Got VK0AI with the 6700 outstanding receiver

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I woke up at 2:30 Tuesday and couldn't get back to sleep so I fired up the Flex. I'm really glad I did because a short time later on 30 meters I saw VK0AI on Macquarie Island. He was working a lot of JA's and after calling him a few times he got back to me.

According to DXNews Norbert is using just 5 watts to a vertical for FT8 (I am also using a vertical). Macquarie Island is Clublog's #11 Most Wanted and 9,835 miles from my QTH in upstate NY.

https://dxnews.com/vk0ai/

Here's more info about VK0AI including a picture of his antenna

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/living...this-week-at-macquarie-island-25-january-2019

I'm not sure I would have heard him if not for the great 6700 receiver.

Norbert confirmed in eQSL within minutes and LOTW within 2 days

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Pat N6PAT

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Posted 8 months ago

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K3SF

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hi Pat

Congrats on Vk0AI..
i have been chasing Norbet using my 6600m but i have yet to really hear 'em onthe east coast here

i have left the 6600m running fro days at at time and FT8 with Jtbridge with alerts set
i am hoping to get thru before he leaves..

i am just two away from HR..so for me he is #1 wanted ;-)
and
The flex radios have really helped me to get to this far in my quest....

Paul K3SF



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Pat N6PAT

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Try 30 meters around  0730Z -  0800Z. That's when I got him
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Bill -VA3WTB

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nice post Pat...
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Pat N6PAT

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Thanks.

While I have concerns with how some issues are addressed I still feel that the 6700 is the best rig on the market.
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Winston VK7WH

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Well done Pat.

Your post reminds me of the one word description I gave the the receiver performance of my 6700, when I first turned it on four and a half years ago - Sensational.

Nothing has changed over the intervening years.

Best 73

Winston.
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Congrats! After a few nights, I got him on 40m! I think he is going to leave the island soon, in March.