Re: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-17 Thread Zack Widup
I think directional CQ's can be used very wisely but how they are used depends a lot on where the DX is and their knowledge of propagation. I imagine almost any location will have areas where propagation only exists for a short time to those areas and other areas where they have propagation

Re: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-17 Thread GERRY
(dot) net www.qsl.net/ve6lb/ - Original Message - From: Zack Widup To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 8:58 AM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs I think directional CQ's can be used very wisely but how they are used depends a lot on where the DX

RE: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-17 Thread jcowens1
16, 2008 10:53 PM To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs Many recent DXpeditions have, in my opinion, over-studied the data to serve under served areas, have propagation charts, and be extra aware of their important position as the only (last?) hams to be at that locale

[DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-16 Thread Charles Harpole
Many recent DXpeditions have, in my opinion, over-studied the data to serve under served areas, have propagation charts, and be extra aware of their important position as the only (last?) hams to be at that locale. One effect is the extensive use of DIRECTIONAL CQs... usually only

Re: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-16 Thread Peter Dougherty
At 10:52 PM 3/16/2008, Charles Harpole wrote: Many recent DXpeditions have, in my opinion, over-studied the data to serve under served areas, have propagation charts, and be extra aware of their important position as the only (last?) hams to be at that locale. One effect is the extensive use

RE: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-16 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
-chat@njdxa.org Subject: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs Many recent DXpeditions have, in my opinion, over-studied the data to serve under served areas, have propagation charts, and be extra aware of their important position as the only (last?) hams to be at that locale. One effect

RE: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-16 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
to do when experienced ops aren't available? 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Peter Dougherty Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 11:21 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs At 10:52 PM 3/16/2008, Charles

[DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-02-25 Thread Wilson Lamb
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[DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-02-22 Thread Wilson Lamb
I'm an old ham, but new to DX-Chat. There seems to be an implication that people on DXpeditions have to follow some sort of unwritten rules? It seems to me that if they have spent a bunch of their money, perhaps with some backers too, they can operate any way THEY think is best for them, not us.

Re: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-02-22 Thread Gerry Hohn
Right on! Gerry VE6LB - Original Message - From: Wilson Lamb To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:01 AM Subject: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs I'm an old ham, but new to DX-Chat. There seems to be an implication that people on DXpeditions have to follow

Re: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-02-22 Thread Dan Zimmerman N3OX
It seems to me that if they have spent a bunch of their money, perhaps with some backers too, they can operate any way THEY think is best for them, not us Why don't we just apply this to the whole of ham radio. Whoever spends the most money gets to make the rules. Don't get me wrong, 1) I very

[DX-CHAT] directional CQs

2008-02-21 Thread Charles Harpole
Talking abt waiting out an EU only calling practice of 3 hrs from VP6DX. realize that there is NEVER a directional CQ for South East Asia. DXpeditions rarely call for Africa only, VK ZL only, nor South Asia only. An Asia only call really means JA if such a call was ever made. de

Re: [DX-CHAT] directional CQs

2008-02-21 Thread Peter Dougherty
At 04:23 PM 2/21/2008, Charles Harpole wrote: Talking abt waiting out an EU only calling practice of 3 hrs from VP6DX. realize that there is NEVER a directional CQ for South East Asia. DXpeditions rarely call for Africa only, VK ZL only, nor South Asia only. An Asia only call really

Re: [DX-CHAT] directional CQs

2008-02-21 Thread Dan Zimmerman N3OX
I must admit the hours-on-end of EU only on the low bands got very tiring very quickly. And yet they've made about a fifth of the QSOs with EU than they have with NA on 160m and just 2/3 the number of QSOs with EU as they have with NA on 80m. Go figure. In the meantime, poor ZS's get stuck

Re: [DX-CHAT] directional CQs

2008-02-21 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
--- Peter Dougherty [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 40 and 80, however, are a different story. They're putting huge numbers in the log, but look at 40m, especially. As of 2/21, 0040z, they were at 9010 to Europe on 40 and 7486 to NA. Holding NA ops back until 3am (east-coast time) *every*

Re: [DX-CHAT] directional CQs

2008-02-21 Thread Peter Dougherty
At 07:12 PM 2/21/2008, you wrote: There are an awful lot of casual DXers, as I brought up in the eHam thread, who work full-time jobs and strong family obligations, who really only get 2 or 3 hours a night between supper and bedtime to play radio. I can't argue with that! However, there are a