Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Worked VK0EK

We went with our camping group to a farm near Gunnadah.  Been worried that I will not be able to work the DX expedition. But got lucky.  I recall that I've gave my call out only about three or four times.

My little KX3 with the PX3 panadaptor supported by the KXPA 100 (using only about 70W) with the G5RV antenna in the tree say only about 7 m up.  The operator must have great ears picking me from the dogpile.

The way the expedition is organized needs to be praised.  The moment you work them you are able to check if you made it to the log.  No need to try to work them second time just to make sure.

Also unusual split.  They are listening "down". Very good idea.  That stops the "clickers" (operators who click on the spot cluster and immediately start calling without much listening. Unfortunately I've heard " the clickers modus operandi" like this often.

One more of very poor behaviour  is surfacing.  DQRM (deliberate interference).  Some very frustrated and/or demented operator(s) are transmitting on the expedition frequency and causing grief to the DXers community.  How sad.


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