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Author Topic: ZK3T - Slim or DJ2EH?  (Read 10056 times)
K7KB
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« on: January 25, 2013, 03:46:50 PM »

I just worked ZK3T, an easy one from the West Coast, but I'm not sure if it's a pirate or the real thing. QRZ.com lists it as a pirate and mentioned as being listed as such in OPDX 926. However, as someone on the cluster mentioned that is over 3 years ago and it is a real operation from DJ2EH. Anyone know for sure? I didn't see a thing listed up on DX World.

I just did some checking using the beam and it sure seems to be coming from the right direction for ZK3. As they say, WFWL.

John K7KB
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N5MOA
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 04:18:27 PM »

Other than it seems to be from the correct beam heading, I don't know either.

I haven't found anything  yet on the web that says one way or the other.
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AJ4RW
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 04:24:58 PM »

I saw yesterday where everyone on the cluster was posting "pirate".  I did the same thing and looked him up on QRZ and google with the same results.  One thing I do know is his signal was 59+ here with my quad facing towards NE from Jennings Florida.  It doesn't look promising but who knows.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 10:36:53 PM »

The beam heading on a strong 17m signal today was correct (66deg) from here, and not ZL (around 100deg) as for the suspected location of the "CW Pirate". I have heard a CW pirate using ZL5SP, ZL9BI, ZL9BS and ZK3T, mostly with similar MO, fairly relaxed operating from allegedly very rare QTH. Mostly on 40 m and 30m. Usually only operates for an hour or so before quitting.
Now this ZK3T is operating in the style of a one man operation, pretty good operator too.
There is no such licence current on the NZ Radio Spectrum Management database.
There is no such advice of a ZK3 operation at this time on any of the DX newsletters and web sites.
The alleged op DJ2EH has no mention of a ZK3 operation on his QRZ page.
Puzzling indeed.
So I have worked him but logged the QSO under "no country" for now until I know better.
There is a ZK3 operation planned for late April/early May, so we'll get it one way or another!
73,
Luke VK3HJ
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 11:25:04 PM »

It's real according to DX-World.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 01:04:38 AM »

Heard him a couple of times. His QRZ.com page reads:

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ZK3T  Tokelau Islands
PIRAT BLACK MOLLY, ZK3T
save ur $
see OPDX 926
Tokelau Islands

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QSL INFO AND NEWS
PIRATE ALERT. The infamous "YL 40m CW Pirate", ZK3T, was active again. Operator was Tanya, on 7007 kHz at 1626z. Save your green stamps.

He's way too strong here to be from there.

73, -WX2S
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73, - Steve WX2S.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 03:12:52 AM »

I think he is real (DJ2EH op).  I worked him on 20m, and he was peaking the right direction.  He thanked me for responding with my 160m QSL card - and told me his home call was DJ2EH.  A pirate would not have known this (that I recently worked DJ2EH on 160 and exchanged QSL cards).


73, Dave KH2/N2NL
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AJ4RW
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 05:36:42 AM »

Well, it looks like the info I saw at first was a little misleading.  According to the latest post in DX-World it's legit DJ2EH is operating from Tokelau Is.  I bet he doesn't come in 59+ LP again at my QTH
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K7KB
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 08:10:43 AM »

Glad I worked him then. This will be a ATNO for me if it does indeed to turn out to be legit Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 09:19:20 AM »

Congrats John!  I guess it pays to talk first and ask questions later.
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K7KB
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 09:42:25 AM »

There is no such licence current on the NZ Radio Spectrum Management database.
73,
Luke VK3HJ

Just out of curiosity, I did a search for ZK3N, a known Tokelau DX'pedition coming up this April on the database and it also showed no results. So either the NZ License authority search engine is messed up, or they don't bother to keep the database up to date Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 10:00:33 AM »

ZK3 boat schedule. http://www.tokelau.org.nz/Tokelau+Government/Boat+Schedule/Christmus++New+Year+2010+Tokelau+Boat+Schedules.html

ZK3T is QRT on February 20th, so looks like Dieter DJ2EH is on Atafu atoll being picked up by the PB Matua on that date.

73, Col MM0NDX
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 12:31:27 PM »

He's on 15m now working NA.  GL to all.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2013, 01:23:16 PM »

From DXWORLD :

Earlier reports suggested this call was a slim, however info received from the ZK3N team confirms that ZK3T is indeed Dieter, DJ2EH (ex-ZD9T).

He has been active on 15, 17  & 30M CW but his focus will soon be on Low bands.

ZK3T is QRV until February 20th. QSL via DJ2EH.
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 01:36:31 PM »

I just got thru on 12m CW.
I THOUGHT it was an ATNO...

No such luck !
My DX Challenge spreadsheet shows I got ZK3YA & ZK3OU
at some time in the past. 12m is a new band though.

Back to BARTG Sprint.
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