[CQ-Contest] If this were a contest............

Yan (XV4Y) xv4y at nature-mekong.com
Thu Jan 22 08:04:23 EST 2015

Hi Charly,

I got them on 15, 12 and 10m CW with 100w to a dipole.
Never spend more than 15 minutes on each band.
If I know it's not the right moment, I just go for something else.

You should try to work them when propagation disfavor other places, even if it's not the best for you.
For me, that means best time around 11am local time (sun between me and JA) or 3pm (around sunset in JA).
They were S9+10dB, but some of their operators have different operating patterns than I am used to, and it takes me some time to understand their rhythm and where they listen.

I worked many DXpedition this way, given there is propagation of course!
I got FT4TA on two bands SSB, but this time I knew the operator pattern very well as it was F4BVK (great op).

Very few operators do selective calls for SEA or Oceania, they just call JA.
From the number of stations in the area, that makes sense too, you would not expect them making selective calls to Spain, UK or California only...

Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y

Le 22 janv. 2015 à 19:14, cq-contest-request at contesting.com a écrit :

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> Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:26:56 +0700
> From: Charles Harpole <hs0zcw at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] If this were a contest............
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> If this were a contest.............
> EP6T has been loud here often, and I wked em both modes on 20, but may
> never work them on any other bands due to their calling directionally to
> NA, EU, or JA, which obviously leaves me totally out as it does all of the
> rest of Asia, and the whole continent of Africa and VK.  Even if they would
> finally call for India, or SEA or Manila-- more close places-- I would have
> to listen to them working other places for hours on end for days to get to
> hear their redirected CQs toward me that could come at any time and
> definitely for a short time.   Am I disgusted, yep.
> -- 
> Charly, HS0ZCW

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