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Author Topic: XZ1J - Myanmar November 15-26th  (Read 31413 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2013, 03:24:03 PM »

Just too weak here on my vertical.  Does not look good so far.  I can hear em, but not good enough to call. Maybe later...... I did not expect 599 here, even with the great condx. Roll Eyes
73, Gene AF3Y

Try 20 meter long path from 0000 to 0200 UTC and in the morning from 12 to 16 UTC.  I've worked India long path around 0200 UTC during the past week and the propagation models show an opening to Burma for both you and I at 00 to 02 UTC. I adjusted for your vertical.

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« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2013, 03:27:01 PM »

Gene, I think you might be surprised by the higher bands during the morning, especially long-path (Sorry, forget if you're directional or not).

I have worked that area (Bhutan and Nepal), both from here on the vertical.  Both on 20m CW and 17m CW around 0030Z or so. It can be done Smiley)   If I don't get em, so be it, but I think I have a shot.  I heard them this afternoon, just not quite loud enough to feel good about calling. I actually did call a time or two.  The pileup was surprisingly small.  I wont even bother this weekend.  I will leave the weekend to you heavy hitters. Grin
73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2013, 03:30:11 PM »

Just too weak here on my vertical.  Does not look good so far.  I can hear em, but not good enough to call. Maybe later...... I did not expect 599 here, even with the great condx. Roll Eyes
73, Gene AF3Y

Try 20 meter long path from 0000 to 0200 UTC and in the morning from 12 to 16 UTC.  I've worked India long path around 0200 UTC during the past week and the propagation models show an opening to Burma for both you and I at 00 to 02 UTC. I adjusted for your vertical.

Chris  NU1O


Chris....... 0000 to 0200 is the time I worked Nepal and Bhutan, both.  I worked both on 20 CW and one on 17CW.  Nepal in November and Bhutan in June...... both 2011)
GL/73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2013, 03:40:39 PM »

Chris....... 0000 to 0200 is the time I worked Nepal and Bhutan, both.  I worked both on 20 CW and one on 17CW.  Nepal in November and Bhutan in June...... both 2011)
GL/73, Gene AF3Y

Gene, they were not exactly blowing down the doors when I worked them at ~ 2100 UTC.  A real report would be about 549 to 559.  I worked XV9NPS about 10 minutes earlier and he was considerably stronger but I'm pretty sure that's a fixed station. 

Good luck!

73,

Chris  NU1O
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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2013, 01:42:35 AM »

Gene, XZ1J isn't exactly blowing the doors off up here in North Florida either.  20 SSB was nothing today when I was listening, 17 CW was workable but barely at times and that was it but if my signal was the same on there end, no way was I going to make a QSO.  Hope things get better for us.
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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2013, 02:43:02 AM »

Amazingly I could copy them on 20M CW east coast LP from here in east Texas. The 20M SSB was nothing. The 15M CW was tell they were there with S zero noise. Running JA and west coast. What else is new ?

Why no 20M 0030 - 0200Z ? I agree with Gene. This is the slot for us vertical users.
What's with the jumping around ? Just keep a station on 20M.

I also would like to see if 30M grayline/LP is there.
First day looks tougher than XZ1Z. Maybe Saturday morning will be different.

GL to all
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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2013, 04:50:45 AM »

Loud here on 15m ssb at 12:30 GMT

Mark N1UK
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« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2013, 05:13:46 AM »


I worked the last XZ on 17m/15m back in Sept, so I just gave a listen. Zip here SP/LP on 15m up to 13:15

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« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2013, 06:07:39 AM »

I just worked a flurry of W1-W8 stations on 15 SSB from 1230-1330 UTC. Signals were very light but I worked all that I could hear.

We will keep trying as we know the need in North America is significant.

Paul N6PSE
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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2013, 06:13:14 AM »

I just worked a flurry of W1-W8 stations on 15 SSB from 1230-1330 UTC. Signals were very light but I worked all that I could hear.
We will keep trying as we know the need in North America is significant.

I guess that was you I worked then. Good job with the pileup. You were a solid S7 short-path before 1230z. Champ's 12m signals were audible here but only barely. Then came the OTH Radar.
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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2013, 06:20:40 AM »

Hi Peter, I think you worked Rafeal our PY2 team member. He just started working the east coast when I relieved him for his dinner break.  I felt silly telling the W1-w8 guys that they were 5 and 9. In reality they were just vapor signals right above the noise.

East coast is our most difficult area, we are beaming zero degrees to work you. Many in EU make it tough as they continue to call. I'm starting to lose any respect for QRP guys as they seem to use that as an excuse to call anytime you say that you are listening up five for NA, the QRP guys all call from everywhere else like they are special.
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« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2013, 06:31:12 AM »

I'm starting to lose any respect for QRP guys as they seem to use that as an excuse to call anytime you say that you are listening up five for NA, the QRP guys all call from everywhere else like they are special.

And that could well be a ploy. If they'll call out of turn, what's to stop them from lying about their power just to garner special attention. I bet most of them are no more QRP than I am. And I ain't.

John AE5X
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« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2013, 07:39:44 AM »

Hi Peter, I think you worked Rafeal our PY2 team member. He just started working the east coast when I relieved him for his dinner break.  I felt silly telling the W1-w8 guys that they were 5 and 9. In reality they were just vapor signals right above the noise.

East coast is our most difficult area, we are beaming zero degrees to work you. Many in EU make it tough as they continue to call. I'm starting to lose any respect for QRP guys as they seem to use that as an excuse to call anytime you say that you are listening up five for NA, the QRP guys all call from everywhere else like they are special.

Most difficult ?
The log shows zone 4 to be just as difficult. Out of first 600 NA QSO's more in east cost zone 5 than midwest zone 4.  One hundred some odd each. The XZ1Z log has 312 zone 5 and 345 zone 4. You really could not say one area of US was any easier to work except west coast zone 3.

Then I still don't understand the need for ops to work XZ1J having worked XZ1Z same band and mode.
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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2013, 08:10:00 AM »

Well I am seeing spots for XZ1J on 30M. They should have been on that band much earlier for NAm. Sure won't get much farther east. Yes they can work west coast. Sunrise here was over 2 1/2 hours ago ! 
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2013, 08:13:23 AM »

This is to Paul, N6PSE appears you check this forum for feedback so here is my 2 cents, heard DJ9ZB  on 20 ssb at 1300z with s7 signals on my crooked path around 210 degrees, he was in here about 30 minutes then no copy here, so fairly small opening for us in south Texas, also the cw op on 15 last night at 0000z was s5 till he moved to ssb then no copy, hopefully this is good info as you seem to have little trouble working the east and west coast, 73 Dan WG5G.
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