The "What DX did you work today" thread..........................

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  1. JohnFreeman

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    Post 'em if you got 'em!


    Had 20 min before dinner (gray line)

    Japan on 40M CW
    Ivory Coast on 30M CW
    Israel on 40M SSB
     
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    Netherlands on 40 SSB
    No Joy with Ivory Coast on 40CW... the pileups are awesome (wall of EU, Wall of East Coast US + S. America)
     
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    I just asked the PTB to make this a sticky John so there will be one thread with all of the DX
     
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    Worked the Ivory Coast expedition on 40 SSB- Right before the solar disturbance happened.

    Got skunked trying to work the high speed (and very very good) CW op on 20 from the same location. Lots of competition !

    Then worked some Rare DX ops named Paul and Howard.
     
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    None! The *&^%( Property Owner's Association where I moved last year prohibits outside antennas - period. Let me tell you, I really miss my eight element log periodic on the roof!
     
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    Canary Islands on 40 CW

    Spain on 80M SSB---the op was running a 3 element full sized beam on a 64M high tower. Yes he was loud!
     
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    There's always the attic
     
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    40m (CW of course) Czech rep, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, Wales, Bonaire, Aruba, Germany, Scotland , Bahamas, Romania, Italy, Cuba, Greece, European Russia

    20m Guam

    Then head cold put me to lazy boy mode again.
     
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    I'm giving up ever getting back on QRO HF. Maybe someday my IC-7300 may get on the air barefoot.

    Anybody interested in an ACOM-1010 Amp? It's the early model, single tube, rated for 700W, actually get about 650 on a 110V line. Looks and plays 100%.

    Located in Brunswick County. Trade for a carry 9mm possible.

    WA2OLZ
     
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    Lotsa DX on today (especially trans-equatorial on 15-10 m)

    Best for me was Togo on 3om. This was followed immediately with a qso w/a guy in Texas running one watt on 30m :)

    Gotta love CW
     
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    S. Cook Islands on 12m. Was surprised to hear them honest S8 begging for a call. Tuned up 1 and got them first try. I have no gain on 12/17/30 so this was just a rotary dipole pointed their way ~400 W CW
     
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    Niger on 20 SSB yesterday.... but can't crack the pileups on 17 or 15 and can't hear 'em on 12, though I see a lot of spots there.

    Got 'em on 17 CW, along with Ghana and Ivory Coast pileups. YAY!
     
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    St Helena on 40CW. New band for me, though I've worked this fellow on other bands. Had 250hz crystal filters on both IF's to dig this one out. The old Omni VI still shows some good dynamic range handling. This guy was S 0.00001 and there's always plenty of company on the very low end of 40mbut it was a solid QSO.

    Also the Niger DXpedition on 20 CW.

    Not bad for 20 min of decompression after a crazy work day.
     
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    Brazil 20 CW
    South Cook DXpedition 15 CW
    Macedonia 40 CW
     
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    Best today was Libya on 30m
     
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    14.002 - Iceland hrd him calling CQ at S0.00001 and made a go of it. Not a new one, but fun.

    Yesterday had a CW QSO with John Devoldere -ON4UN in Belgium. He's a really good CW op and the author of "LOW BAND DXING" which is the reference work on 160/80 antennas. I've worked him since the beginning of my digital log every year or so.

    Heck of a good CW fist.
     
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    Worked a bunch yesterday during WPX... nothing too special. The bands were dead this afternoon, save for Bruce on St. Helena who was 10 over S9. I've worked him on 10-15-17 and 20. Nice guy with always a nice signal.
     
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    I assume you are speaking with people - do they all speak English? Just starting out learning.
     
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    That is a good question.

    Yes all of those contacts were made speaking to people , though sometimes that happened using Morse code rather than voice. Morse makes the issue of language less of a problem to communicate . Some of those contacts were indeed using voice and yes many if not most hams seem to use English when contacting foreign countries .
     
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    VP6D (the Ducie Dxpedition) on 15 and 17 phone.

    Who needs sunspots?
     
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    More Ducie...

    12, 20 and 17 on CW
    20 SSB

    CW ops are top tier there!
     
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    12M was wide open to Ducie this afternoon making for an easy QSO with VP6D with just a dipole (and 900 watts out) on SSB for one more band/mode
     
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    Conditions on 20 weren't bad.

    Senegal on CW
    Liberia on SSB

    Signals from there were an honest S9 . It was a normal Sunday afternoon busy!