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Author Topic: ZL7LC Micro DXpedition to Chatham - PSK31 only!  (Read 1594 times)
N2RJ
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« on: March 15, 2013, 06:15:20 AM »

Never thought I'd see this, but I should at least give it a try.

ZL7LC is now QRV from Chatham, a micro DXpedition that is only operating PSK31.
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 06:38:20 AM »

Never thought I'd see this, but I should at least give it a try.

ZL7LC is now QRV from Chatham, a micro DXpedition that is only operating PSK31.


Time for a new award...worked all bragfiles!
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 06:53:26 AM »

Hehe yes. I can just imagine the lids holding up the pileup...
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 10:25:32 AM »

Never thought I'd see this, but I should at least give it a try.

ZL7LC is now QRV from Chatham, a micro DXpedition that is only operating PSK31.


Time for a new award...worked all bragfiles!

It's unfortunate because it can be quite effective. I don't have many PSK31 contacts but there are a few that were probably from similar situations, one or two guys on a self-funded trip. I have a couple of A3s, a C2, and my only FO/Austral.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 06:33:03 PM »

I don't care for PSK, but I'll take a digi mode new one however I can get it.

Decent signal on 15m, and the brag files have been kept in check.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 08:20:44 PM »

Yep, worked him on 15m for an easy new one.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 09:18:52 PM »

I also worked him for a new one on digital.  My total worked on digital is up to 169.  I added six new ones on digital just in the last two days (ZL7, J28, JY, HB0, 9V, and UK) Grin

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Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 09:03:09 PM »

As a DXCC Honor Roll and IOTA Honour Roll member with five IOTA DXpeditions under my belt (three with PSK31), I can tell you firsthand that Jim, ZL7LC, did everything right. If anyone bothered to read his pre-DXpedition instructions on his qrz.com page they would have known that he wanted ops to make a quick exchange with a signal report and name only. And of course, he wisely told everyone that he would be working split.
As for me, I worked him 3/15 on 20 meters, making that my 106th PSK31 DXCC entity worked. PSK31 is a mighty awesome and efficient DXing mode. Take it from me: I worked him LONG path--16,739 miles!

See you down the waterfall,

Wayne C. Long, K9YNF
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 11:07:09 PM »

Worked Jim easy on 15m PSK31.  This is turning out to be a great year:

9U4U, TX5K, 6V7S, KH0XH and ZL7LC plus Wake Island this fall.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 07:24:13 AM »

Still haven't worked him... oh well.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 11:09:27 AM »

Pardon a n00b question, but it's something I'd wondered about. How does one handle a pileup in PSK31?

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 11:14:22 AM »

Pardon a n00b question, but it's something I'd wondered about. How does one handle a pileup in PSK31?

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It's no different than any other pile ups.  You want your signal in the clear or the loudest if it's simplex.  PSK31 is usually reserved for ragchewing and not dx'ing.  This is a first time I've seen a PSK31 pile up.  I recall another dxpedition resorted to PSK31 as opposed to RTTY for some odd reason.  Most dxpeditions use RTTY.

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Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 12:37:55 PM »

Hehe yes. I can just imagine the lids holding up the pileup...

no problem, not so much LIDS on PSK31 as on RTTY! Sometimes ZL7LC was operating continously but without cluster spots every 5minutes like in RTTY pileups all the ego spots (TNX, WKD, PSE QSY...).
One time I observed he was operating almost 1 hour before first spot came into DX cluster but had takers. Till that no problems with LIDS.
I think is his OWN decision what somebody will activate...every expedition better than no expedition!
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