Ham Talk Live! Episode 138 - Ducie Island DXpedition VP6D LIVE

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  1. WB9VPG

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    The VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition is the topic this week on Ham Talk Live! Listen on Thursday at 9 pm EDT when Glenn Petri, KE4KY, the chief pilot of the DXpedition, will join us on the show to tell us all about it and take your calls. We also hope to have Gene Spinelli, K5GS, via satellite phone LIVE from Ducie Island to give a real time update on how things are going and take your questions!

    Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time (Friday 0100Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

    If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at hamtalklive.com; or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it's also available on YouTube.

    Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

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  2. N7XCZ

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    Thanks Neil and thanks to the Team for a New one on 40 voice still plugging away on other bands and modes.
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  3. W1YW

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    Amazing CW ops....
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  4. YV6BXN

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    Excelent Dxpedition amazing signal on all bands
  5. WB2WFJ

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    Tough to get through the masses with an end fed half wave at 30' max but I'll keep trying.
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  6. KG5SFT

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    Man pile ups from hell.
  7. KG5SFT

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    I spoke too soon. I just worked him on 20m
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  8. W1YW

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    The T32C dxpedition from a few years back is a good guide for what we will see with VP6D: after 4 or 5 days, the pileups are whittled down because you can see (in this case) on the VP6D website if you are in the log.

    No need for 'surance.

    So after about a week, prop willing, it should be easy to make Q's with more modest set ups.

    Watch dxsummit.fi for comments like :" easy", "not busy", "lonely". THAT's your invitation to work'em.

    Good luck!

    Chip W1YW
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  9. W1JFK

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    One of the best DXpeditions yet. Great operators working the right bands at the right times, and keeping the pileups mostly under control.
    Having DXA is a great help also, so you can confirm that you're in the log and get on with life. Even when DXA jumps the tracks they have their own accurate on-line log that you can access.
    All in all, a well organized, equipped, and run DXpedition that others could learn from.

    As an aside, and not related to VP6D, why mount a DXpedition to a rare entity and then work only 160 and 80M using verticals? With all due respect to 160M fans, how many of us looking for another
    ATNO see that as productive? If you're going to go to the trouble and expense of this kind of venture why not operate on the most popular HF bands running several popular modes? And yes, I realize
    it's their money (for the most part), but it still puzzles me.

  10. W9MB

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    Worked them on 40 meter FT8 tonight.

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