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Author Topic: Best time for China?  (Read 4758 times)
K3STX
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 03:32:15 PM »

I think you have to wait till about 8 or 9pm tonight. it is way too early now.

paul
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NU1O
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2012, 04:10:56 PM »

Yes, that time was much too early.  There were many spots last night but the bands had closed for me.  Conditions are not great and there is the CA QSO Party they must compete with.  Perhaps they should move their contest next year so there is not so much competition.

73,

Chris/NU1O

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M0TTB
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2012, 05:49:15 AM »

The BY contest was a bit of a blow out here... the bands dominated by the Oceania contest, and others! Only qso was with BD6IQD on 10m.
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Andy
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W1VT
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2012, 05:53:22 AM »

Same here--only worked BA7IO on 20CW at 1242Z--never heard a peep out of the BG2s I need for Diamond DXCC.  There are a few serious BG2s with good signals, but they are normally hunting DX...
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 08:37:40 AM »

Yes, it was a dud here as well.  I only heard and worked one station.  BA7IO.  I worked BH4RQU but that was a 1/2 hour before the test.  I'm also looking for the BY2 stations.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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K4JK
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2012, 06:13:53 AM »

Hear a handful of stations Fri. night, but my 100w couldn't bust through the aurora. Didn't hear much of anything from BY after that.
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VA2FSQ
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 08:44:02 PM »

Just resurrecting this old thread since I was the OP.
I finally got China!  In the contest today, around 14:00 there were a few stations just booming into montreal on 20m. Over 59.
There was hardly any one working them.  The problem was, that they could hardly hear me as well as anyone else who called.  It took about 20 tries before he got my call sign correct (I think) and the other stations couldn't hear almost anyone, for the whole time I listened which was about 20 minutes.
They sure cold use a noise canceller!
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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 04:02:42 AM »

Congratulations!  Now you know what times of the year the band is open that way.  Wink

Zack W1VT
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 05:32:51 AM »

I heard 2 stations from China on 15 but was unable to work them...prop did not seem that good for me, anyway
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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2013, 06:05:00 AM »

My I suggest a free ware programme W6ELProp, google is your friend. Load in your Lat and Lon as default and the SFI for the day and K index and away you go. At times I use it before or during a contest as an aid to see if propagation is possible to a DX cty.

73,

Eric VK4NEF
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K2DC
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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2013, 06:33:22 AM »

FYI - Just worked BD7IS, 15M RTTY 1330Z (9:30 EST) and he was 57, 100% print.  From the East Coast US he was dead over the pole.

GL & 73,

Don, K2DC

(P.S. 21.090 if you get this quick enough and have RTTY available)
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NK7Z
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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2013, 06:55:49 AM »

My I suggest a free ware programme W6ELProp, google is your friend. Load in your Lat and Lon as default and the SFI for the day and K index and away you go. At times I use it before or during a contest as an aid to see if propagation is possible to a DX cty.

73,

Eric VK4NEF

You might also try HamCap, and Faros...  I have reviews of both at:
http://nk7z.net/category/info/reviews/software-reviews/

Both are good programs, and both will tell you the current state of things...
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Dave
For reviews and setups see: http://www.nk7z.net
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