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Author Topic: Lets Play "Guess that DX-pedition" . . .  (Read 23028 times)
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« Reply #225 on: April 01, 2013, 02:45:31 PM »

Amsterdam is a great path from West Coast. Low bands should be especially good.

Crozet, Kerguelin and Andaman were very easy.

Great sleuthing, PB1TT......
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« Reply #226 on: April 01, 2013, 02:49:22 PM »

Amsterdam is a great path from West Coast. Low bands should be especially good.

How so?  Amsterdam is not too far from Marion Island.  Wasn't Marion difficult to work from either coasts?

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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PB1TT
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« Reply #227 on: April 01, 2013, 02:59:53 PM »

Amsterdam is a great path from West Coast. Low bands should be especially good.

Crozet, Kerguelin and Andaman were very easy.

Great sleuthing, PB1TT......

You're welcome. Also found the info N7SMI displayed (thanks to Google).
It seems Ralph K0IR is the team leader, so that should make a well organized activation!
By the way, no ATNO for me, I worked FT5ZB in 1988 on 10 meters sideband while calling cq (those were the days).
Still waiting for KP1 though...

73, Peter
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« Reply #228 on: April 01, 2013, 03:03:11 PM »

Gonna be a BITCH from Florida.....

Looks like 0200 0500 z as best times.

EU will rule this one. Where are the Ops from?HuhHuh
We will need some help here.

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #229 on: April 01, 2013, 03:06:54 PM »

FT/Z is an ATNO for me and great news that Ralph is the organizer.

I will have a 2 element 40M yagi pointing that way for sure - plus the stack on 2 of the high bands.

73,

Rich
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« Reply #230 on: April 01, 2013, 03:13:20 PM »

...and to think some doubted me  Grin

73 Col MM0NDX
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« Reply #231 on: April 01, 2013, 03:23:46 PM »

...and to think some doubted me  Grin

73 Col MM0NDX

You should have waited until 0:01 UTC just for giggles.
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« Reply #232 on: April 01, 2013, 03:36:13 PM »

The website not active yet......?

Requires password (maybe under construction).

Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #233 on: April 01, 2013, 03:56:58 PM »

I'm not sure if FT5 is more difficult to work from the West or East coast.  The bearing from CO is the same to FT5 and VK9C.  It's not going to be a cakewalk.  I won't have an antenna stack at my disposal.  I just need the propagation to cooperate with me and everyone to QRX when they are calling NA.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #234 on: April 01, 2013, 04:04:42 PM »

 The last big expedition to Amsterdam was by FT5ZH in late November to late December 1998 and their signals were generally very good in the eastern US across many bands. This was close to the peak of the last sunspot cycle. FT5ZH had only a lmited number of operators, perhaps two or three, but they did an excellent job; a larger group should do quite well.
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« Reply #235 on: April 01, 2013, 04:15:21 PM »

Amsterdam is a great path from West Coast. Low bands should be especially good.


April fools, right?
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« Reply #236 on: April 01, 2013, 04:16:51 PM »

It looks like there's a pretty good chance we'll have Heard Island and Amsterdam Island on the air at the same time, which is a good thing for the pileups - which are going to be EPIC regardless.

In fact, based on the dates, it's likely that both teams will be on the same boat - the Marion Dufresne II, the only ship that regularly services these islands with a helicopter (which is required for both islands).
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« Reply #237 on: April 01, 2013, 04:36:23 PM »

Amsterdam is a great path from West Coast. Low bands should be especially good.


April fools, right?

Not at all. Amsterdam is near the antinode for a large part of the US and that's a signal-enhancing characteristic.

John AE5X
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« Reply #238 on: April 01, 2013, 04:38:12 PM »

After all....... it IS April 1st, right Huh

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #239 on: April 01, 2013, 06:06:24 PM »

How so?  Amsterdam is not too far from Marion Island.  Wasn't Marion difficult to work from either coasts?

73,
Jonathan W6GX

ZS8M was pretty weak on 40m, but a solid 58 LP on 20m, on more than one occasion in the morning.

I suspect both of these dxpeds will have mo better antennas/power.

Using DXAtlas, and checking mid Jan, 2014, it looks like I have a small evening greyline shot at Heard Is, and a bit better evening chance with Amsterdam. Not so much in the morning. Morning looks good for the west coast.

Both will be ATNO's if I can manage a qso.
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