspr.
By luck and surprise, i heard him one time in the evening of 26:

-2016-01-26 22:06 FY5KE 1.838099 -28 0 GJ35pe 5 F59706 JN07th 6961 38

Mostly spotted by NA stations.
F6CNI Andy is the only one EU station heard by FY5KE.

73 and GL, Patrick,

Active night on 160m : 406 dx spots "across the pond" in the data base, 30 stations in the round.
11 NA stations heard in EU: AK4GS, K9AN, K9PAW, KD6RF, KJ4YBS, N1LID, N1NCO, N2NOM, W9MDO, WB4JLD, WB5WPA
9 EU stations heard in NA: DF2JP, EA1CDV, G0LUJ, M6VPW, ON7KO, PA0LSB, PA0O, PA1RZ, RX3DHR
Best Rx stn: PA3FYM(11NA), F59706(10NA), KK1D(8EU), PA0LSB/rx(8NA), PE1OPK(7NA), N1LID(5EU), PA0O(5NA)
GL all, 73, Patrick

We are now around mi-season on 160m. It's time to take stock of my RX Challenge between NA and EU (Jul15-2015/Jan12-2016)
Up to date i heard 38 unique callsign of NA station, 2 more than to the end of the previous season. What a great season ! my NA list is on my profile page, http://wsprnet.org/drupal/user/16564
I took time also to list all rx stations (133 NA+EU stations) to publish a high score list:

All time record activity(NA/EU) is 760 dx spots (Nov29/2013).
This first night of 2016 is close with 725 dx spots "across the pond" in the data base, 42 stations in the round.
12 NA stations heard in EU: AF7M, K9AN, K9PAW, K9YWO, KE7A, N0LUF, N2NOM, N0LWF, N2NOM, W3PM,W9MDO, WA3DSP, WB5WPA, WY1R
9 EU stations heard in NA: DF2IC, DF2JP, DF6MK, DK3SML, F6CNI, G0LUJ, G3UPA, ON7KO, PA0O
Best Rx stn: F59706(12NA), PA3FYM(10NA), KK1D(9EU), WY1R(6EU), F6ECI(6NA), G8LCO(6NA), F1AFJ(5NA).

last night of year 2015 but a good night! : 410 dx spots "across the pond" in the data base, 31 stations in the round.
5 NA stations heard in EU: K2OX, K4RCG/4, N8YE, WA3DSP, WY1R
14 EU stations heard in NA: DF2IC, DF2JP, DL2JA, F5WK, F6CNI, G0LUJ, G3RIK, G4BOO, IK4GBU, IK4JQR, ON7KO, PA1RZ, RX3DHR, SM6WZI
Best Rx stn: K2OX(12EU), KK1D(9EU), K4RCG/4(8EU), WY1R(6EU), N8YE(5EU), PA0O(5NA), F59706(5NA), PA3FYM(4NA), G8LCO(3NA)
Happy New Year all, see you in 2016, GL for dx, 73,

Hot conditions last night on 160m: 539 dx spots "across the pond" in the data base, 25 stations in the round.
3 NA stations heard in EU: K9AN, WA3DSP, KY1R
8 EU stations heard in NA: DF2JP, G0LUJ, G3RIK, M0KWR, M6VPW, ON7KO, PA1RZ, SM6WZI
Best Rx stn: KK1D (8 EU), WY1R(6 EU), F59706 (3 NA), G8LCO (2 NA), M0KWR (2 NA), PA3FYM (2 NA).

GL all, 73, Patrick

That continues with hot conditions last night on 160m, 417 dx spots "across the pond", 32 stations in the round, 17 EU stations heard in NA, 15 NA stations heard in EU.
Best rx in EU, John(G8DYK), 10 NA stations
Best rx in NA, Josh(KK1D), 5 EU stations
Best tx in EU, Andy(F6CNI), 12 NA stations
Best tx in NA, Doug(WA3DSP), 9 EU stations

I added two new callsigns to my NA RX Challenge list (N8YE, N1NCO).

GL all, 73, Patrick

A new great session on 160m, 223 dx spots "across the pond", 20 stations in the round, 12 EU stations heard in NA, 8 NA stations heard in EU.
Best rx in EU, John (G8DYK), 6 NA stations
Best rx in NA, Carl (N2NOM), 8 EU stations

Personally i heard a new NA callsign (WA3DSP) bringing the count of my NA Challenge list to 22.
I am confident that will continue.
GL all, 73, Patrick

First active dx night on 160m with around 280 dx spots "across the pond",
5 NA stations transmitting and heard by 4 EU stations.
9 EU stations transmitting and heard by 14 NA stations.
To note our friend Hamish (GM4SFW) heard by K2RH for his first "across" of the season.
I myself heard KD6RF, K9AN, K4LY and a new station K4MOG.
With this one i reach 21 unique NA callsigns heard for the new season of my RX Challenge(previous/same period:19)

Thank you all and GL, 73

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