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N2RJ
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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 09:59:28 AM »

I don't disagree. Bouvet wasn't all that weak to me when I worked Petrus--certainly not as weak as ZS8M. That one was ESP for all three of my contacts. Weak clearly has its advantages. My path to CE0X is still not great (if it were 20 degrees further west I'd be in the clear) but for this distance, a higher angle shouldn't be a problem, plus TEP on the higher bands ought to help if he's on in the late afternoon. Let's just say I'll be ready to pounce every day except Thursday, when I've gotta be in NYC for a dental appointment.

Bouvet was weak most of the time until the one or two days we had propagation which is when you worked them.

I had worked them a full month before that, as did Annita, when nobody I had talked to in NJDXA was even hearing them.

ZS8M wasn't ESP here. He was about S5. But that was on 40m at night.
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2013, 10:08:04 AM »

I had worked them a full month before that, as did Annita, when nobody I had talked to in NJDXA was even hearing them.

Yeah, I never really heard him until the day I worked him, but he was strong when I did. Well, not loud, but S3-S5 and very copyable.

ZS8M wasn't ESP here. He was about S5. But that was on 40m at night.
Well, consider you're running 4 elements on 40 and you're 500 feet higher in elevation than me, so that's not at all surprising. He was very light here, just peaking up high enough for me to copy my call. I worked him a grand total of 5 times; twice on 40, 3x on 20. The 40m QSOs were around 0400z...one in Sept. 2010 and the other in Feb. 2011.
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2013, 10:14:59 AM »

I think the clear path South has more to do with it.

This one will be a challenge for me though, due to time constraints. I hope he comes on at night at least, otherwise I will be taking a day or two off.
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 05:38:36 PM »

I am kind of surprised that CE0X is that rare.  It seems to get activated every few years, and it is a easy path from here.  Looks like I only need them on 80 and 30 to have the HF bands covered (160 is MF, 6m is VHF).

Not CE0X. The other two are fairly common (CE0Z, Juan Fernandez and CE0Y, Easter Island). CE0X (San Felix) is extremely rare. Only one activation that I'm aware of since I got on the air, and I missed it. Major multinational operation, too (XR0X).

I actually have CE0X on several more bands than I have CE0Z on.  I think I have only worked CE0Z 3 times total-20m SSB, 10m SSB and 17m CW.

John AF5CC
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2013, 07:33:25 PM »

I actually have CE0X on several more bands than I have CE0Z on.  I think I have only worked CE0Z 3 times total-20m SSB, 10m SSB and 17m CW.

Musta been bad timing.  The big operation lately was in 2006 as a warmup to the PeterI operation. A DL station activated it again in 2008 and I know it's been on at least once or twice more since then. IIRC there's another big activation planned for later on this year as well. You should probably be able to work 'em pretty well everywhere.

XR0X was the last operation from San Felix (March 2002) and I never did get them in the log. There's been nothing on from there since, as far as I know. We're probably overdue for a significant re-activation within a couple of years. Take that as a hint, guys Grin
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2013, 08:07:05 AM »

Yes it will be an ATNO for me. I was taking a break and wasn't on the air in 2002.

73 Mark N1UK
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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 12:00:28 PM »

Go to the DX World writeup and look at the fourth comment down!! Shocked

Probably wont happen, but who knows?HuhHuhHuh

Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2013, 07:39:47 PM »

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Do you have a link ?
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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 03:42:30 AM »

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Do you have a link ?

http://dx-world.net/2013/san-felix/
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« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 06:29:03 AM »

Tnx Gene,


Fingers crossed for this ATNO


73 Mark N1UK
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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2013, 09:29:29 AM »

Glad I don't need this one. Good luck guys!
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« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2013, 10:40:44 AM »

Anyone heard him yet???
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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2013, 02:15:54 PM »

Nope!  I wonder if he has had equipment setup problems?
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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2013, 03:50:35 PM »

I love getting my hopes up.  Hopefully HE is ok. 
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« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2013, 06:41:05 PM »

This is not looking good.  I don't see any update news posted anywhere.
I wonder if he never made the trip.
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