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Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by WB9LUR, Jun 26, 2018.

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  1. WA8UEG

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    It was interesting on 20 CW last night, Listening on their TX frequency you have the usual, hams calling on their frequency, the up police have gone a bit crazy sending up 5 or 6 times followed by ass 2 or 3 times causing way more QRM then the person calling. Most of the guys calling on the TX frequency moved when someone sent up once.

    On the other hand, considering the thousands calling when KH1 made a call the the band up frequency goes relatively quiet telling me there are a lot of good operators out there. Of course you have the guys that pick a spot and just keep calling then can't figure out why and get frustrated when they don't get them.

    Took me 5 minutes to set all the filters so I could reliably here them, 3 minutes to find them and 2 calls to get them.
     
  2. WA8UEG

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    There having trouble with internet connection.

    The bad news is our BGAN terminal system for log uploading refuses to link up with the bird. We have two BGAN terminals on island and neither are correctly connecting to the satellite. We will continue to work to sort this out, but right now we can’t upload logs.

    Hopefully they will get it fixed soon. My 20 CW contact was solid and he sent it twice so I'm very confident but like everyone won't rest easy until I see it on OQRS.

    If you do go for a dupe I have heard them and their not real happy about guys duping.
     
  3. KJ3N

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    June 29 1100z Update

    June 29 Update:

    Good news. All but one station deployed. We are running up to 7 stations on all bands and making many QSOs after a weather related slow start. We hope to provide many ATNOs over the next week.

    We are now well over 10,000 QSOs, with great rates on CW, slightly slower rates on SSB, and FT8 has been effective. Please make sure to read our primer at baker2018.net on working us on FT8.

    The bad news is our BGAN terminal system for log uploading refuses to link up with the bird. We have two BGAN terminals on island and neither are correctly connecting to the satalite. We will continue to work to sort this out, but right now we can’t upload logs.

    The weather continues to be extremely hot and humid. But that is what we expected. Temps have been exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and only drop to around 100 at night. This coupled with only two, 4-6 hr windows to access the island from the boat each day makes things challenging.

    Tomorrow we plan on constructing the 6 meter antenna.

    That’s all for now. Many people to work.

    Don, N1DG.

    http://kh7z.net/2018/06/29/june-29-1100z-update/
     
  4. KP4SX

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    They must be using Navassa's thermometer :)
     
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  5. K7MH

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    I saw where they said that it was 100 degrees by 10am. Yikes!:eek:
     
  6. K0MB

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    15 hrs yesterday, no joy. I'm dreading the day-trippers on the weekend.
     
  7. K1VSK

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    Same weather, different advertising. No different than in PR or here.
     
  8. ND6M

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    I have spent a lot of time in the Western Pacific, the heat there is FAR more debilitating than any regular Wx in PR.
    Our work day in Eniwetok usually ended at 10 A.M.
     
  9. K1VSK

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    Not worth debating an academic point. I'm simply reposting the weather data for that area rather than describe the temp reading of a thermometer lying on concrete in direct sunlight
     
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  10. K5WY

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    I'm not real happy about duping an expedition either; I figure it's cheating someone else out of a contact. OTOH, it's an ATNO for me, and I doubt I'll live long enough to see Baker activated again.
     
  11. N6DNM

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    As I was trying just to listen, on 20m FT8 today somebody was replying on TX window (0 to 1000Hz) "MUSTB EXTRA" - can anybody explain why? I believed based on band plans that CW-RTTY-DATA was up for grabs for general's up to 14.150. This had me scratching my head. Anybody has any insight? Thanks!!
     
  12. W0PV

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    LOL. Probably just somebody with < an Extra class ticket making an incognito sarcastic comment about an easily identified Extra improperly using FT8 DXped by calling below the 1 Khz boundary.

    Lids come in all license classes of course. But lately I read and sense a lot of rivalry to downright hostility vis-a-vis license classes. Some, usually but not always OM Extra's, are still upset about changes over license class written tests, Morse code requirements, sub-band allocations, etc etc etc. (not me though) and take those feelings out on Generals and Techs by being overly harsh and bully-like if they are spotted messing up. So it would not be surprising to me if a non-Extra took an opportunity to get snarky back at one ;).
     
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  13. W0PV

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    In that same vein of sarcasm, no shortage of snarky comments seen following DX Cluster spots for the Baker operation. Some of my favorites so far seen below, many posted under obviously falsely punned call signs,

    7000.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1555Z EU Donations 13% <B0RAT>
    14090.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1617Z STAND BY TO STAND BY <TU4QRT>
    3523.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1650Z Wake up pindos! <P5KIM>
    14000.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1710Z Online store is open.hi! <KH1STORE>
    14090.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1715Z reading FT8 manual now <CR1TIC>
    14090.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1717Z Play nice kids. <M0THER>
    14000.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1719Z counting birds for fws <EU1LID>
    14023.0 KH1/KH7Z 29-Jun-2018 1725Z Bouvet was a better expedition! <EU9DX>
     
  14. WA6MHZ

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    Worked on 21 CW a few minutes ago. Tried 21SSB but copy too light. Same with 18CW, just below the noise level. Still hurting for a DIGITAL contact!
    Some logs uploaded but my 40M SSB and 15CW not there yet. No leaderboards this time so I can't see how I am doing with respect to the San Diego DX Club.
     
  15. WA6MHZ

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    I don't consider working the on different bands and modes a dupe. Someday I have to go for a 5BDXCC ( if I live that long).

    Just check 295 cards for a ham in the DX CLub for 80M only!!! That blew my mind!!! I only have about 10 on 80!!
     

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