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Author Topic: VK9CZ is QRV  (Read 7190 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 01:25:10 PM »

He's on 14.260 however I don't hear anything Cheesy  This is gonna be a fun one to work Tongue  It's time to run some propagation analyses Cheesy

Ok.  Perhaps it was just false alarm.  Now the cluster is saying it's LU4XT.  I guess anyone could imagine a callsign, one that they want to work Cheesy

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2013, 02:16:41 PM »


Here's where it got interesting. I sat there puffing on my Frog Morton (original only, please!), allowing its latakia goodness to enswirl me, and he kept getting louder.

I think the only other time I heard, or saw, Latakia used was in the Sherlock Holmes film "Dressed to Kill"  with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. I watched it for the umpteenth time on TCM a few weeks ago. I never expected to see the word in this forum. You'd undoubtedly make a very good Scrabble player.

73,

Chris/NU1O

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 02:30:04 PM »


Here's where it got interesting. I sat there puffing on my Frog Morton (original only, please!), allowing its latakia goodness to enswirl me, and he kept getting louder.

I think the only other time I heard, or saw, Latakia used was in the Sherlock Holmes film "Dressed to Kill"  with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. I watched it for the umpteenth time on TCM a few weeks ago. I never expected to see the word in this forum. You'd undoubtedly make a very good Scrabble player.

73,

Chris/NU1O



That is all well and good, but I challenge the word enswirl. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 03:38:40 PM »

He's on 14.260 however I don't hear anything Cheesy
Ok.  Perhaps it was just false alarm.  Now the cluster is saying it's LU4XT.  I guess anyone could imagine a callsign, one that they want to work Cheesy

73,
Jonathan W6GX

ABSOLUTELY EFFING AMAZING.    It just gets funnier every day.

HOW do you get VK9CZ confused with LU4XT?!

DXing is becoming a joke...........

73, Gene AF3Y  
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 08:45:04 PM »

HOW do you get VK9CZ confused with LU4XT?!

A friend of mine confirmed that it was VK9CZ calling but after he disappeared a LU came on.  Whether it was the real VK9C or not it remains to be seen.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2013, 05:16:30 PM »

Now the REAL VK9CZ is QRV Cheesy  Here's the latest update from their website.  I believe the first contact was made 1323z Mar 30th on 15m.

 Saturday 30th March 2013           

Hello everyone - firstly we were very sorry to hear about the death of one of the T2YY ops - we don't know any details but we send our condolences to his family and the team.

We have arrived safely on Cocos after a very eventful journey, which included a cancelled long-haul flight and a delayed replacement flight. I'll tell you all about this soon.

We arrived at 1600 local time, so with only 3 hours of daylight we have only installed the 15m Moxon and Keith has been working stations in WPX SSB.  More antennas tomorrow for sure.

Internet is poor - we have no connectivity in the shack, and have to wait until Tuesday - after the holiday - before we can even buy a new SIM card for our mobiles. Radio is our best method of communication !  VK9CZ is QRV !!

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2013, 06:48:02 PM »

0145 UTC, just barely hear a whisper of them on 21016.
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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2013, 07:15:51 PM »

0145 UTC, just barely hear a whisper of them on 21016.

Nothing here in CO short or long path.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2013, 08:35:30 PM »

0145 UTC, just barely hear a whisper of them on 21016.

That's about when I worked them- I was surprised the pileup was so small. They were calling for US stations but I think most couldn't hear them. Long path.

Tor
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2013, 09:00:22 AM »

He's on 17m right now but no joy on cracking the pile up.  Plus his signal is very weak on my non-resonant antenna.  How does he sound on the East Coast?

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2013, 09:08:04 AM »

He's on 17m right now but no joy on cracking the pile up.  Plus his signal is very weak on my non-resonant antenna.  How does he sound on the East Coast?

Decent signal on 17M and he's calling for NA at 1600Z. I think I'll have a chance on CW.

Tim.
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2013, 08:55:22 PM »

VK9CZ had a good signal into Texas 30M this afternoon. About 45 minutes before sundown here.
QRM on his frequency was atrocious at times. Yet I am sure I got one good QSO from the mobile.

73 Tony N5UD /M somewhere in Texas
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2013, 06:13:03 AM »

Haven't heard them on the other side of Australia yet.
Will look for them in the morning.
Hoping they will be QRV 160 m.
73 es GL,
Luke VK3HJ
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2013, 08:25:26 AM »

Worked him this morning on 24.958mhz at 14:50z.  He was 52 with very low QRN.
When I first saw him spotted he was simplex and only myself and 2-3 Italians were calling.
In 15 seconds he went split and in 15 more seconds it was 100's of EU stations calling.  It took me 20 minutes and a whole lot of calls to break the pileup.
I am very happy, this was an Atno for Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2013, 09:28:38 AM »

Got 'em on 15m SSB for an ATNO Grin  It wasn't easy.  From time to time he calls for NA and listens on one frequency.  The problem is that he would only take a few calls from NA before opening it up to the EU.  So one has to be patient and just wait for those golden moments when he calls for NA.  The second problem is that he likes to imitate Monk Apollo by not saying QRZ.  He just picks up whoever is the loudest without pausing and this encourages QRM.  I don't like it and I think this hurts those who observe the DX Code of Conduct.  I did try CW but there was a lot of flutter in the signal and it was difficult for me to copy degraded CW.  I was surprised to hear how loud he was on SSB when he QSY'ed from CW to SSB.  GL to all who need VK9C.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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