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Author Topic: KH1/KH7Z - Baker Island  (Read 24126 times)
VE3VEE
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« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2018, 06:00:01 PM »

One way around the rotator problem may be to try 17 meters with a tuner, where the antenna may no longer have a significant F/B ratio.

Zak W1VT

Good idea. I've done a couple of QSOs on 17m with my 20m antenna. It could be something that could work later in the DXpedition, when there are fewer callers.

Marvin VE3VEE
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« Reply #76 on: June 27, 2018, 07:07:53 PM »

One antenna?

One radio?

One amplifier?

No redundancy!

You're not missing much on 20 m. On 14023, it's Grandpas Behaving Badly.
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« Reply #77 on: June 27, 2018, 08:09:51 PM »

They have a good signal at 14.023 this moment in STX.

Obie N5VYS
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« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2018, 10:41:59 PM »

Whats the new antenna Marvin I follow you on Facebook and seen the UPS post but no details of the antenna??

GL with KH1 hope you manage to snag them,

73
Trevor
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« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2018, 11:18:24 PM »

Worked them on 20M SSB/CW/FT8 this evening. Good signals here. CW was by far the hardest with all of the lids calling constantly.
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« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2018, 11:36:52 PM »

Have heard calls for USA, JA EU,   when do I pile into the fray?

ZL1BBW Gavin
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« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2018, 11:38:02 PM »

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You're not missing much on 20 m. On 14023, it's Grandpas Behaving Badly.

No kidding.  It was far, far easier to get in the log on FT8 and SSB.  What a lidfest on CW.

But on FT8, I had the sound off and was in the log in three calls.  Whatever jamming was being attempted was unheard and ineffective.  SSB was about the same.  Everyone was reasonably well behaved actually.  CW, I lost track, but probably at least an hour.  Yes, it's a chip shot from here, but it certainly was a lot easier on the other two modes.  The difference was without question the idiots who called out of turn, zero beated right on frequency -- all the usual crap.

Still very happy to get my CW Q despite the high imbecile quotient.
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« Reply #82 on: June 28, 2018, 12:52:30 AM »

Whats the new antenna Marvin I follow you on Facebook and seen the UPS post but no details of the antenna??

GL with KH1 hope you manage to snag them,

73
Trevor
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Trevor,

It's 20M6 by M2, six elements for 14 MHz on a 59 feet (18 meters) long boom.

Marvin VE3VEE
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« Reply #83 on: June 28, 2018, 01:39:06 AM »

I heard then for a solid hour on 20m ssb and the pileup was mostly lid free.
The only problem were sudden flare ups of QRN and QSB.
I am waiting for an online log before getting too excited.
Op was great  BTW.

73
Rob
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« Reply #84 on: June 28, 2018, 01:53:20 AM »

Won't be too hard to work, much like KH6 or KH7....
Decent signal, with lots of kids behaving badly, but very doable...
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« Reply #85 on: June 28, 2018, 02:28:33 AM »

Disgusting display of liddage last night on cw. Enough to make me shut the radio off and walk away.
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« Reply #86 on: June 28, 2018, 03:39:04 AM »

I saw them for a little bit on 30m ft8 around 5-530am local time but they were working mostly JA's with a US station getting through here and there. I had maybe 15-20 mins to try before they faded out. Yikes.. hoping to find some other additional times to hear them to get a better chance at working them.
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« Reply #87 on: June 28, 2018, 03:48:50 AM »

They were fading in and out here on 30m FT8 this morning just before local SR, but managed to work them (I think?)

It appeared to me that they were operating as many as 4 separate encoders - saw several times where multiple QSOs were being answered simultaneously. Did anyone else see it that way?
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« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2018, 03:50:34 AM »

Tried to work them on 40m SSB this morning, but couldn't get them to hear me. The op seemed to be having problems hearing NA.

So, I went to 30m FT8 and about 15 minutes later....

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« Reply #89 on: June 28, 2018, 04:04:42 AM »

Won't be too hard to work, much like KH6 or KH7....
Decent signal, with lots of kids behaving badly, but very doable...

The Bad News:
The LIDs were out in force last night on 20M SSB. 

Split operation seems to escape many.  RTFM please and practice into a dummy load before hopping into one of the most wanted entities pileup.   

K3RA transmitted his call continuously of more than an hour without taking a breath or listening.  Don't know how he thought that was going to work.

Someone had their TX on VOX on 14.210 and it would intermittently key up with room noise which was always helpful.

And then there were the typically paralytic bedwetters who just had to tune up on the DX frequency, for what seemed like minutes at a time.

There were more than a few "Rio Linda" Operators who didn't know their own calls weren't the ones the DX station was asking for (Really he was asking for a W7 and you are a KA4 and you kept calling because?).   More than a few admonitions from the DX op for that misbehavior.

The Good News:
The KH1 operator was world class with the patience of Job.  He got the TX frequency spread out (to get away from K3RA and someone with a carrier on continuously) and had a professional demeanor and a great set of ears.  Can't say enough good things about the op and I really appreciated him putting me in the log.
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