Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Have you ever been listening to something that may not be there???

Thought it was time this evening to power up the K3 and see what was on the bands. The software  I use is DXLab and it comes with a spot collector as it's called. I noticed a spot for AX7GN on 20m so I double clicked on the spot and the K3 magically was there! So here I am listening for AX7GN and yes there is a station there calling what sounded like CQ....or did I want it to be a station calling CQ? Well I hoped it was not little voices in my head talking to me. I heard nothing so I just put my call out there....and listened just maybe a little to intently. I did hear what sounded like VE? VE? By this time the APF was on the RF gain was being adjusted and the filtering narrowed.  I gave the call again at a deafening 5 watts!! Between the static and the ringing sound from the APF  I thought AX7GN was giving out what  "KINDA" sounded like my call.....or was it those voices again!! I passed along a 559 but did not hear much in return. To be honest I am not sure what the heck happened.....did I want to hear my call so bad that the static kinda sounded like VE3WDM?? For a short time I listened to the band and low and behold AX7GN was there and answering some U.S calls! I'm not going to put this one in the books as I am just not 100 percent it was just not the DX voices playing games with me. Has this ever happen to you??

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  1. Mike,
    Yep! Just this evening on 20 Meters with KF5RAU. He was so weak and there was bad QSB. We MIGHT have had a QSO, but I'm not sure, so I'm not putting it in the log, either.
    73 de Larry W2LJ

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    1. Good evening Larry and great to hear that I am not alone.
      Mike

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    2. Larry, I have you down on my log as a 2x qrp qso. Hope to work you again when better condx are there. Mike KF5rau

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    3. Thanks very much for the comment I have emailed Larry to let him know about you logging the contact and that in fact a 2xQRP contact did take place.
      Thanks again for the comment.
      Mike

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  2. Hi Mike, yes, I experienced something like that too. Not sure if they were calling me. Just last week, Thailand, not sure if he was in qso with me, but I worked him before, suddenly he said 'ok Paul' so he was eventually working me. Why a picture of Anders Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011? 73 Paul

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    1. Good morning Paul, I had no idea the picture was of such a person! The pic is gone from the blog as soon as I read your comment. Was just looking for a pic of someone who looked as if they were thinking about something.
      Mike

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  3. Hi There Mike:
    Yup sure has happened here on more than one occasion too !
    White noise syndrome ! where you listen so intently you actually believe your hearing something in there - had it last summer on 4m listening for 1/2 hour, just white noise but was sure I heard voices - then it popped right out from nowhere - turned out to be a broadcast from Latvia/Ukraine Tv, happens too on 6m waiting for those openings ! Xyl thinks I'm already hearing stuff I should'nt ;-)
    73' Peter

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    1. Good morning Peter, good to know I am not the only one hearing what is there and at times what may not be there......
      Mike

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    2. Hi Mike, I suspected something like that... it can happen. 73 Paul

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  4. Hello Mike, it even happened to me in several ocassions. Sometimes it turned out I did make the contact, sometimes not. You can always take the risk! 73, Bas

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    1. Good morning Bas, it is tricky sometimes when a pile up is starting to form and trying to confirm with the station if he was giving you the report.
      Mike

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