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Author Topic: 9LY1JM Sierra Leone DXpedition  (Read 5883 times)
K0UA
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« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2019, 10:09:41 AM »

Yes, I think pileups are smaller.  I worked them on 80 with 100W and a 40' top loaded vertical, as expected.  
But then I worked them on 40 SSB with 100W to a 43' dipole up 30 feet with 140' of feedline.  Good op, otherwise
I wouldn't have bothered trying to do SSB.

Zak W1VT

I was pleased to break thru the first night pileups on 80 with an inverted L that is only 20 feet above ground at it's highest point - got lucky! Probably won't try any SSB at all unless I catch 'em booming in. BTW on 80 this morning the JA's were very strong.

What do you use for receive on 80?

Randy / WB9LUR

They don't have to be booming to work them on SSB.  I worked them on SSB when I could barely hear him and got him on the first call with my 100 watts.  They HAVE some ears. If you hear them well enough to understand the operator, go ahead and call them..
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« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2019, 10:30:54 AM »

I have an array of eight flag antennas feeding a null cancelling box with RG-6 coax. They are strung between trees to cover every 45 degrees.  Cheap but effective. 

Zak W1VT
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« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2019, 03:49:46 PM »


They don't have to be booming to work them on SSB.  I worked them on SSB when I could barely hear him and got him on the first call with my 100 watts.  They HAVE some ears. If you hear them well enough to understand the operator, go ahead and call them..

I have not heard them on SSB at all!
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« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2019, 05:15:30 AM »

Worked easily on my POS 160 antenna last night.   

Only bands I needed them was 160 and 80 (and 40 ssb).   Need on 12, but that's not going to happen.   

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« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2019, 06:37:17 AM »

Two bands for SSB: 20m and 40m.
Three bands for RTTY: 20m, 30m, and 80m.
Three bands for FT8: 30m, 80m, and 160m.

Every time they've been on 80m SSB, I haven't been around. Nothing heard from them on any band higher than 20m.
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« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2019, 09:59:55 AM »

Worked easily on my POS 160 antenna last night.   

Only bands I needed them was 160 and 80 (and 40 ssb).   Need on 12, but that's not going to happen.   



Easy copy right now on both 12 and 15m CW.
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W0BKR
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« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2019, 04:42:39 PM »

Worked them barefoot on 40 SSB/CW and 75 CW with my old hybrid radio.  Real DX.
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« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2019, 03:23:30 AM »

9LY1JM is now QRT. Great ops.


Randy / WB9LUR
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« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2019, 07:30:35 AM »

160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 Meter CW. Usually a few calls and in the log.  Love CW.  Cheesy Cheesy They busted up my call in their log on 20 meter SSB.    Hate SSB.  Angry

Pete
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« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2019, 09:02:40 AM »

Yes, this one had my eyes popping almost every QSO... I only have 100 watts yet I managed to work them mostly on RTTY and without a lot of tries, sometimes just one or two calls! The one band I worked them on CW was the one that a guy might save to work them digital. Got them 160m RTTY, 80m SSB, 40, 15 & 12m RTTY and 17m CW. Only band I still needed them on was 10m, but unbelievably I heard them several times... just not quite enough prop to get back. (Also worked them 30m RTTY, but don't need that band.)

If there were an award for the DXpedition with the best ears, these guys would win it hands down! Thanks & congrats on a job well done! Safe travels home...
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« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2019, 10:46:27 PM »

They were good ops, at least as far as I could tell.

I do know that they busted my call on 40 CW.  Does anyone know if they're available to check and see if they've got me in the log on that band (I did get them on 80 and 20 CW)?  I know they had KF0Q but never did hear that last letter clearly, if they sent one at all.
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« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2019, 05:32:25 AM »

Did anyone else work them on Jan-10 in 22:00 hour, 30M RTTY, and is also not showing up in the online log?
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« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2019, 06:04:15 AM »

They were good ops, at least as far as I could tell.

I do know that they busted my call on 40 CW.  Does anyone know if they're available to check and see if they've got me in the log on that band (I did get them on 80 and 20 CW)?  I know they had KF0Q but never did hear that last letter clearly, if they sent one at all.

You can check your call here:

https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=9ly1jm

Your 80/20 QSO is good  and if you search for the call KF0Q (without the last letter "S") a 40M QSO shows up - most likely your call busted. They did say that after the DXpedition was over they would deal with busted calls. More info is on their website at:

https://9l2019dx.wordpress.com/


I hope this helps.

Randy / WB9LUR
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W0BKR
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« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2019, 07:43:42 AM »

Great ops all around..enjoyed catching them on the lower bands barefoot on my old hybrid....
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« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2019, 09:26:44 PM »

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Your 80/20 QSO is good  and if you search for the call KF0Q (without the last letter "S") a 40M QSO shows up - most likely your call busted. They did say that after the DXpedition was over they would deal with busted calls. More info is on their website at:

https://9l2019dx.wordpress.com/


I hope this helps.

Randy / WB9LUR

Yes it does.  I'll bet the KF0Q QSO on 40 coincides with the time in my log.

Thanks, Randy.
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