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3D2C CQWWRTTY

The general problem with Dx-peditions  like 3D2C 
There is only 1 dx mostly weak  but there are many idiots around just waiting for such event. 

Like tonight at 40m  no clear frequency longer then a few seconds before the next  QRI starts
3d2c 40m zoo
A very weak signal  that can easily be jammed  from somewhere in EU? were those  lids hide.
And always around prime time  sunset the xyl has plans to go somewhere.
Since I already spent so much time in the shack this is not  unreasonable but the end effect is  I wasted my radio time.
Like this weekend spend quite a lot time in the CQWWRTTY
305 QSO  mostly S&P  10meters

Best propagation was on Saturday 10m was real good. Sunday was not as good bands ended early in Major storm conditions all signals sounded auroral.
Some difficult QSO's I had using  K3 100W  "low power"   and  dipole  should have been with the Steppir  of course.
The log filled with DX mostly 10m   lot of JA.  
Some pileups where too tough for my setup and propagati…

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3D2C Conway reef

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3D2C 28.495 

heard/wkd  with dipole  N/S  
15m was relative easy  21.020 cw

But 30m weak  and jammers plus even worse the "police"
making clear copy almost impossible.
3D2C 10.105 jamming as usual

Friday 28025  539 QSO not possible here  long time copy


Why I had to get the 599 fro 3D2C I have no reasonable explanation.

But after  many many calls in the log at 12:15 finally..
Back to the radio after few hours break.
Still hearing them 529 539 not strong but also not much weaker then hours before. Just happen to catch them with Aart PA3C  also heard calling long time. 
Just before the signal definite faded out  afther 4 hours being a good Q5 S 1-3  that was special anyway for 10M  to Oceania.
The data QRM  was gone most tuners where gone.  Who would start a data QSO  experiment  in the middle of the CW part and then exact on top of  3D2C  ??  while there is so much free space on 28??    

later in  evening at 10.105  a remarkable good signal of 3D2C
CQ  no takers!  It sounded real no sl…

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10M wide open

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map shows only my spots  today from 10 UTC  not even with the SR to VK
1W Tx
West coast USA
1558 -11 -0.2  28.126107 -2 KE7A EM12 37
 1658  -4 -1.0  28.126089  0 K7UEB DN06 37
1718 -15 -0.1  28.126091  0 W6PI CM87 37
2012-09-23 17:00  PA0O  28.126129  -23  0  JO33hg  1  N6RY  DM13id  8991  315 WA6LIE  CM96eq  8842  20120923 0800  28010.0 CW   PA0O         539  NH7O            559                    
20120923 0808  28019.0 CW   PA0O         559  KH7Y            599 Fred               
20120923 0826  28028.1 CW   PA0O         599  VK9CS           599                    
20120923 0836  28496.0 USB  PA0O          59  TJ3AY            59                    
20120923 0846  28554.9 USB  PA0O          55  JE7JIS           59 hiro    sendai     
20120923 0854  28550.0 USB  PA0O          58  3DA0NJ           58                    
20120923 0858  28540.0 USB  PA0O          59  TA7I             59 Oskan              
20120923 0904  28511.1 USB  PA0O          59  OD5PY            59 marw…

WSPR

good result  tonight at SS/SR peak   with 1W   still travelling now near Hannover  where hotel prizes triple during the Messe ..  

2012-09-20 19:28  PA0O  3.594153  -29  0  JO33hg  1  VK7DIK  QE28sf  16731  84 2012-09-20 17:02  PA0O  3.594149  -26  0  JO33hg  1  VK2UB  QF59vk  16248  62  and on 28
2012-09-20 06:06  VK2KRR  28.126166  -25  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 

One night 1000mW on 80m / Antarctica 28MHz

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Still running WSPR remote  now from OM  Trencianske Tepice  JO70FC34
My only radio activity last weeks is WSPR.  remote controlled to switch day/night bands
But I have never been so present on the bands in my radio live ..   7x24  1 year now. 

28MHz  DP0GVN from Antarctica  many reports from EU

28 MHz propagation still improving ...

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using 1Watt today

2012-09-10 19:34 W0IRS 28.126047 -28 0 DM78 5 PE1MPX JO32gc

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2012-09-10 20:18 KE7A 28.126114 -1 0 EM12kx 5 PA0O JO33hg 7952 38 2012-09-10 19:58 PA0O 28.126115 -19 0 JO33hg 1 KE7A EM12kx 7952 301 2012-09-10 19:38 PA0O 28.126114 -17 0 JO33hg 1 KE7A EM12kx 7952 301 2012-09-10 20:18 W0IRS 28.126055 -26 0 DM78 5 PA0O JO33hg 7893 36 2012-09-10 19:58 PA0O 28.126192 -25 0 JO33hg 1 W0IRS DM78 7893 310

WAESSB / 10m week report WSPR

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WAESSB    Sunday  on 10m only.
hard to work 25 Q  thats the minimum  QSO count needed score 1 point  for our district competition.  
Only outside EU QSO's count.
I was running low power and a dipole.
Poor signals  mostly S.A.  Later in the afternoon 24 QSO S&P needed 1 more for a point but signals seemed to fade.

WD4Z the only N-A weak heard .

But when  returned after dinner surprise!
 some strong Stateside signals on the band suddenly.
KD4D   K1LZ  9+10  !
28470 PH 2012-09-09 1654 PA0O   59  0025   KD4D    59  2191
28411 PH 2012-09-09 1700 PA0O   59  0026   K1LZ     59  1819
28482 PH 2012-09-09 1717 PA0O   59  0027   VY2ZM 59  2224

then had to QRT   a good sign  Stateside signals on 10M 
SH5 can handle the 25QSO easy..



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TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2012-09-06 06:18  VK7AM  28.126079  -30  -1  QE36ov  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16929  305  2012-09-06 06:34  VK7AM  28.126078  -25  -1  QE36ov  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16929  305  2012-09-06 06:36  VK7BO  …