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Author Topic: 9M0L Spratley QRV  (Read 53511 times)
AF3Y
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« on: April 10, 2012, 09:33:13 AM »

Heard them this afternoon around 1630Z on 20 meter CW.  Lots of QSB and they were not real strong, but this is a bad time of day here, so if I can even hear them now, I think they will be workable later on. They were working a lot of NA stations.  Good signs!  Gene AF3Y
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KD8MJR
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 10:42:16 AM »

Saw them listed on the cluster working EU at 17:00Z on 20m SSB.
I could hear nothing and from what I am seeing on the cluster posts they are using 25kc wide split. I can just imagine what they must be hearing if they are using 25kc.
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W4VKU
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 11:06:56 AM »

This morning, about 8:30am or so EST, they were loud here on the East Coast. It took almost an
 hour of calling with QRO and 3Ele yagi at 68ft.
The split was only 5Kcs wide with entire NA and SA calling. They were working JAs earlier, but
 stopped focusing that geography and started working NA.

Good luck on the chase.
73s
krish
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W6DXO
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 11:17:45 AM »

I worked 9M4SDX back in 2007 so I don't absolutely need this one.

The bad behavior has already started so I'm gonna wait until things really thin out before
I jump in...I mean with 25kc splits I can wait a while.  Roll Eyes

73 de harry, W6DXO
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 12:18:28 PM »

I worked 9M4SDX back in 2007 so I don't absolutely need this one.

The bad behavior has already started so I'm gonna wait until things really thin out before
I jump in...I mean with 25kc splits I can wait a while.  Roll Eyes

73 de harry, W6DXO

I'm with you Harry,  too crazy right now.  This morning on 20SSB we got to enjoy
music broadcast right on their freq...............
Bob
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N1UK
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 12:21:03 PM »

He was surprisingly loud here on 20m ssb this morning. I was glad to get a 20m qso, so that I didn't have to listen to any rudeness or music.

73 Mark N1UK
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W4VKU
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 12:36:45 PM »

Music,
CW,
cussing and commenting on the Dxped freq.

And then you got the YS1 babblers on 14158 with their splattering
boot on a rag chew. It was one heck listening on 14160.

Krish
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AF3Y
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 04:33:54 PM »

Just checked em on 14160. Why do I always hear people carrying on conversations on the DX freq?  Angry   No callsigns, just jabbering about nothing. Just talking to each other about the DX, etc. etc.  Angry  Always seems to be there on SSB.

This is why I work CW 99%. As rude and aggrevating as CW piles can be, they are nothing like the garbage on SSB.

I may try 9M0L later tonite, if nature calls, or tomorrow, or whenever..... For some strange reason, I am not as fired up about getting this one as I was about VK0TH Huh

GL to all (especially if you have a mic in your hand  Roll Eyes )  Gene AF3Y
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W6DXO
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 05:00:14 PM »

Gene,

I'm with you...things usually are a little less crazy on CW.

73 de harry, W6DXO
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 08:40:52 PM »

Things were NOT less crazy on on CW - in fact they were disgusting and an insult to the hobby.  9M0L was on 18M CW this afternoon and the intentional QRM'ing and childishness was an embarrassemt to the hobby.  I just got back on the air after a 45 year QRT and I can't believe what has happened to the behavior on the bands since my last operations back in the 60's.  Most of the QRM seemed to be peaking on a 45 degree radial from my location - likely placing the source somewhere in Europe.

Doug
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AF3Y
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 04:15:55 AM »

Doug, welcome back.  This has become the norm these days. Not sure why, except the attitudes of the culprits who do the jamming, tuning up, cursing, etc. Seems to get worse every DXpedition.
By the way, 9M0L's band selection has not favored the US east coast, at least not yet. But it is early.
Hopefully the earthquake, tsunami, etc. does not interfer with their trip. BUT........Safety is MUCH more important than radio!   Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 07:05:49 AM »

He's 10 over 9 here but the music is louder than heck.  I just cannot work him under the condition.  What a shame!

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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N6DZR
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 09:37:59 AM »

Worked them on 17m SSB last night. With only 100 watts, it was not until after dark that the propagation gave me a chance. Online log doesn't show me yet... hopefully after the next update.

-Jeff
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 09:47:25 AM »

Worked them on 17m SSB last night. With only 100 watts, it was not until after dark that the propagation gave me a chance. Online log doesn't show me yet... hopefully after the next update.

-Jeff


It helps to be a "6" (in this case).  Grin

Congrats and good luck on the updated log.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 09:55:38 AM »

For an operation that claims to want North America, they're not doing much to further that goal. They're working only Europe with maybe one or two NAs ever half-hour on 15 and 17. There's a two hour window for those bands (at best) to the east coast and it's EU, EU, EU, EU, EU, then no propagation. Hint, there, guys: If you want to work a targeted area, ask for that area and we may just answer!
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