[Top] [All Lists]

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

To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL-DX SSB : How were condx ?
From: "Yannick (XV4Y)" <yannick.devos@online.fr>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:34:53 +0700
List-post: <cq-contest@contesting.com">mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Hi Dave,

I have no experience on 160m and really little on 80m so I will not talk about 
low bands.

However, during the last two years I have been actively chasing DX and trying 
to learn the propagation from Viet-Nam my experience follows what you tell.
It is not always as pronounced as last week-end and I am not always able to be 
on the air during the morning and the next evening, but my feeling is that it 
is hard to have good condx to both directions.
This morning (02.00utc) condx were average on 15m but I managed to have QSO 
with several stateside stations.
This afternoon (09.00utc), condx were also average on 12m but I had several EU 
stations (not far to the west however).
I managed to have QSO with both areas but neither one was with good condx.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

> Yan,
> 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
Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y

CQ-Contest mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>