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Swaziland today - 11 meters

Discussion in 'Interesting DX Contacts' started by DXman, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. DXman

    DXman Yes, that's 3100 degrees F. Nine yrs of hard work.

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    Caught him around 11:00 am here on the west coast.
    He was 5/4 here with my report of 5/9 (my tx power 90 watts)
    191AT/DX his call.


     
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  2. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Sr. Member

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    Good catch. I ran the VOCAP predictor for my location and it looks like a miniscule possibility for me. I'll have the radio on tomorrow listening.


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  3. DXman

    DXman Yes, that's 3100 degrees F. Nine yrs of hard work.

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    This is one reason why I don't follow them charts, because the conditions can change so fast that you may miss a good contact. I seen where he was being spotted on the cluster and quickly went to his freq. and in one call he heard me.
    He had just started calling for North and South America and his signal was good for about 15 minutes and pufff - gone!

    When I hear of a good activation on the band and I might have a chance to catch them, then I just leave the radio on that freq until I know that the time of day has passed to where I won't be able to hear him.

    In the last cycle there was activation in Bangladesh, I sat on the freq. for 3 days waiting - then in just a split moment on the 3 day, his signal came up to a 4 and then I made my call. He heard me and came back with my report of S5 and then in wink of eye he was gone...........
     
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  4. Philpoh

    Philpoh Active Member

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    Got Marc around 2pm on Sunday in Ohio - 5/9.
    Same 90watts used, probably could have gone low power and still got em. Nice conditions all weekend - left on in background hoping to hear new ones:) getting harder to hear those new one!
    Was he(191) a new one for you DXman?
    Philo
     
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  5. DXman

    DXman Yes, that's 3100 degrees F. Nine yrs of hard work.

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    Yes Philo on the new one.
    I was listening for him again on Sunday, but heard nothing.
     
  6. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Sr. Member

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    I ran the VOACAP predictor on that day for your location and it came up pretty good ... using horizontal polarization, vertical not so. I agree with you though, just turn the radio on and listen.


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  7. ghutch

    ghutch Active Member

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    Good one!! I'm jealous!! Very good !!
    I heard a station in Ghana today on 10 mtrs, but too weak to work. Did get into South Africa for a short Qso. Africa is tough for me and the number of operators make all Africa CQ calls a pileup. 73 see ya next weekend on the bands
     
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  8. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    124 in S Africa was on yesterday. I believe that is his number(s). This is from Daytona Bch. Heard quite a few Europe stations the last few days, may be a sign of good things (DX), to come. At any rate, you always seems to manage some good contacts DXman. Keep up the great work and effort!!
     
  9. DXman

    DXman Yes, that's 3100 degrees F. Nine yrs of hard work.

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    I see 204 div is now active today, he will be on until tomorrow - Mozambique.
    Looks like .570 usb & doing split 10 up.
    I probably won't hear him - but good luck for you guys back east.

    222DBFL
    BRC124 - That would be Steven in S. Africa
     
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  10. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    That is whom it was DXman. I have spoken to him in the past and have him logged as well. Just been a while since I've heard him.
     

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