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Author Topic: XZ1J - Myanmar November 15-26th  (Read 31710 times)
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« Reply #135 on: November 19, 2013, 05:59:38 AM »

I never thought I would ask a CW op to QRS, but I think if the operator this morning on 17, had been JUST a tad slower, I MIGHT have been able to work them. 25 wpm does not bother me. I like it around 25-30 for expeditions, but......With the usual QRM, and his VERY fast signals, I could not get through. I thought I may have worked him at 1227Z, but I am not holding my breath til the log shows NIL. hi hi  I hate to even call when its damn near impossible to hear........... Angry
Best signals to FLORIDA yet........ Maybe tomorrow Roll Eyes

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #136 on: November 19, 2013, 06:23:51 AM »

I didn't see any spots at all for 10m to NA this morning. Just 17 and 20, both with nice workable signals (already worked those bands/modes, so just listening).
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« Reply #137 on: November 19, 2013, 06:31:24 AM »

I never thought I would ask a CW op to QRS, but I think if the operator this morning on 17, had been JUST a tad slower, I MIGHT have been able to work them. 25 wpm does not bother me. I like it around 25-30 for expeditions, but......With the usual QRM, and his VERY fast signals, I could not get through. I thought I may have worked him at 1227Z, but I am not holding my breath til the log shows NIL. hi hi  I hate to even call when its damn near impossible to hear........... Angry
Best signals to FLORIDA yet........ Maybe tomorrow Roll Eyes

73, Gene AF3Y

Same goes for me here. Maybe just 5 or so wpm slower it would have been much easier copy. They had good workable signals on 17 this morning, but I didn't have a lot of time as I had to get ready for work. I have a day or two I'll be home during the week so I'm hoping to get a good attempt in.
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« Reply #138 on: November 19, 2013, 06:33:23 AM »

Well, I've learned high speed bursts for things, but it wasn't really that fast, to be honest.
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« Reply #139 on: November 19, 2013, 07:28:53 AM »

Good to see 'em finally hit 10m/LP to NA. Decent signals for a time, with a bit of flutter, before fading into the noise. Also QRM from illegal SSB operations.
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« Reply #140 on: November 19, 2013, 07:56:22 AM »

There was a nice long path opening to South Asia on 10 meters this morning.  I worked XV1X at 599 @ 1332 UTC and VU2XO at 59 @ 1343.  I think XZ1J was a tad too late for the East Coast.  I can hear them now at ESP levels but I wouldn't even try to best the guys in the Midwest and West at this late hour.  Perhaps they can try around 1330 tomorrow.

Chris  NU1O

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« Reply #141 on: November 19, 2013, 08:05:11 AM »

Nice signal now on 10M LP into NTx. Had to roam 10 kHz up the band to get him! He is even blasting right thru the jammers...! Grin
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« Reply #142 on: November 19, 2013, 09:43:04 AM »

Finally!
I was fortunate enough to finally work XZ1J on 14.190/14.208 SSB at 1722Z. I'm amazed the op. was able to hear me (100 watts & a ham stick in the Mojave Desert). I don't know which op. it may have been, but he's good! What an amazing pair of ears. My thanks to that op for giving me another "ATNO".
Keep at it everyone. If I can work Myanmar, so can you.
73,
Ray, WO2C
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« Reply #143 on: November 19, 2013, 10:10:34 AM »

Stil no luck here. Like Gene I am getting ready to leave for work around 1200Z; that seems to be the time for US East coast on 17 Meters. The signals were good this morning on 17 CW, they seemed to be fading a bit from Maryland here by 1230Z or so. I had to QRT at 1240Z and leave.

I'm a bit worried about this. The last "major" DXpedition I did not make a contact with was FT5GA in 2009. But this is a MUCH harder path for my dipoles.

paul

ps The CW was indeed hard to copy at that speed with the polar flutter.
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« Reply #144 on: November 19, 2013, 10:41:59 AM »

Finally!
I was fortunate enough to finally work XZ1J on 14.190/14.208 SSB at 1722Z. I'm amazed the op. was able to hear me (100 watts & a ham stick in the Mojave Desert). I don't know which op. it may have been, but he's good! What an amazing pair of ears. My thanks to that op for giving me another "ATNO".
Keep at it everyone. If I can work Myanmar, so can you.
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Ray, WO2C

Congrats Ray!  I just read your bio and your contact is very impressive.  If you only operate portable I suggest you get a fan dipole and find two trees to support the dipole.  A dipole should work a lot better than a hamstick especially on the higher bands!

ps there are still plenty of opportunities left for the smaller stations.  Don't give up!

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #145 on: November 19, 2013, 11:05:19 AM »

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The CW was indeed hard to copy at that speed with the polar flutter.

Yes I was struggling with 17m cw this morning. I didn't call in the end because the flutter made the high speed cw almost impossible for me to copy.



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« Reply #146 on: November 19, 2013, 01:02:49 PM »

Well, I've learned high speed bursts for things, but it wasn't really that fast, to be honest.

Right, it was not that fast, but with the QRN/QRM, JAMMERS, et al, it was just easy to miss damn near all of my short call. As someone said, even 5wpm slower would have made a big difference in this case.

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #147 on: November 19, 2013, 01:03:46 PM »

I'm glad I am not the only one having difficult copying with the flutter on 17 meters.  17 meter CW seems to have been most dependable for me to hear them, but I haven't worked them yet.  They had a rather good signal here on 17 CW this morning, but the flutter made it difficult to copy at that speed also.  That area of the world is the most difficult for me here in Ohio, and either this one or XU is what I need to make Honor Roll.  I hope to see them each morning on 17 CW for the best shot at working them.  
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« Reply #148 on: November 19, 2013, 01:05:50 PM »

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The CW was indeed hard to copy at that speed with the polar flutter.

Yes I was struggling with 17m cw this morning. I didn't call in the end because the flutter made the high speed cw almost impossible for me to copy.

Mark N1UK

Thanks Mark, I can ragchew at 25 comfortably, so 30-35 is not big deal for an expedition.  I did not mention the Polar Flutter, but that was a consideration as well.  

Hey, I missed em... gotta have SOME kind of excuse Cool.
73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #149 on: November 19, 2013, 01:25:25 PM »

I'll have to wait til Friday / the weekend to try them on 17cw in the morning. Hopefully they'll be there and propagation will be good. Perhaps the pileup will be *slightly* thinner Smiley 
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