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Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by XZ2A, Sep 25, 2021.

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  1. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Until the people overwhelmingly vote in favor of statehood it ain't gonna happen. So far that hasn't happened in the many referendums.
    Arecibo Observatory is in private hands. PR Govt has little or nothing to do with it. We'd like to see it rebuilt too!
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  2. W5BIB

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    Aw... c'mon on dudes... leave Arecibo like it is. We've been havin'-a-blast :D:p

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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Good morning Simon! I just got you in the log on 80m FT8 and read your story on your bio page so I found this. WOW! This is just crazy. I will definitely send for a paper QSL (I do LoTW as well - will be uploading later this morning)

    So sorry to hear of this - most unfortunate :(

    Thanks again for the contact - my first Laos


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  4. US7IGN

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    My personal opinion is that things will never go well in Ukraine until the last one born in the USSR dies. Fascists, Nazis and other monsters did not do the world as much harm as the communists and their followers.

    I wish our colleague from Laos to be careful. You can't beat persistent idiots.

    P.S. Unfortunately, I haven't seen a single sport on the, so I don't even know where and when to listen.
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  5. K0UO

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    Sounds like another country that'll be hard to get just like Afghanistan going forward
  6. WG7X

    WG7X Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    That's right: they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!
  7. XZ2A

    XZ2A Ham Member QRZ Page

    @US7IGN - I probably won't be spotted (much) because I am concentrating mostly on 80m until the end of this month, when I have to cease 80 and 30m. I had quite a few QSOs yesterday with NA stations from west to east coast!

    @K0UO, luckily, this restriction only affects shared use bands, (which is rather annoying especially for 80m and 6m...). But I'm still all fine for all the other HF bands.

    After the end of this month (in a couple of days), I will modify my 80m quarter wave vertical for a vertical on top band - I'm tying my long ladder to the supporting tree this afternoon, so I can push up the vertical as high as possible :)
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  8. KI4ZUQ

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    Please advise when and on what band you will be!
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  9. NM7G

    NM7G Ham Member QRZ Page

    I completely agree with a cautious mindset. Once I operated in an Asian nation where communication with certain other nations was strongly prohibited, and that kept me on my toes. To make matters worse I was there during martial law. Having carbines pointed in my direction after curfew was more exciting than working an ATNO! Yes, foreigners can stick out like the proverbial "sore thumb".

    Best wishes, and hope to work you on CW again soon.
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  10. XZ2A

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    @NM7G, thanks for your comments. It's the 3rd of October now, so my permission to operate on 80 and 30m has expired. I have already extended and raised my 80m quarter wave vertical to achieve about 24 metres in height, plus a centre-loading coil, cleaning-up of some weathered connector joints and I'm now back on top band! My ability to stay long-term in Laos of course depends on not making enemies with the police or military! I'm very lucky that the radio licencing office in the capital city are very supportive of my hobby :)
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