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Old 02-08-2017, 4:54 PM
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After a week of trying I finally worked the TL8TT DXpedition! Here is my post about it from another website:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

I finally made it through on 20m SSB -- 4th or 5th call before the pile-up got too big! An ATNO!

This is really the first major (SSB) DXpedition to TL land that I have had the oppertunity to work since I am only 14 years old and have only been on HF for about six months....

DXCC #116 is in the log! I literally did a victory lap around the shack after the QSO!

All of the persistence finally paid off!

73 de KM4SII


EDIT: I just checked and I am in the real-time log!
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After a week of trying I finally worked the TL8TT DXpedition! Here is my post about it from another website:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

I finally made it through on 20m SSB -- 4th or 5th call before the pile-up got too big! An ATNO!

This is really the first major (SSB) DXpedition to TL land that I have had the oppertunity to work since I am only 14 years old and have only been on HF for about six months....

DXCC #116 is in the log! I literally did a victory lap around the shack after the QSO!

All of the persistence finally paid off!

73 de KM4SII


EDIT: I just checked and I am in the real-time log!
I have been trying to get that one for days....LOL I can't even hear Korea I did hear the Maylasian station other day at grey line but Japan and Korea down I. The noise
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The gentleman from the Guantanamo Bay Radio Club was very loud and clear today. I tried before ha I got to leave for work but he had a real good pile up going. I hope they will operate for a few more days I would love to work him and swap QSL cards.😃🇺🇸🇨🇺
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VE100.VIMY/VE9 from New Brunswick as part of Canada's involvement in the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917. 14.254.
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Old 02-28-2017, 7:44 PM
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Well... as of late my most notable catches include OD5ZZ (15m SSB) and VP6EU (10m SSB).

I also worked the NC QSO party (10 hour contest). I made 336 QSOs to 66 of our 100 counties and to 93 total mults. All QSOs but one were on 40/80m SSB. My fastest QSO rate was about 120 QSOs per hour.

Band condx were great today! I'll post who I worked in my next post.

73 de KM4SII - Mason
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Worked today-- all QSOs are SSB:

YL2BJ - Latvia - 17m
DO4DXA - Germany - 15m
PB5X - Netherlands - 17m
ON7HJA - Belgium - 17m
LA4UOA - Norway - 17m
OE3WMA - Austria - 17m
S57DX - Slovenia - 17m
PJ7TM - Sint Maarten - 15m
EA8URT - Canary Islands - 15m
SB6A - Sweden - 17m
GI0VKP - N. Ireland - 17m
YV6YV - Venezuela - 12m
EA7IJB - Spain - 12m (It has sure been a while since 12m has been open to Europe!)
CT1EHI - Portugal - 15m
FM5DN - Martinique - 12m
PI4COM - Netherlands - 15m
EA7GX - Spain - 17m
TI2CC - Costa Rica - 15m
PJ7AA - Sint Maarten
9Z4PT - Trinidad & Tobago - 17m

-- AND THEN AFTER SUNSET THE BANDS JUST KEPT ON GIVING --

KL3ZJ - Alaska - 20m
P43L - Aruba - 17m
JH1OCC - Japan - 17m
JA1CG - Japan - 17m

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Wow you had a good day!!
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Worked today-- all QSOs are SSB:

YL2BJ - Latvia - 17m
DO4DXA - Germany - 15m
PB5X - Netherlands - 17m
ON7HJA - Belgium - 17m
LA4UOA - Norway - 17m
OE3WMA - Austria - 17m
S57DX - Slovenia - 17m
PJ7TM - Sint Maarten - 15m
EA8URT - Canary Islands - 15m
SB6A - Sweden - 17m
GI0VKP - N. Ireland - 17m
YV6YV - Venezuela - 12m
EA7IJB - Spain - 12m (It has sure been a while since 12m has been open to Europe!)
CT1EHI - Portugal - 15m
FM5DN - Martinique - 12m
PI4COM - Netherlands - 15m
EA7GX - Spain - 17m
TI2CC - Costa Rica - 15m
PJ7AA - Sint Maarten
9Z4PT - Trinidad & Tobago - 17m

-- AND THEN AFTER SUNSET THE BANDS JUST KEPT ON GIVING --

KL3ZJ - Alaska - 20m
P43L - Aruba - 17m
JH1OCC - Japan - 17m
JA1CG - Japan - 17m

73 de KM4SII


17,15,12 & 10m are my favourite bands. When they are open, the world is your oyster.

My best DX was on 10m SSB(100w) well after local dark. Busted a pileup to work the station too!
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I had an even more productive day of DXing today than yesterday despite a solar disturbance! 12m was WIDE open into Europe with 59+ signals! I even heard Europe on 10m... I haven't heard Eu on 10/12 this good in a while!

Here is today's log before the storm moved in:

IS0GGA - Sardinia - 17m
LZ303MA - Bulgaria - 17m
PJ2/AE4CW - Curacao - 17m
PJ2/WC4X - Curacao - 15m
G4WMP - England - 15m
PJ2/K4NHW - Curacao - 17m
PJ2/KJ4CNC - Curacao - 15m
PJ2/WA4ZXV - Curacao - 20m
ON2VR - Belgium - 17m
IW3SNW - Italy - 17m
PJ2/K4NHW - Curacao - 20m
F8ATM - France - 12m
EA1DR - Spain - 12m
F4HEC - France - 12m
CX7SS - Uruguay - 12m
EA4GVA - Spain - 12m
C5YK - The Gambia - 12m (NEW BAND)
CU2AP - Azores - 12m
IK6SIO - Italy - 12m
CU2CE - Azores - 12m
V21ZG - Antigua & Barbuda - 17m
PJ2/KM4LS - Curacao - 17m
NP3LY - Puerto Rico - 17m
NK7L - U.S.A., WA - 15m
5K0N - San Andres Island - 17m (ATNO)
KH6/NA2U - Hawaii - 15m
5J0NA - San Andres Island - 12m (Same country as 5K0N but another station/band!)
PV8AL - Brazil - 17m
VP2MMF - Montserrat - 15m
KP4FL - Puerto Rico - 17m
YV1FPT - Venezuela - 17m
8P5A - Barbados - 15m (VERY LOUD)
K0USA/NE150 - U.S.A., NE - 20m
V26M - Antigua & Barbuda - 10m

-- 10m was still open but then a storm moved in :-( --

73 de KM4SII
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Wow a lot of those I worked including The Gambia but I have yet to work Hawaii. Tomorrow or Friday night I have to get on and try to work a few.
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Here is a few stations I worked on this date....

4M1K--Venezuela on 40m..
Vk4KM--Australia on 40m..
CN2AA--Morocco--40m...
ZP6DYA---Paraguay on 20m..
CE1DY---Chile on 20m..
OA4SS--Peru on 20m...
YN2KW--Nicaragua on 20m..
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This evening worked:

FG5GP---Alan in Guadeloupe..
CE1OEB--Erik--Chile..
K7SS--Dan ---Washington State

Need the state of Alaska, for my last state, which should be interesting since I haven't heard anyone from there, but have worked several guys from BC...
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Here are my Alaskan stations after being on HF for about 7 or 8 months:

Alaska was my last state to work.....

KL7AIR 11/19/2016 15m SSB
KL3ZJ 2/28/2017 20m SSB

Good luck getting them -- it is a bit difficult but not impossible even with my 100w + dipole @ 20 feet!

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This month has been a month for San Andres who I had not worked before:

5K0N 3/1/2017 17m SSB
5J0NA 3/1/2017 12m SSB
5K0N 3/4/2017 15m SSB
5J0NA 3/23/2017 20m SSB

I also worked TU7C the day before I left for Iceland (where I did a little HF operating by the way :-) :

TU7C 3/10/2017 17m SSB

Unfortunately I missed the other DXpeditions (9N, 9G, 5U, S2 etc...) since I was gone for a few weeks. :-(

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Here are my Alaskan stations after being on HF for about 7 or 8 months:

Alaska was my last state to work.....

KL7AIR 11/19/2016 15m SSB
KL3ZJ 2/28/2017 20m SSB

Good luck getting them -- it is a bit difficult but not impossible even with my 100w + dipole @ 20 feet!

73 de KM4SII
Congratulations on working Alaska. Sometimes I have heard a Alaskian very well naturally he had a huge pileup but I'm confident that one day I will work that state.
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This morning I made contact with a pilot who was using a FT817 with a homemade 5/8 wave antenna connected directly to the radio sitting in the seat next to him.He reported his location 33,000 ft over Indianapolis flying toward Springfield, IL. I was mobile 148 miles away. Frequency 446.000!

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This morning I made contact with a pilot who was using a FT817 with a homemade 5/8 wave antenna connected directly to the radio sitting in the seat next to him.He reported his location 33,000 ft over Indianapolis flying toward Springfield, IL. I was mobile 148 miles away. Frequency 446.000!
That is a nice catch!

My only /AM catch so far is NQ4I/AM in an airplane over Nebraska (I am in NC). He was on 15m SSB.

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Contacts for 4/18/17...

KE0MPH--Merlyn in SD on 20m...
XL7100---Doug in BC Canada on 20m...
KB8X--Michael in Ohio on 75m..
KL7TH---Traci in AK on 40m...took me 2 hours to get this one...the last state I needed, knew wouldn't be easy
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I worked Mike, KF5ZQB on the 146.96 repeater in Abilene, TX.
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