[DX-CHAT] No, I didn't work a pirate.

2006-07-21 Thread harris_ruben
Title: No, I didn't work a pirate. This is from the ARRL site Montenegro International DX Festival ready to roll (Jul 18, 2006) -- Radio amateurs and equipment from all over Europe and from a few countries outside the continent are already converging on Montenegro for the International DX

[DX-CHAT] KH8SI - how long?

2006-07-29 Thread harris_ruben
I'm away from the shack so I REALLY have no chance of working 'em. I've hunted the web, but can't find how long they expect to be there (3 days or so??) Who's go the skinny on this trip? N2ERN -- No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were

Re: [DX-CHAT] [working DX

2006-07-30 Thread harris_ruben
At 8:43 PM -0400 7/30/06, Peter Dougherty wrote: At 07:03 PM 07/30/2006, you wrote: Maybe. I have a Hy-Gain DB-1217 at 60' on 17, my favorite band, an Explorer-14 at 50', plus an AL 1500 behind it. I worked The Montenegro easiest on 40 CW with 100W to a rotatable dipole, and I can barely

[DX-CHAT] I take it all back

2006-07-30 Thread harris_ruben
You CAN work new DX with nothing. Here I am, at my Summer home, and I hear KH8SI (55) on my 17M sort-of-inverted-vee that went up yesterday, and I picked a quiet spot and... worked a new one on 100 w. The bands ARE open. It's just that no one is on them. N2ERN -- No trees were harmed in the

[DX-CHAT] how much is expected these days?

2006-08-14 Thread harris_ruben
I'm getting my cards ready to send out for Swain's and Montenegro. I have about 4 or 5 Q's for each. In the old days a buck or two was fine. What's the going rate now, especially since Swains was probably a much more difficult and expensive trip? 5 for Swains? 3 for Mentenegro? More? Less?

Re: [DX-CHAT] HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH????

2006-08-14 Thread harris_ruben
I really was hoping for some opinions, not sarcasm. -- No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

[DX-CHAT] KH8SI card

2006-09-07 Thread harris_ruben
arrived today. Gotta be a record for turnaround! N2ERN -- No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

Re: [DX-CHAT] [Dx-qsl] DXCC application

2006-10-18 Thread harris_ruben
Hmmm. My next submission will have 4 cards (after Montenegro comes in) all of which are mixed band and mode. Hey Newington!! It doesn't matter in this computer era!! Jeez. -- The floggings will continue until morale improves. Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems

[DX-CHAT] 4O3T

2006-11-28 Thread harris_ruben
It's 4 months now. Any word on cards from these guys? -- No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

[DX-CHAT] VU7

2006-11-30 Thread harris_ruben
Is this the same country as what was known as the Laccadives? If so, I'll stay clear of the pileups until near the end. I haven't been too active in the past few years. Thanks N2ERN -- No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly

[DX-CHAT] The old days, continued

2006-12-25 Thread harris_ruben
VARICK Street, NYC, 1983. A woman (Frau Blücher type) gave me my CW exam, which I somehow passed, followed by the General written test, which I also passed. I recall that there were, at most, 10 people in the room. Later on I also sat for my Advanced at the same place. Seeing as how I

Re: [DX-CHAT] Is this for real???

2007-02-10 Thread harris_ruben
At 11:51 AM -0500 2/10/07, Don Greenbaum wrote: YEP.. www.bs7h.com Don N1DG I better go polish up my antenna, then. That's GREAT news. n2ern -- Visit my blog at http://waterandwaves.blogspot.com Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a

[DX-CHAT] my blood is running warm again...

2007-02-10 Thread harris_ruben
Good news about scarborough, but I'm still looking for my cards from 4O3T Is there a US manager so I can resubmit?? n2ern -- No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems

[DX-CHAT] TNX ALL

2007-02-10 Thread harris_ruben
QSL resumbitted. This will leave me w/PRNK. N2ERN -- No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

[DX-CHAT] QSLs

2007-03-06 Thread harris_ruben
Of COURSE we send money along with our QSL cards with the expectation of a return -- IF we are in your log. It ISN'T a bribe. It's to cover your card, logging and postage expenses. Anything over that is a gift, and we don't expect or want a refund for any unused portion. If we sent a donation

[DX-CHAT] 4O3T cards via N7CQQ

2007-03-21 Thread harris_ruben
My advances still unrequited, I sent John a note. Here's the answer. He has a stack of over 100 cards in his holding pile. Why? Because he's out of cards! He's waiting for Martti to send him more. End of story. (Yes, mine is in the stack.) N2ERN -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

[DX-CHAT] 4O3T -- done!

2007-03-26 Thread harris_ruben
Looks like N7CQQ got his blank cards in. My QSLs just came today. If you're still waiting, it should be pretty soon now. Thanks! N2ERN -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items

RE: [DX-CHAT] BS7H INTO NE USA

2007-04-29 Thread harris_ruben
I saw that Boston callout. No way, Jose. My station -- not too puny --had ZERO copy when that Boston call came out. Pure BS IMO. The best I heard 'em was 52. Our Italian friends played cops on 20 meters. Someone even yelled at ME (when I was working split at 14201) yelling directly at ME!

[DX-CHAT] mea culpa, I guess

2007-04-30 Thread harris_ruben
I have been duly told off. I think that a split listening area from 200 - 225 is way too big. I think that FEWER ops were calling on the TX frequency (for a change) but the cops (wherever they came from) made things much worse (as usual). I agree that worldwide internet packet HAS made

[DX-CHAT] Re: BS7H INTO NE USA

2007-04-30 Thread harris_ruben
Well, they were perfectly readable on 20 SSB earlier this morning (S 2-3). I had a shot when they called for NA and cut the spread down to 200 - 210, but didn't get through. Now (1345) I can barely hear them. I still have hope. Those last 2 are a b*tch. I have my 1994 BS7H card hanging on

[DX-CHAT] tuning or memories?

2007-05-02 Thread harris_ruben
The BS7H spots on 20 fone seem to indicate that this morning's op was just punching memory freqs and doing little tuning. Of course, that's his option. Give or take a couple of Hz, 200, 210, 220 and 227 seemed to gather almost all of the spots, as did three more freqs well outside the

Re: [DX-CHAT] BS7H

2007-05-03 Thread harris_ruben
This One Requires: A Knowledge of Propagation Lady Luck and a voice keyer. :-D Sadly, the logs won't be up until it's all over, so I need an insurance contact (didn't hear my N prefix over the QRM, but DID get the 2ERN A near-real-time log would help keep the noise down. Perhaps it just

[DX-CHAT] Best BS7H quote

2007-05-06 Thread harris_ruben
The BEST quote, as reported by the XYL, was me waking her up when I yelled (on the last day)... FINALLY! The irony of it all is that today, 12 hours after they shut down, the openings from the East coast to the far East was... superb. Hong Hong, China, Korea ... all booming in. A day late

Re: [DX-CHAT] DXing pioneers

2007-05-06 Thread harris_ruben
O Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? In a new very hot place, perhaps? N2ERN -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur 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

[DX-CHAT] more on BS7H

2007-05-10 Thread harris_ruben
A new photo of this entity is up on their site now, showing all the ops (who took the photo?) http://www.scarboroughreef.com/ Make up your own minds. N2ERN -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a

Re: [DX-CHAT] Those scaffolds

2007-05-11 Thread harris_ruben
At 19:10 -0500 5/11/07, Tom Anderson wrote: Dave: I was told that it was disallowed in 1995 because the scaffolding was in the water at high tide. Some of the photos from this operation posted show some scaffolding in the water. You have to look, but its there. Tom, WW5L That was

[DX-CHAT] logs are online now

2007-05-12 Thread harris_ruben
'Nuf said. N2ERN -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur 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

[DX-CHAT] scarborough cards?

2007-07-19 Thread harris_ruben
Any educated guess on when these might be coming out? I'd like to take a drive up to Newington with a batch I've been saving. With Mr Il wanting direct talks with the US, and actually shutting down his reactor, can a well-supervised expedition be far away? I better get the amp hooked up to my

Re: [DX-CHAT] Dxcc yearbook

2007-07-23 Thread harris_ruben
Mine came last week -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur 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

[DX-CHAT] Yearbook whine

2007-07-24 Thread harris_ruben
Well, I sent a note to [EMAIL PROTECTED] I said: In one word -- phooey. It's worthless without the listings. Yes, the articles are interesting, but I get plenty of DX news already. You've turned it into just another DX rag -- an annual one at that. Bring back the standings!! If you, like

[DX-CHAT] A public apology to ND1L

2007-07-24 Thread harris_ruben
We might all note that Bill appears to be a subscriber to this list. For some reason, Bill took umbrage (no, he was REALLY PO'd) at my forwarding his quite reasonable response to my eMail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] in this reflector. I didn't see anything personal, nasty or even defensive in his

[DX-CHAT] Dear Bill

2007-07-24 Thread harris_ruben
You have my permission to quote my private eMail to you along with your responses on the DX Reflector. Oh wait. You didn't ask. That's OK anyway. hr This is ridiculous. Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

Re: [DX-CHAT] query my grid number?

2007-07-27 Thread harris_ruben
The http://www.arrl.org/locate/grid.htmlGrid Square calculator is on the ARRL site. 13º 46' 26 N, 100º 11' 21 E gives a Grid Square of OK03cs Can any one give me my grid designation for 13 degrees 46.434 by100 degrees 11.346 ??? -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

Re: [DX-CHAT] ARRL DXCC Listings on-line

2007-08-02 Thread harris_ruben
You might think that the Yearbook would at least list THESE guys. (I don't make it; I still need a good P5 contact). N2ERN I just looked at the Honor Roll listing. For mixed mode, over 2 2/3 pages of callsigns that have worked them all (Top of the Honor Roll). I'm glad I have an A

[DX-CHAT] Scarborough Card in the box.

2007-08-06 Thread harris_ruben
Apparently, the modest donation I included with my card request had an affect on the return. One more in the box; one to go. n2ern -- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

[DX-CHAT] P5? I'm a-hopin'

2007-10-04 Thread harris_ruben
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7027236.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7027236.stm I can think on one great way these countries can show the world that they mean business about this peace stuff. Ahem. N2ERN Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems

Re: [DX-CHAT] Culture Change on DX Cluster?

2007-11-01 Thread harris_ruben
Maybe it's just me, but I always liked to put my headset on and tune, tune, tune. I'll look at the cluster to get an idea how the bands are, but I always loved to just... tune around. Especially on 17! N2ERN Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post

[DX-CHAT] card via buro -- 19.5 years later!

2007-11-30 Thread harris_ruben
That's a record for me. OH0MM May 21, 1988. :-) N2ERN 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] Where do they go next?

2007-12-11 Thread harris_ruben
I'd swap you a KP1 for a P5. I'm getting tired of looking at Romeo's card on my wall. N2ERN I would like to reach the top of the Honor Roll before any new ones are added. HB9US Yeah, you and me too Werner. I think I'll wait a long time for a KP1, the last one for me! Dave G0OIL WHB

Re: [DX-CHAT] 'tis the season

2007-12-14 Thread harris_ruben
And while I'm at it and on the subject of the 4th of July, God Bless America and keep her men and women in combat safe. AND, while we're at it, that includes the wishes of us anti-war liberals, who also have the same feelings towards our country and our troops. Let this be the end of

[DX-CHAT] Could this be the ultimate award?

2007-12-19 Thread harris_ruben
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[DX-CHAT] manual for MFJ-486, anyone?

2007-12-20 Thread harris_ruben
I'm getting ready to put my MFJ-486 Grand Master II Contest Memory keyer up for sale, and I can't locate the manual (yet). I have the original box, power cord, patch to rig cable (FT-990) and even the foam blocks, but would like to include the manual (even a pdf). If anyone has a decent scan

[DX-CHAT] my 2 cents worth

2008-03-18 Thread harris_ruben
1. If I see my call in the log, I'll leave the band/mode for someone else to work. No need for me to dupe what I can see is a good QSO. 2. I got a card from an expedition with one of my Q's NIL. The on-line log showed my missing contact as N2ERM (not N2ERN). Well, there isn't an N2ERM. The