UPDATE – We received a most interesting recording earlier today of A35V on 20m SSB. Suggests multipath propagation.
January 15, 2014 – Chris GM3WOJ (A35V) and Keith GM4YXI (A35X) will be active from Tonga between April 4-18, 2014.
QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB and RTTY.
Hope to work you on 12 and 10m SSB – please try for openings around 1800Z.
73 and gud trip
Ditto with ssb on 12 and 10m. Have a great time & lots of qso’s.
Need Tonga on 160M – will look for you right after Visalia!
Yes,good signals,I called almost 2 HOURS on 24MHz,no QSO, Keith tells me once YO6 please stand by,don’t call…so..wordless he just wants enybody from UK…
Question:How many hours I have to call till UK stations are filled out?
Well,no more call now,will expect an other expedition,with NO discrimination.
You comments are quite unnecessary and totally uncalled for.
1. He was actually working EU for at least 4 hours, from around 0730 to at least 1200Z.
2. Only for quite short periods during that time was he calling for “UK only” most of the time he was working anyone – you had plenty of chance!
3. Please remember that for this path over the North pole Eastern EU has a BIG ADVANTAGE – he was not even audible here in central UK for the first 2 hours – even when his signal did come up a bit it was still only S2-3 – if he hadn’t taken standby’s for the UK few, if any UK stations would have got through!
If you want to sulk and “expect an other expedition” then that’s entirely up to you but as far as I am aware this was the first day and they are there for about 2 weeks SO YOU HAVE PLENTY OF CHANCE!
It seems to me that some of the attitudes indicated in this posting, and the corresponding behaviour on the air, are what is doing so much damage to our hobby.
73 and gl Chris
Need you on 160 meters, but we have a 10 minutes window at your sunrise. Ready for the lottery? :-)
Thanks for 2 new band slots, 10m and 12m SSB, in the first couple of days of your operation, guys! Superb propagation and superb operators!
They said they have little room for low band antenna but they are trying
Awesome operations and great operator, thanks to them. Remember A35YZ how hard it was to work them due to a really bad propagation.
Hearing A35B And A35X with such skilled operators and so nice propagation is a real pleasure.
Unbelieveble conditions last night on 10m and 12m. @22:30z 10m station was 599+20! and 12m real 599!
Great job guys, have fun
Hi Thanks for wonderful QSO’s with you guys on 15-17-20 meters.
Hope to work you guys on 10 and 12 but I’m a working man , so little chance to be on for hours.
I have one realy complaint: when the expedition are calling some-one there still are a lot of stations who stay on endless calling and calling. Why don’t you guys just shut up and listen till the QSO is ended.
One problem is that some operators say 59 , don’t make an end on a QSO but immediatly take a next station …. this should not be done and has the result that people stay calling endlesly. One good tip : work a gy , change RST and than say 73′s , QRZ …. and give your call , ! But never take a next staion if you actually never finished the previous QSO !