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Author Topic: LoTW / QSL Received  (Read 670506 times)
K5PS
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« Reply #2445 on: September 11, 2019, 08:25:37 AM »

I have seen them ( and called them) on every band from 80 thru 15 meters.  dozens of times and hundreds of calls. I have never been able to work them. They are as deaf as a post. They often have good signals, But I see dozens of guys calling that never seem to be able to get them.  I think you are going to have to have a really good antenna and some real power to get these guys. I assume they are running power, and have an incredible noise level at their location.

Other than this QSO, I've only ever worked them on 30m and it was a struggle. I've tried working them on 80, 40, and 20 without success.  A local friend of mine tried for over a week on 30m before finally getting through.

Worked them on the second call on 60m - they had a good signal and did not seem to have many calling them there. Was hoping they were headed to 80m when I saw them leave 60m, but alas they went to 30m.

Dumb luck on my part - just happened to be on PSKReporter looking at how well my signal was being received on 20m when I saw they were on 60m.

GL to you in your efforts.
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« Reply #2446 on: September 11, 2019, 08:50:38 AM »

I have seen them ( and called them) on every band from 80 thru 15 meters.  dozens of times and hundreds of calls. I have never been able to work them. They are as deaf as a post. They often have good signals, But I see dozens of guys calling that never seem to be able to get them.  I think you are going to have to have a really good antenna and some real power to get these guys. I assume they are running power, and have an incredible noise level at their location.

Other than this QSO, I've only ever worked them on 30m and it was a struggle. I've tried working them on 80, 40, and 20 without success.  A local friend of mine tried for over a week on 30m before finally getting through.

Worked them on the second call on 60m - they had a good signal and did not seem to have many calling them there. Was hoping they were headed to 80m when I saw them leave 60m, but alas they went to 30m.

Dumb luck on my part - just happened to be on PSKReporter looking at how well my signal was being received on 20m when I saw they were on 60m.

GL to you in your efforts.

It has gotten to the point I have thought about adding them to my "ignore" list in JTalert So I don't have to listen to "DX !" for hours at a time.  I would love to work them on any band as they would be a new country for me. I just don't think it likely with their profound deafness.
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« Reply #2447 on: September 11, 2019, 02:12:28 PM »

S92HP on LoTW for a 60m FT8 QSO.

Was checking PSKReporter when I saw they were monitoring 60m. Didn't see a spot for them but, when I went to listen they were calling CQ.

I have seen them ( and called them) on every band from 80 thru 15 meters.  dozens of times and hundreds of calls. I have never been able to work them. They are as deaf as a post. They often have good signals, But I see dozens of guys calling that never seem to be able to get them.  I think you are going to have to have a really good antenna and some real power to get these guys. I assume they are running power, and have an incredible noise level at their location.

I worked S92HP on 17m FT4 earlier today and it has already been confirmed on LoTW. I will say I sent then a -03 and they sent me a -19. Maybe I've been lucky but I also have then on FT8 on 30, 40, 60 and 80.
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« Reply #2448 on: September 11, 2019, 04:03:43 PM »

I have seen them ( and called them) on every band from 80 thru 15 meters.  dozens of times and hundreds of calls. I have never been able to work them. They are as deaf as a post. They often have good signals, But I see dozens of guys calling that never seem to be able to get them.  I think you are going to have to have a really good antenna and some real power to get these guys. I assume they are running power, and have an incredible noise level at their location.
Sometimes they seem to hear very well, but now they seem to be having a harder time hearing.

In July I sent a -17 and received a -11 from them on 17m and in August I sent a -16 and received a -06 on 30m. I have zero noise on either of those bands.

Now when I have been hearing them even when their signal is into the pluses, they barely seem to hear anyone, let alone me. Maybe a new noise issue has popped up?

Mason - KM4SII
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K0UA
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« Reply #2449 on: September 11, 2019, 05:44:37 PM »

S92HP on LoTW for a 60m FT8 QSO.

Was checking PSKReporter when I saw they were monitoring 60m. Didn't see a spot for them but, when I went to listen they were calling CQ.

I have seen them ( and called them) on every band from 80 thru 15 meters.  dozens of times and hundreds of calls. I have never been able to work them. They are as deaf as a post. They often have good signals, But I see dozens of guys calling that never seem to be able to get them.  I think you are going to have to have a really good antenna and some real power to get these guys. I assume they are running power, and have an incredible noise level at their location.

I worked S92HP on 17m FT4 earlier today and it has already been confirmed on LoTW. I will say I sent then a -03 and they sent me a -19. Maybe I've been lucky but I also have then on FT8 on 30, 40, 60 and 80.

May I ask how much power you were running and a general idea of your local noise level for that 16 dB difference in signal report.  16 dB is the difference  25 watts and 1000.
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« Reply #2450 on: September 11, 2019, 05:45:52 PM »

I have seen them ( and called them) on every band from 80 thru 15 meters.  dozens of times and hundreds of calls. I have never been able to work them. They are as deaf as a post. They often have good signals, But I see dozens of guys calling that never seem to be able to get them.  I think you are going to have to have a really good antenna and some real power to get these guys. I assume they are running power, and have an incredible noise level at their location.
Sometimes they seem to hear very well, but now they seem to be having a harder time hearing.

In July I sent a -17 and received a -11 from them on 17m and in August I sent a -16 and received a -06 on 30m. I have zero noise on either of those bands.

Now when I have been hearing them even when their signal is into the pluses, they barely seem to hear anyone, let alone me. Maybe a new noise issue has popped up?

Mason - KM4SII

That is what I am thinking.  Someone has started an arc welding business next door to them.
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« Reply #2451 on: September 11, 2019, 06:35:31 PM »

K0UA, my noise level on 17m is pretty low. I was just using a wire antenna. I'm sure their signal would have much stronger on a yagi. I was running about 300 watts. I don't normally run the amp on the higher HF bands but I will if I need it to be heard.
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« Reply #2452 on: September 11, 2019, 06:40:41 PM »

XR0ZRC paper QSL
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K0UA
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« Reply #2453 on: September 11, 2019, 06:46:21 PM »

K0UA, my noise level on 17m is pretty low. I was just using a wire antenna. I'm sure their signal would have much stronger on a yagi. I was running about 300 watts. I don't normally run the amp on the higher HF bands but I will if I need it to be heard.

But with 100 watts you would not have made it. 300 is 4.77 dB above 100

This helps explain why I can't make it. And gives me an idea of how strong they need to be before I bother calling them.
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« Reply #2454 on: September 11, 2019, 08:16:25 PM »

KG4WV 10m SSB via LOTW from back in 2016
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« Reply #2455 on: September 12, 2019, 05:19:43 PM »

XR1RRC; 30m CW via QSL card in today's mail.  Also received QSL card from XR0ZRC for QSOs previously confirmed by LoTW.
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« Reply #2456 on: September 16, 2019, 06:04:11 PM »

T6AA LOTW, 30m qso 2 days ago.

#285 on 30m, Challenge #2512 confirmed.
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« Reply #2457 on: September 17, 2019, 06:40:15 AM »

T6AA yesterday on CW 30m
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« Reply #2458 on: September 17, 2019, 06:51:25 AM »

Some pleasant stuff in the mailbox yesterday:

QSL from 9M2TDX for a 40m FT8 QSO. New one for me on digital.

Also received my XR0ZRC QSL.
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« Reply #2459 on: September 17, 2019, 07:38:48 AM »

I got ZD8SC confirmations on LoTW this morning.
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