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Author Topic: Anybody East Coast hearing VK9XM?  (Read 6663 times)
K4ZZR
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« on: October 07, 2012, 08:21:08 AM »

I must be in a black hole here in south Florida.  Haven't even heard a peep from VK9XM.  Nada.   EU seems to be working him with no trouble.


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AB3CX
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 08:25:56 AM »

I was looking for a thread on this one.  For me somehow VK9X would be an ATNO, and it has evaded me for several years, despite getting much tougher ones. I'm going to start listening for this one at all the right times on the right bands. I was away from home the past few days, so the hunt starts now.
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W5RDW
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 08:27:15 AM »

Same black hole here in Texas. I am listening to 10, 12 and 15, but not a peep. Really would like to get this one, as that part of the world is one of the hardest to work form Texas! Sure hope they try CW!

W5RDW
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Roger White W5RDW
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K4ZZR
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 08:48:09 AM »

This would be 331 for me so I'm kind of anxious to work him.   Cheesy   It's wierd because I couldn't hear Christmas back in November of last year and I couldn't hear them last month either.   Walked outside a couple times to make sure my antenna was still there!   We still have several days left so maybe prop will change and we'll all get lucky.

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W5RDW
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 08:54:13 AM »

If I depend on 15M today, it will be hard weeding them out amongst the CA QSO Party!

I have worked all around Christmas Island over the years, but was never active when that island was on the air. Maybe this time, but if the last few days are any indication, I may have to wait longer!

Does anyone know if they are working CW?
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Roger White W5RDW
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 08:57:16 AM »

NH here in North Carolina with an Optibeam at 87 feet. I need this for a ATNO. Maybe a dx ped will go there and run some antennas and power soon...hint hint



Mark N1UK
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 10:47:37 AM »

KX9X got him on 15M SSB yesterday morning--a simplex pileup packed with Europeans!

This is my greatest weakness as a DXer--working simplex sideband pileups with strong competition...  

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K4ZZR
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 11:23:58 AM »

I hope KX9X really got him. If so, good for him.  I'd be afraid of who I actually worked in that simplex pileup.   Wonder if VK9XM is going to upload to Clublog?
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 12:29:08 PM »

Been listenin everywhere they have been spotted.

NADA-ZIPPO-NOTHING-Crickets Chirping in Western Pennsylvania
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W5RDW
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 01:05:10 PM »

Looking at the spots on DX Summit for VK9XM, activity has been from 05:37 to 16:30 UTC (Christmas Island local time of 12:37 PM to 11:30 PM).

Does anyone know how many operators are there? It’s a little after 3 AM local there now (they are +7 UTC), so I would imagine activity will not start up for a number of more hours, if it is only a single person operation.
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Roger White W5RDW
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 02:09:43 PM »

I also worked him on saturday morning as he was starting up on 15 simplex.  On a quiet band, with very few other signals around, he showed up on the frequency I was parked on (I had actually just worked an Indonesian station there in the oceania contest, and then he moved off).  He was Q5 and about S nothing, and it took almost a full minute for him to to get my callsign straight, but he stuck with it, bless his heart.
After that, the european hordes decended and he went split.  5 minutes later I could hardly tell he was there.
I went right out and bought a lottery ticket.

Tom
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EI2GLB
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 02:19:07 PM »

Google is your friend

http://dx-world.net/2012/vk9xm-christmas-island/

I havn't been listening for this one, I don't need it for an ATNO so I will leave it to those who do

Trevor
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AF3Y
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 02:55:26 PM »

Checking the last 1000 spots for VK9XM, its pretty obvious he does not work CW, at least not in the last while.  (Just about the same amount of "workable" CW as presently on TT8TT).

I need VK9XM for an ATNO, but wont pull the mic out to work him. Because SOMEDAY, someone with a great station and a love for CW is going to Christmas, they will stick a vertical in the ground at the ocean's edge, and I (and others.......) will finally work Christmas (I hope Roll Eyes)  I have been trying for 5 or 6 years now with good antennas and now with only a wire vertical. But.......... someday......... Huh

73 de Gene AF3Y
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KH6DC
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 02:58:41 PM »

Not bad from Hawaii but everytime I start to drop my call those JA big guns take over  Angry
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73 and Aloha,
de Delwyn, KH6DC
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 06:18:25 PM »

Where are they,  it is 01:15 GMT and we are about to loose prop  for another 24 hours and they are not spotted anywhere. Forget about working them when the band is open to Europe.


Mark N1UK
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