XU7AEX Cambodia – ATNO #313


I sure hope this was the Real Deal and not a pirate…

Very little info is available from the regular sources regarding this station from Cambodia but he was loud and clear this morning on 17m CW with not too much of a pile-up. He was listening a few Hz off his transmit freq – so little that I hesitate to call it “split”.

I called him a few times at 100 watts only to hear him call QRZ? or CQ again so I assume he had high levels of QRN. The amp was already tuned for 17m from whenever I used it last so with a quick flick of the switch, I’m now almost 8dB louder on his end – and that did the trick on the first (QRO) call.

He sounded real with fluttery sigs and a typical “been-to-that-area-before” path for 17m at that time of day. Besides, with his suffix being 75% of my callsign, he has to be real!

Time will tell.



  5 comments for “XU7AEX Cambodia – ATNO #313

  1. August 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Hi John,

    There was definitely a path between SE-Asia and NA on 17m at that time.
    I had a few QSOs on 17m and 20m before my TS-590s start to show signs of his Power Control issue…
    I thought I had if fixed (it worked several hour before closing the box) but I guess no…

    Yan – XV4Y.

    • August 14, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      One of these days I’m going to work you, Yan. I have heard you on both 17 and 20 meters around 14-1500Z or so but many are calling you and I usually don’t have time to play radio at that time of day – although for a New One, I’ve been known to be late for work.

      • August 15, 2014 at 7:47 am


        I will be on 18.069KHz soon, between 12.50z and 13.30z.
        However, if we managed a QSO, don’t expect me to be very talkative, my CW is only good for DX exchanges…


  2. Jeff Strandberg
    August 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I worked XU7AEX this week from HK, somehow, QRP amid a JA scrum. Heard him a day or two later calling CQ on 15m. Time of day and signal strength seemed to jive w/SE Asia. Picks out calls sent at 20 wpm or so. VR2UU

    • August 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      His info is not immediately apparent on his qrz.com page but it’s there (click on “Details” and scroll to the bottom). He’ll be there till 26 Aug and doesn’t use LoTW.
      BTW Jeff – thanks for the contact a few days ago!

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