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Author Topic: DX Across Africa  (Read 21901 times)
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« on: March 04, 2013, 10:33:13 AM »

Hi Folks,

Has anyone worked this group?

They are now in Guinea which is a country I need for an ATNO.  My luck hasn't been too good.  They are now operating right over a wireless birdie on 10m Huh

According to their website they are on the move daily.  So their antennas are limited to small moxon wire beams.  And no high power operation.

I was really looking forward to add many Africa ATNOs (Cote 'dlvoire, Benin, Guinea and DRC) but now it appears it's just a pipe dream Cry

Here's is their website:  http://www.dxacrossafrica.com/

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 11:05:55 AM »

in this moment 3XY0ZA is on 28 Mhz ssb ,
yesterday also very active on 24 , day a go heard from 6W senegal e B4 from Marocco CN
nice trip
73
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 11:53:04 AM »

in this moment 3XY0ZA is on 28 Mhz ssb ,
yesterday also very active on 24 , day a go heard from 6W senegal e B4 from Marocco CN
nice trip
73


Ok, let me try this again.  Did anyone in Colorado heard and worked them Cheesy

Thanks for the update Tony.  I'm glad you are able to work them.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 02:14:56 PM »

I actually was going to write the same question because I read the story just like you and I was hoping to follow them from Morocco all the way to the end but I haven't heard anything from them.

I don't need any of the countries they will be driving through but I still would've like to follow them.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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VK3HJ
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 06:52:17 PM »

Nil heard here either. I had forgotten about them!
Would have been a nice load of counters for Marathon this year.
73,
Luke VK3HJ
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 05:13:50 PM »

3XY0ZA is in Guinea right now on 14.250 00:00
Strong signal into eastern NA but one heck of a pile up. Got him after about an hour.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 09:23:51 PM »

in this moment 3XY0ZA is on 28 Mhz ssb ,
yesterday also very active on 24 , day a go heard from 6W senegal e B4 from Marocco CN
nice trip
73


I was amazed to see I have worked 3 of the countries they were in.  CN2ZA, TF3ZA, and today I worked 3XY0ZA.  3XY0ZA was very strong and did not follow their band plan. I did not know that was the caravan until I went back to their homepage.

I wish they would identify themselves as the caravan. It's tough to recall all their calls and they aren't sticking to the frequencies in their online chart. I'd like to work Ghana and Botswana.

It looks like Cote d'Ivoire is their next country, TU2CI.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 11:51:54 PM »

Saw them spotted on 20 m this morning, but no sign of their signal here. Heard the NA stations, as it was open long path.
I need 20 m for Africa on long path in the late afternoon here, around 0700 UT.
I've worked all the countries they will be travelling through, but it would have been nice for Marathon points this year.
Give them my 73, as I will never hear them.
Luke VK3HJ
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 01:53:08 AM »

I hope to have a point in the marathon from TN0ZA
73 gl
Tony

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W6GX
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 02:14:32 PM »

Just got him (3XY0ZA) on 20m SSB for an ATNO Grin  His signal was very weak but nonetheless he picked up my callsign.  Great ears and great Op.  Thanks.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 02:44:50 PM »

Just got him (3XY0ZA) on 20m SSB for an ATNO Grin  His signal was very weak but nonetheless he picked up my callsign.  Great ears and great Op.  Thanks.

73,
Jonathan W6GX

They are 59 here to show the difference in locations. They are now now asking for only Asia so good thing you already snagged him.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013, 05:43:49 PM »

Just got him (3XY0ZA) on 20m SSB for an ATNO Grin  His signal was very weak but nonetheless he picked up my callsign.  Great ears and great Op.  Thanks.

73,
Jonathan W6GX

They are 59 here to show the difference in locations. They are now now asking for only Asia so good thing you already snagged him.

73,

Chris/NU1O

Yes, location makes a difference. That's partly the reason why I have many missing countries in Africa.  Guinea is probably not rare but this is the very first time I have ever heard them.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 08:05:34 PM »

6V7S was 10db over S9 here at 9pm MST.  I have never heard Africa this loud since I have been a ham.  I got a taste of what Africa sounds like from the East Coast Cheesy

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 05:42:31 AM »

6V7S was 10db over S9 here at 9pm MST.  I have never heard Africa this loud since I have been a ham.  I got a taste of what Africa sounds like from the East Coast Cheesy

73,
Jonathan W6GX

Yep, I agree. I have NEVER heard anything from the Dark Continent that loud. Cape Verde included. 
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 06:59:50 PM »

They are now in Cote d' Ivoire using the call TU2CI.  The are now on 20m SSB participating in the Russian DX contest.  I believe they are using a club station as their signal is really good.  This is a great opportunity for those needing TU for DXCC or the Marathon.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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