Now QRV -
Zorro, JH1AJT and Champ E21EIC will again be QRV as XZ1Z between March 15-21, 2014.
Focus on high bands, spare-time activity.
Foundation for Global Children (FGC)
I would love to have a QSO! I’ll be looking for you :)
This is fantastic news! I worked Zorro very easily this morning. He is a very good operator!
Thank you Zorro for XZ which is # 339 for me & now for Mellish Reef HR#1 in April 2014
Thank you Zorro for big surprise, Good luck & plenty DX,
Operation would most likely end on 16th August. He told me that he must leave Nay Pyi Taw for Tokyo via Yangon on 17th August. Good luck everyone!
[Admin - corrected, thanks!]
Good news. Hope he eventually will operate CW also – and on 17 and 30 m bands.
Hearing Zorro from Seattle at K7SS on 14.250!
I talked to Zorro this morning and he mentioned this is simple Dxpedition with verticals for this license.
It goes without saying, but I’ll say it here as a reminder… After many trips inside XZ, please know Zorro is well aware of the needs for this rare country and we can be sure he will continue to develop friendships in XZ going forward. Stay tuned, with patience…
Please see the FGC website http://www.fgc.or.jp/english/ to learn about the work FGC is doing and to support them.
Congratulations to FGC Team. 73 KL2A
Thank you so much Zorro for the new one. Amp in the shop, had to go barefoot. I really appreciate you activating this one. Arigoto Gozaimasu!
Thanks for your activity from XZ-land.
Have you plan to be active on 160m in September?
73! Victor UA4HBW.
Big big thanks for QSO yesterday 20m SSB. Week signal in Germany and BIG pileup – plus lots of police-men and tuners :-( – but I made a new one #307 – THANKS again and my QSL is on the way to you via direct.
Thanks for the contact yesterday on 20 meters at 1516 hrs. on 20 meters.
73′S GARY (K6RNK)
Thanks for both 20m and 17m qso’s Zorro. Nice to be able to chat with you on 17m for a few minutes. Hope you enjoy your trip to XZ. Aloha from me and Eeee in Hawaii. 73, Stan
Very excited about this operation, Zorro. Still have not been able to hear you yet after a few hours of listening, but am grateful just for the chance of a QSO. Congratulations to all who have worked him for a new one. 73/DX de W9YE
Thanks QSO. You were 20 db over S9 here last night on 14 MHz and it took just ONE call to work you. First time after 1999 and 2003 to work XZ.. Have save travels and enjoy the pile-up! 73, Georg DK7LX
Congrats to DK7LX for his success.
In south DL propagation was much worse and I had no luck through the big pile up.
Perhaps George (and others who have already confirmed this rare entity) think about giving HAMs a chance to work XZ as a real all time new one and do not work it a 3rd or 4th time just for the own “ego” :-).
I am looking forward to september when Zorro will be QRV again.
73 de John DL5RDI
Thanks Zorro – not so strong here as in DL but easy enough thanks to your excellent tactics for working stns away from the huge pile.
Good signal in east Sardinia,very close to the beach, yesterday around 1830Z.
Dear Prof. Dr. Johannes Seitz, please don´t waste time and start this senseless discussion about YOUR ethics about how someone should conduct his hobby or not.
I, for instance, never worked XZ on 20. So what!? This is where it ends!
Do you really expect someone to become a SWL just to let the others pass? If you disagree with multi/multiband-working, it´s fine as it is your opinion but please realize that a major part of Awards, just for instance, are based on multiband-scores. In this sense, it has a lot to do with competition. It is this competition that makes a pile-up so enjoyable, Like in many types of sport.
In addition, I would certainly appreciate it very much if you could provide me with an idea, what system should be applied in order to control who is legitimized to work a DX and who´s not according to your idea.
Perhaps you´d have another point of view if you´d worked this Station in question?
Despite all of this, it remains what it is: a hobby. Working remote and rare places and stations is the thrill, so is breaking a pile-up.
Breaking a pile-up is maximum joy and requires fairplay. Is working the 3rd different callsign from Myanmar in 30 years a lack of fairplay, especially on a new band? I really doubt that!
Log search and OQRS now available at https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/XZ1Z
thank you for your answer.
But I did not want to offend you (or any other HAM).
I just wrote “think about……” and than it is – of course – YOUR decision what to do and you do not need to justify anyting (especially not to my (I am not the judge – eberybody is its own judge))
So sorry if you missunderstud me.
Hope to meet you on the air George (btw John or Johannes is OK for me :-) ).
Tnx to Zorro for his efforts. Signals on 30m were up to S9 yesterday evening in my dipol. Tnx for ATNO (#312) Zorro !
73 de John, DL5RDI
Less than 8% North America yet EU says please EU??
PLEASE NA Please Midwest!
It was reported that they would focus on NA & SA
Less than 8% NA almost exclusively EU & Asia like the past : (
I’ve heard the ops calling for NA/SA only a LOT when the bands are actually open. You can’t expect them to focus on NA when the bands are not open to NA! They can work JA all day/night, but there are short openings for us. I think they’ve been doing a good job of maximising those. “Focus on NA/SA” doesn’t mean more QSOs than with other regions – it means they make an effort to look for those short openings.
Great job, guyes!
5 bands for now and new one too!
Nice trip! Very enjoy operation! Thank you!
Many thanks for this fantastic three or at the end only two men show…
When did you sleep?
Thanks for all the QSOs
Thanks for new one for me and our clubstation. Congrats to the ops,Zorro, Ted & Champ.
73 de Hans-Juerg, hb9dkz/hb9w
Sawadee Khun Champ!
While some eventually made it, and managed to work a ATNO, there was the Leaderboard bunch as well. Let’s bet that we will hear the same callsigns again, working them up and down, when the larger DXpedition to Myanmar gets active later this year …
73 de Gary, DF2RG
Thanks to the crew for a new one on 30m, since my “credit” for XY0RR was revoked.
Been a bust here…mainly EU and AS and E/W Coast..midwest, forget it, except the few way up north perhaps. Never an opportunity. Perhaps the next group. Cheers.
Lucky enuff to work him on 30 & 15ssb this trip. #339 for me,worked xz9a in 1980, but not approved by arrl dxcc desk.
I thought 15,500 QSOs logged by XZ1Z was outstanding! I worked them on 2 bands (15 m & 17 m) and 2 modes (CW & SSB) for an ATNO – I worked them when they were standing by for NA…and I am in the midwest – very tough going from here, but was very appreciative to get them at all. They didn’t seem to get on 20 m or 40 m when it was optimum propagation to the midwest – hope to get the next group.
I did the online QSL and got my LoTW confirmation in one day – fantastic!
Hello to All:
Has anyone received their XZ1Z QSL card in the mail from Zorro yet??
I mailed him my card 08/19/2013.
rcvd my first QSL direct a short time after the 1st Operation.
waiting for the 2nd QSL for 2nd operation!