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K5JZ
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« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2012, 02:03:44 AM »

Sadly, the on line database is up And though I "worked" PT0S on 160 @ 1:33 and 80 @ 4:52 on 11/12, my call is not in their database. They have 533 QSOs listed to date.

http://pt0s.com/search.html

I took the liberty of checking everyone's call in this list and the only two calls that came up as present were W4VKU and K5JZ, both on 160.

There may be an unexpected number of pirates...

Rats... Back to zero...


My buddy Charlie WD5BJT worked them on 160 at 0655z and he is not in their log. I heard the QSO solid both ways so I do not have an answer. GL and I hope you get them again for a backup!

73,
George K5JZ
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K5JZ
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« Reply #91 on: November 13, 2012, 04:20:05 AM »

I worked them on 30 meters this morning at 0849z 10138.5 down 2. He was loud! He would disappear and then return after a bit. He left about 0950z only to return twice more and finally quit 30m by 1040z. They were on 18140.00 listening up 5 to 20 and loud at 1120z! They were workable before sunrise here in Mississippi... it is 1217z now and they are a solid s7. He is working NA, SA and Europe. Hint... when he says "Listening up, up" he is listening at the top of his spread.

GL all... I am down to needing PT0S on 6m. I have all other bands and modes provided by previous operations (other than the 160 and 30 meter Q's that this team provided).

73,
George K5JZ
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AJ4RW
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« Reply #92 on: November 13, 2012, 05:45:35 AM »

Thank God for the DVR!!!
Randy
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W4VKU
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« Reply #93 on: November 13, 2012, 05:50:58 AM »

Will need to catch some sleep to chase them on 40m and 30m. They seem to come up on those around their sunrise,
which is like 3am EST.

got em 20m cw, 17m ssb and 10m ssb this Am. They were loud on SSB both bands.

Krish
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NU1O
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« Reply #94 on: November 13, 2012, 06:57:57 AM »


Hi Chris:

Correct, I did not use the formula and just just cut the wire to the length that my area would allow. I would think that it doesn't matter if the radials go into the front yard, just as long as you put down as much wire as you can. Each situation will be different and performance will also vary. You will never know how good the system works until you are done. I have been thinking about adding even more, I dont think it should be a problem in my case as I use insulated wire and even if the radials are an inch apart it should be of some benefit. I would think also if your soil is moist rather than dry it would even be better.

Now if I could do something with my 160m sloper, it works great into Asia and OC etc, but crap into Europe and Africa. Maybe it is time to put up another sloper for those area's, problem being my lot size isn't the greatest.

Oh one last thing Chris, if you can lay the wire down now, I would go for it, this way you have the radials in place for the winter and come spring once the grass starts growing you will be all set, let nature take care of things for you over winter...

73 De Mike
VE3YF

Mike,

Your help is much appreciated.  If I lay ground wires in the front section I could have a considerable amount of copper down and I could space it close together in the back.  I have always read the more the better.  We will just have to see how the vertical compares to the Inverted V next spring.

73 and thanks,

Chris/NU1O
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N2RJ
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« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2012, 06:58:31 AM »

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I'd give anything, though, for just one single 160m QSO from these guys.

I got one on 160m tonight.  Good old sloper.

Also I couldn't believe how loud they were on 80m and how weak they were on 20m this evening.


Mark N1UK

I tried 160 for a bit but no luck. For me, 160 requires patience since I don't have a good antenna system as I'd like just yet (inverted L, vertical portion 70ft, 3 elevated radials for tx, phased Beverages for receive). But I figure maybe an hour a night I might get lucky.
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N5UD
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« Reply #96 on: November 13, 2012, 09:25:59 AM »

I finally made an effort to work these guys. Took a chance on the lower bands. It has been noisy up here with storms around.
I feel pretty lucky. 80M CW 40M CW and 40M SSB all from the pickup truck. Both of the 40M QSO's I was in motion. Headed for home and the sack.
40M SSB was 1st or second call.

Heard them on 30M, and called a few times. They seemed to want JA.

Team of good ops.

73 Tony N5UD /M
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N1UK
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« Reply #97 on: November 13, 2012, 10:33:08 AM »

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I tried 160 for a bit but no luck. For me, 160 requires patience since I don't have a good antenna system as I'd like just yet (inverted L, vertical portion 70ft, 3 elevated radials for tx, phased Beverages for receive). But I figure maybe an hour a night I might get lucky.

You have more than me. TX on half wave sloper and rx on tx ant or 40m four square.


Mark N1UK
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W4VKU
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« Reply #98 on: November 13, 2012, 12:11:02 PM »

My W7IUV flag works well, but without a preamp, i could not copy them well. So instead used the Inv-L vertical,
cut the RF gain down, AF gain up, enabled the notch with some IF shift and then copied them. I have been doing the
same for 2 days in a row and can copy their signals. For NC, the peak time is between 1 to 3UTC, but i was able to
hear their signals well into 6UTC on their day #1 for 160m. Just figure out when the peak is for your geography and
optimize the effort. But again, this is just based on prop prediction and mother nature could surprise us.

I am hoping that they continue their regimen of 160m and 80m at sunset and then after hanging on for 4 or so hours to
work coast to coast, they move on to 40m and 30m. It will have to be an early morning camp out to work them
on 40/30m, since it peaks up at 3Am local EST.

Good luck to those that need em on Topband.

Krish
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AF3Y
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« Reply #99 on: November 13, 2012, 03:20:51 PM »

Well, I am back at it....... trying to get that ATNO.  I have been QRT for a couple days. Not by choice, but  due to an unavoidable situation regarding a new rig,  problem, etc. etc.  By catching up on my forum
reading here, it does not look like I missed too much. BTW, the pileups and width of splits STILL look hellacious.

No luck yet, but with what looks like around 6 week days left + a weekend, (which will not be condusive
to a successful QSO if it was anything like last weekend) I am going to get serious(er) Grin about trying to nab the guys.  JUST ONE would be FINE! Roll Eyes

73, Gene AF3Y
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W4VKU
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« Reply #100 on: November 13, 2012, 03:54:57 PM »

Anyone chasing them on 40m LSB (7155), good luck getting past the red necks on frequency causing Qrm,
protesting against the large spread taking away their net frequency.

Krish
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« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2012, 04:01:49 PM »

I think I may have gotten them on 160, I caught my suffix or what I thought was my suffix but QSB took over. I've got it in the log and will keep all appendages firmly crossed until confirmed in the online log.
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« Reply #102 on: November 13, 2012, 04:03:40 PM »

Wow, what a mess on 40 tonite.  The net-nutters were going crazy.  From the cluster post it looks like a 40 kc bandwidth split for PT0S and the net-nutters were trying to jam up a storm.
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« Reply #103 on: November 13, 2012, 04:35:33 PM »

Wow, this is probably the worst I have ever heard in my years of being a ham on 40 SSB tonight.
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VE3YF
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« Reply #104 on: November 13, 2012, 04:38:24 PM »

Wow, what a mess on 40 tonite.  The net-nutters were going crazy.  From the cluster post it looks like a 40 kc bandwidth split for PT0S and the net-nutters were trying to jam up a storm.

Randy:

Your comment is quite the under estimate. (I think that is the word...). At any rate, it is a real mess, I worked them on 7160.50, but what a hard time to pull his call out of the mess sitting on 7155. I can understand that with such a wide spread that some nets etc will be inconvienced, but the language and actions of people on 7155 just is incredible. Thanks that I will not have to revisit 40m, I missed them last night on 80m, wonder if it was the same. CW is somewhat gentler, but still it seems that some nuts do not like the PT0S team as constant QRM on their fregs....

73 De Mike
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