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PostSubject: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeWed Dec 25, 2019 3:53 pm

Hi, I'm 31-CT-014 hailing from Lisbon. Has anyone got to contact someone from Portugal via dx?

My rig is a president Lincoln.
Antenna is a dipole.

What are the channels and frequencies used? The channels in Portugal differ somewhat

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeWed Dec 25, 2019 5:43 pm

Hi Jorge, Merry Christmas, I would suggest 27.555 usb (International calling frequency) would be a good place to start. 
Over the years have worked many stations in Portugal when the propagation is peaking.
73s
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeThu Dec 26, 2019 6:56 pm

I often hear and speak to 31HMS, Humberto - he's on the Algarve coast - one of the most regular operators.
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeThu Dec 26, 2019 7:36 pm

Also Mr Miguel active from 31 Div,
(Miguel 31-TM-001 Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal)


Keep listening T5, once conditions open a little more to EU,
31 Div to most of Europe is possible.

A small beam pointing SW should get you into 3 Div without any issues.

Is your dipole vertical or horizontal mounted???
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeTue Jan 07, 2020 3:41 pm

my dipole is horizontal
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeMon Jan 13, 2020 6:59 pm

Horizontal really good for the long distance DX,

but if its Europe & the UK try a vertical antenna for best results,
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeSat Apr 18, 2020 9:29 pm

"Belkadog"

Any luck with contacts into the Uk?

I have had some recent contacts into Portugal so its quite possible even with these poor conditions.
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeSat Apr 25, 2020 10:26 pm

Hi

I had a contact with Portugal a 31 station in Oporto but I lost contact after the first over... I managed to hear a report of 5/5 and good audio but was unable to hear any other information. This was a shame as it was my first ever contact on CB... So to answer your question...yes it is possible to contact Portugal... Moments before my contact... a UK station run by Harry... was successful with a contact in Lisbon...

A very exciting time for me personally. All the best

Froghop
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 8:54 am

There was a bit of propagation yesterday late afternoon into the early evening. A lot of QSB so your experience is understandable.

The E-Skip season is upon us so keep trying it will get better in the coming weeks.

73's Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 9:06 am

Thank you for the encouragement. . Very much appreciated. Are there many UK stations active d X e r s. It would be good to know of their experiences.
73's
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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 7:08 pm

You're more than welcome.

Yes there are many UK DX stations. When the E-skip season is underway you'll see them all come out to play!! Very Happy

73's Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: Dx portugal   Dx portugal Icon_minitimeSun Apr 26, 2020 8:43 pm

There was propogation today too. Heard a few Spanish stations on the 10m amateur band.
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