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K0RS
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« on: November 10, 2012, 04:15:41 PM »

Spots of PT0S on 160m showing up.

Wouldn't you know it?  Last night I had a nice quiet band.  Today a snowstorm blew thru and now band noise is S9 +20.  Rats.

1825.5, up 4 or 5 if you can hear him.
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K3VAT
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 05:33:43 PM »

Spots of PT0S on 160m showing up.

Wouldn't you know it?  Last night I had a nice quiet band.  Today a snowstorm blew thru and now band noise is S9 +20.  Rats.   1825.5, up 4 or 5 if you can hear him.

PT0S has a low band priority (of course during daylight hours they'll be on other bands).  They are on 1825 and working lots of EU, SA, and NA.  Signals not particularly strong at my QTH (VA).  Yes, have higher than normal noise here as well.

Luckily, I have them on 160, but not on the WARC bands which will be my priority.

GL, 73, Rich, K3VAT
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N2NL
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 12:21:45 AM »

Booming loud on 80m LP into the W PAC but only worked NA during this time - knocking the big guns out of the way.  He had KH2L? at one point but I got steam rolled by a W2.  Looks like LP on 80/40/30 will be very workable in a few days from here.  No mutual darkness on the LP for 160 so I will have to fight to be heard through both EU and JA which are significantly closer on the same azimuth (9,500 mile path from KH2).

73, Dave

 
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 05:37:25 AM »

Loud, as expected, in Florida on 17 phone, but the usual clusterfoxtrot of callers, both on and off the DX freq. DX was on 18140 and splatter on the DX  from 18145+ was loud. Dont know what kind of power the callers were running, but ............. Roll Eyes

Think I will wait untill at least tomorrow, when they get their RX antenna up and both stations running.

 73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 05:46:39 AM »

Loud, as expected, in Florida on 17 phone, but the usual clusterfoxtrot of callers, both on and off the DX freq. DX was on 18140 and splatter on the DX  from 18145+ was loud. Dont know what kind of power the callers were running, but ............. Roll Eyes

Think I will wait untill at least tomorrow, when they get their RX antenna up and both stations running.

 73, Gene AF3Y

Very nice path to G'land... got them very early on 17m ssb, a minute later the icom fishfinder lit up with a mega pile-up. Sunday afternoon in EU is about as bad as it gets for pile-ups. Lively one on 20m earlier for the monk, shambolic 'by list' which was simply him picking tailenders.

Good luck all.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 06:43:20 AM »

Hello all, needed PT0S on cw, figured it wud be a mess, so i put up a dipole for 40 mtrs just in case, well one call at 0902z on 7.025 and there in the log, not bad fer 5 watts, it was # 328 toward cw Honor Roll qrp, anyway try the middle of the night, no pile ups, 73 Dan WG5G.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 07:34:41 AM »

Hello all, needed PT0S on cw, figured it wud be a mess, so i put up a dipole for 40 mtrs just in case, well one call at 0902z on 7.025 and there in the log, not bad fer 5 watts, it was # 328 toward cw Honor Roll qrp, anyway try the middle of the night, no pile ups, 73 Dan WG5G.

Oh, you're a dog Dan, a real dog!   Grin Grin

Now I need zero sunspots (at least until the CQWW - then we can go back to...well.... back to the crummy numbers we have now), to get rid of all the competition. I have propagation to this area all the time whether there are sunspots or not.

Congrats on the new one - I'm glad the dipole worked.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 07:48:18 AM »

I heard them last night on 160m, with good signals.  The pileup was formidable.  I don't have my 160m antenna up, so I just listened.  I went to bed determined to get up before their sunrise to look for them on 80m.  I woke up a little later than planned; however I got 'em on 80m about 45 minutes after their sunrise.  Despite heavy static crashes here, they were very readable. 

Once I'm certain my QSO is in their log, I plan to take down the 80/40 m antenna and replace it with my 160m vertical. 

73,
Chuck  NI0C
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K5JZ
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 09:01:01 AM »

Spots of PT0S on 160m showing up.

Wouldn't you know it?  Last night I had a nice quiet band.  Today a snowstorm blew thru and now band noise is S9 +20.  Rats.

1825.5, up 4 or 5 if you can hear him.

I started hearing them from the South East (4SQ) about 20 minutes before sunset. They peaked here at sunset at about s1 Q5. I did not make it through at that time but VE1ZZ and a couple of 1's made it through... mostly Europe. He then enjoyed several peaks here before his sunrise. I was there all night. I had to work him four times to get a solid QSO. They do not have their receive antenna up due to rough seas and they are saying that the noise on 160 was S9 plus 10DB. ALL of us that made it in the log on 160 last night had to rise above that noise floor. It will get better. He had me as W5JZ twice and one time QSB pulled him into the noise before I could confirm my report. At 0635z he worked me 579 599 and he was solid and booming from that point until about 10 minutes past his sunrise (0742z)... then it was all over. GL to all! Now for 30 meters and I can sit back and enjoy listening to others conquer a new one!

73,
George K5JZ
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 09:02:27 AM »

Hello all, needed PT0S on cw, figured it wud be a mess, so i put up a dipole for 40 mtrs just in case, well one call at 0902z on 7.025 and there in the log, not bad fer 5 watts, it was # 328 toward cw Honor Roll qrp, anyway try the middle of the night, no pile ups, 73 Dan WG5G.

Congratulations... that is indeed impressive!

73,
George K5JZ
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K0RS
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 09:21:15 AM »

They do not have their receive antenna up due to rough seas and they are saying that the noise on 160 was S9 plus 10DB. ALL of us that made it in the log on 160 last night had to rise above that noise floor. It will get better.

That would explain the difficulty in picking out callsigns.  He actually got up to S4~5 here on my HyTower cum inverted L, but later in the evening the static crashes were still in excess of S9 which made it difficult to tell who he was responding to.  Hopefully this storm will have tracked further to the east by tonight so the band will be quieter.  Beautiful, clear starry night last night, but still lots of residual noise.  Hopefully they will have have the 160m RX antenna in place and that will speed things up a bit.  Agree that the pileup was large on 160M.  I missed the 80M activity, where I also need SP&P.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 09:24:01 AM »

I heard them on 160m last night, minor miracle considering my antenna.

Heard 'em on 17m cw earlier this morning, but went to 12m ssb before I got through.

Just worked them on 12m ssb for a ATNO. Anything else is gravy.

Good luck to all.



 
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2012, 10:47:28 AM »

Tnx larry, will let everyone know I did consult with Larry on what wud be the most effective ant fer 40 mtrs, tnx agn fer ur help Larry and gl to all that need this one, 73 Dan WG5G.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2012, 02:34:37 PM »

What a zoo. At least 3 or 4 stations QRMing him, including the cops.

- WX2S.
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2012, 02:36:50 PM »

They do not have their receive antenna up due to rough seas and they are saying that the noise on 160 was S9 plus 10DB. ALL of us that made it in the log on 160 last night had to rise above that noise floor. It will get better.

That would explain the difficulty in picking out callsigns.  He actually got up to S4~5 here on my HyTower cum inverted L, but later in the evening the static crashes were still in excess of S9 which made it difficult to tell who he was responding to.  Hopefully this storm will have tracked further to the east by tonight so the band will be quieter.  Beautiful, clear starry night last night, but still lots of residual noise.  Hopefully they will have have the 160m RX antenna in place and that will speed things up a bit.  Agree that the pileup was large on 160M.  I missed the 80M activity, where I also need SP&P.

GL on 80 tonight! They are on 160, 17, and 6 (2235z) as I write this.
73,
George K5JZ
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