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Author Topic: Guam KH2L  (Read 2332 times)
N4NYY
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« on: September 24, 2012, 04:52:56 PM »

New one! I only needed a few calls. I almost missed him as he came back to me while I was still keying. One of those quick ops. So I shut up to have him take the QSO, and low and behold, he was asking for me and I did not even know it! So he asked a 2nd time and I bagged him!

Bagged him on 10M. And new zone, too!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 04:57:46 PM »

Congrats Vince!!  The added bonus is he uses LOTW also.
Randy
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 06:56:31 PM »

I worked him on 12 meters on Sunday (9/23) using my new inverted Vee and just 100 watts.  He had a big pileup but I worked him on my 3rd call. I already had the new band confirmed via LoTW Monday morning.  That was my third band but first SSB contact.

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Chris/NU1O
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 04:10:18 AM »

KH2L is a great snag!....Worked him last fall for my first Guam qso since 1989....and your qsl card, Vin, will come back quickly too.....Don't recall how long it took, but I recall the wait was not long at all.....Well done!.....

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 05:50:57 AM »

KH2L is a great snag!....Worked him last fall for my first Guam qso since 1989....and your qsl card, Vin, will come back quickly too.....Don't recall how long it took, but I recall the wait was not long at all.....Well done!.....

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Do they live there or is this like a visit/vacation? Regardless, he is LoTW.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 06:10:11 AM »

I got him on 10m CW almost exactly one year ago. LOTW didn't take long either. Nice catch.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 07:40:14 AM »

No trouble bagging Guam Smiley. Usually very active and quite loud on E. coast.

I worked KH2L, KH2/JS6RRR, KH2/K2NL, KH2JU & AI5P/KH2.  6 BANDS, mostly CW, but 2 SSB. Cool

73,  Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 08:05:47 AM »

No trouble bagging Guam Smiley. Usually very active and quite loud on E. coast.

I worked KH2L, KH2/JS6RRR, KH2/K2NL, KH2JU & AI5P/KH2.  6 BANDS, mostly CW, but 2 SSB. Cool

I need him on 80m. He's spotted there quite regularly but I've never heard him strong enough to get through. One of the last 5 zones for my 5B-WAZ.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 08:57:47 AM »

I need him on 80m. He's spotted there quite regularly but I've never heard him strong enough to get through. One of the last 5 zones for my 5B-WAZ.

NH2T has been on 80M and other bands in most of the major CW contests in the past year, I work him a lot. Just looking at my logs KH2L is less contest oriented (which is why I have him on the WARC bands!)

Of course I also remember you griping about having to get up so early too :-). 80M in the predawn is pure magic. Even in the biggest contests there is rarely any competition to work the Pacific in the AM.

Tim.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 09:36:25 AM »



Do they live there or is this like a visit/vacation? Regardless, he is LoTW.

Ed KH2L lives in Guam full time and has a "big" station.
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 11:08:50 AM »

I sent my QSL request to KH2L on 9/25/2011 and received my card 10/6/2011.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 02:29:26 PM »

Ed KH2L is a very good friend of mine and we exchange emails daily with band reports and have lunch often.  He is semi-retired and spends a lot of time on the bands handing out Guam on all three modes.  He is a DXer who really enjoys giving folks a new one.  He is a very responsible QSLer and manages the KH2 buro.  He has a very good station in a good location - a Steppir yagi with 40m add-on kit and an 80m vertical he base loads on 160m.

On the other hand, I've been quite busy (not to say that Ed isn't) - father of 3 school age kids and an active duty member of the US Coast Guard.  I also chase DX heavily, but really don't have the time (unfortunately) to run pileups during the work week.  I focus on serious contest efforts hiding behind the NH2T call sign.  My real interest is CW on the low bands.  I am fortunate to have unlimited space for receive antennas (I live adjacent to the jungle) and have several 900-1000ft Beverages.  For 80/160m I have a top loaded vertical with 90 radials - you can see more at my blog http://www.n2nl.net/.  You'll probably find me spending a lot of time on 80/160m this winter to help with demand there since I tend to hear a little better than KH2L on these bands.  I also use LOTW and my QSL manager W2YC turns cards around in a day or two at most.  I am scheduled to transfer in 2013 but have requested a one-year extension to stay until the summer of 2014.

KG6DX is another local ham who has been here for decades.  Joel has big long boom yagis for 6 and 10m.  He usually plays around on 6M and either 10 or 15m single band during contests.  Danny KH2JU is a SSB op who gets on the air from time to time - he seems to like 20m when the band is open stateside.  He rents his station to Guam ham visitors.  WH2X is a SSB contest who lives down the street from me.

There are other hams who live on Guam but none are very active on HF.  Guam is a major tourist destination for the Japanese and many JA hams get on the air from Guam, either with JAXXXX/KH2 or with their US call/KH2.

73, Dave KH2/N2NL

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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 02:34:05 PM »


I need him on 80m. He's spotted there quite regularly but I've never heard him strong enough to get through. One of the last 5 zones for my 5B-WAZ.

Peter - please drop me a note to my email address listed on QRZ.COM.  80m should not be any problem at all at your SR.  I get out very well and have good ears on this band.

73, Dave KH2/N2NL
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 02:44:45 PM »



... 80m should not be any problem at all at your SR.  I get out very well and have good ears on this band.
73, Dave KH2/N2NL

Hey Dave, 30M is the only band that I need KH2 on - what's your setup there for that band?  After you work Steve on 80M may be we can try 30M?  73, Rich, K3VAT
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 03:33:04 PM »

Bam! LoTW confirmation in less than 24 hours! Great op !
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