I hate to hear that the bands are dead. In the last 24 hours, I have worked
many DX stations. Maybe not rare DX but DX nonetheless. Mostly just in
passing, not very much effort at all, many on the first call. J79WW, LU7HF,
WP4CTD, EA8AM, CT4OI, SK5X split with the Triton IV/242 VFO (anyone know the
qsl route?), 4Z5MK, UA4PK, just to name a few. Imagine what I could have
done if propagation was better. Right now at 06:25Z 20 meters is wide open
into Europe and Middle East. Hard to tell what the bands are doing when we
are on the computer instead of the radio.
73 de Ed/w4wvw. Happy Easter season to all!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Reid" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] limited Orion reviews?
> Tim wrote:
> > Hi folks -
> > Is it my imagination or is the response to the Orion rather
> > subdued? Has anyone set there's down next to a 756 Pro II
> > for A/B comp? I'd love to know any impressions about the
> > two rigs compared.
> If propagation over on the US mainland is anything as it is
> out here near mid-Pacific, there are few signals to work,
> or compare anything with!
> Pretty hard to get excited about any rig with the K index bouncing
> around from 3 to 5, as it has the last 20 hours or so, and for
> days before; and the solar flux is around 100!
> All day yesterday I was monitoring the various No. Cal. DX
> beacons about the globe. From 6:30 AM and for the next 12 hours,
> there were only very weak signals from the Pacific rim beacons:
> Calif., ZL, VR, and JA,; and an occasional peep from LU.
> Often the Hong Kong and New Zealand beacons were a bit louder
> that the one from California. JA was weak, and not often heard.
> Don't have an Orion out here yet, but if I did I would be sitting
> here very disappointed, not in the rig, but with the lack of
> Bet it is about the same on the mainland, hi.
> Oh well..........
> 73, Jim KH7M
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