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Author Topic: VK9NT - Norfolk Island  (Read 5331 times)
AD9DX
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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2013, 12:03:13 PM »

They had an ok signal on 12m last night so I got that band. I was hopeful for 30m this morning. But other things crept up.
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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2013, 09:58:02 AM »

Here we (I) go again...

Another (what should be) relatively easy one that I never heard.

I worked ZL & VK over the weekend in the Volta RTTY
contest easily, but NO Norfolk.

From the map programs I have, Norfolk sits between
ZL & VK so it should have been easy.....

NOT !
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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2013, 10:01:56 AM »

I only got them on 12m CW. I am with you, I've worked VK1-6 on everything but 160m and New Zealand on 10m-40m but the signals on Northfolk were weak at best for me. I am thankful for the opportunity to give them a shot, and really happy to get them on one band. They were just too weak to get on others except maybe 30m. But 30m isn't a strong band for me. Mostly because I play by the rules.
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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2013, 10:35:32 AM »

But 30m isn't a strong band for me. Mostly because I play by the rules.

What?? You don't think those guys tuning up their amps on 30 meters are playing by the rules?
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« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2013, 10:48:02 AM »

But 30m isn't a strong band for me. Mostly because I play by the rules.

What?? You don't think those guys tuning up their amps on 30 meters are playing by the rules?
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John K7KB


I'd guess there are as many 1500++ watt stations on 30m as anywhere else. And my dipole gives me 0db of gain. So I am a little gun, playing it by the rules.
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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2013, 12:35:50 PM »

I got VK9NT on 30M with 100W and a 20' flagpole vertical.  There is a lot of stuff I can work between the sunrises in Europe and New England.  The bands quiet down so much that it is quite common to hear rare DX calling CQ. But it gets much tougher after New England sunrise.  Wink

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« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2013, 12:39:45 PM »

Noise has been terrible in South Texas and while I have heard VK9NT several times and
would swear that they came back with my call and a signal report at least once or twice.
But no QSO's appeared in the Club Log  LOG!  Then I happened to notice a note that
KV9NT is also using the club log expedition charts.  Went there and found the lovely
confirmations.  I don't remember ever seeing both places having confirmations.  Just goes to
show that it pays to be sure you've really looked.   So now I have three  ATNO's for the
mounth !!  I am happy!
Allen KA5N
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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2013, 04:14:23 AM »

The VK9NT log has been uploaded to LoTW!
I can now apply for 30M DXCC!  103 entities!

Zack W1VT
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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2013, 05:52:56 AM »

The VK9NT log has been uploaded to LoTW!
I can now apply for 30M DXCC!  103 entities!

Zack W1VT


Yep my QSO is there too. 
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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2013, 07:05:45 AM »

But 30m isn't a strong band for me. Mostly because I play by the rules.

What?? You don't think those guys tuning up their amps on 30 meters are playing by the rules?
 Grin

John K7KB


I'd guess there are as many 1500++ watt stations on 30m as anywhere else. And my dipole gives me 0db of gain. So I am a little gun, playing it by the rules.

Actually, you are not the only one. I always feel that if you have to break the rules to attain a certain award then you always know in your heart that you didn't deserve it. So it's much more fun and challenging to do it right. It wasn't that hard to attain 30M DXCC using 200 watts.

John K7KB
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