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Author Topic: DXing's Rarest Ever  (Read 570 times)
K0OD
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« on: January 14, 2009, 05:12:41 AM »

Only about 55 Qs were made by W6ODD/CR8 from the long-deleted Portuguese India enclave of Diu in 1948.

Here's DXing's rarest card:
http://hamgallery.com/qsl/deleted/Damao_Diu/w6odd.htm

Note W6ODD/CR8's rig: HQ129 receiver and a pair of 807 tubes running about 30 watts into a wire. Not exactly a portable rig!

Reportedly W1FH was calling CQ (at 10:34z!) when the CR8 answered him!
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KY6R
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 05:27:02 AM »

Wow - the rarest, and the DX calls you.

I'll take seven more like that, please!
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K0OD
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 10:38:22 AM »

DXing was so much different back then as this nearly-as-rare W6ODD/FI8 card reveals: "Thanks for fine DX CHAT, Bruce. Great signal into Saigon."

RST's were all real, in this case a genuine 599X (look it up) from Saigon, French Indo-China. I guess a good "rate" in 1948 was four or five "DX CHATS" per hour!
http://www.signalone.com/qsls/asia/FI8-W6ODD-1.JPG

Can you imagine lugging a huge Hammerland HQ129X receiver around the world as W6ODD did?
http://www.k3msb.com/hq129x/hq129x.html  
       
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W5GA
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 10:53:06 AM »

Even rarer would be a valid P5 QSO with 3W3RR.
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