Friday, July 20, 2012

WOO HOO BY5WJ.....China with QRP!!!

This evening I wanted to get on the  radio to catch some DXCC's for my Diamond ARRL award. The bands were not to full of the DX  that was needed for my DXCC award BUT St.Pierre et Miquelon
is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France and is just outside of Canada, some Canadian hams were there making contacts on 20m!!! It was a DXCC I did not have and it's more or less local....easy peasy.............so I thought. The pileup was huge and I never did make the contact. Later in the evening they were on 40m but I was not able to hear them at all. It seemed I was the only one not able to hear them by the size of the pileup. Oh but earlier China BY5WJ was on the cluster and I thought "what the heck " and holy cow there were LOUD AND CLEAR....I gave them a go but again the pile up was big but I wanted to stick with it as they were just blasting in. While others were making contact I went to QRZ.COM to get some info as I always do...........this is what I found........

Although it would have been satisfying to have worked BY5WJ in China,
I'm sorry but either I sent the wrong call or your ears are defective.  In fact
you worked 6Y5WJ in sunny Jamaica.  If I sent the wrong call then I'm

sorry I need, to practice, a new key, a keyer or radio :) :), either of which
can be sent to me at the above address.  If however you wrote down the
wrong call then I will send YOU either a new pair of headphones, a new
rig or a syringe of warm soapy water:)
Best wishes and 73, Josh

 Oh and I already have Jamaica' well it was good I found out before calling "BY5WJ" for 30 or more minutes. Lesson learned be careful even of the DX cluster spots. As a side note this is a mistake I or anyone could make and it's nice Josh put the info up on QRZ.COM to clear the fog.

8 comments:

  1. Nice story about DXCC working.

    Good listening is one...........

    73, Gose

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    1. Good morning Tjeerd, yes for sure good listening is the key to the game. I have read about this from the top of the top op's.
      Mike

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  2. Hi Mike. It would take a couple of Labatt Ice brews for me to get over that event.

    6Y5WJ...same OM I worked on the 14th.

    73 Dick

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    1. Good morning Dick, these things happen now and then and it's great that 6Y5WJ put this info up on QRZ.COM. I guess in the past this has happened over and over again. I would hate to be the op in China who gets this call!!
      Mike

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  3. Mike,
    An easy one to confuse when the CW is flyin' fast and furious. I did the same myself until later in the evening hearing the same 6Y on forty meters. I'm beginning to believe it is all in the weighting of one's keyer including wetware in the cans.
    73, Scot KA3DRR

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    1. Top of the morning Scot, oh yup the code can get fast and furious at times.

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  4. Hello Mike, i find it rather impolite that the OM with the 6Y-call hi-jacks the QRZ page of BY5WY. You would not do the same for the QRZ page of 4E3WDM.hi We all make mistakes.
    I once recieved a very friendly QSL from a starting SWL from PY, who heard my in QSO with a CP6 station. I e-mailed the CP6 station that was also named on the QSL-card. This OM replied that he had worked PA1BDO. So I forwarded the info to the SWL. PA1BDO received also a QSL-card. Every body happy!
    73,Bert

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  5. Good morning Bert, it's great the way you were able to route the QSL info to the right person.

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