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Author Topic: TX5K signal comparisons, something wrong?  (Read 1165 times)
WD4ELG
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« on: March 02, 2013, 01:11:17 PM »

10 meters CW true S8, 12 meters CW true S8, 15 meter SSB S2 barely readable, 17 meters RTTY S1 barely readable.  Maybe it's just 15 and 17 meters at 2100 UTC.  Or they are pointing different direction right now.  But that's quite a difference.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 01:20:44 PM »

Different skip zones? When they beam to EU they are also pointing towards most of NA. This AM they had a killer loud signal on 17M RTTY.

Late in our day, as sun rises in JA, they will point towards JA.
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 01:21:10 PM »

Oh, and MAJOR KUDOS to the CW ops on 10 and 12.  They were running about 120 per hour with high speed (30 WPM), very very FB hams on that DXpedition.
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 01:21:47 PM »

N3QA, yep that is what I was wondering...
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 01:54:23 PM »

Actually, the signals seem to be coming slightly off of direct heading on 15 and 17.  True heading is 233, but best signal when I beam 280
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 02:43:32 PM »

From DX Summit:

W1IMM-@        28492.0 NH2DX        55 in MA Bent Path 35 deg S        2226 02 Mar   Guam

We also have had some activity on the sun in time for the contest.  Today's numbers are 111, 88, 27 and 2.  On 2/27 they were 99, 49, 5 and 1 at ~ 1600Z. I think the A-index was in the mid-twenties earlier today and the K-index higher, as well.

Time for another article about sunspots. It's only been one week.

73,

Chris/NU1O

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WD4ELG
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 04:19:51 PM »

Thanks Chris.  Always good to know that I am not imagining things or losing my mind (at least when it comes to propagation!)
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AD9DX
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 05:06:09 PM »

Oh, and MAJOR KUDOS to the CW ops on 10 and 12.  They were running about 120 per hour with high speed (30 WPM), very very FB hams on that DXpedition.

I did not work either of them, but I tried.  With ops like this I have no question my time will come.
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 06:57:34 PM »

Weekday will be better when pileups die down and folks get back to work.
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N5MOA
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 07:10:23 PM »

20m has been the only band they haven't been S-9 or better, and it was S-8.

Probably the loudest,  peaked at 40 over on 15m this morning.

Unless a miracle happens and I hear them on 6m, I'm about done with this one. 160m ssb would be nice, but I don't know if they are planing on it or not.

 I got TX5C on 4 bands /m back in '08, so I haven't bothered to try that this go around.
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 07:45:44 PM »

I was very fortunate back in 2008.  But sure would liek to get them on 160.
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 08:44:31 AM »

Started  looking for them last night and within 2 hrs had 7 contacts, on 12-15-17-30-40-160m, on mostly ssb plus cw.   easy to break the pile even with my 100w to ground plane antennas on most bands.

Added  40 ssb this morning around 8:30 EST.  Then 10M around 11 am. Just need 80 and 6m for a sweep.

Two bands were on the very first call., and most  within 5 minutes.  Amazing.  Great sigs and ops!  Check out their website with the pics, ops, world map, showing nearly instantaneous logs, so you know youre in the log! 
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 09:20:21 AM »

I need 10 and 20 for a sweep. I read on dx-world they are having resupply issues. I hope that gets solved fast!
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