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Author Topic: 6O6O - SOMALIA  (Read 27059 times)
KB3LIX
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« Reply #165 on: January 10, 2018, 07:01:08 PM »

I can appreciate that.
I have been fighting my local power utility
about RFI since 2005.

Heard PV8ADI plop down on 7023 calling CQ.
Thankfully he went away.
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KM4SII
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« Reply #166 on: January 10, 2018, 07:02:30 PM »

Unless I get lucky, I'll probably miss them. I am not usually on the radio when they are on 20 or 17m in the morning, which is a pretty good time for me propagation-wise.



I often see you spotting during weekday school hours.  How do you manage that, Mason?  Are you home-schooled or do you get to go home if a rare country is on the air?  Wink

73,

Chris  NU1O
Yes, I am homeschooled, which is nice. Of course, school is the priority, but if something I need is on the air, sometimes I can pop on the radio on for a few minutes and see if I can grab it. If not, back to school work  Smiley
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« Reply #167 on: January 10, 2018, 07:06:33 PM »


Agreed

Bouvet will be a bitch.

BUT,
They are scheduled to be there longer
They have a MUCH larger crew, hence more ops
on at any given time


... and hopefully 3Y0Z will not have 300 meters from their QTH a soccer stadium lights causing QRM every evening!  Grin

Marvin VE3VEE

Do they really have a soccer game every night?  Hard to believe a very poor country like Somalia would pay to light an empty stadium nightly and teams usually have home and away games unless the stadium is being used by a variety of local teams.

73,

Chris  NU1O
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VE3VEE
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« Reply #168 on: January 10, 2018, 07:14:05 PM »


My best chance is 20 or 17m in the afternoon, but I see on DX-world that they have QRM that prevents the from being on the air at that time on those bands  Sad  That time frame and bands is usually when I work most of the African DXpeditions...


Yes, afternoon or early evening would be the best for us on 20m, better CONDX than in the morning (our time). I got lucky I worked them the first day of their DXpedition when they briefly appeared on 20m CW during the QRM period. Since then though they have been avoiding operatiing during the QRM period, which is understandable. My DX alarm alerted me today about them being on 20m SSB early afternoon. That surprised me, because that would be during the QRM time. However, I heard nothing on 14.200. It must have been people just posting nonsense to the DX cluster.

Marvin VE3VEE
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« Reply #169 on: January 10, 2018, 07:35:53 PM »

Got them on 40 meters just now - he had the call busted but after about six tries - now in the log - Clublog is nearly an instant QSL - impressive!
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« Reply #170 on: January 10, 2018, 11:26:55 PM »

Not fully up to date but gives you a good idea of their operating issues and conditions:

doing this installation means having armed bodyguards around while installing the RX system.......

 https://dx-world.net/6o6o-somalia/
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« Reply #171 on: January 11, 2018, 12:42:10 AM »

Another KPA500 fails on a DXpedition seems a common problem??

Trevor
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #172 on: January 11, 2018, 04:38:15 AM »

Nothing last night on 30 or 40m.
Spent 4 hours or so and gave up.

This morning, loud RFI on 20 (14023)
and swishing interference on 17 (18082)

Beginning to think the deck is stacked against moi.
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« Reply #173 on: January 11, 2018, 06:26:59 AM »

Nothing last night on 30 or 40m.
Spent 4 hours or so and gave up.

This morning, loud RFI on 20 (14023)
and swishing interference on 17 (18082)

Beginning to think the deck is stacked against moi.

I had been having no luck at all - sometimes very weak copy - other times nothing at all. Last night I left my rig on (7023 where spots and reverse beacon was reporting them) with the volume up while I was in the other room and a little after 03:00 they were loud enough to actually copy - went back to the shack - their signal got much stronger and by 03:30 with some struggling to get my call right (pileup was bad) I got them.  Really didn't think it was going to happen based on the last week. Don't give up. They are trying very hard to work everyone they can...
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« Reply #174 on: January 11, 2018, 08:53:47 AM »

Well they were Q5 this morning at 1430Z on 40M LP.  Calling repeated CQs, first on 7.023, 7.022, then 7.017.  Unfortunately the op seemed to hear no one calling, even the big sigs on the coast from W6.  They specified W6/W7, which seems crazy.  You would think they would be elated to work anyone in western NA hearing them on 40 LP.  All a moot point however since they could apparently could hear no one,  even prior the the stadium noise.
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« Reply #175 on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:34 AM »

They weren't especially difficult for a small beam and 1400W yesterday at 2230z on 40 CW. I think about 10 minutes calling. That's one of my worst paths, too. If you think this is rough, just wait for Bouvet.


Peter,
You are funny.
Small beam and 1400 watts........

I didn't win that big PowerBall or Mega-Millions.

So many of us are out here with 100w and
verticals/wire doublets etc.

Small beam and 1400 watts........
Must be nice.

***********************************

I am not going to whine and pine if I miss these guys.
Not all that important to me at this point
in my existance. I have many more important things
to accomplish before I go to room temperature.

6O6O,
Good DX guys !!!!!!
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« Reply #176 on: January 11, 2018, 10:17:23 AM »

They weren't especially difficult for a small beam and 1400W yesterday at 2230z on 40 CW. I think about 10 minutes calling. That's one of my worst paths, too. If you think this is rough, just wait for Bouvet.


Peter,
You are funny.
Small beam and 1400 watts........

I didn't win that big PowerBall or Mega-Millions.

So many of us are out here with 100w and
verticals/wire doublets etc.

Small beam and 1400 watts........
Must be nice.

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I am not going to whine and pine if I miss these guys.
Not all that important to me at this point
in my existance. I have many more important things
to accomplish before I go to room temperature.

6O6O,
Good DX guys !!!!!!

Yeah, I thought the 1400 watts and a beam was funny too! Ground mounted vertical and 100 watts here...
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« Reply #177 on: January 11, 2018, 10:18:22 AM »

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Unfortunately the op seemed to hear no one calling, even the big sigs on the coast from W6.

Well, I was up at the specified hour, listening.  Absolutely nothing heard here and I have a better than average station.

It was, however, a time and band predicted to be open, so it isn't as strange as it might seem.  They had promised those of us on the West Coast a chance and I guess that was it.

I have heard only a couple of whispers, at best, at other times, and no chance to get through the East Coast wall.

Fortunately, not an ATNO for me, but I guess this is one marathon point that is likely to escape me this year.
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« Reply #178 on: January 11, 2018, 10:26:28 AM »

Ken, thanks for the update on your plans for today.

JANUARY 11 –
1. BOG was once again removed by locals. We will put it back tonight shortly after sunset.
2. We will do 80,40,30 tonight as well try 20m to US at abt 20 UTC. West coast look for us at 14:30 UTC on 40m LP.
3. US look for us at 03 UTC on 40m tomorrow morning.
4. Today we appeared at the Hamnation show #333. Our part start at 19:51 min.

https://dx-world.net/6o6o-somalia/

73's and Best Dx, Rich KB8GAE
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« Reply #179 on: January 11, 2018, 12:11:00 PM »

The 6O6O team, Adrian and Kenneth, with their DXpeditionary security force! They take antenna installs very seriously!



More photos on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405471909896266/

And more online links for 6O6O here: http://callingdx.com/6O6O-DXpedition-Somalia.htm

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