4 Feb 2011

Working “DX” should be fun

 

DX chasers Read-ME

5 comments:

  1. Hello Peter, I just had in mind to do the same post today... now I don't of course. Yes, I hope that hams all around the world will read it and practise this DX code. 73 Paul

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  2. Morning Paul
    I have been doing a lot of listening recently during the evenings and some of the behaviour in the pileups is appauling - consistantly calling when the dx station is 1 or more "split" operation - its a mess, I avoid pileups like the plague - I have checked into proper organised dx nets where you are entered on a list - you then wait your turn - seems to work but I dont have the inclination these days, I take whatever comes along (Surprise me).....! ;-) what chance for qrp?

    73 Peter

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  3. There is nothing new about bad operating and I gave up DXing decades ago for just that reason. Does it really matter if I make a contact with some rarely activated place? No it doesn't. It would be nice, but it isn't worth the toll on my blood pressure.

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  4. Hi Peter, as you may or may not have seen from my blog, I am a DX chaser, but a selective one at that, I wont shout for ages in a pile up, as Julian says it's not worth the blood pressure, I move the vfo and listen about.

    I heard one station in a pile up constantly calling over the dx station...bizarre, I tuned away for the sake of my BP !

    73 Paul.

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  5. GA all, like Julian I just dont even bother now to see who the DX station is, I tune away or even change bands, it is a shame, but by careful tuning around when conditions are good you can often pick up stations calling and you can nip in quickly before the "Pile" forms - or as many years ago on 40m I called cq on a very quiet band and worked two ZL's and a VK one after the other, a freak perhaps - I've never worked ZL since :-(

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