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Author Topic: 3D2C SIGNALS so far..........  (Read 22849 times)
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« Reply #90 on: September 30, 2012, 11:55:58 PM »

I was up early this morning about 5:30am local time and they had a nice sig on 40m. I got em' in the log without much work for another ATNO! I didn't get the chance to try earlier as I had other things going on. It might be nice to get them on a few other bands if I can.
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« Reply #91 on: October 01, 2012, 04:02:40 AM »

Decent sig on 10 meters CW yesterday, but just couldn't get through.....Not really interested in killing myself for it, as I got Conway back in 01, albeit only on 20m SSB, but it would be nice to get another band just for shits and giggles.....How long are they there for?........

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« Reply #92 on: October 01, 2012, 04:23:05 AM »

Saw something that said 6pm local time on Oct. 3rd though I don't recall where I read it. Originally it was supposed to be the 5th, IIRC. They were light on 80 CW pre-dawn but just strong enough to pull them out on my K9AY loop. I'd been up hoping for 160 but they were a no-show yet again. I'm still trying to get Conway on 20 SSB but no luck thus far.
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« Reply #93 on: October 01, 2012, 05:12:44 AM »

Well, I worked 'em on 80m this AM @1155Z (5:55AM local) for a clean sweep 160~10m.  No 60m, but I haven't heard they have been active there (yet?).

I almost didn't get up.  It's been cool here at 9000 ft ASL at nights.  Already a couple of fresh snows on Pikes Peak, just east of the house.  The electric blanket sure is toasty in the mornings.  Not condusive to dragging myself out of bed and heading for the radio room.  Now I'm glad I did.
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« Reply #94 on: October 01, 2012, 06:09:03 AM »

Saw something that said 6pm local time on Oct. 3rd though I don't recall where I read it. Originally it was supposed to be the 5th, IIRC. They were light on 80 CW pre-dawn but just strong enough to pull them out on my K9AY loop. I'd been up hoping for 160 but they were a no-show yet again. I'm still trying to get Conway on 20 SSB but no luck thus far.

Heard you work them on 80 this AM, and then worked them just a little later myself :-). Only had ten minutes of radio time before I had to go to leave for my job!

I think they were supposed to be on 160 last night but actually hearing them, that's a very different story, certainly I didn't hear them. The Saturday AM before last, both 80M and 160M were exceptionally quiet in my area (MD) and great for working the vast Pacific area, I got several new ones. But lately a lot of local thunderstorm noise.
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« Reply #95 on: October 01, 2012, 09:55:56 AM »

This from DXWorld.net:

"UPDATE: 3D2C announced on 20m SSB this morning that they will be on 160m this evening. They will also soon be QRV on 60m. 3D2C will QRT at 06:00z on Wednesday morning. [tnx F5VHN]"

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« Reply #96 on: October 01, 2012, 10:02:12 AM »

They were good and strong this morning on 30m when I got up but I had to get ready for work. If they're on tomorrow morning on 30 I'll try to get them there for a second band. I haven't really been trying too hard with this one as I've simply had too many other things going on.
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« Reply #97 on: October 01, 2012, 12:47:59 PM »

Got them on 17 and 10 CW last night within 10 minutes of each other.  Didn't have to try very hard either time.  Tried on 30 and 40 today but the pileups were really big.  Much larger than they were for Swains, which I got very easy on 80CW and 40 SSB.  Looks like tomorrow morning will be my last chance for a low band QSO.

Did get a new band country out of them-12m.
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« Reply #98 on: October 01, 2012, 03:01:28 PM »

Hi:

For the most part I think that signals have been pretty good. No problems working them on any band. I am just hoping that they will make a push for RTTY over the next day or so.

73 De Mike
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« Reply #99 on: October 01, 2012, 07:00:09 PM »

Yes one RTTY QSO would be nice


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« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2012, 04:05:03 AM »

Was worried I would not get them on 40m after trying the pileups yesterday, but today they were actually calling CQ and I got them.  It has been less than a month that I have Extra privileges, but ironically they were so lonely at 7.015 that they had just QSY'ed up to 7.025 when I worked them (up 1).  Is it true they are done this evening/tomorrow morning? 
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« Reply #101 on: October 02, 2012, 04:10:24 AM »

It's Tuesday, 10/2/12 at 10:45 Z, this is my third day in a row on 80M at sunrise and just before. On 9/30 they were operating, but I couldn't hear them on my vertical. The next two days, no activity.  I have themn on 40, and 17 through 10 multiple modes, so it's been great, but I'd love a good crack here on 80 meters. Maybe there is just too much noise there for them to invest much time in this band?
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« Reply #102 on: October 02, 2012, 05:54:04 AM »

It's Tuesday, 10/2/12 at 10:45 Z, this is my third day in a row on 80M at sunrise and just before. On 9/30 they were operating, but I couldn't hear them on my vertical. The next two days, no activity.  I have themn on 40, and 17 through 10 multiple modes, so it's been great, but I'd love a good crack here on 80 meters. Maybe there is just too much noise there for them to invest much time in this band?

I worked them yesterday morning on 80M (got lucky as I only had about 10 minutes before I had to leave for work at 1105Z). I listened for them very very briefly on 80M this AM circa 1100Z and heard nothing at all. I also looked for them on 30M and didn't find them either. I would think 30M would be a chip shot at that time.

I think some of our mornings in the past week, they started very very late on 80M, too late for the US east coast (or at least for me and the time I leave for work!!!)
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« Reply #103 on: October 02, 2012, 06:57:58 AM »

I worked them yesterday morning on 80M (got lucky as I only had about 10 minutes before I had to leave for work at 1105Z). I listened for them very very briefly on 80M this AM circa 1100Z and heard nothing at all. I also looked for them on 30M and didn't find them either. I would think 30M would be a chip shot at that time.

I think some of our mornings in the past week, they started very very late on 80M, too late for the US east coast

I'm generally a late-night person and I don't do mornings well in the slightest, yet I made the effort to be awake every morning of this operation hoping for 80m and 160. I, too, managed to get them on 80 CW yesterday at dawn and on 80 SSB two days before that, but 160's been a complete bust. When they deigned to show up on Topband, the east coast was well into full daylight. This was also the case for most days on 80 as well. I just got lucky twice. Emailing their pilot stations didn't help, unfortunately. One can only conclude that they either didn't really care about what NA got on the lowbands or they weren't prepared to alter their plans or make the effort. It's difficult to understand, too, because our sunrise is in the middle of their overnight...why not have one station going dusk to dawn on 160, provided they have the equipment and antennas? Makes little sense to me, but what do I know....

Truly a pity. I was prepared to make a sizable donation had I gotten them on 160 (as I now do for all DXpeditions who give me a new one on Topband). My contribution will be significantly smaller as a result, although it will be more than the minimum.
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« Reply #104 on: October 02, 2012, 06:58:10 AM »

Hi:

For the most part I think that signals have been pretty good. No problems working them on any band. I am just hoping that they will make a push for RTTY over the next day or so.

73 De Mike
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I have to disagree.  Compared to many other expeditions from that part of the world I would say their signals have been on the weak side. At times they have been barely above the noise level.  I'm not talking about 160, 80, or 40 meters, either.  I'm speaking of 10 through 20 including WARC bands.

73,

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