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N1UK
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« on: May 01, 2013, 10:16:33 AM »

It looks like Krish is all set and packed. He should be on his way in a few hours.....the taxi is coming at 3:15am for him.

He is taking the hexbeam and a vertical as a backup. Let's hope the sunspots keep going and we have good propagation on 12m and 10m. If not 15m and 20m will probably yield great results. Krish plans a single op ssb and rtty operation this time around.

Thanks for all your great efforts Krish and we all look forward to hearing you on the air.

73 Mark N1UK
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 03:17:14 PM »

I would love to work him for a new one. It kinda bums me out that there is no CW.  I don't do the very best to that part of the world, and RTTY and SSB aren't great for week signal.

Good luck Krish!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 03:19:49 PM »

It would be a small miracle to work him with a beam from Colorado, especially if I have to compete with all those marathoners.

73,
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 03:42:04 PM »

It would be a small miracle to work him with a beam from Colorado, especially if I have to compete with all those marathoners.

Familiarize yourself with both the short-path and long-path openings for the bands on which you're QRV, and the need for a miracle will be diminished.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 03:55:25 PM »

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I would love to work him for a new one. It kinda bums me out that there is no CW.  I don't do the very best to that part of the world, and RTTY and SSB aren't great for week signal.

He's not a cw guy and neither am I although I dabble. There is no way that I could handle a cw pileup nor is Krish up to it. Be glad he's going at all and lugging all that equipment there, as well as staying up all night on the radio. It is not a cheap venture.


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Familiarize yourself with both the short-path and long-path openings for the bands on which you're QRV, and the need for a miracle will be diminished

He has a beam and an amp. I think 10 and 12m will be good but 20m at his dawn should provide very strong signals to NA. 15m worked well from 8Q7 as well.  I would expect very similar propagation.  Study the propagation charts, Krish has done that and good luck to all.


73 Mark N1UK
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 07:01:57 PM »

Looking at the QRZ page for VU7KV a W4VKU is in the ClubLog already Oh he worked himself Grin.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 04:33:01 AM »

Krish called me from Agatti Island on 7.30 am utc and he was waiting for his Chopper to reach Kavaratti. Being a lone Ham and hoping some good local support and he informed that he should put up his Hex Beam and the station setup by 1730 utc. Another challenge he is facing is the stay at the resort for today night as some govt officials have booked the all the rooms on  last minute though some private arrangement is done for today.

Krish is a go-getter and am sure he is gonna get his stay in the resort sorted that out.

73 de Chetz
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »

Glad to hear that he made it to the island. I know that Krish was not sure if all his gear could go on the chopper which is a 10 to 15 minute ride to the Island. The gear might have to go by speedboat which is a 2 hour trip I believe. The first night's accommodation was going to be a non air-conditioned beach hut and Krish hopes to move into the main air-conditioned hotel block during the second day when the government officials leave.


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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 10:43:09 AM »

He's QRV as of 1730z on 15 SSB but extremely weak to me. HamCAP shows late afternoon and early evening should be better but we'll also be in prime time EU-to-VU7 at the same hours.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 11:11:57 AM »

Absolutely nothing here in CO at 1800z.  N1UK reported 55 in NC.  8Q was plenty loud here at 1900z.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 11:17:00 AM »

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He's QRV as of 1730z on 15 SSB but extremely weak to me. HamCAP shows late afternoon and early evening should be better but we'll also be in prime time EU-to-VU7 at the same hours.

Krish will listen fer NA and maybe most EU will be in bed.

73 Mark N1UK
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 12:09:19 PM »

Listening since 1730Z, and its 1905Z now. Perhaps a whisper once or twice, but nothing nearly good enough to call.  I still believe 2100-2200 to 0200-0300 on 12, 15, and/or 17 meter bands.  If not there, I don't think I will have a chance of hearing him.......

Strange,, tho........ I have no problem with VU and had no problem with VU4.   WE SHALL SEE Cool.

GL to all!  Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 03:30:42 PM »

6V7T is QRV on 14185.  Spotted as VU7KV.. hi hi
I worked him, and when he came back to me, I knew for sure it was not VU Roll Eyes

At least I know my mic still works.....

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 03:34:44 PM »

6V7T is QRV on 14185.  Spotted as VU7KV.. hi hi
I worked him, and when he came back to me, I knew for sure it was not VU Roll Eyes

At least I know my mic still works.....

73, Gene AF3Y

Are you sure it was 6V7T?  I thought I heard TI9DZ... Cheesy

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Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 03:38:23 PM »

Yep, I've been listening to the pileup on 14.185 of all the guys working 6V7T thinking they have VU7 for a new one Smiley I tried to see if I could hear the VU7 but not a peep at this end. If he is on frequency then it doesn't look promising from here at this time. Wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow so I could try him at around 1400Z.

John K7KB
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