VP8PJ... here we go!

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by WW2PT, Feb 23, 2020.

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  1. NZ5F

    NZ5F Ham Member QRZ Page

    I tried working them on 160m FT8 for a little while but they didn’t hear me and a lot of others. I did hear them decently well at -9 db. No big deal but gave it a shot for about an hour. 58157031-350B-4A8C-8C88-1F1C13F7A485.png
  2. KQ9J

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    I tried on 160 for a while, too. I only decoded them a couple of times up here. Then they disappeared. There were a bazillion stations calling them, of course.

    The more streams they run, the lower their signal goes. Still a few days left, maybe demand will subside a bit on that band, too. Of course that doesn't mean they will hear me by any means :)
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  3. NZ5F

    NZ5F Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am not a huge fan of FT8 and my amp I can't push too much along with my antenna which is fair to poor on 160m. Don't want to blow up my spe 1k for a FT8 contact on 160m. This amp needs to last me for a couple more years at least.
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  4. WG7X

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    Well, it looks like this will be another Dxpedition that I will miss. The times that I have listened, I can't hear them at all. Gotta hear them before I can call them. I listened to my next door neighbor last night calling and calling and calling on FT8. I think he was just calling blindly. Despite the fact that he was de-sensing my receiver's ability quite a it even when he was not calling I could hear nothing.

    So there we are... not a bit of a signal.
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  5. W4NNF

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    Finally freaking worked them! I was beginning to worry! :eek:
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  6. W4NNF

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    Hard to say. I'd try to work them again. Last big one, Pitcairn, I was in the same boat. Thought I might have worked them on CW, but really didn't think so, so I didn't log 'em. Sure enough I showed up in their log when they uploaded. I was glad I went on to make an insurance QSO! Thanks to condx, mostly I guess, this one seems a lot harder!
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  7. WW2PT

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    Awesome. What band & mode?
  8. WF4W

    WF4W Ham Member QRZ Page

    i tried to get them on 160m but i just cant hear them. I did get them on 17m CW though! I think I'm done with this one now. . .
  9. W4NNF

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    40 and 30 FT8. Almost worked them on CW but not quite. If I can also get them on phone or CW before they go QRT I'll be happy. :)
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  10. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    They were strong(ish) on 17m CW yesterday evening, but the band closed before I could put ‘em in the log. It’s tough knowing where to place your TX signal when you can’t hear the stations that he’s working.
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