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Author Topic: Working a dx cw station "up"  (Read 310 times)
NK8A
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« on: April 06, 2007, 02:40:56 PM »

Hello, I wonder if anyone can tell me how far up in frequency I should tune, when working a cw station that tells you "up". I was listening to a station today and I tuned up one kc and listened. I could not hear the stations the dx station was running ,even though I tuned around a little higher in frequency.It seems other dx stations I have worked go up only one kc. Thanks for any help....Dave....NK8A
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KZ1X
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007, 02:47:45 PM »

You have to listen 'up' -- AND listen for the station the DX worked ... then you know where the DX is listening.  

At least, for a short while.  Many DXers will hang around for a few minutes on one frequency, but when the pileup gets too big, they move off.

Now you know why dual-receive rigs are popular.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007, 03:21:55 PM »

Extra for at least 3 years???

Up is almost always at least 2 up, almost never 1 up. That's just too close.  If they're not 2 up, then most times they are 5 up.  If you still can't find them they may be moving after every QSO.  Listening at a lot of pileups and learning the "techniques" is the only way to learn.  
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W7ETA
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 03:28:55 PM »

DX will often use narrow CW filters to help zero in on one signal.  You will need a narrow CW filter to find out where the DX is listening.

Finding where the DX is listening is half the FUN.

When the pile-up is BIG, you'll find the DX spreading the pile-up out over 5-30 Kc.

73
Bob
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AD5X
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007, 04:27:29 PM »

Typically they are listening up 2khz unless they specify otherwise.

Phil - AD5X
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NK8A
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2007, 04:28:08 PM »

Thanks for the info on dx cw stations working "up". this is the first rig I have had that allows me to work slpit, a 570dg ...73...
dave
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K0RFD
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2007, 05:11:49 PM »

Tune up and listen for the pileup.
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