> Interesting comments. I'm curious how many 6 banders you might get in a
> typical contest?
In our logs, there is a fair amount of variability. For 6 banders to occur,
conditions must be good on both 10m and 160m. When we first started looking
at our logs in 1997 (6Y4A), 10m was not really "there" yet. I think we had
on the order of 200 6-banders. But in 1998 (6Y2A), I think we were up to
around 550 (I don't remember the number exactly), but on the order of around
half of our 160m total QSOs. The 6-banders that year were NOT only the
USA... we had a few hundred from EU, a number from Western Asia (4X4NJ was
+20 most of the night on 160m), and even one from JA (though path!). But in
1999 at 4M7X, 160m was really noisy, and even working W3LPL etc was hard. I
think we may have worked 100 6-banders.
The chance for a 6-bander is also geographically based. Our locations were
fairly close to USA/EU on the low bands, making it possible. I bet CN8WW
was up near 1000 6-banders. The farther you get away from the combination
of USA/EU, the fewer 6-banders you will get.
73, Kenny K2KW
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