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Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL-DX SSB : How were condx ?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL-DX SSB : How were condx ?
From: "Mueller, David ENG2" <David.W.Mueller@uscg.mil>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:57:29 -1000
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On Guam, I am equally distant from the East Coast of North America and Western 
Europe.  Many times I have noticed suppressed conditions to NA during my local 
morning, followed by excellent conditions to Europe in the evening.  This was 
definitely the case during WPX SSB.  

I don't have the propagation expertise as others such as K9LA, but I suspect 
the reason is due to the location of the magnetic North Pole over northern NA.  
Disturbed conditions cause more absorption on paths to NA while the path to EU 
is somewhat clearer as it does not cross this region.  I would expect it to be 
more pronounced for you as you have to beam in a more northerly direction for 
North America and are somewhat closer to Europe.

>From September 2011 to March 2012 I worked nearly 500 unique European stations 
>on 160m, with many great days of propagation with 50-60 stations worked a 
>morning.  The complete opposite was true toward North America where I was only 
>able to work a handful of stations during the same time period.  Again, 
>similar distances are in play here.

73, Dave KH2/N2NL aka NH2T
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