actually worked a newone this morning

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I actually think I worked a new band/mode. This
don't happen too often anymore.
V5/DL3XX
12-20-2014 14:33z  24.8984 split up 3.
Number 322 on 12 cw

Flex 6K came through.
I used the DX in left ear, and right ear to find the last worked, tail-ended and in the log.

Actually he was pretty strong, so it only took a couple of calls. When the prop gods are with you....

I almost broke into a happy dance, but then at my age....common sense prevailed and I went back to tuning.

Happy Holidays to all

de Bill W9OL
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Bill-W9OL

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Clay N9IO

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Congrats Bill,
I did the same thing with the Tromelin dxpedition on 20m.
I still work full time so looking for band modes wasn't practical
Just concentrated on working them once.
Split with two slices and split headphones. Noticed he would move up a little on each contact.
There was one lousy semi-open spot on the pan adapter coming up.
I parked there and started calling.
Two calls is all it took.
Heck yes, Happy Dance brother!
Clay N9IO
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Hunting DX without a flex pan adapter is like trying to hunt prey at long distance with a shotgun, compared to a high powered rifle and scope. It can be done, but it is much more effective with the correct tools!

I love my 6500! I got Tromlin with it, too!