Monday, March 12, 2018

Confusion

Two DXpeditions were operating within 100 Hz of each other this morning on 80 meters. Overlapping pile-ups resulted along with people logging one station but working another.

3D2EU was stronger and, for me, the only station I could initially hear at my sunrise. He went into the log quickly and easily.

At exactly sunrise, I started hearing 9M0W 100 Hz lower than 3D2EU - just a whisper. After 10 minutes he was solid copy here though still weak. 3D2EU had QSY'ed or QRT'ed and most of the pile-up participants did likewise. A quick call to 9M0W resulted in "X? X?". Could he mean me? I sent my call again twice and back came "AE5X 5NN".

First new one on 80m in a lonnnnngggg time.
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4 comments:

  1. Last night, 9M0W and 3C0W were on exactly the same 20m SSB frequency at the same time. I think I worked 3C0W :)
    73 de W0ZF

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    1. This morning, I heard three stations work 3D2EU and then post to the cluster the freq of 9M0W - I'm sure they logged the 9M while working the 3D! Bernie W3UR has tweeted my screenshot to team leaders of both DXpeditions so hopefully it won't happen again.

      73 - John

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  2. Congrats with the new one on 80. I was listening on my sunrise this morning. Unfortenately I couldn't hear any of the DXpedtions going on...73, Bas

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    1. 9M0W and 3D2EU are a long way from you but 3C0W and TY7C should be easier to copy.
      Good luck/DX,

      John

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