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Re: Topband: XR0ZRC?

To: David Olean <>
Subject: Re: Topband: XR0ZRC?
From: WW3S <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:16:40 -0400
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I’m not sure why they won’t try 160 closer to their sunrise.....every morning 
they are on 80, and lately have been begging, with good signals, and seem to 
hear ok on 80, but their rate is slow due to not many calling.....why not try 
160 then, rather than 80 ?!?!?!

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> On 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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