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Old 10-17-2011, 08:51 PM
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Got another late start today. Had to buy a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive, and CD ROM. Finally went belly up last night.
Six years of very hard use on the old one so I can't complain a bit.

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68DT019/James/Ireland

Finally tagged "Henry" HPSD today - a WWRF member in EU.
That was cool!

James was on an old Cobra 148 GTL/DX. Sounded pretty nice for an older rig - IMO.
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Man we have been having almost constant conditions in the daytime. Conditions here seem to be stronger on transmit than recieve. Most the time running 300 to 500 watts watts is more than enough. Most signal reports are s8 to 20 over s9. On the recieve side big stations may hit 8 sunits and smaller stations hit about 4 sunits. Talked to many of the same people you guys have been talking to. Its fun to cause some pileups with 300 watts. Havent seen the need to run any more but may have to check out a Ameritron in the future. My AM box seems to get hot on SSB. The sb200 heathkit does about 600 and works well but have just been running a 2 pill most the time.

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Old 10-18-2011, 04:54 PM
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Fortunately, I don't use power in my mobile. Since a small alternator in a newer car doesn't mix well. Running the Galaxy 99V and the Sirio Z-180, I called out on .580/USB when driving to the computer store the other day. Had my best DX in a mobile - to date - when I snagged a station coming out of Ireland to California. Since I was driving, I couldn't write down his call. But he was coming in between 5 and 7 S-units. He had me at/about the same reading.

I could have put a wet noodle up on the top of my car and snagged some DX yesterday. There were some other stations trying to call back to me at that time; but I had to take care of some business. Just 35 watts on SSB did the job! I was/am impressed. Conditions are still strong today.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:46 AM
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Well darnit a DX contest on day i have to work ,,
Many of of the posted contacts i aslso have made it to also (david nice guy reminds me of my days mobile DX-n) Beth is one heck of a nice lady... This past sunday was a heck of a day for DX, With my bud in Ill (havnt talked to in 17 years and hooked back up..used to be neighbours and he moved east)we DXd together ALL day into Eu and iceland and one rare contact to 44 div.. Looking forward to this weekend to do it all over again.. been out of the hobby to many years and glad to be back. I hope AZ is called west coast( or atleast can get a handcap I live in a HOLE inbetween 2 mountians) Great to hear 11 meter hobby is still alive !





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Conditions came in today.

14CQ109
14AT077
26CT595
29B117 (Always fun to talk to Gordon)
26NW67
9KP155

Conditions were as strong as at they were a few days ago; but still in there on the freeband. Just not as many people there as there were on the 10m band today.

Did better on 10m today, with the Czeck Republic and the Slovak Republic as 2 new contact countries.
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Wow...

30RC106 Victor 5/7 Spain
13IR057 Horst 5/7 Germany
13AT103 Harald 5/7 Germany
26KP644 Bob 5/5 England
35IL01 Tang 5/7 Austria
29DG007 Des 5/9+ Ireland (Always a strong signal into CA. Very funny guy!)
1FDP9 Fiodor 5/5 Italy
19SD265 Renee 5/9 Netherlands
163MP01 Martin 5/8 Wales
13BRC83 Didi 5/7 Germany

When I talked to 13AT103/Harald/Germany, I was in my mobile using only 35 watts with the Galaxy DX-99V. My new and best mobile DX contact yet - considering my power output and antenna limitations.
Talk about great DX conditions - woof!
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When I talked to 13AT103/Harald/Germany, I was in my mobile using only 35 watts with the Galaxy DX-99V. My new and best mobile DX contact - considering my power output and antenna limitations.
Talk about great DX conditions - woof!
I talked with Harald for awhile also, he sent me some pictures today, but I can't figure out how to open them. They are a "ink file"........
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I'm still waiting for my first Germany contact. Hopefully, they would send me some STANDARD jpg files. Crazy Germans. Talked some FM to the east coast today for the first time. Man, we all have to switch to FM. This SSB thing sounds like crap in comparison. I did make it to the Heel of Italy's Boot though (1KW001, Luciano) ...


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