Have you worked CY9M?
I know that CY9M is a "fish in the barrel" for the Northeastern coast of the USA. More of challenge in other parts of the country/world, particularly if your running 100 watts!
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Worked them a bit earlier tonight. Easy.
Yep, on 30M with 100W to my attic antenna. Hardest part was picking out his pattern in the pileup.
Be sure to listen for my beacon on 28.278.8 MHz
Yes. As usual waiting until after the pileup thinned out resulted in a fun and satisfying QSO.
Worked them on a couple of bands, but where I need them, they are never on. Mainly working EU and East Coast. Would like a 40/12 meter CW QSO as well as 10 meters, but bands have been pretty dead on the higher frequencies. Not a fish in the barrell like E Coast or EU.
Noticed they are hanging on 15 and 17 SSB a lot. Would love a 6 meter, but not from here. Prop on 6 is a bust this time of year unless some freak opening happens.
I have not had a radio for about 30 days, it broke. New one arrives tomorrow, and I will surely work them!
Not EXACTLY "Fish in a barrel" from SW Pennsylvania,
11 band/mode slots so far.
Phone: 15-17 & 20
With (hopefully) more to come.
Fool me once...Shame on YOU.
Fool me twice...Shame on ME !
Got them on 6, 17, and 20 phone; and 30, 40, 80, and 160 CW. I don't really have the antennas to get there on 10-15, so I'm not terribly surprised that I haven't heard them well on those bands...but then again, I didn't really have the antennas to get them on 6 either. Given how short this DXpedition is, I probably won't try to round out band/mode slots, unless I find them when no one is calling.
The exception is that I would still like to pick up one digital contact. I've also tried listening for their PSK63 calls when they were spotted while in the shack, but have so far had no success.
I like it when the rare ones are this easy to get to. It's nice payback for struggling to get through the EU wall on 7O, or the usual challenge of propagation to the far side of the planet.
I worked them on 15 CW and 30 CW. 30 was very easy, only took one call. I heard them very well on 40 CW last night around 0200Z, but the pileup was a little too crazy - too many guys calling on their freq and of course lots of "frequency police" sending UP UP UP. I tried for a few minutes but no cigar. Their CW ops were first class though....nice job.
They were about 55 on 20m SSB on Saturday morning working simplex during the IOTA contest. We went back and forth about 5 times, but he only got November Eight something Mike.
Then I found them on 20m PSK63 at about 0110 last night. Called for a few minutes until they went QRT. Pounced on them as soon as they got back and then a DX cop sending "UP UP UP UP" crushed their confirmation to me. Without an online log, I needed a insurance QSO (I hate doing that), and got into the log for sure a couple of minutes later.
Glad I got this one after two straight failures with 7O6T and 1A0C.