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9G5X Ghana On The Air

Not quite sure how I feel about this.  On one hand a simplex DX pileup saves considerable bandwidth, on the other hand the QSO rate really drops and many stations are inevitably left out of the log.

Here’s a recording I took working 9G5X in Ghana this evening.  On the upside of a simplex pileup is the fact it only takes up 3 kHz or so of bandwidth – not 15 or 20 kHz as most split pileups do.  On the 40 Meter Phone Band there’s not much bandwidth to start with.  On the other hand you can hear some of the frustration from several stations that keep calling and calling and calling simplex.  Guess the old saying, “you can’t hear when you’re talking” rings true.

N0UN working 9G5X Ghana 40 Meters Phone


M0OXO QSL ServiceWhether simplex or split – any pileup (no matter the ops style) is still fun!

9G5X Website

9G5X Online Log Check and OQRS from M0OXO

9G5X on Club Log

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  1. A.J. AJ2I says

    Any ‘Uncommon DX” NOT working split is insane.

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