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Penguin Lust. A Production of The Boring Amateur Radio Club. Methodology. DXpeditions We Used As Models. VK0IR – Heard Island, 1997 6 complete stations with Alpha amplifiers 70,000 lbs of gear ZL9CI – Campbell Island, 1999 6 complete stations with Commander amplifiers 9 yagis, 9 masts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Methodology

    SG & SSI

    DXpeditions We Used As ModelsVK0IR Heard Island, 19976 complete stations with Alpha amplifiers70,000 lbs of gearZL9CI Campbell Island, 19996 complete stations with Commander amplifiers9 yagis, 9 mastsD68C Comoros Islands, 200126 corporate sponsors, 41 radio club sponsors26 operators, three weeks on the air6Y2A Contest Expeditions to JamaicaVertical antennas only no yagis

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    Simplified Financial ProcessUp front funding byTeam membersAn exclusive grant from northern California DX FoundationNo club, individual, equipment or QSL sponsors

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    Expedition GoalsBlitz-style operation, with quick setup and dismantleWork a lot of guysLive to tell the storyBe prepared to leave the island on 4 hours noticeEliminate anything that doesnt contribute directly to survival and to working lots of guys Web sitesWeb logsPilot stationsPromisesAchieve above with

  • Observations

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    Operating from both SG & SSI was difficult

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    Nobody Listens to the Radio Anymore

    Example session:Call CQ on 21024, no answerContinue calling CQ for 10 minutes with same resultW1JR/QRP answers with a good signal500 stations calling on next over

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    Pileup Management, aka ShovelingWork guys as fast as possibleThe more guys you work, the fewer are left to callGoing by numbers probably doesnt pay offDirectional CQs may be counter-productiveWaiting is frustrating

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    Shoveling

    The best situation for the DXer is to know where the DX is listeningThe best situation for the DX is to receive one call at a time

    Conclusion: at times the goals of the DXer and the DX are at odds

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    Introducing A Useful New Technique for Working DX: Listening

    The DX often announces his RX frequencyYou may miss this announcement if you are transmittingTransmitting at the same time as the DX is not productive, and therefore is not recommended

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    ShovelingCQ CQ DE VP8GEO VP8GEO UP 5

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    ShovelingTU VP8GEO QSX 042 UP 5

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    ShovelingTU VP8GEO DOWN 5

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    ShovelingThis is VP8GEO listening 200-210.and 218

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    ConclusionsWe were not loudBeing is loud not essential, but it helpsWe made 70,000+ QSOs with 100 watts and verticalsBoth the DXers and the expedition operators had to adapt their techniquesThis would have been harder during a solar minimum

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