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Author Topic: VK9NT - Norfolk Island  (Read 5450 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2013, 04:27:18 AM »

And easy on 40M CW this AM, maybe just minutes after their first 40M CW CQ. The wonders of grey line. I like grey line! (Speaking of which DU1IST had an amazing signal on 30M too.)

I wonder what it sounds like on the VK9N end? They were asking NA SA over and over again. A lot of JA's?
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013, 09:02:39 AM »

It was the opposite at 2am est on 20M.
He was loud but only wanted EU! I waited from about 12:30 till 2:10 am and then went to bed.
What a waste of good sleeping hours for nothing.
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2013, 05:14:43 AM »

You should see LotW up fairly quickly after the exped. Our QSL manager Allan will upload as soon as account set up.
We will record some pileup clips for you to get an idea of what we hear here "at The Sharp End"! I can assure you it is quite challenging and entertaining. Much bigger piles than we saw on Vanuatu.
I had better get some sleep now as I am doing the dog watch again, 30 and maybe 40m.
High bands are great, so making the most of the good conditions.
Hear you in the (CW) piles!
73 Luke VK3HJ, VK9NT
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2013, 05:45:19 AM »

Thank you and the team for the great work Luke. You signals are very strong on the high bands here on the east coast of the US. You were an honest 5/7-8 on 12 meters last night in Virginia.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2013, 10:47:51 AM »

I had better get some sleep now as I am doing the dog watch again, 30 and maybe 40m.

Thanks for the update Luke! VK9NT had truly 599 excellent signals on 30M and 40M around dawn (1000-1100UTC) here on the East Coast of USA. I betcha 80M could work at the same time.
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2013, 12:48:46 PM »

Got them last night on 20m for an ATNO for me.
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2013, 01:39:45 PM »

I think the last time I worked Norfolk Island was when Jim (VK9NS) was running the net back in the early 80's, so it was nice to work someone from there again. Is Kirsti still on the island? If so, I hope she is doing well. I see that the 2014 Heard Island expedition is dedicated to Jim and Kirsti as it should be.

John K7KB
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2013, 09:31:38 PM »

Just worked him on 15 ssb. I guess it pays to check the bands late! Hooda thunk it.

Jim, K5EH
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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2013, 06:01:58 AM »

I had better get some sleep now as I am doing the dog watch again, 30 and maybe 40m.

Thanks for the update Luke! VK9NT had truly 599 excellent signals on 30M and 40M around dawn (1000-1100UTC) here on the East Coast of USA. I betcha 80M could work at the same time.

Luke -

  VK9NT had a very readable (between local static crashes - spring showers moving through) signal on 80M CW this AM and I do believe I'm in the log. Others on the East Coast probably got some Q's too. Thanks to everyone down there for the effort!!!!

Tim.
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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2013, 06:35:04 AM »


  VK9NT had a very readable (between local static crashes - spring showers moving through) signal on 80M CW this AM and I do believe I'm in the log. Others on the East Coast probably got some Q's too. Thanks to everyone down there for the effort!!!!

Tim.

What time did you work them on 80? Pretty heavy QRN here in Fla this AM as well.
73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2013, 07:35:54 AM »

What time did you work them on 80? Pretty heavy QRN here in Fla this AM as well.

6:40 AM or 1040 UTC. I know that because I only had a few minutes to be on the radio between my daughter ready for high school and getting my son ready for middle school and then me leaving for work :-). Almost all my grey line DX is worked +/- a few minutes of 6:40AM!

Here we've had a series of rain showers moving through so some static crashes but not bad.

I suspect VK9NT was hearing us, better than we could hear him. I know I missed it due to some static crashes when he first came back, but he patiently came back again :-)

Tim.
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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2013, 02:01:49 PM »

What time did you work them on 80? Pretty heavy QRN here in Fla this AM as well.

6:40 AM or 1040 UTC. I know that because I only had a few minutes to be on the radio between my daughter ready for high school and getting my son ready for middle school and then me leaving for work :-). Almost all my grey line DX is worked +/- a few minutes of 6:40AM!

Here we've had a series of rain showers moving through so some static crashes but not bad.

I suspect VK9NT was hearing us, better than we could hear him. I know I missed it due to some static crashes when he first came back, but he patiently came back again :-)

Tim.

Thanks, I will give a listen tomorrow AM.  73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2013, 04:04:21 PM »

I don't know if it's just me or what, but I only seem to hear these folks (here in Nevada) on 10M and 12M. I think I need to hit the books on propagation and study. Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2013, 05:30:16 PM »

I don't know if it's just me or what, but I only seem to hear these folks (here in Nevada) on 10M and 12M. I think I need to hit the books on propagation and study. Smiley

I think I am in some kind of super-magic location for grey line to VK and ZL. At the 100W level with wire antennas on both ends, it's 100% reliable for me on 40M and 30M and nearly always works on 80M as well. "I have no idea if 7-land gets this goodness.

JA in morning grey line is also possible, but is much much harder. I can usually score some 40M CW to JA in most contests but it's not the slam dunk that VK and ZL are.
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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2013, 08:28:48 PM »

Just bagged them on two bands, 17 and 15. Not hard at all. They are pretty loud right about now.

Don't need them for ATNO though as I already have VK9NS confirmed. Sadly Jim is a SK but he gave Norfolk Island out to many since he was a resident of the island.
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