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Author Topic: VK9X/N1YC and VK9X/PE7T - CHRISTMAS ISLAND  (Read 2442 times)
VE3VEE
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« on: April 16, 2018, 05:45:26 AM »

VK9X/N1YC and VK9X/PE7T - CHRISTMAS ISLAND - QRV now till about April 21. Good signal (peaking s-1) right now on 14.022.

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K0RS
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 08:20:08 AM »

Be careful on this one.  DX Heat has been spotting James' call, VK9X/N1YC, as USA and not Christmas Island.  If you've got an alarm set, you may not get a notification.
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K3STX
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 12:33:05 PM »

OMG, I need it for new one!! Tomorrow morning might be an early one!

paul
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KD0PO
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 06:42:09 AM »

very nice signal (S9+) on 30 meters this morning calling for NA.

Ray
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VE1CEN
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 11:27:54 AM »

very nice signal (S9+) on 30 meters this morning calling for NA.

Ray

About what time?  I wonder if I would be able to hear them on 30m on the east coast, but I'd need a rough target time in order to roll out of bed!
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »

very nice signal (S9+) on 30 meters this morning calling for NA.

Ray

About what time?  I wonder if I would be able to hear them on 30m on the east coast, but I'd need a rough target time in order to roll out of bed!

around 1215 to 1245 UTC,
He has uploaded to Clublog and my Q is good

Ray
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 05:50:33 PM »

I was there from about 1145-1245Z here in MD, they were pretty weak and were basically inaudible here by 1230Z. I heard them later on 20CW, and the window was about 30 minutes and they faded into nothingness. But the 30 wpm on their end made it really hard for me to pick out who they were calling, that was when I called it quits.

I took the whole day off today for this, but tomorrow will leave for work at 1215Z so hopefully they will get on 30CW earlier. But this is the FIRST I have ever heard from VK9X; I need it for about #328. (Handful away from Honor Roll).

paul
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 06:40:26 PM »

I was there from about 1145-1245Z here in MD, they were pretty weak and were basically inaudible here by 1230Z. I heard them later on 20CW, and the window was about 30 minutes and they faded into nothingness. But the 30 wpm on their end made it really hard for me to pick out who they were calling, that was when I called it quits.

I took the whole day off today for this, but tomorrow will leave for work at 1215Z so hopefully they will get on 30CW earlier. But this is the FIRST I have ever heard from VK9X; I need it for about #328. (Handful away from Honor Roll).

paul

I'm home and checked my log, I worked him at 1149.
good luck

Ray
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VE1CEN
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 04:19:48 AM »


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I'm home and checked my log, I worked him at 1149.
good luck

Ray
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Nice work, thanks. I will see what I can do. It rained all day yesterday, and despite my best efforts, some water got inside the tuning capacitor for my loop and put me out of commission all day. I wish I had just submerged the thing in oil.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 07:34:14 AM »

Was able to work James this morning on 40m @1409z.  I was a little late, and he wasn't too strong but the pileup was very small.  Mostly 6s and 7s and some JAs.  Long path from here obviously.  Working a pretty narrow split, up 1 to 1.5 kHz.  I saw him spotted and thought it was too late for Colorado as it was full daylight.  But tuned to 7011 and could just hear him.  I'll bet he was louder earlier.  Called a few times but didn't get through.  I QSYed to 60m to work one of my SOTA buddies in CA which only took a minute.  Went back to 40 and he was still there.  Only took a couple of calls the second time around.  BTW, I'm only using a quarter wave vertical on 40m.

Got T2AR on 30m just a couple of minutes later.  Surprised to get that one, as he was working EU and I couldn't hear the pileup.  I had no idea where to call.  Someone on the cluster posted "Up 1" so I tried that and it worked.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 07:37:23 AM »

Nothing here in W3 this morning, a few spots on 30CW but nothing to be heard. I see spots on 40CW at about 9:30 am my time; was already at work and this was already >3 hr after sunrise.

Maybe tomorrow...

paul
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2018, 08:12:15 AM »

Just (1505z) got him on 20m with a surprisingly good signal.  Beaming my normal heading for JA which is 315.  Total surprise that I had a path on that heading at this time of day.

I was wrong about my 40m Q being long path.  I checked the SP heading for VK9X from Colorado and it's 307.  That's one area of the world near the antipodes where headings are pretty arbitrary.  I thought my short path was over EU, but guess not.  It's closer to YB-land than I remembered.

Broke the EU pile on 20m , so I was pretty happy about that.
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 08:33:13 AM »

Just (1505z) got him on 20m with a surprisingly good signal.  Beaming my normal heading for JA which is 315.  Total surprise that I had a path on that heading at this time of day.

The East Coast to JA morning 20M opening has been pretty good a few times already in April. The late afternoon openings are more reliable.

Paul K3STX, I'm  in need of VK9X too. I'm not allowed to use an amp on 30M, so 40M seems more likely. So far in April, the path to VK has been very good on 40M both after my sunrise and before my sunset (especially VK6 but some locations further east too). But haven't yet heard VK9X!
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 08:49:51 AM »

Tim, they were loud yesterday morning on 30CW asking for NA, but it was too late for us and mostly working Central/West. 20 was strong too, but Euro wall was too big.

Paul
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 04:39:18 AM »

He is pounding in now (1230) on 7.006 calling for NA...

Ray
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