Swains NH8S

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by WA6MHZ, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. WA6MHZ

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    After being PUMMELED by the East Coast on the 7O, CY9 and 6O, plus a few more juicy DXpedtions, it is finally time for a West Coast Treat! Swains Island NH8S will start Sept 5th and run until Sept 19th. That should be ample time for 6s and 7s to nail them on all bands and modes; and a few East Coasters and Midwesterners to get into the log too!
    http://www.nh8s.org/index.html

    They are going to run around the clock with multiple stations and most likely, beams and Kilowatts. So there will be PLENTY of KH8S on the bands for the next 2 weeks!

    Hope everyone works them that needs them. Mostly Stateside ops so no favoring EU like past DXpeditions did.
     
  2. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I only need them on 10 and 12, we'll see how it goes.
     
  3. KB9UWU

    KB9UWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    What? Per the website you linked to, on the *front page, 2nd paragraph*

    "Great emphasis will be in working European stations."

    EU is an extremely difficult path, per the great circle map on their propagation page http://www.nh8s.org/pages/propagation.html

    Also, it says they are using vertical antenna arrays.
     
  4. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Five years ago, N8S, made more than 117,000 contacts worldwide, the majority of which were in the U.S. It would only be fair to expect them to focus on Europe et al this time. As it's not among the top 30 needed, they will probably be calling CQ toward the end.
     
  5. KJ3N

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    Has it been 5 years already? Got that one on 40m and 75m back then.
     
  6. KB3LIX

    KB3LIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Only got Swains on 20m phone last time
    so I WILL be in the pileups.
     
  7. KC2SIZ

    KC2SIZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have them on a Tuesday and while wearing a blue shirt. Really hope to bag them on a Wednesday while wearing suspenders.
     
  8. KB3LIX

    KB3LIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Funny.........NOT !
     
  9. N7SMI

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    Some of the Swains team were on the air last night from American Samoa. If their signals on Swains are anything like they were last night they're going to have an awesome DXpedition.
     
  10. N3QVB

    N3QVB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Jared, N7SMI, you stole my reply. I worked Joe, KH8/W8GEX last night on 12 meters no less. He said they were part of the Swains advance team just killing some time on KH8. He was booming into the Nashville TN area for almost 2 hours. I'm optimistic.

    Andy
     
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