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Author Topic: AFRICA, AFRICA AFRI..............  (Read 2292 times)
AF3Y
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« on: February 10, 2013, 08:27:04 AM »

Good GRIEF Charlie Brown Roll Eyes.........  Cant someone activate something besides AFRICA (or a few Carribean stations I could reach with 2 cans and a string)?  This sucks.

E3 and/or the French Islands would be nice. Rest of the mainland?  Doesnt everyone have all of them?Huh?

BORED and wanting an ATNO in FLORIDA Cool

73, Gene AF3Y
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NU4B
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 08:39:09 AM »

Yep, E3 and some of the French Islands is all I need here.
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W6GX
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 08:52:35 AM »

The AfricanFest won't be over soon Wink  There are three more large-scale dxpeditions yet to be activated - J52, XT, and 9U.

Do you have ANYTHING that you need besides Heard on this list:  http://www.ng3k.com/misc/adxo.html

I'm still having fun working ATNOs.  One day I will be in your situation waiting a long time for ATNOs.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 09:21:00 AM »

I'm at 318 worked and am still having fun filling band slots in Africa and the Pacific.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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AF3Y
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 12:56:39 PM »


Do you have ANYTHING that you need besides Heard on this list:  http://www.ng3k.com/misc/adxo.html

73,
Jonathan W6GX

Nope........ Sad

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 01:35:50 PM »

I just got 5X8C on my first try on 20M SSB. I cannot recall the last time I did that for a DXpedition.


Anyway, it's a new one.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 01:45:59 PM »


Do you have ANYTHING that you need besides Heard on this list:  http://www.ng3k.com/misc/adxo.html

73,
Jonathan W6GX

Nope........ Sad

73, Gene AF3Y

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 01:49:39 PM »

I just got 5X8C on my first try on 20M SSB. I cannot recall the last time I did that for a DXpedition.


Anyway, it's a new one.

Congrats Vinnie!  I've noticed that the pile ups are not as bad as some of the previous dxpeditions.  Take advantage of it now and GL Grin

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 03:27:36 PM »

Good GRIEF Charlie Brown Roll Eyes.........  Cant someone activate something besides AFRICA (or a few Carribean stations I could reach with 2 cans and a string)?  This sucks.

E3 and/or the French Islands would be nice. Rest of the mainland?  Doesn't everyone have all of them?Huh?

BORED and wanting an ATNO in FLORIDA Cool

73, Gene AF3Y

Gene:

I feel so embarrassed. For some reason I am still missing 9X on SSB. I have them confirmed on CW/RTTY but not that elusive SSB. I have everything else in Africa. Once I get them on SSB that will give me #329 on SSB. Could still use E3 on CW and RTTY. The 9X0PY operation was a bust for me as he didn't bring a mic....Even though I am stuck at 328, I am not complaining, just waiting for the islands to the east of Africa to be activated... Oh well it is only a hobby....

73 De Mike
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AF3Y
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2013, 04:52:44 PM »


Gene:

I feel so embarrassed. For some reason I am still missing 9X on SSB. I have them confirmed on CW/RTTY but not that elusive SSB. I have everything else in Africa. Once I get them on SSB that will give me #329 on SSB. Could still use E3 on CW and RTTY. The 9X0PY operation was a bust for me as he didn't bring a mic....Even though I am stuck at 328, I am not complaining, just waiting for the islands to the east of Africa to be activated... Oh well it is only a hobby....

73 De Mike
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Embarrassed, huh?  Yeah, I hear you... hi  hi  As my favorite President would say "I feel your pain"! Cool

I did listen to the 5x on 80 cw for a while. (I do need them on 80) Too weak with a pretty good dose of QSB to boot.  Maybe some other time.

GL on the 9X.  I dont blame the 9X0PY guys for no mic tho. I try my best to avoid using one.

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2013, 07:05:04 PM »

The more I hear about those who attain honor roll, the more i wonder if i am not blessed to only have 180 countries confirmed  Smiley I remember the let down after I finally got 100, and I cannot imagine getting 300, but once I do what will be left?  i know, there is always QRP, new entities, 10 band DXCC, other modes, but still... 

why is it that when you are on the journey the goal seems to be everything and once you reach the goal, you talk about the greatness of the journey  Huh  Wink

then again, since ATNO's are so much comparatively more valuable to someone with 300+ already confirmed, I imagine they are EXTREMELY sweet to attain -- so much so that only those at that level know how it feels. 

meanwhile, for me it's back to trying to get more of Africa confirmed.  73  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013, 10:45:39 PM »

80 is hot tonight--7X4AN for #100. Just beat the cluster, someone spotted him CQing Grin
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 04:05:27 AM »

80 is hot tonight--7X4AN for #100. Just beat the cluster, someone spotted him CQing Grin

Congrats on DXCC on 80M - now you have to go for 160M!
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 05:09:26 AM »

80 is hot tonight--7X4AN for #100. Just beat the cluster, someone spotted him CQing Grin
Now THAT'S the the best time to work the DX - when he just starts calling CQ, and before someone spots him and brings the rest of the world crashing in!
From here, Africa is truly the "Dark Continent", and many in this part of the world don't have many countries worked there. I've been able to work most of Africa the past few years, but curiously, have worked relatively few stations in South Africa.
The plethora of African activations are great for band fills, and for those chasing the CQ DX Marathon.
73,
Luke VK3HJ
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 07:37:35 AM »

10 is in fairly good shape today, at least here on the East Coast. 3B8/HB9ARY gave me a call after I worked a German station and I made my first contact with 5X8C on 10 CW today.  With the short winter days it takes awhile for 10 to open up.  The band did not really open up until 1500 UTC. I have been on 10 since 1400.  My tower is still at about 30 to 35 feet from the blizzard.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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