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Offline wg5g

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Anyone here work Heard Is. qrp?
« on: April 16, 2016, 12:39:14 UTC »
I waited for Heard Is. to come back on the since missing VK0IR in 1997, well for the first 10 days I could
barely copy them here in Texas, then Friday night April 2 zulu time they built up to an amazing rst of
589 on 20 mtr cw, I worked VK0EK at 0511z running 5 watts to a 4 ele quad at 50 ft, I know many on here
are from Europe and had a easier shot, did anyone here work them? Tnx Dan WG5G

Offline GM0LVI

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Re: Anyone here work Heard Is. qrp?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 17:44:27 UTC »
I made a couple of half hearted attempts, best signal was on 17m but got fed up with listening to the idiots calling them and the police calling the idiots!!
Luckily I worked Heard island on 30,40 and 20m back in 1997, though was running 100W then.
You did very well to penetrate the pileup with 5W. Congratulations!!
Dave

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Re: Anyone here work Heard Is. qrp?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 13:38:43 UTC »
First contact (on 30 m Easter Sunday evening) i worked them with my 2 x 13,5 m doublet and 100 W ..... A few days later they were vy loud on 40 and not busy so i tried with the same antenna and 5 W and got them ..... Now my DXCC and QRP DXCC count is equal again  :)) :))

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Re: Anyone here work Heard Is. qrp?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 18:47:03 UTC »
Well done Juergen!!!
Dave

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Re: Anyone here work Heard Is. qrp?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 20:14:38 UTC »
Thank´s Dave ....

Since i´m back on Hamradio i have worked with QRP and mostly with indoor antennas and i got the DX ... Meanwhile i can use my doublet and all is fine but for VK0EK i made a "secue" call with 100w on 30 to get them in the log ....

In the last 2 say´s i´ve tried to catch them with 500 mW but the condx wasn´t the best ... So only in QROOOO (100W) and QRP but not in QRPP  :( :(