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Re: [CQ-Contest] Mulan DXC Worked All Chinese Provinces Contest 2012 Oct

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Mulan DXC Worked All Chinese Provinces Contest 2012 Oct. 6, from 0000-2359 UTC.
From: Scott Monks <cq_dx_de_aa0aa@yahoo.com>
Reply-to: Scott Monks <cq_dx_de_aa0aa@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 21:08:25 -0700 (PDT)
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Working China?
Well, I am a relative novice to DXing with a temporary antenna in a poor 
location (mountains all around) and only 100 watts (which mostly heat the 
mountains, I imagine!), but 01 Oct I worked BD4FM on 28012.1, CW.  The signal 
was weak but steady and I just picked it out of the band while no one else was 
calling them--afterward things got busier for them!  

The station is listed as using LoTW and eQSL, but I thought "sure!--doubt it!" 
and didn't hope for much, but miracle of miracles--just to make me out as of 
little faith!--tonight I have their confirmation on LoTW!!!
I live in Hidalgo, Mexico, 70 mi north of Mexico City about lined up with 
Dallas, Texas, and in such a bad area that I am sure if _I_ can work them, 

I also worked BX4AG (from Taiwan) just 10 minutes before, but they don't list 
any QSL info so I suppose by Bureau.

Anyway, to the subject--I hope to find info on the contest because I want to 
get in on it now that I know I can at least work a few stations!

73 and good luck,
Scott  XE1/AA0AA; AA0AA

>Chinese ops are on almost 24/7 on freq of 14.270 plus or minus 10kc.  If
>you can not hear any China in that freq range, likely that time of
>day/night is not good for that path.  Their frequent operations are like a
>beacon in that they are on the air so much, but mostly at that spot on the
>> How easy is it to work China from the United States?   I remember working
>> BV1US (in Taiwan) from Denver back in the 50's, with 500 watts AM, and a
>> W8JK beam but haven't been a serious DXer since then.
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