[DX-CHAT] Leaderboards - good or bad?

2012-06-05 Thread Paul M Dunphy
G7VJR's point of view (ClubLog creator and T32C participant): http://g7vjr.org/2012/06/expedition-leaderboards-good-or-bad/ 73, Paul VE1DX --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org

[DX-CHAT] 9N7MD QSLs rec'd

2012-01-31 Thread Paul M Dunphy
Sent by on-line request system on 11/30/2011 and received cards today. 73, Paul VE1DX --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body put either unsubscribe


2012-01-30 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 10:15 PM 1/30/2012, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: Sorry, can't help you. The only QSO I made with them showed up online, although I didn't check right away. 73, ron w3wn -Original Message- From: kf...@njdxa.org [mailto:kf...@njdxa.org] On Behalf Of Crownhaven Sent: Monday, January 30,

Re: [DX-CHAT] Most Wanted

2012-01-27 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 10:17 PM 1/27/2012, Don Berger wrote: Longevity and persistence pays.Yet others like Turkmenistan (EZ) have disappeared from the airwaves. If it were easy, it wouldn't be as fun or as rewarding. Absolutely and I am happy it is difficult, otherwise, there would be do challenge nor

Re: [DX-CHAT] What ever happened to FR5DX?

2011-12-02 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 12:27 PM 12/2/2011, Jack Shirley wrote: FR5DZ knows him and told me he is still residing in Reunion. If you hear him on, you may ask... N8DX To be a bit positive, he was my first FR on a number of bands and I did get QSL cards from him for all contacts. I recall all of the

Re: [DX-CHAT] What ever happened to FR5DX?

2011-12-02 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 01:29 PM 12/2/2011, DAVE WHITE wrote: From my understanding, much of the mail that went to Reunion Island, Indian Ocean or similar was pilfered, especially once his name got known and locals cottoned onto the fact that there would be dollar bills in the envelope. In contrast, *ALL* the

Re: [DX-CHAT] 4W6A Logs

2011-09-23 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 12:22 PM 9/23/2011, Crownhaven wrote: I don't know but it is sure nice knowing you are in the log. Before, everyone was making umpteen insurance contacts which kept some of the Deserving from getting in the log. There was always that twinge of conscience when you were working a rare,


2011-07-25 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 10:53 PM 7/25/2011, you wrote: A few months ago a EZ8 was spotted on DX Watch. I tuned to the frequency and worked him. A few minutes later there was a spot, from another EZ, stating that the EZ8 was a pirate. Since then, I have not seen a spot for EZ. What's the story on EZ? Are

Re: [DX-CHAT] South Sudan

2011-07-09 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 05:25 PM 7/9/2011, you wrote: This what I love so much about DXCC. I worked ST0 years ago and will have to waste the time doing it again on a bunch of bands. At some point, this becomes silly. Don/K1VSK Many of us are in the same situation, Don. My feeling is that it is a good

Re: [DX-CHAT] South Sudan

2011-07-09 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 07:18 PM 7/9/2011, you wrote: I still have all the West /Coast DX Bulletins but couldn't find the reference to catching the same fish twice! 73 K1vsk I have them all, Don. All ~550 original issues, given to me by Cass when he was cleaning house ~2000-2001 or so. I also have a

Re: [DX-CHAT] 12 meters

2011-03-07 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 10:15 AM 3/7/2011, you wrote: Yes, 12m did sound great. I worked 4A4A on 17 and 30m last night. Good signals on those bands, too. I don't quite understand why the CY0 people have such huge pileups. I didn't think they were that rare. I heard many familiar DXer calls working one of them on

[DX-CHAT] How do you spread the word?

2011-01-07 Thread Paul M Dunphy
US stamps do not work in Canada (or anywhere else outside the USA.) Just like British stamps are not accepted by the Japanese postal service, or Italian stamps won't work if you put them on a letter and take it to a post office in Ohio. Why do I get SASEs with US stamps affixed?


2010-04-05 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 10:13 PM 4/5/2010, you wrote: YI9PSE is suppose to have 5 stations going. Is anybody hearing these guys up North??? 73 Lou KE1F Not with the A index of 37 and the K hitting 7 at the peak of the major geomagnetic storm today. They were audible yesterday on 80 thru 17M in

Re: [DX-CHAT] DX Cluster

2009-09-24 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 02:39 PM 9/24/2009, you wrote: Is there a DX Cluster that I can access via the internet that allows me to make queries (eg. SH/DX FT5GA) and shows me an active cluster with DX Spots, etc. I need something that allows DX Cluster access/interaction while I am away from home using my laptop

Re: [DX-CHAT] Attention W4 area DX Clubs

2009-08-12 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 02:36 PM 8/12/2009, Urb LeJeune wrote: The call W4BPD is available. Gus, W4BPD, was one of the great all time DXpeditioners and DX operators. It would be a great call for a DX club. If you need help on trading in your club call to acquire W4BPD drop me a line. It's a very simple


2009-06-18 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 10:42 AM 6/18/2009, Steve Litwins wrote: Does anybody know the grid square of vo1fu? Looked but only found address. TIA steve, k8wk He is located just south of St John's Newfoundland, and almost all of the Avalon Peninsula, which includes this area, is GN37 as per this


2007-11-24 Thread Paul M Dunphy
Anyone get any QSLs from 3B7SP (June/2007) yet? 73/DX Paul VE1DX 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


2007-11-22 Thread Paul M Dunphy
9H3HH was on 30 metres today and sending DJ9RR as the manager. Something I can't put my finger on doesn't seem right. Does anyone know if this is a legitimate operation? I'm not accusing anyone of being a pirate, it just didn't feel right. There is no reference to either call in

[DX-CHAT] Power cycling the ACOM-1000

2007-11-19 Thread Paul M Dunphy
I have an ACOM-1000 that has exceeded my expectation by far. This question is basic electronics, and I'm asking it in the context of the ACOM-1000, not radios, computers, etc. I use my station most of the day, from about 8:00 AM until midnight. This is done occasionally as in I'm in

[DX-CHAT] Gain of a 5 element monobander

2007-11-19 Thread Paul M Dunphy
Does anyone know anything about the Mosley AM-56 6-metre beam described here? http://www.mosley-electronics.com/spec%20files/amateur/am56.htm I was surprised to see almost 11 dBd forward gain from 5 elements on a 12 foot boom. Seems like a lot. I called Mosley, and spoke with Gary

[DX-CHAT] TH-5 or CL33M?

2007-11-17 Thread Paul M Dunphy
Anyone ever compare the performance of a HY-Gain TH-5 against a Mosley Classic 33? The CL33M is far better in terms of construction and longevity, but what I'm looking for is on the air performance (forward gain and F/B.) I can read the claimed specs -- am looking for someone who has

Re: [DX-CHAT] QSL route for ZD7HI?

2007-11-12 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 12:14 PM 11/12/2007, Bill Fikis wrote: Paaul, I am the A letter qsl mgr in the W2 Incoming Bureau . I handled the incoming cards for N2AU .. When he no longer handled the cards for ZD7HI WA2JUNonly handled them for a short time. ( as you know) I

Re: [DX-CHAT] FR5DX QSLing: The rest of the story

2007-10-31 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 12:25 PM 10/31/2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have been to Reunion Island and have spent time with Herik. His son lived with us here in the U.S. for a while. Wonderful man and family! Mail receipt IS a problem on Reunion. Any mail addressed to Reunion Island automatically goes

[DX-CHAT] Re: [dx-list] Re: FR5DX

2007-10-30 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 09:22 PM 10/30/2007, you wrote: --- In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Derek Wills [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oft-repeated advice is to send FR5 mail via France with no mention of Reunion Island on the envelope (for an example, see FR5DX's address on qrz.com - well, I didn't say it works every time!).


2007-10-27 Thread Paul M Dunphy
Anyone have a QSL card from SN3R? I have the QSL route as a club station with the call SP3KEY, but the address I find for that call on QRZ and Buckmaster seems incomplete. Would appreciate something off of either a QSL card from SN3R or SP3KEY. Thanks! 73/DX Paul VE1DX

[DX-CHAT] 3C7Y logs posted

2007-10-21 Thread Paul M Dunphy
The 3C7Y logs are available at: http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/ea5yn/logs.htm 73/DX Paul VE1DX 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] A disgrace to Ham radio

2007-10-19 Thread Paul M Dunphy
Today, on 10.104 MHz, C52C was QRV, listening up. A class operation by class operators. However, as soon as the spots started on the clusters, the jammers and fools showed up and zero beat their transmit frequency. Carriers, someone trying to play the theme from The Lone Ranger

[DX-CHAT] The NA or USA query - further info

2007-10-07 Thread Paul M Dunphy
This afternoon 5L2MS was on 17 metres and started asking for USA only, and in fact a EU station called and he sent IKxxx R U USA? I was doubly afraid to call then, but decided the worst he could do was the same to me. I called, and he sent VE1DX 5NN and I replied R R VE1DX 5NN PSE NA


2007-10-06 Thread Paul M Dunphy
I know this isn't going to get any sympathy from US OPs, but I'll ask anyhow. DX stations *usually* ask for areas like EU, NA, SA etc. And because there are so many JA DXers, often JA only. Where does Canada and Mexico fit into this? 3C7Y just spent 10-15 minutes asking for USA only


2007-10-06 Thread Paul M Dunphy
At 08:54 PM 10/6/2007, Peter Dougherty wrote: Think how the ops in South America and the Caribbean must feel! Not to mention VK/ZL. Cheers, Peter, W2IRT Agreed Peter, and that's why I think it should be by continent or geographical area. A lot of time they say Central and South

[DX-CHAT] 100 watts and a vertical!

2007-10-01 Thread Paul M Dunphy
One of the Local QRPers called us on the phone the other day, and he was clearly upset. Usually he showed up in person and told us the news of the day, complete with arm waving, finger pointing and pacing back and forth. This time he didn't have the time to make his way up the hill.


2007-09-20 Thread Paul M Dunphy
Has anyone had any luck getting a card from EP3HF? Can you just pop a letter in the mail to Iran these days? All the ones I worked years ago seemed OK (or had managers elsewhere.) But things are a tad different now . . . Assuming a card is obtained, does the DXCC Desk accept this