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Old March 28th 06, 03:14 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.dx
Doug Smith W9WI
 
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Had a bit of a mystery over the weekend.

A QSL Bureau shipment arrived; after checking all the cards against my
log, I found four cards I couldn't resolve. One, it turned out I busted
the guy's call. (DL5 vs. DL2, something like that) One, it looks like
the G operator was working the same 160m frequency as a P40 & thought I
was calling him. (darn it, wish I'd known that at the time, I sure
would have rather worked the G!)

Two of the cards simply didn't make any sense at all. There usually are
one or two cards in each shipment I can't resolve. Probably most of
them are the same situation as the 160m G QSO above - two stations
contesting on the same frequency.. And a lot of people work WI9WI &
miss one of the "I"'s.

But one of these cards just jumped out as being *strange*. It was for a
QSO with a German station on 439.212MHz FM.

Of course, I've never worked a DL direct on UHF! Could it have been a
satellite QSO? - well, while I've *listened* to FM satellites, I've
never *transmitted* on one... Could he have been over here in the
States? (I *have* received QSLs for 2m QSOs with DX operators visiting
the USA) Well, maybe, except 439.212 is not in the FM band over here,
the only signal I've ever transmitted between 439 and 440MHz is the
upper sideband of an ATV signal. So where did this guy get the idea he
worked W9WI on 439.212MHz???

Hating to leave a mystery unresolved... I Googled on "439.212 MHz
radio". And found... that it's the frequency of an Echolink repeater
in Wiesbaden.

A new way to work DXCC?grin...
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Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
http://www.w9wi.com


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I didn't think repeater usage was allowed for the various forms of
wallpaper. I thought that the idea was that the other end was to hear
a signal that directly left YOUR antenna and heard by HIS antenna
without any intermediate artifical infrastructure. Natural
infrastructure, ie, the ionosphere, is allowed, of course.

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"Bob" wrote in message
oups.com...
I didn't think repeater usage was allowed for the various forms of
wallpaper. I thought that the idea was that the other end was to hear
a signal that directly left YOUR antenna and heard by HIS antenna
without any intermediate artifical infrastructure. Natural
infrastructure, ie, the ionosphere, is allowed, of course.


Your right Bob,

But some folks actually believe a computer hooked to the internet is a
radio...Go Figure, eh ?

Dan/W4NTI


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Old April 4th 06, 07:06 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.dx
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hear yo is pals with some ole infamus BARF pond
scum dan !?!?? tell dis here ole boy it aint true?
yo been hert talkin like ole buds with the worse
of barf ?




"Dan/W4NTI" wrote in message
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Your right Bob,

But some folks actually believe a computer hooked to the internet is a
radio...Go Figure, eh ?

Dan/W4NTI



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On 3 Apr 2006 15:28:13 -0700, "Bob" wrote:

I didn't think repeater usage was allowed for the various forms of
wallpaper. I thought that the idea was that the other end was to hear
a signal that directly left YOUR antenna and heard by HIS antenna
without any intermediate artifical infrastructure. Natural
infrastructure, ie, the ionosphere, is allowed, of course.


so what you encourage rudeness in not adknowledging the contact


Mark Morgan



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Old April 5th 06, 06:14 AM posted to rec.radio.amateur.dx
Doug Smith W9WI
 
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Bob wrote:
I didn't think repeater usage was allowed for the various forms of
wallpaper. I thought that the idea was that the other end was to hear
a signal that directly left YOUR antenna and heard by HIS antenna
without any intermediate artifical infrastructure. Natural
infrastructure, ie, the ionosphere, is allowed, of course.


It usually isn't, though I thought I read something somewhere about one
award allowing repeater contacts.

I did confirm the contact in question, but made sure the card said the
QSO was made over Echolink. (it was hard finding enough space to write
in two different VHF frequenciesgrin!)
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Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
http://www.w9wi.com

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"Vern" wrote in message
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hear yo is pals with some ole infamus BARF pond
scum dan !?!?? tell dis here ole boy it aint true?
yo been hert talkin like ole buds with the worse
of barf ?




"Dan/W4NTI" wrote in message
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Your right Bob,

But some folks actually believe a computer hooked to the internet is a
radio...Go Figure, eh ?

Dan/W4NTI


Not really Vern, the worst of BARF is dead or soon going to be. The rest
had enough sense to know they were wrong. I can be reasonable.

Dan/W4NTI


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Dan/W4NTI wrote:
"Vern" wrote in message
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I can be reasonable.


really?

Dan/W4NTI




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