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Author Topic: VU7M - Lakshadweep  (Read 12731 times)
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« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2012, 01:53:06 PM »

Wow. Talk about fun. As of 2045 they're running SSB on 17m--SIMPLEX! Dunno how I got through the EU wall of non-stop callers (especially OZ4AAL who Just. Wouldn't. Stop. Giving. His. Call.), but somehow I did. Real signal was maybe a 1x1 but somehow I managed to get one in the log.
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« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2012, 03:16:42 PM »

No real chance here on 18125 as lightning crashes have the bands messed up down here. S3 minimum noise with about S7 average noise. A bummer.
Lightning crashes heard all the way up through 10 meters.
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« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2012, 04:50:44 PM »

No real chance here on 18125 as lightning crashes have the bands messed up down here. S3 minimum noise with about S7 average noise. A bummer.
Lightning crashes heard all the way up through 10 meters.

"Aint Summer grand?!"  Same condx here in (sometimes) sunny Fla.  73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2012, 11:24:05 PM »

The operating technique left much to be desired. I am no expert but i felt the phone ops lacked on-air experience and it showed. Provided a lot of fun to folks, especially jammers and cluster monkeys. Don't know abt the ops themselves whether they had fun operating simplex...split...simplex...split again!

73,
Deepak VU2CDP
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« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2012, 10:06:34 AM »

I'm not sure if I got in the log or not.. I heard them coming back to a kb2 but there was a lot of QRM. Oh well, guess I'll have to wait for the next time around.
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« Reply #80 on: August 22, 2012, 11:01:05 AM »

The operating technique left much to be desired. I am no expert but i felt the phone ops lacked on-air experience and it showed. Provided a lot of fun to folks, especially jammers and cluster monkeys. Don't know abt the ops themselves whether they had fun operating simplex...split...simplex...split again!

73,
Deepak VU2CDP

Hey, simplex is just another form of split with a frequency offset of zero  Grin

VU7M was a total bust for me  Cry

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #81 on: August 22, 2012, 11:34:28 AM »

I was almost in the SSB log at 1950Z--they mixed up w1kma and w1vt to get w1kt--but kma had the stronger signal  Angry
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« Reply #82 on: August 24, 2012, 04:20:34 AM »

Many thanks for the fun
wonderful old style operation
i like
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« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2012, 11:26:21 AM »

The operating technique left much to be desired. I am no expert but i felt the phone ops lacked on-air experience and it showed. Provided a lot of fun to folks, especially jammers and cluster monkeys. Don't know abt the ops themselves whether they had fun operating simplex...split...simplex...split again!

73,
Deepak VU2CDP

Hey, simplex is just another form of split with a frequency offset of zero  Grin

VU7M was a total bust for me  Cry

73,
Jonathan W6GX

Me too, can't hear them at all since there light and below the noise level.

73 Delwyn KH6DC
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« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2012, 01:44:13 PM »

Had a lot of fun chasing VU7M.  Thanks!
Randy AJ4RW
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« Reply #85 on: August 25, 2012, 04:51:22 PM »

My thanks to team members, VU2UR - Arasu, VU2LX - Laxmanan, VU2GGM - Govind Girmaji, VU2LU- Ramesh Kumar, VU3VRL Rameshand VU2JHM - Lion Ajoy, for making the trip and paying for the expenses out of their own pockets.

I only worked them on 20 meter CW but it was a new one for me and I held little hope of working them at the start.

I will make a contribution with my QSL and I look forward to receiving their QSL.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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« Reply #86 on: August 28, 2012, 06:51:45 PM »

A bit late chiming in, but...I'm pleasantly surprised I was able to work VU7M on 40m CW for an ATNO. They weren't strong by any means - maybe a 229 at best - but I managed to get in during a lull in the pileup. I had just worked VU2PHD on 40 CW a few minutes earlier so I knew I had a path but wasn't sure how much time. VU7M faded into the noise about 10 minutes later.

The earlier comments about the VU4 expedition being stronger were interesting, considering I never heard them on any band the whole time they were there!
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« Reply #87 on: August 28, 2012, 08:15:10 PM »

The simplex operation on 17m cw followed by the full gallon keyers calling continuously over their incredibly weak
signal did not help me in logging them. I was lucky with the VU4PB, since their signals were
extremely good. I infact worked them in the last 3 hours after i came back home after being a part of the team. Had it
not been for that 1 contact, i would be out of pocket on VU4 as well. I was not as lucky with VU7LD in the past, since
the sunspots were weak and my antenna then (only a G5RV at 65ft) did not help after i returned.

Hopefully, will be able to work the next VU7.

73s
krish
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« Reply #88 on: August 29, 2012, 03:48:13 AM »

Krish, it was great meeting you at DXCC-East!

I only briefly heard a faint signal from VU7M.  No chance to work them. I will look forward to future VU7 operations.

Paul N6PSE
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« Reply #89 on: August 29, 2012, 08:47:07 AM »

Hi Paul,
 It was nice meeting you and many of our fellow hams at Dxcc-East.
 Looking forward to the next one and kudos to Dave/K3LP and
 the team for pulling this one off.

73s
krish
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