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Re: Topband: XR0ZRC?

To: WW3S <>
Subject: Re: Topband: XR0ZRC?
From: Tree <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:18:59 -0700
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They were on 80 and 160 at the same time last night.


On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 9:17 AM WW3S <> wrote:

> 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 ?!?!?!
> Sent from my iPad
> > 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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