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101. Topband: CQ 160 DX Exchange Survey (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 17:45:02 +0000
If you haven't voted in this survey yet, please do so now since it will be closed sometime this weekend: Hopefully we can get a good sample of opinions for the CQ 16
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00010.html (6,481 bytes)

102. Topband: TOP BAND RECEIVING ANTENNAS (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 14:36:18 +0000
Hello Oms! Here is probably the best summary of the different types of low band receiving antennas courtesy of K3KY: 73, Bill W4ZV
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00029.html (7,296 bytes)

103. Topband: Surgestions for split Freq required - CQWW 160 CW-SSB Contests (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 12:47:38 +0000
Hi Guys-Girls It is my intention to enter both CQWW 160m contests in the next two month. As I am not an experienced DXers or Contester on 160M - I have looked long and hard at the Band plans for all
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00062.html (7,527 bytes)

104. Topband: Re: CQWW 160 CW-SSB Contests (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 13:07:47 +0000
Alan, there are no easy answers to your questions but here are a few facts to consider: 1. 1820, 1830, 1840 etc are terrible frequencies for anyone in North America to hear you on CW. Why? Because th
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00063.html (7,321 bytes)

105. Topband: Most wanted (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 16:48:53 +0000
Mike this does not exist and if it did it would not be very meaningful. Why? Because propagation is so regionally dependent on your location. Europe's most-wanted countries would be mostly Pacific. J
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00065.html (7,915 bytes)

106. Topband: Dedicated topband transceiver (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:19:26 +0000
I have noticed that the distinct unique pleasures of a topband pileup (vs 20 meters) what with the far more courtious and knowledable operatoring is somewhat offset by the severe amount of keyclicks
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00094.html (7,254 bytes)

107. Topband: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:39:16 +0000
Gentlemen: It's show time at the FCC and ARRL. As President George Bush would say, "You are either for us or against us and it's time to decide". The above was inserted to get your attention...HI! -
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00095.html (16,109 bytes)

108. Topband: Clicks (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 21:17:50 +0000
If we all quit buying substandard radios, THEN they will listen! 73, Charlie, N0TT
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00102.html (6,353 bytes)

109. Topband: VP8THU (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 22:53:07 +0000
They do have an antenna for 80/160 provided by K9AY but a limited number of small amplifiers. The expedition has strict environmental rules necessitating small generators, small amplifiers for the lo
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00141.html (7,803 bytes)

110. Topband: europe-YEA! (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 11:25:05 +0000
well, finally an opening to europe. been a dismal season here in southern arizona. only european heard was ra6ax but no contact. got a few qrz n7 but each time some n? on the east coast called. oh we
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00172.html (6,993 bytes)

111. Topband: Time Out Folks! (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 20:12:28 +0000
We are beginning to turn the reflector into a poll on the RM-10352 Petition and this is NOT the place to do it. The place to make yourself heard by the FCC is here:
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00179.html (9,381 bytes)

112. Topband: ewe (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 19:23:06 +0000
Hi Bill, I tuned up my 10-50-10 EWEs by listening to BCB stations that are at least 100 miles distant. I used a battery operated "communications receiver" connected to the transmission line transform
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00199.html (8,452 bytes)

113. Topband: ATTENTION All CQ 160 Contest Participants! (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 14:51:56 +0000
Topband Contesters: "The CQ Committee is considering limiting everyone to a maximum of 30 hours so the need to keep the keyer running all day will not be necessary. Send your comments along with your
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00203.html (7,131 bytes)

114. Topband: One way propogation or QRM? (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 11:39:40 +0000
Most likely the latter Peter...the band here is filled with extremely strong local signals CQ-ing. Your best bet in the CQ 160 CW is the contest DX window from 1830-1835. Try calling CQ's there and h
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00210.html (8,072 bytes)

115. Topband: Bev Wire (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 22:48:14 +0000
I'm using 14ga electric fence wire (aluminum) for my 2 580ft bevs. My question is, does copper wire work better or should I see no noticable difference? Mine just don't seem "alive" for some reason.
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00235.html (7,255 bytes)

116. Topband: XU7ACB (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 17:36:56 +0000
N6FF, Dick, is on his way to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, a four-hour bus ride south of the capital. He is traveling solo. He plans to concentrate on 160M and should be active by tomorrow (Tuesday) usin
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00012.html (8,412 bytes)

117. Topband: JA windows in contests (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 16:31:49 +0000
Hello JA Topbanders! If any of you will be QRV in the ARRL 160, you may want to use your 1907.5 to 1912.5 window in addition to 1810-1825. During the CQ 160 CW, the 1810-1825 window was filled with v
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00018.html (6,769 bytes)

118. Topband: 5B4-USA LP 16/12/01 (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 12:22:49 +0000
Of course you can! fact it is probably easier from Scandinavia than anywhere in Europe based on much 80 meter LP experience. I know for a fact that OH and SM have been worked on 160 LP but am no
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00057.html (9,305 bytes)

119. Topband: 5B4-USA LP 16/12/01 (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 15:07:21 +0000
More LP reports from the OH2AQ Cluster yesterday: RA3DOX 1831.6 N7UA NEVER.NEVER QSL. K1541 16 Dec 5B4ADA 1831.5 N7UA CQ, EU STILL CLG BOB 1539 16 Dec OE6DK 1831.5 N7UA strong 1538 16 Dec SM5EDX 1831
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00060.html (7,815 bytes)

120. Topband: LP EU-West Coast (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 17:40:35 +0000
audible on my north-west rx antenna. Opening lasted for about 2 minutes. I've listened regularly during the 1500-1530z period in midwinter but I've never heard anything strong enough to resolve. A co
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00065.html (7,779 bytes)

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