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Link Posted: 10/31/2021 8:22:29 PM EDT
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14.265 HD8R (Galapagos Islands) is still on. No pile up!
Link Posted: 11/1/2021 3:04:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Emoto] [#2]
14.190 OX7AKT - Greenland. Pile-up but relatively civilized.
Link Posted: 11/1/2021 3:30:52 PM EDT
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14.202 OX1KNJ - Greenland calling CQ!
Link Posted: 11/1/2021 4:10:28 PM EDT
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14.235 VP9IN Bermuda. Alan. Super nice guy.
Link Posted: 11/2/2021 5:11:22 PM EDT
[#5]
I'm receiving HD8R on 12m FT8 at +7 right now.
Link Posted: 11/2/2021 5:24:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By USMC2671:
I'm receiving HD8R on 12m FT8 at +7 right now.
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Got him on SSB on 20M and 10M.
Link Posted: 11/2/2021 6:43:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Emoto:


Got him on SSB on 20M and 10M.
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I probably could've got the QSO but I'm finding the tones aren't getting from my computer to the radio when using WSPR or Fldigi.  Works for JS8call though.

I've also found my radio and antenna work well together on 12m.
Link Posted: 11/7/2021 3:53:55 PM EDT
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Just saw this on SpotCollector.  Tuned in but can't hear a thing.  Real, or someone messing around?

HM6CPY on 7157.0 in SSB at 11/7/2021 1944Z (P5: DPRK (North Korea))
Link Posted: 11/7/2021 8:00:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
Just saw this on SpotCollector.  Tuned in but can't hear a thing.  Real, or someone messing around?

HM6CPY on 7157.0 in SSB at 11/7/2021 1944Z (P5: DPRK (North Korea))
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That's #1 on the Most Wanted list.  If you didn't hear a thing it's phony because if it was real the pileup would be world-shattering.
Link Posted: 11/7/2021 8:34:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SACraig:

That's #1 on the Most Wanted list.  If you didn't hear a thing it's phony because if it was real the pileup would be world-shattering.
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A while back I saw a P5 on one of the clusters and figured it was bogus but I just HAD to tune it in.

It was some clown from Minnesota that just wanted his own pileup and he got it!

I was tempted to try and work him but figured "why bother?".
Link Posted: 11/7/2021 11:13:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SACraig:

That's #1 on the Most Wanted list.  If you didn't hear a thing it's phony because if it was real the pileup would be world-shattering.
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Originally Posted By SACraig:
Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
Just saw this on SpotCollector.  Tuned in but can't hear a thing.  Real, or someone messing around?

HM6CPY on 7157.0 in SSB at 11/7/2021 1944Z (P5: DPRK (North Korea))

That's #1 on the Most Wanted list.  If you didn't hear a thing it's phony because if it was real the pileup would be world-shattering.

Yup, and my first reaction was "No effin' way" when I saw it.  But I've been having trouble hearing ANYBODY the last few days and didn't want to just dismiss it outright.  Thought I should ask just in case it was real and someone else could get a shot at a super rare one.

Conditions have been more screwy than normal for me lately.  Today I couldn't hear stations (CA, OR, NV, ID, etc.) that normally sound like they're in the same room.  But there was a POTA station in OH coming in at S8 and I couldn't hear ANY of the stations he was talking to.
Link Posted: 11/9/2021 3:57:40 PM EDT
[#12]
Landed a France contact.

F6CTT

7.177 SSB

Good QSO 59 both ways.
Link Posted: 11/9/2021 4:02:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:

Yup, and my first reaction was "No effin' way" when I saw it.  But I've been having trouble hearing ANYBODY the last few days and didn't want to just dismiss it outright.  Thought I should ask just in case it was real and someone else could get a shot at a super rare one.

Conditions have been more screwy than normal for me lately.  Today I couldn't hear stations (CA, OR, NV, ID, etc.) that normally sound like they're in the same room.  But there was a POTA station in OH coming in at S8 and I couldn't hear ANY of the stations he was talking to.
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Don't blame you for that!  First rule of DXing: Log them first, worry about where they are second!

And you are right, things have been goofy lately.  I've been able to hit places I usually have difficulty with and can't hit places I usually hit easily.  Even continental stations have been difficult at times.  Very strange conditions.
Link Posted: 11/12/2021 5:35:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Mach] [#14]
Japan is open from the east coast on 40 meters. Just made a phone QSO 59 with JH5KAC on 40 meters from MA

First time ever on phone for me

ETA : I mean first time ever having a phone QSO with Japan.
Link Posted: 11/12/2021 7:57:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mach:
Japan is open from the east coast on 40 meters. Just made a phone QSO 59 with JH5KAC on 40 meters from MA

First time ever on phone for me
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 Fun, huh?
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 4:10:53 PM EDT
[#16]
ZS6BAF South Africa 14.223!

.223
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 4:14:56 PM EDT
[#17]
Special Event station WW1USA on 21.330 National World War 1 Museum Amateur Radio Club
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 4:16:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Emoto:

ZS6BAF South Africa 14.223!

.223
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I can just barely hear him.  
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 4:23:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
I can just barely hear him.  
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
Originally Posted By Emoto:

ZS6BAF South Africa 14.223!

.223
I can just barely hear him.  


alot of qsb for me, can understand maybe 50% of what he says
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 4:36:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mach:


alot of qsb for me, can understand maybe 50% of what he says
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Just really weak here.  I can hear the accent, but not the words, if that makes sense.
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 4:40:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
I can just barely hear him.  
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It was a very tough QSO. I could hear him better than he could hear me. We spent like 3 minutes on my call sign, but he was very kind to persist and not give up on me. Eventually he got it. We chatted a little bit, which was rough but ok. Nice fellow.
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 4:53:05 PM EDT
[#22]
I haven't had a DX QSO since 10/30 (SJ2W in Sweden).  And now I gotta get ready for work.

Link Posted: 11/13/2021 5:35:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
I haven't had a DX QSO since 10/30 (SJ2W in Sweden).  And now I gotta get ready for work.

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You mean to tell me that you are allowing insignificant things like making a living to cut into your radio time?!?!
Link Posted: 11/13/2021 7:39:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Emoto:


You mean to tell me that you are allowing insignificant things like making a living to cut into your radio time?!?!
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Link Posted: 11/14/2021 6:47:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: BLKVooDoo] [#25]
20m open to South America

PY2JY - SSB - 59 s&r

Sao Palo Brazil to Minnesota

14.185

Still going
Link Posted: 11/14/2021 6:48:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: BLKVooDoo] [#26]
Double post...
Link Posted: 11/14/2021 6:49:19 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/14/2021 7:08:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: M4Madness] [#28]
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Originally Posted By elcope:
KG6JDX 12M FT8 24.915

Guam
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Sadly, I don't "hear" him, only a station calling him. I need Guam, too.

I spent a lot of time on 12M today, hoping for Norfolk Island, and missed him (according to DX Summit) when I took a break  away from the radio for an hour.


My short list:

VK9DX
NH2DX or KG6JDX
8Q7RM
ZC4GR (had an uncompleted QSO with him)
V47JA
Z61DX (another uncompleted QSO)
Link Posted: 11/14/2021 7:56:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Mach] [#29]
Had an FT8 QSO with India Yesterday or it might have been this morning. I don't remember.

It's been  4 years since I was able to get a QSO with India.

The band is getting back together!
Link Posted: 11/14/2021 8:12:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mach:
The band is getting back together!
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Yep. I had contacts on 10M, 12M, 15M, and 17M today.
Link Posted: 11/14/2021 8:13:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/14/2021 8:55:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RED_5:


I got panama today actibating pota

I miss panama. good times there
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Originally Posted By Emoto:
Snagged Panama last night (HP9SAM), which was really cool, because in my QTH 20M was total crap last night, with hardly any signals showing on the band scope.


I got panama today actibating pota

I miss panama. good times there




The finest mystery meat and condiment sammiches available at the 24 hora store.
Link Posted: 11/14/2021 9:07:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/14/2021 10:18:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/15/2021 7:29:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By elcope:
Good Christ, take a look at the antenna array this guy has.

R7MA
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I really should start playing with FT8....  I have been putting it off for a long time.
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 2:53:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By elcope:
Good Christ, take a look at the antenna array this guy has.

R7MA
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Small scale compared to This One.  Read the page and you'll see that they have a 3-element Yagi for 160 meters.  The boom is constructed from tower sections.  Some of the other towers are rotatable towers (not rotatable antennas).  The photos tell the story.
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 9:01:18 PM EDT
[#37]
7177.0  8R1AK Guyana

Got him 1st try!
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 9:51:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


I really should start playing with FT8....  I have been putting it off for a long time.
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Between 03/03/21 and 11/12/21 I've made contacts in 137 different countries on FT8 and FT4.  I think M4Madness has that many in the past week.  That software can decode signals that are so weak it's amazing.

Edit .. On re-reading this it may come off as me taking a shot at M4Madness and it wasn't meant that way.  I got him interested in FT8, we swap text messages a lot, and I think what he has done in a very short time is admirable.  That comment was just me teasing him and if it gave the wrong impression I apologize.
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 11:07:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/16/2021 8:14:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By elcope:


I thought he lost most of his antennae array in a windstorm.Has it been replaced.

A 160M Yagi is a strong flex.
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That I do not know.  I DO know I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that place when things started falling.  The 80/160 tower alone weighs 80,000 pounds.
Link Posted: 11/20/2021 4:23:19 PM EDT
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14.240 ZS1TT "Rhy" Cape Town, South Africa

Really nice guy.
Link Posted: 11/20/2021 4:36:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Emoto:
14.240 ZS1TT "Rhy" Cape Town, South Africa

Really nice guy.
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Got'em

8,805 miles @75w



Link Posted: 11/20/2021 4:58:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:
Got'em

8,805 miles @75w



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7839.7 miles for me, and 100w.
Link Posted: 11/21/2021 9:53:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#44]
IK4GRO on 18.144

Nice little ragchew, SSB 10 watts and a wire KX3

Now that was fun
Link Posted: 11/21/2021 10:27:58 AM EDT
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IK4BPV is on 18.130, but I only hear an American talking to him.
Link Posted: 11/21/2021 6:05:40 PM EDT
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I apologize, but I thought this was funny.

Link Posted: 11/21/2021 6:10:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/21/2021 6:24:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/21/2021 8:32:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SACraig:

Small scale compared to This One.  Read the page and you'll see that they have a 3-element Yagi for 160 meters.  The boom is constructed from tower sections.  Some of the other towers are rotatable towers (not rotatable antennas).  The photos tell the story.
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I worked them in 2010 and 2011

IIRC a storm brought some of that down

Link Posted: 11/21/2021 8:34:28 PM EDT
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I apologize, but I thought this was funny.

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