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KH1/KH7Z Baker Island

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

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  1. 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!!
  2. 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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  3. 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>
  4. 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.
  5. 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!!
  6. KP4SX

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    That's not "real" ham radio.
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  7. WA6MHZ

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    well RTTY is, but FT8 isnt!
    I haven't heard them on my CELLPHONE yet!!! I need them for a CELLPHONE DXCC!
  8. K5WY

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    The log's up. One of my contacts is there, the other is after the cutoff time.

    No dupes on this one!
  9. KB2FCV

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    Still hurting for ANY contact...

    Only hearing them on 30/40 at 09:30z for like 15 min and thats it. If I don't snag em by the weekend time to kick things up a notch..
  10. KP4SX

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    That makes a whole lot of sense...dude. With RTTY you could use an old Model 28 pecker and an old 1.5" CRT for tuning with a bunch of 6SN7s doing the decoding work. That's MORE ham radio than using a computer. :)
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