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Author Topic: XZ1J - Myanmar November 15-26th  (Read 31472 times)
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« Reply #210 on: November 22, 2013, 03:52:40 PM »

Hello all, the log update just came out, Im in the log for #342 qrp, wked peter, PP5XX, he was calling cq yesterday on 14.190 at 2144z, he was in & out finally copied him good enough to call, he picked me pretty easy, he was definitly hearing me better than I was hearing him, anyway tnx fer pulling me out Peter and giving me an ATNO/QRP, 73 Dan WG5G.

Wow.  Congrats!

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #211 on: November 22, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »

Tnx Jonathan, I check this forum just abt everyday - always the most current info posted here, I read but seldom comment, this qso was my only ATNO this year. I need VU7AG and have heard them but my vacation ends today, back to work Monday. Tnx to Paul, Peter and the rest of the team for making this most difficult entity available to a lil pistol, wish all the best of luck in working XZ if you havnt already. 73 Dan WG5G.
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« Reply #212 on: November 22, 2013, 08:11:04 PM »

WG5G - NOT WORTHY!  NOT WORTHY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FucbvoFFy0

So what am I doing wrong?  Yeah, hex beam at 40 feet (called the clothes dryer by some) and 500 watts, flat terrain of the North Carolina Piedmont.  But still nothing.
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« Reply #213 on: November 22, 2013, 08:21:10 PM »

We've had incredible openings to W4 via the long path at your sunrise. I've worked mobiles like N5UD and even a few QRP. You just have to be there when there is propagation.
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« Reply #214 on: November 23, 2013, 04:41:40 AM »

Good morning Mark & Paul, as far as working them, it was not easy but they are spotted on 10 & 12 mtrs ssb now ( 1235z ) so if there is propagation you should be hearing them now. If I lived on east coast I would be setting there ready to go abt 1130z with beam long path over the ocean & let them come to you. read Gene's post of how he worked them on 15 mtrs at 1215z with amp & VERTICAL ANTENNA !!! Good luck hope this helps 73 Dan WG5G.
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« Reply #215 on: November 23, 2013, 04:42:28 AM »

WG5G - NOT WORTHY!  NOT WORTHY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FucbvoFFy0

So what am I doing wrong?  Yeah, hex beam at 40 feet (called the clothes dryer by some) and 500 watts, flat terrain of the North Carolina Piedmont.  But still nothing.

You just have to be on air for LP to southeast at sunrise plus whatever depending on band conditions. Paul was right about great openings the past few days on the east cost LP 17M - 10M. I missed them on 10M as could not break the pile. The signal was S7-S9 on my mobile whip !
 S2 was strong too. I got them the next morning on two bands shortly after sunrise.

Dan congrats for ATNO. I am near 300 on mobile. Anything much more than 300 DXCC from mobile needs to be done from the coasts.

Little pistol......Huh with a big barrel maybe. You have a great antenna ! VU7 I heard two times past but no Q. Surely this time will do it. Looks like 297. 5A would be a good catch too. Not much more I have a hope for until a new dxpedition starts up.

have fun guys 73 Tony N5UD /M
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« Reply #216 on: November 23, 2013, 05:44:29 AM »

Good morning Mark & Paul, as far as working them, it was not easy but they are spotted on 10 & 12 mtrs ssb now ( 1235z ) so if there is propagation you should be hearing them now. If I lived on east coast I would be setting there ready to go abt 1130z with beam long path over the ocean & let them come to you. read Gene's post of how he worked them on 15 mtrs at 1215z with amp & VERTICAL ANTENNA !!! Good luck hope this helps 73 Dan WG5G.

Dan.... I snagged the S2 yesterday morning (1423Z) on 12m CW with the same setup for #315.  It CAN be done. Actually, I only have one left in that little "nest of DX vipers" (Thailand, Vietnam, Laox, Macau, Myanmar, Bangladesh, etc). I missed Macau, but its activated now and then, so I think I can work it eventually.
I did not say its easy... but its doable. Cool  Timing is the thing........ The openings were sufficient, but not always loud enough for it to be easy. You had to hang in there.
73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #217 on: November 23, 2013, 05:54:47 AM »

N6PSE, Paul....... THANKS to you and the team for giving us a chance at Burma. Seems like you guys are really trying your best to give us a great shot at an ATNO. I appreciate your time, advising the group from time to time, and David for hanging in there and letting me nab the XZ on 15m CW! Enjoy the balance of the trip and safe travels home. Cool

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #218 on: November 23, 2013, 10:42:29 AM »

Heard them on 20M SSB working EU. I was all set for 5 up when they did call for "NA up 5". I thought I was going to get a 20M QSO when op called for "now the N5".
Wrong covered up by the continual rude callers. Must have been lots of 9's etc that thought N5 was them.
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« Reply #219 on: November 23, 2013, 12:18:53 PM »

Good afternoon Gene & Tony, well it looks like to me that we all have something in common, you two go big game hunting with a spear, & I go hunting with a BB gun, HI HI. I looked up the XY0RR dxpedition to see how long it took to finally work it, I first had a shot at Myanmar in 1991 when Romeo was suppose to be there, tnx again to Paul & the group for giving everyone a chance, 73 Dan WG5G.
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« Reply #220 on: November 23, 2013, 01:31:26 PM »

 The XZ group is doing a fantastic job throughout the bands. The DX community is deeply in their debt. TU!

  I would like to make one observation if I may. The RTTY operator(s) on 17meters are choosing transmit frequencies very high up in the US allotted digital band, around 18107, close to the limit of 110 so there is really very little room for US stations to call. I heard many EUs calling above 110 but that option is not available to US stations.

 Perhaps the US allocated digital frequency bands could be passed along by Paul, N6PSE, if he reads this. XZ1J could choose lower QRGs or they could listen down instead of up.

  Again, many thanks for team's outstanding effort!
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« Reply #221 on: November 23, 2013, 07:22:03 PM »

Paul if you are still reading this forum, here is a report for this evening from east Texas. 20M SSB 0010 - 0030 had a decent signal here. I assume short path. Only problem for me at least was the QRM from near freq rag chew QSO's from W6 and W2 stations. QRM was S9. I heard op say QSY to 15M. I heard him call the CQ's on 15M. I called up.
Only problem is the signal was S1 at best. My noise on 15M was S0. By 0040Z the signal was gone.

Maybe should have stayed on 20M SSB ? Was the op beaming SP ?

I guess after 0100Z the western US was working India southern LP. I could barely hear the VU's. Which is normal for that time on 20M and the southern LP.

Good job.

73 Tony N5UD /M
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« Reply #222 on: November 23, 2013, 08:01:43 PM »

I was the 20 SSB Op, I had a good run at 14.190 listening 14.240 for US General Class Ops. Then the Chinese Radar leaped from S2 to S9 across all of twenty meters. It made me deaf and staying there was not an option, that is why I went to 21.295.  We will never know how good twenty meters was today because I could not hear anything.

Operating in Asia is quite a bit different than the US. Ham radio is used much differently. Thailand taxis use our 10 meter SSB frequencies while in FM.  Chinese fishing fleets use ham radio too.  The Chinese Radar is our worst nemesis.
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« Reply #223 on: November 23, 2013, 08:14:29 PM »

Paul, hoping to catch you in a few hours LP to East Coast!
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« Reply #224 on: November 23, 2013, 08:33:20 PM »

Paul still hoping to work you from Hawaii Cheesy
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73 and Aloha,
de Delwyn, KH6DC
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