Topband: VP8STI from Oregon
k7tjr at msn.com
Thu Jan 21 13:23:40 EST 2016
Tree and all the folks,
It was 0430Z when I knew for sure I was hearing the VP8 station. The
first thing recognizable earlier from the SE direction was the 5NN timed
about 1 QSO apart. At about 0445 Z the signal was about 70 % copyable
between the frequency cops QRM. I heard the callsign and the operator
repeating signal reports to some. It was possibly good enough for a Q but I
kept looking for another couple of dB or so which I felt would make it 100%.
By 0500Z they were fading and not to be heard again except for an occasional
burst of a character or two. So, I will be in the fray listening again.
I constantly checked all directions and the signal only came from the SE
Good luck all and congrats to all who made it so far. What a hobby!
Lee K7TJR Culver, OR
>Not much was heard at my QTH in Hillsboro. K7TJR reported hearing them as
well as W7VS - both about 100 miles Southeast of me. Not sure either one of
them heard them well enough to make a QSO. W7EW reported hearing possibly a
W4ZV reported on the topband chat page that the signal seemed to be coming
in from the North! For those not familiar with the ON4KST chat page - this
Is a useful tool for collecting data on where the DX is being heard in real
time. Check out www.on4kst.com.
At any rate - it seemed that they were hearing well and quite a number of NA
stations made it into the log. Congrats to those who made it - and good
luck to those still in the hunt.
Hillsboro, OR (via remote from XE1)
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