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Author Topic: HK0NA...The Wrap Up.....  (Read 2529 times)
K3NRX
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« on: February 05, 2012, 07:31:30 PM »

Well done!!! Congratulations on a spectacular expedition putting the 12th most wanted in the boot for millions of us worldwide....and Congratuations to all who worked them.....Pretty tremendous effort I must say....didn't run the table like I hoped (10 CW, I just could not hear them, and 80 CW too much static w/a never ending pile), but getting them everywhere else (exept 6 and 160) was enough for me....Anyone think we will see another Malpelo like this in our lifetime???.....It certainly will be hard to mirror....

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 03:17:40 AM »

Yes it was an exceptional job. The fact they sent a team to get everything ready beforehand was really amazing especially to such a barren place. I got them on all bands - 80 through 12. I missed 10 meters - I never heard them that well on that band. I was excited with the first QSO - the other 6 was just icing on the cake.

I hope they all have a safe trip home. Thanks HK0NA team!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 04:20:46 AM »

It was truly an amazing effort! This DXPedition was beyond professional in its execution. This DXPedition ran with Military precision. Heck... the advance team that built the place were world class operators. I had them bagged on every spot that I needed them... before the team even arrived! Job well done gentlemen! A world class operation in every way... they have set the bar going forward!

73,
George K5JZ
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 05:52:06 AM »

I absolutely echo the sentiments expressed by the other hams. This is
the first one where i had worked them on multiple slots. No 160m antenna
nor a 6m radio here at my station. I was lucky to bag them on 10m cw
just an hour before they went QRT. 80m cw was a tough one. I had them
on the K9AY loop in the clear, enough to copy. I believe he had my call
busted, but did not care to make another insurance contact, since the
pileup was bad enough. Over all happy with HK0NA and hope to see the
folks in Dayton this year.
73s
krish
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NJ3U
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 08:56:18 AM »

Kudos to the team, I was able to work them on 12 & 15.  Plus as a bonus we where able to work them during winter field day at our club station NJ2AR on 40.

The level of effort to haul the gear up the side of the rocks was impressive in itself.

BTW, if you look at the online log, mouse over your band contact and the ops call and photo pops up !

Looking forward to QSL arriving, Thnx Guys !  73 Good DX KC2UML Rory
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 09:11:33 AM »

One of the best ever, and special kudo's to the advance team ("the fantastic 4") and then the team at OP A ("the iron men").

I don't think I have seen another DX-ped where they had to strap gear to their backs and climb up ropes to get to a spot that made it possible for so many to join in the fun.

Now I certainly know why some entities are very rarely activated.

I thanked them with a donation.
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KA5N
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 09:44:20 AM »

[quote author=KY6R
I don't think I have seen another DX-ped where they had to strap gear to their backs and climb up ropes to get to a spot that made it possible for so many to join in the fun.
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Maybe this one should be called the DXpedition of Navarone (Sounds just like the movie).

Allen

PS  I thought it was super!!!!   SSB on four bands!

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KJ4FUU
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 10:48:37 AM »

I got them once on 20m SSB. My signal report was 51. I run 5 watts, so I'll take it.

It took him a bit to get my call sign right, but he stuck with me, so when I filled out the form
for the OQRS, I added some extra $$ to it. Thank you N6OX! Thanks to the whole team for
the hard work!

73,

-- Tom

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 02:58:52 PM »

I was happy to get them on 10m ssb & cw using a wire ant. No complaints I got my one cw & one phone qso. Good enough I will for the next time in 10 or 15 yrs.

73 and thank you for the extreme effort.
Don KO7I
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AB8MA
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 03:21:01 PM »

HK0NA         12/02/06 0350Z   3567.2                                 W3LPL

Guess somebody got left behind?
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K7KB
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 04:05:55 PM »

HK0NA         12/02/06 0350Z   3567.2                                 W3LPL

Guess somebody got left behind?

I requested that somebody be left on the island until they worked me on 80 meters  Grin Seriously though, they did a wonderful job. I was able to get in the logs for all bands except 6 and 160 as I don't work those yet, and perhaps a busted call for 80. I'm pretty sure I worked them, but it didn't show up on the online log. Even if I don't get credit, I can't complain, that's for sure. My thanks and kudos goes out to the entire HK0NA team. Go team!

John K7KB
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 05:53:57 PM »

I got 23 slots on all bands from 80-10 with only wire antennas and 400w.

pretty happy about that,  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 11:04:23 PM »

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I got them once on 20m SSB. My signal report was 51. I run 5 watts, so I'll take it.

I *know* the feeling. I got them SSB on 17 (200 watts into a beam) & 12 (100 watts into a dipole) using other people's rigs, but; my 10 meter SSB contact with them was a shinning moment, with 22 watts into a home made delta loop barely off the ground, & still had a 59 from them.  Grin

Yes, they had trouble with my call, but I blame my call letter length & letter combination. If I ever go somewhere with a prefix to my current call, no one may be able to copy it right!

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 05:00:03 AM »

Only wanted an RTTY contact.
But, they were so good I worked them in seven more slots  Smiley

73, Rick - N8XI
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N5UD
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2012, 01:34:08 PM »

I got 23 slots on all bands from 80-10 with only wire antennas and 400w.

pretty happy about that,  Grin



Good job ! They did a good job ! 80 CW was always amazing to me how they could work Europe with seeming ease, while there was
a US midwest and west coast pile calling. This right up to the last day.

Yes I got them 80 - 10. I had to repeat 3 QSO's in order to show in the log. Yes they were all mobile.

73 Tony N5UD /M

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