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Author Topic: ZL9HR-Campbell Is Dxped feedback forum  (Read 31195 times)
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« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2012, 10:36:40 AM »

So here is why the signals from ZL9HR were crummy yesterday for some of us - and rockin' today:

They were still working on antennas. They have them all set up now - and man, it shows!
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« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2012, 10:45:29 AM »

So here is why the signals from ZL9HR were crummy yesterday for some of us - and rockin' today:

They were still working on antennas. They have them all set up now - and man, it shows!

Please tell them that their signal has improved but still sucks.  Ask if they could raise it another 50'.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2012, 12:40:15 PM »

Worked on 20m SSB at 1453UTC from Colorado.  Good signal strength.  Up 5 to 15.  As some above posts mentioned, big difference today vs yesterday.
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« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2012, 01:01:17 PM »

Boy, i am tired and i can image that the ops probably are way more tired.
I hope they update the logs real soon, so we can take a back seat.

Its one heck of a time chasing 3 Dxpeditions at the same time.
Today is a wreck with the 3am wake up and all day on the radio+headphones.
Need to refill the wine glass  Grin

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« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2012, 01:26:32 PM »

A bit perplexed that I wasn't hearing them (2120Z) on 20 CW when obviously he was working NA.  I realized it was mostly east coast getting thru, so I turned my beam long path, and  boom, there he was at 46 degrees!  Worked in a couple of calls with a very small pileup.
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« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2012, 01:45:15 PM »

A bit perplexed that I wasn't hearing them (2120Z) on 20 CW when obviously he was working NA.  I realized it was mostly east coast getting thru, so I turned my beam long path, and  boom, there he was at 46 degrees!  Worked in a couple of calls with a very small pileup.

This one has been the opposite of PT0S.  Most of the time I cannot hear the pile ups or that the pile ups are very small.  Perhaps selective propagation is at work.  All of my contacts have been very easy.  The most difficult part of this one is to be patient for the propagation to peak, or in your case knowing the direction of the strongest signal.  All in all I've not wasted megawatts of electricity like I did with PT0S.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2012, 01:50:48 PM »

So here is why the signals from ZL9HR were crummy yesterday for some of us - and rockin' today:

They were still working on antennas. They have them all set up now - and man, it shows!

Nice improvement Rich..just worked them on 10M and 12M CW.

They're realy loud now on 12M (22:23UTC)!

73 de harry, W6DXO
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« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2012, 02:40:46 PM »

 Grin JOY  Grin

Just heard him calling CQ on 15 and nailed him!  He had to call me 2x... I couldn't believe I got a QSO!

Rich, you were right that 2 ele 15M Inverted V array does play!


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« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2012, 02:45:02 PM »

I love hearing all of these great stories. Remember - as you open that Triple IPA, Single Malt Scotch or whatever wets your whistle. yell out loud:

WINNING!

(Of course, the alcohol is for AFTER the QSO . . . . ) . . .
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« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2012, 03:22:00 PM »

Rich...

Please tell the CW ops. that they're doing a terrific job...fast, patient, and accurate!

73 de harry, W6DXO
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« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2012, 03:22:55 PM »

Grin JOY  Grin

Just heard him calling CQ on 15 and nailed him!  He had to call me 2x... I couldn't believe I got a QSO!

Rich, you were right that 2 ele 15M Inverted V array does play!


Frank, W1NK


Awesome. Rudy, N6LF said this about one antenna - and its true for several types:

"The antenna just wants to work . . . . "

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« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2012, 03:23:49 PM »

Rich...

Please tell the CW ops. that they're doing a terrific job...fast, patient, and accurate!

73 de harry, W6DXO

Will do!

Thanks.

Rich
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« Reply #57 on: December 02, 2012, 03:27:52 PM »

One thing i have noticed is that instead of tail ending, the steam rolling attitude is in full swing these days.
Can we get FCC to up the legal limit to the
Italian class or perhaps legal limit per antenna? Grin, so we can stack em high. Oh well.

Darn it. Happened twice on 20m ssb. But the second time around, i did hang in there to grab the attention of the op
before he could call the "IK4". It happened once yesterday and the op did not log my contact on 20m ssb.

Krish
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« Reply #58 on: December 02, 2012, 03:53:56 PM »

Yes I got stomped on today on 17m cw.......he kept calling for the N1 but the QRM just carried on, with every callsign under the sun calling him without a break.

Can't these ops copy cw or do they just not care?


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« Reply #59 on: December 02, 2012, 04:04:42 PM »

I am starting to feel like a real loser! Listening as much as possible today, spots ALL OVER the high bands and I have not even HEARD them! They are currently spotted on 17 and 12, not only do I not hear the DX I don't even hear any stations calling them. I know my antenna works, just heard EY8MM on 80 loud as day.

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