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Author Topic: Delierate QRM on TX5K frequencies  (Read 1848 times)
KC2TKD
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« on: March 07, 2013, 06:28:57 AM »

I have never seen the level intentional QRM as I have been seeing with this TX5K DXpedition to Clipperton Island.  Right now, 1357 UTC an italian ham IT9RYH, is broadcasting on the TX frequency on 20M.  Add to that all of the others who feel they need to comment about this and its a mess.  CW is usually must better.  CW operators usually hold themselves to a higher standard of operating but not in this instance.  I have heard a cacophony of signals and noise on the TX frequency's used by this DXpedition over the past few days.  From individuals sending series of dots at the highest speeds their keyer will send to just random bursts of unintelligible code.  What sets amateur radio apart from CB is the standards of operating we hold ourselves too.  Working some of the pileups that come with these DXpeditions can be challenging and very frustrating too.  But that is what they are supposed to be, a test of good operating skills and patience.  Let these guys enjoy the time on this Island and let others enjoy working them.   

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de kc2tkd Frank     
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N2RJ
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 06:39:19 AM »

Is this 14.195? Nino has been a resident of that frequency for a very long time now. Sure, he should not be QRMing the frequency but I think it is better for any DXpedition to just avoid that frequency, along with 14.313, 14.300, 14.230 to 14.236, 7.178 and 7.185.

CW operators much better? lol, no, not really. CW is just easier to filter out and often you'll find troublemakers sending nonsense in RTTY over a CW pileup.
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N5UD
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 07:06:59 AM »

The intentional QRM is the worst I have heard. Its been on SSB and CW any band. I don't know how the TX5K ops stand it.

One incident  was a few mornings back. The CW op on 17M was trying for EU. He was working them too. Lots of them calling. He would go back to one caller or a partial. Everyone still calling, and they were EU ! He slowed down his key at one point to 15 WPM "ONLY LA5X etc" over and over.

He finally gave up and started working NA.

Last night on 75 early was jamming of both frequencies.

It is disgusting.

73 Tony N5UD
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K1RAX
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 07:51:00 AM »

and a big thanks to the people that keep transmitting "he's working split" ...   now instead of just one person calling over TX5K we have several. 

Some should be glad I'm not on Clipperton Smiley
I'd make sure to not work those calling over and over or using partial calls or that cannot follow instructions
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KB2FCV
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 10:45:38 AM »

You have to appreciate the folks that transmit UP for about a min or two straight.
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KE8G
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 10:50:34 AM »

You have to appreciate the folks that transmit UP for about a min or two straight.

Well, they are just giving their ID, no?  UP = utterly pathetic.

73 de Jim - KE8G
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N3QE
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 01:02:56 PM »

I'm sure it's harder for the folks in Europe etc.

But here on east coast of North America, TX5K's signals is way way louder than the tuner-uppers, lids, frequency cops, and jammers all put together!
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WX2S
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 01:12:30 PM »

Next DXpedition ought to think about spread-spectrum modes.  Roll Eyes

- WX2S
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73, - Steve WX2S.
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KD8MJR
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 01:54:46 PM »

I am not all that much into CW except when its a Dxpedition.  I thought phone QRM was bad but the CW Jamming on 40M last night was unreal Undecided  Sometimes for 5 minutes you could hear nothing but QRM and that lasted for hours.   I personally think that some stupid operators in NA and SA had enough with the UP EU and decided to reek havoc.  Ironic since last night was the first night I heard TX5K working other countries outside the EU, could also mean EU guys where doing the QRMing because they didn't have 40M CW for themselves exclusively. Hams need to stop acting like CBers, no matter how frustrated you may feel!
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