RE: [DX-CHAT] Descheo Island

2009-01-29 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I have to say that I almost never hear such bad manners from French-speaking operators. Parisian driving technique does not seem to have spread to ham radio! It must be something wrong with me; I enjoy driving in Paris!! Hi The bigger question is: what can we do constructively to improve

[DX-CHAT] Radio Procedure-on phone

2008-06-03 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
T his reminds me: Why are new hams using QSL instead of OVER ? The Q-code was made for telegraphy to save time and avoid language confusion. ! 73 RAG Ragnar Otterstad LA5HE JW5HE OZ8RO Located in Telemark - Home of skiing. For more information about Telemark take a look at :

RE: [DX-CHAT]

2008-02-26 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
The optional Powwer Supply cooling fan on my Alpha 87A Amplifier (externally mounted on rear of cabinet) needs to be replaced. The normal thing to do would be to replace it with another of the same brand, size, ratings. It is an EBM PABST Model 4580Z, and they are still available from a few

[DX-CHAT] FJ/OH2AM signals

2007-12-23 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
On Sat, 22 Dec 2007, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: Word is that they're using an FT-1000MP and an FT-2000MP. They have an amp (a Fin Fet which I've never heard of before). And their antenna system is all verticals. Sounds like something custom made for Martti? You sure it's not Finn FET? :-)

RE: [DX-CHAT] JA DX Groups

2007-10-02 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
During one of my visits to Japan, I learned that there are competing factions, with no co-operation what so ever. It sounded strange to me, that their culture is different from ours. 73 l RAG Ragnar Otterstad LA5HE JW5HE OZ8RO Located in Telemark - Home of skiing. For more

[DX-CHAT] Off topic- Dowkey coax relay

2007-10-01 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
My mast mounted remote antenna switch, DowKey, is starting to show an intermittent. Does somebody here have one-input- 3 output relaybox just collecting dust ? 73 RAG Ragnar Otterstad LA5HE JW5HE OZ8RO Located in Telemark - Home of skiing. For more information about Telemark take a

[DX-CHAT] Calling London

2007-06-24 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Ron, If no response, perhaps this link may help you . 73 Rag LA5HE http://eu.ixquick.com/uk/phone.html Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the

[DX-CHAT] Gitmo

2007-06-23 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I can understand from your comments that you are unaware what the world feels about the subject. If one is trying to keep the moral high ground, nothing is more counterproductive than not practicing what you preach. It is an unfortunate fact that GWB has been a foreign policy disaster for his

RE: [DX-CHAT] Stupid countries (formerly BS7H thoughts)

2007-05-11 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
That is not cricket !!! hi rag la5he -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of DAVE WHITE Sent: 11. mai 2007 10:07 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: RE: [DX-CHAT] Stupid countries

RE: [DX-CHAT] BS7H thoughts

2007-05-10 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
However, I have to ask if this set of rocks is worth the risks? I know mountain climbers die in their efforts and there are many other very dangerous sport activities, but should we as a hobby sanction placing our fellow hams into a place where the slightest bad weather, lightning strike, or

RE: [DX-CHAT] Sorry for the rant

2007-04-17 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I know this is off topic but I feel I am among friends and hope you understand I am sure you have heard about the tragedy at Virginia Tech this day. You'll hear about the initial shootings at West AJ dorm..a girl and a Resident Assistant The resident Assistant's name was Ryan Clark, AKA

RE: [DX-CHAT] US Postal Service

2007-03-21 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
You need to realise that there is no such thing as a European postal service . Each country does it's own thing, which means that there are some 30 odd ways of handling post ! 73 Rag LA5HE --- I've said this before, but it looks like it's time to say it again.

RE: [DX-CHAT] The ARRL

2007-03-15 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
This might be appropriate if it was true. Please show one published poll in QST where the membership was polled and the results mandated ARRL to get rid of, or minimize the code test. ARRL is practising what we call representaive democracy, ie. people are elected to

[DX-CHAT] ANY PA-stns here ?

2007-02-15 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I have tried to email PA3EWP using QRZ.com adress but my mail is bouncing. Anybody here who may be able to help ? Thanks 73 Rag LA5HE -- Jeg bruker gratisversjonen av SPAMfighter for privatbrukere. Den har fjernet 1278 søppelpostmeldinger til nå. Betalende brukere har ikke denne

[DX-CHAT] .. Clipperton DX Club meeting 2007

2007-02-01 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Next meeting will be at Puyloubier near Marseille and Mediterraneen Sea. The page is at : http://www.cdxc.org/Conventions/2007-Puyloubier/puyloubier2007-f.htm 73's Rafik ..-. . -.-. --.- page perso : http://www.f5cq.net Webmaster : http://www.cdxc.org Webmaster :

[DX-CHAT] - YI9KT QSL

2006-12-31 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I never had a problem with qsl from SP-hams, and they have the good sense to use the buro too. 73 HNY Rag LA5HE - Does anyone know the turn-around time for a card from YI9KT ? I sent for mine on 10/8 to SP8HKT. Tnx 73, Tom, KE1JF Be patient...he is still in Iraq.

[DX-CHAT] TY5MR/LEO + YX0LIX

2006-12-28 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
QSL arrived for both these expeditons today. It made my day ! 73 HNY Rag LA5HE Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org

RE: [DX-CHAT] VU7 Operation on 30 m

2006-12-22 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
That is extremely good news for us up in the North !!! 73 Merry Xmas Rag LA5HE -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Frank DL4KQ Sent: 22. desember 2006 14:57 To: DX-Chat Subject: [DX-CHAT] VU7 Operation on 30 m Merry XMAS to all although

RE: [DX-CHAT] VU7LD

2006-12-21 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I worked VU7LD, by a previous operation , I have VU7LD confirmed on phone but not on CW. But since CW is no longer a requirement for a HAM license the mode CW is not and will not be popular. I respectfully disagree ! CW is and IMHO probably will still be popular for obvious reasons. Just

RE: [DX-CHAT] Off Base?

2006-11-02 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Am I off base in finding this situation unpalatable? Am I in the minority, or are most just shrugging and putting up with this because they don't think anything can be done? -- Your reaction is a sound one ! I am a relative big gun in this country. IMHO that calls for

[DX-CHAT] distaste for America especially after 9/11

2006-08-25 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
nick cominos wrote: Re Charles Harpoles comments concerning LoTW don't bother me at all. He is entitled to his opinion. However, and I know this is no place for this, his comment about America having little standing in the rest of the world infuriates me. The rest of the world can go to

[DX-CHAT] How do we make better international DXers?

2006-08-04 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
That remindsme of the American " World series " of a game not played anywhere else but in NA ! hi 73 Rag LA5HE That's a funny story Peter. Yanks do tend to be a bit parochial and have this belief that "global" means everywhere between California and Maine :-) Dave

RE: [DX-CHAT] How do we make better international DXers?

2006-08-04 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
and basketball "World Champions"..and when areal world championship comes around, like the recent World Cup in Germany, most say they rather see their grass grow! Rob HK3CW - Original Message - From: LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad To: dx-chat@njdxa.org

RE: [DX-CHAT] Permanent VU4's

2006-05-07 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Therefore Doug, N6TQS, immediately decided to donate his SIGMA5 antenna and I dropped of my own Elecraft K2/100 with seperate KAT100 antennatuner, a power supply and a Heil headset. The station has been set up by me on april 04 and they are now qrv from 10-20 m (SIGMA5) and on 40 m with a dipole.

RE: [DX-CHAT] VU4AN-VU3OHA - affirmative action !!

2006-04-23 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
OK, so it was Bernie. I worked him on RTTY on 20 later, AFTER he stopped calling NA ! He was solid 599 here !! 73 rag la5he At 10:48 AM 4/23/2006, Ragnar Otterstad wrote: This station turned up on 15 m phone this afternoon ( abt 14 UTC ) with a good signal. He called CQ North -America

RE: [DX-CHAT] VU4

2006-04-11 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I think of more importance to those of us on my side of the pond is the preponderance of operators from Europe who may have a different focus than east coast and central North America, arguably the most challenging location for VU4 signals. To be honest, fighting a rock-solid EU wall for 8

RE: [DX-CHAT] [DX-NEWS] Xpedition Recommendations

2006-02-20 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
But, they also added to the 'on-the-air' problems by wasting hours upon hours on 160, 80, 40 trying to work Europe after 0700Z when all of Europe is in bright sunlight. I beg to differ ! Up in this neck of the woods the low bands are peaking at that time. What you say may apply to

RE: [DX-CHAT] DX IS Vs: W8GEX

2006-02-08 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Worth reading ! Thanks to everybody who worked John WZ8D/KP2 and myself Joe W8GEX/KP2 fromthe island of St. Croix last week. The European pile ups were large as always,and we appreciate all the qso's.Below is the article written by Uncle DX, which I have copiedwith

RE: [DX-CHAT] 9N7JO on 80m - what direction?

2006-01-27 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I have discussed the immense noise problems with Stig over a periode of time. He has tried all the usual stuff with antennas placed in different places, different polarisations etc but to no avail. If somebody has one of these noisecancelling devices not being used, perhaps it could be shipped

[DX-CHAT] 30 Meter SSB QSO

2006-01-27 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
You hear a lot of interesting things on 30. There is often a RTTY station on 10101.0 that sends long transmissions. I don't believe it's an amateur station. That is a German Met-station sending WX-reports. 73 Rag LA5HE Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems

[DX-CHAT] 30 Meter SSB QSO

2006-01-26 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I heard USB the other night around 10.110, and some Swede replied that SSB is legal on 30m there. However, the QSO sounded much more Spanish than Swedish! 73 - Jim AD1C -- Jim Reisert AD1C, 7 Charlemont Court, North Chelmsford, MA 01863 USA +978-251-9933, [EMAIL PROTECTED], http://www.ad1c.us

[DX-CHAT] proper greetings

2006-01-03 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Happy new year, Charles. You are above average on sensitivity to other people's situation. It probably comes from your experience from foreign lands. Unfortunately the great majority of DX-ers has not travelled and learned as much as you have. Therefore I believe it to be wishful thinking that

RE: [DX-CHAT] RE: [DX-NEWS] N3KS/KP5

2005-12-17 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
That is not a fair assessment INMHO. I believe it is a question of experience, circumstances and probably a lot of other things. These chaps live in an overheated tent under what we may call primitive circumstances and it is probably not so easy to think clearly, except for getting on the air

RE: [DX-CHAT] (Fwd) RE: [The Daily DX] DX ALERT - KP5 DESECHEO ISLAND

2005-12-15 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Seconded !! 73 Rag LA5HE Bravo! This is in the finest ham spirit. On the last day of Kure K7C, we called for first-timers only, and to my surprise, a large number of very polite hams stood by and allowed others to get an Alltime First Time KH7K QSO. Very fine, Ron. Bob KK6EK Dr. Robert

RE: [DX-CHAT] JT1BG SK

2005-11-15 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Almost exactly the same here David. JT1BG was my next-to-last 5BWAZ zone, but certainly my most special QSO and the rarest QSL I own. --- How did you get a QSL ? I never had one from him- but many nice QSOs. 73 RAG Ragnar Otterstad LA5HE JW5HE OZ8RO My photo

RE: [DX-CHAT] 9G5TF

2005-10-25 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I believe he is a top German operator., but suffers froma Franco/German disease : rarely ID themslelves ! I am glad we have people like G3SXW and G3TXF travelling also. You are never in doubt who they are ! 73 RAG Ragnar Otterstad LA5HE JW5HE OZ8RO My photo website:

RE: [DX-CHAT] K7C

2005-09-27 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Propagation is just a small part of the game. It is a big part of the game up here in the North . This morning, 27 sept o6 UTC I checked the signals spotted on the clusters. The only audible signal was on 40 meters SP, with auroal flutter. The forecast is not particularly optimistic

RE: [DX-CHAT] Ref: K7C

2005-09-27 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Thanks for the much needed encouragement ! hi When you say Europe, I believe you mean the Med- countries , I , F, EA etc. It is a different world down there !! Personally. I am oK from previous expeditions and Loran crews back in the 60s. I just hate seeing opportunities lost when we, after a

[DX-CHAT] ] Ref: K7C

2005-09-27 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Larry, your encourangement helped. I just came home and went on 40 meters. Sure enough, the band has opened and K7C was 579 here. Came back on 5th call !! Dinner is going to taste exceptionally wll tonight !! Hi 73 rag LA5HE - Rag. These guys know what they are doing. They know that

[DX-CHAT] K7C

2005-09-26 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Does somebody know why they are working only Pacific Rim stns, even within the few hours there is an opening to Europe ? Listened on 40 and 20 this morning - no QRZ EU at any time !! Lots of frustrated people around in my neck of the woods ! hi 73 Rag LA5HE Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback,

RE: [DX-CHAT] K7C

2005-09-26 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
- From: Zack Widup [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: dx-chat@njdxa.org Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 1:35 PM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] K7C One of my pet peeves is DX operations that don't observe propagation. I called K7C a bit this morning on 40 CW at 1300Z

RE: [DX-CHAT] K7C

2005-09-26 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
I noticed this with KH9/W0CN yesterday too. I caught him on SSB yesterday afternoon and pointed out that he had big signals on 40 to the USA during our SR but was working JAs at that time. I asked if he would listen for us, but was kind of disappointed in his answer. I guess we'll just have to

[DX-CHAT] SEM noise eliminator

2005-08-29 Thread LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad
Stig 9N7JO is not copying everybody calling him due to a very high noise level. I wonder if somebody knows about a SEM noise cancelling unit available ? Tnx 73 RAG Ragnar Otterstad LA5HE JW5HE OZ8RO My photo website: http://no.photos.yahoo.com/la5he Located in Telemark - Home of