Topband: A35

Victor Goncharsky us5we at
Sun Apr 13 12:00:39 EDT 2014

 Hi folks,
I have always  been thinking that Amsterdam I. is in Indian Ocean. Did they move it to Pacific for a DXpedition? 

Seriously, I have finally was able to tune my new 27.5 meter vertical with 4 elevated resonant radials on 1820 or so.
SWR curve is very narrow but at least I can try to make a few CQs tonite. Will use EO90WF special event callsign
If you hear me please beep at ON4KST.

Helen will be for EU and AS this evening as EM90WF as well.

Thanks in advance.

PS By the way, this long stick works very well on 80 and 40 meters and I wonder if someone has experience with elevated trap radials.

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:54:34 +0400 от ALEXEY OGORODOV <ua4wae at>:
>That is exactly what I was reffering to. Also, using the opportunity to be heard by a large audience, I´d like to ask future peditioners to pay more attention to SA cosidering that is not only LU,PY or HK,HC. The continent is big and propagation varies dramatically yet rarely do we get some particular attention. It would be great that we get some direct calls. Especially difficult is breaking through AF and AS DX pileups. It feels not right hearing NA only or EU only and almost never SA only. When you are at home - we are desired contacts and multipliers, when you are away from home, we cease to exist.
>K9YC I sent you a personal e-mail, explaining why there won't be any polemics with you. Behave! Maybe world will be a better place. No replies from you are necessary.
>Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:25:10 -0400 от Herb Schoenbohm < herbs at >:
>>Jim,  What Alexey was referring to was DX-peditions in the Pacific 
>>(FT5ZM was the Indian Ocean and produce some interesting antipodal paths 
>>favoring the Midwest ) and I would agree with Alexey that most 
>>operations in the Pacific have been very hard to work or even hear on 
>>TopBand from this area.  There were some exceptions perhaps due to 
>>serious dedication to locating near the beach with excellent RX antennas 
>>as well.  They would include K9W and T33A.  Also W8A made some effort to 
>>make the ellusive American Samoa possible to work for me for a new one.
>>One of the classic mistakes with many of the Pacific DX-peditions is 
>>repeated my some over and over and that is the look at the darn Grey 
>>Line tool on their laptops to decided for them when they fire up on Top 
>>Band for East Coast stations.  This is normally 1 hours after my Sunrise 
>>here in the Eastern Caribbean at 64.7 degrees WL so a contact is not 
>>possible. More recently TX6G by coming on at his sunset, by design for 
>>*all* of NA resulted in many contacts. Even though I can work across the 
>>Pacific to ZL3IX (14,000 km) with ease any morning we try, anything in 
>>between at half the distance is a totally different story.
>>At least by Pacific DX-peditions coming on Top Band at *their* sunset 
>>IMHO it is more NA QSO productive plus they have propagation to Western 
>>Europe often for well equipped stations who are often waiting and hoping 
>>to get in their log for a new one.
>>Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ
>>On 4/13/2014 3:04 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
>>> On 4/12/2014 4:29 PM, ALEXEY OGORODOV wrote:
>>>> BTW pretty much every  single pedition to the Pacific recently have 
>>>> not performed well on low bands.
>>> You must have slept through FT5ZM.
>>> 73, Jim K9YC
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73, Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE (UW5W in VHF contests, EO90WF in 2014)
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