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Author Topic: Italian DXpedition Team, J5T Guinea Bissau AF020  (Read 8507 times)
W6GX
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« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2017, 07:29:04 PM »

I just worked J5T on 160m for #119.  They have the best signal I've hard thus far.  The IDT has done a fabulous job thus far.  Best of luck to everyone who needs them on 160m.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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N5VYS
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« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2017, 08:33:50 PM »

I strike out on both 80M & 160M tonight no joy here!

Obie N5VYS
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N5VYS
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« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2017, 08:34:47 PM »

I just worked J5T on 160m for #119.  They have the best signal I've hard thus far.  The IDT has done a fabulous job thus far.  Best of luck to everyone who needs them on 160m.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
Good catch Jonathan.

Obie N5VYS
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W0XX
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« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2017, 07:25:27 AM »

Was looking for them on 40 CW but haven't seen them on for the past few days on that band/mode...SSB yes, but not CW.  I suppose they are focusing (perhaps) on ATNO....
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W0XX
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« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2017, 04:17:55 AM »

Finally, they showed on 40 CW Sunday evening, with ungodly amount of DQRM coming from eastern region.  Managed to work them (thanks to a separate receive antenna) but it was work even though they had a dandy signal.  Certainly a lot of folks couldn't get thru due to the jamming which I don't get.  About wraps it up for me....enjoyed watching and listening and working them now and then.
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N4UFO
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« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2017, 06:31:21 AM »

Finally, they showed on 40 CW Sunday evening, with ungodly amount of DQRM coming from eastern region.

No kidding!!! I came from 160m where it took me all of about 10 minutes to get in the log there. Heard the mess on 40m, gave it a bit of a try and then gave up and went to bed, sheesh! I would have never dreamed 160m would be easier than 40m... Anyway, I have 80, 40 and TTY to go... here's hoping!
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EI2GLB
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« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2017, 11:54:01 AM »

9 bands 3 modes, QSL and LOTW Donation sent all sorted for me,

Brilliant job by the Italian team as usual,

Wish they would do a tour of Africa on there way home now that I have a 160m Antenna there is lots of new ones I need,

Trevor
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K0YQ
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« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2017, 07:52:04 AM »


Brilliant job by the Italian team as usual.

Wish they would do a tour of Africa on there way home now that I have a 160m Antenna there is lots of new ones I need,

Trevor
EI2GLB

Amen!

What did you put up for 160 Trevor?
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2017, 06:40:10 PM »

There are some unusual things happening with the propagation.  J5T booming in here on CW, 160 and 80, last evening. 

3 hours. two nights in a row, no luck on either band.  I am using a panadapter, and I have been Elmer'd by some hard-core DXers so I know a trick or two.  Running 400 watts into an inverted L.  But no results!  Frustrating!

Last night after two hours, I took a break for an hour, came back, saw them spotted on 75m SSB, got them first call, and I forgot to engage the amp!  So I was 60 watts into the inverted L!  On SSB, not even CW!

Then I went to 160 CW, engaged the amp.  Their signal was peaking up, and there was a decrease in the pileup around 0300 UTC and I got them after three calls.  I think it was a different op because this guy stayed up 2.5 kHz and stayed in a window of 2.3 to 2.7 kHz for at least 10 QSO's.  Previous op was a lot like the ops from 3C0L/3C1L...pileup roulette is what I call it.  (Not criticizing, just observing).

In any case, I went out today and put down some more radials to give thanks and pay homage to the DX deities who smiled on me last night. 

DXito ergo sum (apologies to René Descartes)
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« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2017, 09:33:04 PM »

It sure would be nice to hear them on any band.

Someone has drawn the curtain on Africa, it seems.
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« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2017, 05:57:04 AM »

Last night as I sit in the shack watching collage football and Pro basketball.

With one ear on the games, and the other listening to J5T on 40M thinking maybe tonight is my night?

After previous attempts had failed to put this one in the bag on 40M, their signal began to rise.

I hear the operator telling the last station worked his name was ( Angelo) I drop in my call and there was a who's the N5V?

I send my call again, we complete the exchange, and the rest is history. Now if only this would happen on 80M?

Obie N5VYS
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N4UFO
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« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2017, 06:51:32 AM »

Right there with you, Obie... got 40m last night with them having a pretty strong signal. Now just need 80m... here's hoping!  Kevin N4UFO
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« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2017, 07:44:54 AM »

There are some unusual things happening with the propagation.  J5T booming in here on CW, 160 and 80, last evening. 

Yep, Monday night J5T was 2 or 3 S units louder on 80 than I had heard them before.  I was even able to copy them on 160 on my 80-10 ocf dipole.  I didn"t notice any other unusually loud stations on 80 so it seemed like the band had a pipeline going just to J5.

When J5T came on 40 cw the pileup was only a couple Khz wide and I was able to work them in about 10 minutes.  What a difference from the mess described on Sunday night.

Later J5T came on 80 cw. The pile up was 2 - 3 khz wide and they  were  working 2 or 3 EU for every NA. It took over a couple hours but was able to work them with 100 watts.

The Italian team is always fun to chase.  GL to all.

Rich KB8GAE
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N5UD
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« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2017, 10:23:43 AM »

Got them on 75M SSB last night about 0330Z. Only a few callers they did not seem to hear J5T as well as I did. It was tough through those +20 static crashes. Had to wait a few seconds between the crashes to see if he came back to anyone.

Imagine, a HI-Q 4-80 on the pickup truck gets the Q on 75M. I did have the cap-hat arrangement mounted for this one.

As far as IOTA, not a new one.

73 N5UD /M
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EI2GLB
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« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2017, 02:31:42 AM »

Nothing fancy 55ft top loaded vertical 48 radials of various lengths none more than 20m long,

Have a 450ft beverage for the north east and a wellbrook loop for everywhere else,

It seems to work well but I'm struggling to get the time to really find the rare stuff,

Thanks
Trevor
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Brilliant job by the Italian team as usual.

Wish they would do a tour of Africa on there way home now that I have a 160m Antenna there is lots of new ones I need,

Trevor
EI2GLB

Amen!

What did you put up for 160 Trevor?
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