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SU/DM4DX Egypt On The Air

SU/DM4DX QSL CardI’ve seen several DX Cluster spots for SU/DM4DX in Cairo, Egypt over the last few weeks but I wasn’t quite ready to throw my hat into the ring because Chris’s signal has been low into Colorado.  I could hear him on 15 Meters a few times, but it always seemed he had a swarm of Italians calling, and until now appeared there was zero chance of getting through.

Come to find out in our QSO he hasn’t worked anybody from North America yet either.

Until this morning!

I could hear him OK but again it seemed hopeless.  I had just about given up thinking I had a chance, especially with 15 Meters pretty much dead every day – then Ham Radio “magic” happened.

Listen close.  Very, very close.  After almost 45 years in this hobby, I do believe you can tune your ears to hear a pin drop at 1,000 feet.  5/7?, no just plain courtesy my fellow DXers.

N0UN working SU/DM4DX on 15 Meters SSB


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  1. Chris says

    Thanks for the upload Wayne. I wonder how weak a signal of S7 can sound sometimes ;o)
    Problem in Cairo is the usual qrm level which usually prohibits proper DX contacts.
    73′ Chris

  2. N0UN says

    Chris, I’ve found out that a “five and seven” are words that can be heard well in “less than perfect” circumstances. I’ve heard stations give honest reports of say “four and three”, but they’re almost impossible to understand when conditions are just not there. Worse than that I listened to a guy a month ago or so giving a DX station a “anywhere from a three and two to a four and five with QSB”. The DX station wasn’t hearing well enough and said, “whatever you’re saying I’ll log it as five and nine”.

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