Because of scheduling (I haven't been in the new job long enough to take a
day or three off to work DX -- yet), I only had one shot at BS7H... Saturday
morning.  KQ3DX was kind enough to loan me his shack for about 2 hours,
which was during their opening to the East Coast (the opening might have
been longer, but I had to wait for Greg to get home from work!)

No, I didn't get him either.  Too short a window, and I just couldn't figure
out the pattern of the 20 meter op (and his annoying habit of bumping his
transmit frequency every now and then from 300 Hz to 1.5 kHz, and then
suddenly without warning moving back... accidentally hitting the VFO, or
trying to avoid the frequency cops?) until they started to fade... and then
there was a change in ops and a whole new pattern to figure out, and a band

And the catcalls (I really loved the one guy who went from screaming "what
about South America" on the transmit frequency who then switched to "It's
Only a Bees Nest!  It's Only a Bees nest!")

So it goes.  It would have been nice; next time.  Hopefully, if there's one
good thing this team did, it was to finally break through the log jam and
get the license... so the next team, whenever it is, won't have to fight
through the bureaucracy for years!


-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Peter
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Best BS7H quote I have seen

At 11:23 AM 05/06/2007, Dan Zimmerman N3OX wrote:
>>I had to
>>visit a better station to work the rare ones (my club's station, with
>>a Cushcraft X9 at 120' and a kW in the shack).
>I've always resisted that.  Even when I was in college and we had an
>X9 at the club station (K2CC), it was the rig in my dorm room and a
>wire or nothing at all.  Just a personal handicap on the whole DXing
>biz, but you're not going to see me whining on the cluster.  Of
>course, I was dorm hamming at solar max last time so I was knocking
>down new ones (T30 comes to mind) on 10m with a 12 foot wire.

heh. The club station in question for me was the Hall of Science in
Queens, WB2JSM, of which I'm a life member and past VP and station
manager. I don't restrict myself artificially when it comes to
all-time new ones, with one exception: I won't be spoon-fed on a
handicapped DX net. If I can't work from my home station I will visit
a station where I can work them from (and will let me use my own
call). I'll use full legal power, the cluster, my ears and anything
else that will give me an advantage and get my call in their logs.
Yes, I've used a DX net in the past, but would never dream of
accepting assistance from anybody on that net. If I work the guy, I
exchange signal reports and if I don't get through, so be it (this
was back in my 100W/wire days, before I knew better).

Luckily (???) I'm now at the point that anything I need will be
through DXpeditions. BS7H was number 300 in the log for me.

>I read that email on ... you know, the profane guy
>with atrocious spelling... and I wondered what piece of crap he was
>trying to work BS7H on because I read his comments while I was hearing
>them just fine here near DC on my delta loop at 25 feet, and I have
>power line noise!

Yeah, another real piece

Now AA8CH is ranting and whining on the e-ham DX forum, too. How much
you wanna bet he's a colonel or captiain in the DX Police Deptarment, too



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