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Author Topic: XZ1J - Myanmar November 15-26th  (Read 31700 times)
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« Reply #225 on: November 23, 2013, 09:48:57 PM »

Delwyn, I cannot imagine why you have not been able to work us?  KH6/KH7 has been very strong here.  I've worked many in Hawaii. In addition to our Yagis, we have unidirectional vertices for each band. You need to make it happen today!
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« Reply #226 on: November 24, 2013, 04:49:07 AM »

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.

That explains it. Too bad.
Speaking of 10 meters......the Mexican taxis use FM on low end of band from some locations. Other cities use unlocked CB radios. From Texas, I hear the FM sweep on CW all the time.

73 Tony
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« Reply #227 on: November 24, 2013, 06:05:10 AM »

From Texas, I hear the FM sweep on CW all the time.

73 Tony

Is the "FM sweep" that QRM that rolls down the spectrum like a wave?  I have been wondering what that is on 10 meters as I hear and see it on the bandscope all the time.  Nasty...
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« Reply #228 on: November 24, 2013, 07:33:26 AM »

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.

That explains it. Too bad.
Speaking of 10 meters......the Mexican taxis use FM on low end of band from some locations. Other cities use unlocked CB radios. From Texas, I hear the FM sweep on CW all the time.

73 Tony

I am not hearing Mexican taxis here in Mass.  Occasionally there are 10 meter intruders in the CW portion of the band but I would not label it as a big problem here.

Do you know how much power those FM radios are putting out? I'm going to guess from 5 to 25 watts.

When we get a decent 10 meter opening to the South Western US the beacon signals are about 559 and lower.

73,

Chris  NU1O
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« Reply #229 on: November 24, 2013, 09:29:08 AM »

From Texas, I hear the FM sweep on CW all the time.

73 Tony

Is the "FM sweep" that QRM that rolls down the spectrum like a wave?  I have been wondering what that is on 10 meters as I hear and see it on the bandscope all the time.  Nasty...

No it sounds like a rapidly changing CW note or a swish. If you hear it fairly well, try going to FM on your receiver. I don't know who it is, but I hear that junk on low end of 40M CW during the evening.

I have been in some of those taxis. Naturally observed the radio.
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« Reply #230 on: November 24, 2013, 04:27:44 PM »

I got 'em on RTTY today.  They announced up 2 but they were listening up 3.  I got 'em with just a few calls.

Two bands (15m and 20m) were both open at the same time to CO this evening.

Per Paul N6PSE they will be tearing down the antennas within the next few hours.  This will be the last chance to work them.  GL!

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #231 on: November 24, 2013, 04:55:43 PM »

I saw the spot for 15m RTTY, didn't hear a peep here.

Decent signal on 20m ssb, tried /m on the way home, but no luck.

I did work him when I got in the house, that took a couple of tries to get the call straight.
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« Reply #232 on: November 24, 2013, 05:01:07 PM »

I got 'em on RTTY today.  They announced up 2 but they were listening up 3.  I got 'em with just a few calls.

Two bands (15m and 20m) were both open at the same time to CO this evening.

Per Paul N6PSE they will be tearing down the antennas within the next few hours.  This will be the last chance to work them.  GL!

73,
Jonathan W6GX

They had a loud signal here.  No problem copying them but nothing on meter etc.   Took a while on 15M.  I tried coming in around up 1 but that didn't work.  Figured there was no way they were really listening up 2.   I went just shy of up 2 and caught them by squeezing in while they were transmitting the usual "UP 2 NA NA" etc.. 

I have not heard much at all from S21ZBB and no where near the volume to bother working them for some extra bands.

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« Reply #233 on: November 24, 2013, 05:17:29 PM »

I hope that all the members of the XZ1J team have safe trips home.  My QSO with them will always rank in my pantheon of most memorable contacts I've made.
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« Reply #234 on: November 24, 2013, 05:40:11 PM »


  My QSO with them will always rank in my pantheon of most memorable contacts I've made.

Agreed! I really did not anticipate getting in their log.

THANKS for my QSO!! WELL DONE Guys!

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #235 on: November 24, 2013, 05:53:17 PM »

A great QSO for me also. Thanks to the entire team for my ATNO.
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« Reply #236 on: November 24, 2013, 06:02:16 PM »

I made one QSO on 20 and one via the long path on 10 meter phone and I'm very happy with that.  I don't need or desire a contact on every band and mode. XZ1J was an all-time new one for me so I'm very grateful to the team for expending their money to activate the country.

My sincere thanks to all team members!

73,

Chris  NU1O
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« Reply #237 on: November 24, 2013, 06:40:36 PM »

Probably I'll get skunked, but I've been following Champ DX on Facebook. You guys look wiped out! Thanks to the team, and hope you have a restful trip back!

73, -WX2S.
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« Reply #238 on: November 24, 2013, 06:53:52 PM »


  My QSO with them will always rank in my pantheon of most memorable contacts I've made.

Agreed! I really did not anticipate getting in their log.

THANKS for my QSO!! WELL DONE Guys!

73, Gene AF3Y

I'm with both of you gentlemen. I never anticipated being able to hear them--much less work them--with my modest, little portable station. The XZ1J QSL card for my single, 20 Meter SSB contact will have a place of honor in my QSL collection. Well done, to the entire XZ1J Team.
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« Reply #239 on: November 24, 2013, 08:18:38 PM »

Can't be happier with my score with XZ1J. 5 Qso's, 4 bands, 2 modes. Setup here is 2el HEX Beam (does this sound familiar?) at 35 ft and 500-700W. We had some of the best band conditions which greatly contributed to make these Qso's possible.
All except the 20m Qso were long path. Outstanding job from an outstanding team and that is XZ1J. THANK YOU!

73 Dragan K0AP

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