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Re: Topband: XR0ZRC?

To: "Tim Shoppa" <>
Subject: Re: Topband: XR0ZRC?
From: "ok1tn " <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:26:42 +0100 (CET)
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XR0ZRC the signal in Eu is strong but listening is reduced by strong 
interference from the lights of the port.
73 Slavek Zeler
"Telegraph Key Collector". 

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Od: Tim Shoppa <>
Komu: David Olean <>
Datum: 26. 3. 2019 15:21:48
Předmět: Re: Topband: XR0ZRC? 
"David, some stats from Clublog below: 

In 2013, XR0ZR made a major 160M effort, in South American summer: 
160: 1050 Q's 
80: 2374 Q's 
40: 4579 Q's 

I think it's unreasonable to expect that every single DXpedition will be 
fruitful on 160M. 

2018: XR0ZRC stats from Clublog: 
160: 75 Q's 
80: 1983 Q's 
40: 3562 Q's 

Tim N3QE 

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM David Olean <> wrote: 

> I am a bit puzzled by XR0ZRC. I thought they were going to have a major 
> effort on 80 and 160, but so far I have heard from little to none from 
> them on 160. (I am not on 80 M) Last night, 26th UTC, I did hear them 
> but their signal was quite weak and the heavy QRN was making copy almost 
> impossible. I think this was the first time I heard them. It was hard 
> for me to copy much of anything between static crashes. On other days, 
> I saw many spots from hams showing that they are on 160M but I hear nil 
> and a check on the Reverse Beacon Network shows no spots for them. (?) 
> (Pirates?) Last night, a few stations mentioned that XR0ZRC was loud in 
> the SE. VA2WA, who is a couple hundred miles north of me, said something 
> like "booming " to describe their signal last night. Not sure of the 
> strength required for "booming", but it must be similar to "wall to 
> wall, and treetop tall". At my shack I could not tell who they were 
> working between the static crashes! I copied fragments between crashes. 
> I know my receiving setup is working. Just a few hours later near my 
> sunrise I worked VK6 and JA from here in Maine. 
> I have read a few notes on DX sites (many days old) explaining that they 
> are plagued by high noise levels and have poor internet accessibility. I 
> understand that, but I am still concerned that I almost never hear them 
> QRV on 160. Maybe it is just my turn to be in the barrel? I just wonder 
> what is going on. I am curious. I hope no one takes this as a complaint 
> about a DXpedition. It is not. 
> My task for the day is to lay out another RX wire for 140 degrees and 
> Bouvet! Unfortunately, all of my wooden stakes with insulators attached 
> to them are stored in a shed and the ice around it is so thick, deep, 
> and hard, that I cannot get to them! 
> Dave K1WHS 
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