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Author Topic: WOO-HOO-HOOEY an ATNO !  (Read 1759 times)
KB3LIX
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« on: February 17, 2013, 05:04:04 AM »

I have never heard Thailand on any band or mode.

This morning I got thru to HS0ZIA for an ATNO in the ARRL CW Contest.

Made my day !
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 05:34:55 AM »

Congrats!
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W6GX
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 08:02:57 AM »

Congrats Smiley. Although I could work HS with ease from here I don't hear too many of them go on the air. A contest is a great way to snag an ATNO.  How many more non-rare Asian entities do you still need?

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 09:08:31 AM »

Heard 'em, tried 'em, but couldn't work 'em.

Congrats!

73, -WX2S.
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73, - Steve WX2S.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 10:04:04 AM »

Hmmm.... there's not an envy face!

Congrats on the new one.  Smiley

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KB3LIX
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 03:10:17 PM »

Congrats Smiley. Although I could work HS with ease from here I don't hear too many of them go on the air. A contest is a great way to snag an ATNO.  How many more non-rare Asian entities do you still need?

73,
Jonathan W6GX

A BUNCH !

OC-30   SA-5   Total needed: 81
AS-30   NA-1   
AF-13   EU-2   

Many of the needed ones are islands.
I don't have them separated that way, just a running total
of what is still needed.

Back to the contest, less than an hour left.

I'M WHOOPED !
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AF3Y
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 03:41:07 PM »

Meanwhile..... (Not trying to steal your thunder... CONGRATS!).

 What the hell is wrong with eHam anymore?  Seems to be off-line more and more often......  Huh
73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 03:49:06 PM »

I tell ya Bill, it really is nice to finally snag one from HS, is it not?....the feeling is like no other....I remember about 1990 or so, an HS was barreling in on 15 meters....problem was so was the friggin zoo he attracted.....never got thru and was crushed.....didn't hear or work HS until 2011 with HS0ZIN....and now Marc HS0ZJU back in October.....so it can be done.....As a fellow Western Pennsylvanian (n'at), I am very glad you finally got one of those pesky indo-china stations......Well done!....oh and before I forget, what band did you work him on???.....

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 04:10:35 PM »

Congratulations Bill on the ATNO!

Conditions were great on 80--got 8 bandfills so I'm up to 113/77!  Hard to believe I worked 77 countries on 80 with 100W and the cheap wire vertical!

Zack W1VT
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 04:35:33 PM »

I tell ya Bill, it really is nice to finally snag one from HS, is it not?....the feeling is like no other....I remember about 1990 or so, an HS was barreling in on 15 meters....problem was so was the friggin zoo he attracted.....never got thru and was crushed.....didn't hear or work HS until 2011 with HS0ZIN....and now Marc HS0ZJU back in October.....so it can be done.....As a fellow Western Pennsylvanian (n'at), I am very glad you finally got one of those pesky indo-china stations......Well done!....oh and before I forget, what band did you work him on???.....

V
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He was on 20m.
Certainly an over-the-pole path, LOTS of arctic flutter.
I about fell off the chair when he answered.


Contest turned out OK.

654 Q's...1962 Q Points...279 Mult

547,398 points.
100% Search & Pounce

I know, this is NOT the contest forum, bnut here seems the ONLY place there is activity. There is NO mentiopn on the contest forum about one of the BIGGEST contest of the season.
At least, not that I saw.

EDIT:
I just looked up the HS0 prefix in N1MM, says the bearing is ZERO degrees
to the target. Yeah, a POLAR path for sure.

BTW, THANX yinz.
(yinz, Pittsburgheese for y'all !)
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 05:15:46 PM »

http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/3830
There is a mailing list and archive of score reports.

Zack Lau W1VT
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 07:25:48 PM »

Didn't get anything new in the contest, including no new band or mode countries.  Tried for 9U4U on 12m yesterday afternoon, no luck.  Did work T46RRC tonight on 160m. Really surprised he heard my signal considering my lousy antenna.  That was a new one on top band!  Probably up to 16 countries or so on 160.  Did work them earlier on 40m for a new IOTA. 

73 John AF5CC
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 07:46:05 PM »

DX contests are a great time to work new DX, especially DX that is not participating in the contests! (My Elmer taught me that, along with a bunch of other great DX tips).  I was able to snag 9U4U on 20/17/15 SSB all in 10 minute span during the Sunday afternoon peak of the CW contest.  Also got 5X8C on 30M RTTY last night.

As far as the contest, picked up some easy (never easy for me, gotta work for it) 160 band fills: GI, LX, ES, EU.  So I am a happy camper...but then again, just being able to DX at all makes me a happy camper.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 08:31:25 PM »

but then again, just being able to DX at all makes me a happy camper.

That is so true!  Sometimes in the DX hunt and count it is easy to lose sight of the magic of radio, and being able to span the globe with a piece of wire and a few watts (few being relative).  I hope I never fail to get at least a little excited at hearing my call come back from halfway around the world, or even halfway across the city.

40 was in pretty good shape both days.  Nice bunch of JA QSOs with Siberia thrown in on Saturday morning, good opening to EU the last 90 minutes of the contest as well.

John AF5CC
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 09:00:53 PM »

Yes, the sweetest thing is hearing your own callsign coming back from a wanted station!
Asia is no big deal from here, but I would like to hear an XZ-something returning my call sometime!
I made ONE QSO in the ARRL contest (AA1K Jon in DE on 40m), and listened to all the DX stations in the contest I would have *like* to have logged. I've had a number of QSO with Jon before, but only on 160m. ARRL contests not much use for DX, unless they are hunting for US counties or states.
Oh well, there's plenty of other contest and other activity throughout the year. I watch TV on these weekends!
73,
Luke VK3HJ
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