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AF3Y
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« on: March 19, 2013, 07:49:28 PM »

I had not seen any "Official" anouncement here yet, so:

http://dxing.at-communication.com/en/zs8c_zs8z_marion-island/

I need it for an ATNO, but I SURE wish they  would/could work CW.
My batting average with Pierre was ZERO....... Angry

73, Gene AF3Y
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AB4ZT
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 04:35:16 AM »

Well, it does say "mainly" SSB and digital, and not "only", so I guess there is some hope for CW.  Perhaps that is just wishful thinking.  In any case, I'll take whatever I can get.

73,

Richard, AB4ZT
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VK3HJ
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 05:22:58 AM »

It is unfortunate that the operators are restricted to using only the "commercial HF broadband antenna", which is pretty crappy for Amateur bands, but better than nothing at all.
Any CW operations appear to be unlikely.
I remember Trevor's activity on Macquarie I last year. He did a lot of CW, all on a straight key, but he had a background as a Naval radio op, if I recall correctly.
It would be great to have an experienced DXpeditioner posted to Marion I, but let's hope these guys have the patience and endurance to manage the inevitable pileups that will meet their every transmission. It's a lot to ask!
I had just about given up on working Pierre ZS8M, but did finally manage to hear him towards the end of his posting, and make a 20 m contact.
Good luck,
Luke VK3HJ
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