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Author Topic: 3D2C SIGNALS so far..........  (Read 20940 times)
K0YHV
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« Reply #150 on: October 03, 2012, 08:01:54 PM »

Conway Reef was country #275 on my homebrew G5RV type dipole I built in 1998, all done with 100 watts. In those 275 entities I have worked some pretty good ones: FR/T, ZL9, 3Y0X, VK9W, 3B7, 3B9, 5A on 80m, Spratley on 40m.  However, I have also missed quite a few dxpeditions: YK9A, FT5XO, several to 6O, ZD9, and 3C0E.  When slugging it out with a dipole and 100 watts in the pileups, I often know that my chances of getting the DX are slim to none. If I turn off my radio or spin the VFO dial, I know my chances of getting the DX are none to none.  I like the former odds better.

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« Reply #151 on: October 03, 2012, 08:39:33 PM »

I must have really lucked out then. I just happened to turn on the mobile rig 2 nights ago and heard them calling CQ on 17, got them on my first call.

I have to admit I had no idea who or where they were, I dont keep up with it.

Dumb luck I guess.

Used an FT-100 to an ATAS-100
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« Reply #152 on: October 04, 2012, 06:23:03 AM »

I wish they would do a final log update so I can confirm I'm in the log.  Angry

I was sitting around waiting for this one and trying to let the absolutely brutal European pile-up die down, but then I read on Tuesday they were going QRT soon so I forced myself to do it. I unplugged my keyer, launched N1MM and cranked the CW up to 30 WPM. Amazingly, I worked them on 17m and 15m CW within about 15 minutes. I've been trying to improve my manual CW sending skills but 20 WPM does not cut through a pile-up like 30 WPM.

73,
Gary, ES1WST
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« Reply #153 on: October 04, 2012, 07:32:43 AM »

I wish they would do a final log update so I can confirm I'm in the log.  Angry


73,
Gary, ES1WST

Same here, I worked them on 40m CW on 02/10.  This was a good crew with good signals most of the time, at least to my QTH. A job well done! BUT..... for some reason, we have been pretty much in the dark as far as any news updates, etc. I think someone mentioned that a couple days ago. I guess they put the emphasis where it should be, making QSOs instead of telling us about mosquitos, sand sharks, etc. hi  hi  Wink.
73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #154 on: October 04, 2012, 07:55:19 AM »

Of course with these guys in a boat somewhere in the Pacific, the main thing is for them to get home safely... I'm sure the log will be updated in due course.

It was an excellent DXpedition in my opinion (since I managed to work them for an ATNO  Grin). I never heard them much on the low bands but that is due to my poor station. They had great sigs here in NE Europe on 15m and 17m on Tuesday for sure.
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K0AP
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« Reply #155 on: October 04, 2012, 02:02:54 PM »

3D2C Qso statistic:

  Band    SSB     CW    RTTY    SSTV   PSK31    band
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  160m       0     812         0       0       0           812
   80m     729    1785        0       0       0          2514
   40m    1361    4937       0       0       0         6298
   30m       0      3287       0       0       0          3287
   20m    5208    5064     122       0       0       10394
   17m    7437    4344     322       0       0       12103
   15m    4497    8433     145      10     192      13277
   12m    6269    4512      63       0       0        10844
   10m    4431    6055     402       0       0       10888
    6m     676     600          0       0       0        1276
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  mode   30608   39829    1054      10     192   71693
 
Continent distribution:
AF - 0,33%
AS - 25,21%
EU - 37,25%
NA - 33,33%
OC - 2,73%
SA - 1,15%

Not many RTTY Qso's. I am glad I have my digi Qso from the previous dxpedition with 3D20CR in 2009. All in all, not too bad  although we lately kind of got used to see dxpedition Qso counts with 3 digits, hi! For me Conway Reef is off the needed list from 80-10m in CW/SSB/RTTY.

73 Dragan K0AP
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K9AIM
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« Reply #156 on: October 04, 2012, 04:34:40 PM »

I wish they would do a final log update so I can confirm I'm in the log.  Angry
Same here, I worked them on 40m CW on 02/10. 

AF3Y -- 5 QSO's 5 bands all CW
WS4T -- not finding you  Huh

http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/log.html  

I saw earlier today it worked as I had been dying to confirm my 40m CW QSO. 
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« Reply #157 on: October 04, 2012, 10:11:18 PM »

Yay! They corrected my QSO to 20 meters. They must read here. I didn't contact them yet.

Color me ATNO.
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73 de N4CR, Phil

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KA1J
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« Reply #158 on: October 05, 2012, 05:00:18 AM »

I can't seem to get their log page to work. I get this message

Unable to load the webpage because the server sent no data.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data.

Club Log doesn't have the data (didn't last night anyway) I sent off for the OQRS so hopefully they have me in their logs.

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K0AP
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« Reply #159 on: October 05, 2012, 08:10:06 AM »

I can't seem to get their log page to work. I get this message

Unable to load the webpage because the server sent no data.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data.

Club Log doesn't have the data (didn't last night anyway) I sent off for the OQRS so hopefully they have me in their logs.


According to the 3D2C log you have two Qso's on 40 and 12m CW.

73 Dragan K0AP
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K7KB
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« Reply #160 on: October 05, 2012, 08:49:51 AM »

For those who are interested, there are some photo's of the DX'pedition here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/117668077218135394042/3D2C

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« Reply #161 on: October 05, 2012, 09:12:57 AM »

Yagis...on a beach?!
::headdesk:: ::headdesk:: ::headdesk::
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« Reply #162 on: October 05, 2012, 09:38:02 AM »

Whatever they used on 160M worked great - got my 32nd counter for Top Band. NH8S was before that - so off to a great Top Band DX season this year . . .
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K7KB
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« Reply #163 on: October 05, 2012, 11:42:23 AM »

Yagis...on a beach?!
::headdesk:: ::headdesk:: ::headdesk::

At first I thought to myself, "So, what's the problem?". Then I thought: "So lets do a Google of 'Yagis not a good beach antenna'" When this blog popped up from W8TN, a member of the NH8S Swains Island DX'pedition:

"Have you ever wondered why current DX'peditions that are set up on a beach do not use yagi antennas?  A 2-L vertical next to salt-water, produces a stronger signal up to an elevation angle of about 3° than a 4-L yagi at 100-feet on 20-M!  There is no way for a DX'pedition to put up a 4-L yagi at 100-feet so the dipole is clearly superior.  If you lower that yagi to 70-feet the elevation angle moves up another 4° so the SVDA is KING.  You can look HERE on the Force 12 web site for a full description of what this type of antenna can do.  However, the key to the SVDA working this well is the salt-water so it won't benefit you to put one up here in WV!"

Although I don't see too much disparity in the total number of QSO's. Swains had 105404 in 10 days while Conway had 71693 in 6 days. But it would be interesting to see a breakdown of geographic QSO's to see if there was a major disparity in areas worked between the two.

I'm sure the choice in what antennas they use is not only by their own choosing, but also what kind of corporate, club, and other organization donations they receive. But as it is, they still provided a lot of ATNO's including mine so I'm happy Smiley

John K7KB

By the way, the link for the Force 12 SVDA is:

http://www.texasantennas.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=240&Itemid=249
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« Reply #164 on: October 05, 2012, 11:54:48 AM »

I'm thankful that they took the trouble to go and give me an ATNO. If anyone can do better then they should "just do it." I'm in the 47%, at least as far as DXing is concerned, and I appreciate the efforts of everyone who puts one on the air.
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