K5D Desecheo DXpedition 2009 is ON!

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KP3S, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. N5MOA

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    I have one card from 1989 for KP5, so I hope to fill several band slots this go around.

    The ops are doing a great job, in spite of the lids, freq cops (another form of lid), and all the people that some how managed to pass a test, but can't remember the letters in their call when K5D calls for someone.

    They are bounching from the US to the EU/Asia, at least on 80m and 40m. I would guess the other bands also. They seem to be operating at a pretty good clip.

    Oh yeah, so far I've worked K5D on 17m, 40m and 80m all ssb. They are LOUD in Texas:) I didn't have any luck on 30m.
     
  2. NN3W

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    Got them on 17ssb, 30cw, and 40ssb. Did not bother with 80 SSB as it was an absolute madhouse....
     
  3. KP3S

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    My QTH is 31.75 Miles / 51.09 Kilometers / 27.59 Nautical Miles away from Desecheo and it doesn't help. I did manage to contact then on 80M last night around 05:09Z but it was hard with all the big guns out there. I was using a 80M Double Bazooka @ 35 feet of the ground with 600W, it took 4 hours working time. I now will try for 40M and 6M but I think I will have to be happy that I work them on 80M.
     
  4. KH2RU

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    I worked them also on 80 meters last night around 0345Z with a multiband dipole the Barker and Williamson 30 feet above the ground and with 100W out!!! I am located on the opposite side of the Island here in P.R. The pileup is huge but not so hard to get thru since their going by the Call numbers. Good luck all!!!!!!! 73's James
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  5. EB1CAM

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    in north of spain, heard with big signals in 20 meters but a little noise in 15 all this in afternoon/evening time in ea.

    but the other way the pile up is a disaster, qrm, splatter and others things, they are making impossible the contact and in 20 meters the operatos dont stop so much in this band, and of course i usually i do phone.

    it´s a pity
     
  6. KV3C

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    KP3S Carlos

    I appreciate all you do for us. I sometimes wish I were in your shoes. Happy for the QSLs I have received from you. Yo agradesco tu ayuda

    Muchas Gracias,
    Barry
     
  7. NZ3M

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  8. W2FCP

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    They are coming in nice into New Mexico right now on 14.190 listening on 14.226.
     
  9. KP3S

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    No problem Barry, 73
     
  10. KC0ZZH

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    It's been a madhouse everywhere they are operating :D
     
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