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Author Topic: Large expedition to Uganda starts Feb. 8th  (Read 6122 times)
NU1O
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« on: February 07, 2013, 08:26:46 AM »

This may not be needed as a new one since there are a few resident hams in country but it's a big team and they will be on the low bands for possible band fills.

 DXNL 1818 - Feb 6, 2013
                      DX Newsletter



A large multinational team (DF1LON, DJ7JC, DL1YFF, DL8OBF, EI9FBB,
     F2DX, F2JD, F2VX, F5CWU, F5EOT, F5NHJ, F5NKX, F5UFX, F5UOW, F5VHQ,
     F6ENO, F8BJI, F8IXZ, F9IE, FM5CD, K4SV, ON4LO, ON7RN, RG8K, UA9KGH/1)
     will show up as 5X8C with six stations and focus on the lowbands
     from Feb 8-18. Pilot stations are F4TTR and V51B. Their QRGs will be:
     CW:   1826.5, 3524, 7024, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24892, 28024 kHz
     SSB:  1850, 3785, 7075, 14145, 18140, 21295, 24960, 28480 kHz
     RTTY: 1842, 3585, 7042, 10142, 14082-90, 18102, 21082, 24922, 28082 kHz
     PSK:  3570, 7040, 10140, 14072, 18100, 21072, 24920, 28122 kHz
     RX 160m CW: 1834.5 (EU/NA) and 1821.5 (AS/OC).
     QSL via F1NGP, LoTW. See also: http://www.5x2013.com
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 08:40:34 AM »

I'll take it.
Already have Uganda confirmed on phone (17)
but I'll take lots of band/mode fills.

Something to break the boredom.
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NU1O
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 09:18:20 AM »

I'll take it.
Already have Uganda confirmed on phone (17)
but I'll take lots of band/mode fills.

Something to break the boredom.

I have similar sentiments, Bill. It's something new, it breaks the monotony, and I could use 30 and 40 meters plus some modes on the higher bands from Uganda.

We are about to get a whole slew of countries from Africa and they should be fairly easy for those of us on the East Coast.  9X, XT, and that caravan from Iceland driving from Morocco to South Africa. I think I missed one or two, also.

73 es good luck working them,

Chris/NU1O

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W6GX
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 09:25:04 AM »

10m has been open to Africa in the mornings for the past few days.  So this will be a good opportunity to get some band fills for the higher bands too.

I already have Uganda and I wish someone could activate the African countries that I don't have.  Africa IS my biggest challenge.  I still need the following common entities.

Guinea
Libya
Sierra Leone
DRC
Burundi
Rwanda
Ivory Coast
Benin
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic

And some worked but unconfirmed entities.

Western Sahara
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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EI2GLB
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 09:42:53 AM »

see them spotted already, very weak here hope they just havn't got to the AMP box yet.

Trevor
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N2RJ
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 09:49:48 AM »

I'll try 'em, if only to melt the snow and ice from the antennae.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 10:05:32 AM »

Easy-peasy. 1 call on RTTY (needed mode), 2 calls on SSB (just 'cuz). Will grab one on CW and call it a day. I only need Uganda on 160m now.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 10:07:18 AM »

Most of the ATNO's from Africa for me are islands except
for Eritrea , Somalia & Equitorial Guinea.
(I'm still jacked that I missed Somalia due to illness)

Equatorial Guinea
Annobon
Bouvet Island
Eritrea
Glorioso
Juan de Nova
Tromelin Island
Crozet
Kerguelen Islands
Amsterdam
Somalia
Heard Island
Marion Is.


But I SURE WILL take the band & mode fills.

Hell, I'll take most anything right now, even if I already
have it confirmed, its always a good time to make
additional DX Q's

Looking forward to some good DX this weekend in the
CQ WW WPX-RTTY contest.
I just wish the SFI would give us all a break and
gain some momentum.
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NU1O
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 10:15:03 AM »

Yes, 5X8C is operating a day early. I can hear them now on 21.024 working split but they aren't very strong now.

Jonathan, XT and 9X have expeditions coming up and that caravan from Morocco should activate a number of the African countries you need.

Libya is going to be tough until things settle down and I have not seen the club in Ethiopia spotted except for a few days after Sid May, ET3SID, passed away. I hope all his hard work in Ethiopia was not in vain.

Huge snowstorm predicted for the North East tomorrow.

73,

Chris/NU1O

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N2RJ
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 10:49:00 AM »

Ryan, XT and 9X have expeditions coming up and that caravan from Morocco should activate a number of the African countries you need.

I have 9X but could use some bandfills. XT I do not have and that would be ATNO.

I also need Ivory coast since I have not been able to QSL TU2CI.
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W6GX
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 11:15:18 AM »

Ryan, XT and 9X have expeditions coming up and that caravan from Morocco should activate a number of the African countries you need.

I have 9X but could use some bandfills. XT I do not have and that would be ATNO.

I also need Ivory coast since I have not been able to QSL TU2CI.

There's an XT large scale dxpedition coming up.  Also there's 9U and I look forward to that one.

My problem with working Africa on a non-dxpedition contact is not propagation but the competition from the East Coast.  Most of the time they don't call for West Coast or go by numbers.  And worst of all they all seem to enjoy working via simplex despite the huge pileup!!!

For an African dxpedition my success rate is close to 100%.  Of course this is with my tower and beam.  No such luck with my prior antenna setup.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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N2RJ
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 11:47:59 AM »

The best time to get the easier African ones is during CQWW. I picked up a large number of African entities that way.
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AF3Y
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 01:35:58 PM »

Only Need 40 and 80 from 5X.

73, Gene AF3Y
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K0YQ
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 04:02:02 PM »

Came into the shack this morning, and within 30 seconds of turning on the rig had a no-doubt, first call, barefoot 12M rtty QSO with 5X8C through a decent sized pile up.  That NEVER happens to me.  And to boot Zone 37 was my last needed zone for my rtty WAZ.

I guess that the DX Gods occasionally do smile upon the little guys too.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 05:08:42 PM »

Came into the shack this morning, and within 30 seconds of turning on the rig had a no-doubt, first call, barefoot 12M rtty QSO with 5X8C through a decent sized pile up.  That NEVER happens to me.  And to boot Zone 37 was my last needed zone for my rtty WAZ.

I guess that the DX Gods occasionally do smile upon the little guys too.  Smiley

Congratulations on your 12m contact.  Good job.  I have been in your situation before and it does surprise you at times Grin  Don't be afraid to jump into a big pile up.  You just never know until you try.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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