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W1VT
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« Reply #210 on: November 16, 2012, 07:09:28 AM »

F I N A L L Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

40 CW

Now to see IF it makes the on-line log !

Congratulations--they didn't seem too busy this early in the morning.  Wink
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« Reply #211 on: November 16, 2012, 07:44:54 AM »

And I just got them on 10.  Grin

Also heard Chris NU1O afterwards...


Ryan, I'm glad you bagged him on 10 and 15.  Good show!  

When I put the rig on at about 9:30 AM and saw PT0S was on 10 meters with a good signal I was determined to work him.  The problem was I had no idea where he was listening and the stations I'm picking up with the beam pointed to 125 degrees are very weak.  European signals are greatly attenuated as they are off the side of the beam.  I started calling on 28.505 but no luck, and up 10 is just too simple. Eventually I heard a weak OK station finish the contact with PT0S on 28.530! I threw in my call and he came back to me next. So, it turned out to be easy but only because I heard a station he had just worked and he stuck around to work another station.

This morning I got up around 3 AM and they were on 40 meters with a strong signal calling for Asia/Pac only. After listening for about 1/2 an hour I heard him go back to a K station so I must have missed his general call for stations.  Two calls later and I am (hopefully) in the log. I was dozing off in my comfortable chair which I have been known to do so getting your call sent to you at 35 wpm while your half asleep is a bit of a challenge. That time the split was just up 2 kHz.  

If anybody needs still PT0S I think 40 meters in the middle of the night maybe your best chance. I only have an inverted V on 40 with the apex at 55 feet although I was running close to legal limit power. I worked them at 0844 UTC so many of the Europeans were gone and the competition from the US is about as light as you are going to find it.  Give it a try.

That's 3 bands now (2 modes) so I'm very happy.

I will supplement my original donation made months ago, but not because I worked them on more bands. The living conditions they are enduring are very unpleasant and tolerated so we may put SPSP in our logbooks.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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K7KB
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« Reply #212 on: November 16, 2012, 08:15:49 AM »

ARGH!!! My 80M CW QSO on the 15th is not in the log.  Cry And I know I heard it repeated back perfectly. Seems like they might be dropping a lot of Q's for some reason or one of the computer logs didn't get uploaded before the last update at 0928. But this taught me I need to start recording my QSO's just in case this happens again. At least I would have some recorded proof.

John K7KB
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« Reply #213 on: November 16, 2012, 09:09:48 AM »

15 was relatively easy. The split wasn't that huge but it took some listening.

I didn't use the SDR or waterfall, but I simply tuned around quickly looking around for 5NN TU and I managed to zero in on a spot. He said 3 up but was listening 3 up and more. Took me 10-15 minutes or so.

10m was a bit of a challenge, but based on cluster spots I see that he was working a few positions. 28.520 and 28.530 seemed most popular so I parked on 28.520 and started calling. Bagged him after a few calls.

Probably won't do 160 tonight as I have the DX club meeting, but maybe when I get home I'll try.
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« Reply #214 on: November 16, 2012, 09:47:34 AM »

Probably won't do 160 tonight as I have the DX club meeting, but maybe when I get home I'll try.

You may have better luck at that hour than me. Down my way they get progressively weaker the later the evening goes. 0100z is about the dividing point for them at my QTH. Before that my K9AY picks them up easily. Afterward they're considerably weaker and often fade right out. Do you have a Beverage that favours the southeast?
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« Reply #215 on: November 16, 2012, 10:22:53 AM »

I know I do not have any contact with PT0S. Would like just one CW.

However, according to them, I have one 17 meter CW in the log. WTF?
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« Reply #216 on: November 16, 2012, 11:01:11 AM »

Probably won't do 160 tonight as I have the DX club meeting, but maybe when I get home I'll try.

You may have better luck at that hour than me. Down my way they get progressively weaker the later the evening goes. 0100z is about the dividing point for them at my QTH. Before that my K9AY picks them up easily. Afterward they're considerably weaker and often fade right out. Do you have a Beverage that favours the southeast?

Yes I have a single pointed SE. I have phased pointing NE.
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« Reply #217 on: November 16, 2012, 11:19:31 AM »

I know I do not have any contact with PT0S. Would like just one CW.

However, according to them, I have one 17 meter CW in the log. WTF?

Bob,
I was listening on 17m the other day, when I heard them reply
to AB8MA...I of course recognized the call sign.
It took him 3 tries to get the call, he got the 8MA, but had trouble
getting the prefix.
I think it was tuesday, but I'm not sure.

DAMN...I thought you had them...TOO BAD !!!

Now, go get 'em !
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« Reply #218 on: November 16, 2012, 11:32:45 AM »

I know I do not have any contact with PT0S. Would like just one CW.

However, according to them, I have one 17 meter CW in the log. WTF?

I had the SAME thing happen. They had me in the log for a 17 meter cw QSO (on the 11th, I found out) which I did not make. Later, I made a 17 cw QSO and wanted to be sure the right QSO was in the log, and it was.  The contact of the 11th was obviously a busted call, and I could not have claimed it, not knowing the time. I dont want someone elses QSO anyhow.
73, Gene AF3Y
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N5MOA
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« Reply #219 on: November 16, 2012, 12:27:00 PM »

Log has been updated again, for those interested in looking.

Updated news on their website.

http://pt0s.com/NEWSUPDATES.html
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AB8MA
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« Reply #220 on: November 16, 2012, 12:28:46 PM »

Well, they got no 5NN from me. Dang.

Thankfully I got ZW0S back in 2003. Phone. Smiley

I know I do not have any contact with PT0S. Would like just one CW.

However, according to them, I have one 17 meter CW in the log. WTF?

Bob,
I was listening on 17m the other day, when I heard them reply
to AB8MA...I of course recognized the call sign.
It took him 3 tries to get the call, he got the 8MA, but had trouble
getting the prefix.
I think it was tuesday, but I'm not sure.

DAMN...I thought you had them...TOO BAD !!!

Now, go get 'em !
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N2RJ
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« Reply #221 on: November 16, 2012, 12:49:31 PM »

One comment on the cluster that made me chuckle - "Maybe their VFO knob needs some glue"

ROFL, yes they do. Their TX freq keeps drifting up and down. I have a LOCK button on my rig that I use when running or even in a QSO on frequency.
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #222 on: November 16, 2012, 12:53:23 PM »

000I'm on 30 now, and they are all over the place.
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N2RJ
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« Reply #223 on: November 16, 2012, 12:53:32 PM »

Just worked them on 30. But the spots are saying that it's a slim?

Fast CW op and QSX down... I dunno, but WFWL.
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W1VT
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« Reply #224 on: November 16, 2012, 12:56:45 PM »

They said that about the 17m operator two days ago.

But the Qs are in the log... WFWL...
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