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121. Topband: XU7ACB (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 21:35:02 +0000
conditions. Rod, I believe the congratulations go to Dick! Thanks to the spots by 9V1PC and others, we know that Dick was there faithfully day after day at both his sunrise and sunset times. Unfortun
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00066.html (8,075 bytes)

122. Topband: Topband Archives Going Private (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 18:33:30 +0000
After continual bombardment with multiple types of disgusting spam, viruses, etc. I am making the archives private. If you are a member of this list, you can view the archives by entering your E-mail
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00077.html (6,869 bytes)

123. Topband: Private Archives, Spam, etc. (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 20:15:13 +0000
Well I've just been informed that has just installed some new anti-spam filtering software so I am going to reopen the archives and keep track of how well it is doing. If it substantia
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00078.html (6,669 bytes)

124. Topband: Merry Christmas! (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 21:56:34 +0000
Hello Topbanders! Here are some Christmas gifts for your stockings: 1. Anti-spam filter. Thanks to David K3KY for alerting me to MailWasher...a freeware program that can be used to filter incoming me
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00098.html (8,142 bytes)

125. Topband: remarkable night on 160 EU to Wyo (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 10:51:23 +0000
Trying not to be a reflector junkie, but: Last night was remarkable on 160M listening to the signals coming out of EU. The first big signal was RA6AX at 04:39z.....first EU UA I ever heard from here
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00116.html (9,909 bytes)

126. Topband: CQ 160 DX Exchange Survey (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 01:11:32 +0000
The CQ 160 Contests currently use a DX exchange which consists of RST + country abbreviation. The latter is redundant with the callsign and is sometimes confusing since some operators use abbreviatio
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00126.html (7,726 bytes)

127. Topband: Re: Aurora information (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 14:19:51 +0000
While you're there, vote in their December photo contest at: 001_12 Shameless plug for my entry in the bottom left corner
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00133.html (6,711 bytes)

128. Topband: W7IUV & N5IA (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 17:01:28 +0000
W7IUV: N5IA: stations. LY2ZZ, IT9ZGY, GM3YTS, EA3VY, OM2XW, TG9NX, and ON4WW. For my own curiosity, I calculated the distance between W7IUV and N5IA using their coordinates: N5IA is 163 mile
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00138.html (6,703 bytes)

129. Topband: condx - more (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 21:22:57 +0000
W8JI: My guess is that you are seeing the very dynamic effects of Auroral absorption. If you've seen an Aurora or a dynamic photo of one, they can change VERY rapidly. Here is a NOAA page with plots
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00145.html (9,052 bytes)

130. Topband: LY7Z in The Stew Perry TopBand DX Challenge (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 23:15:47 +0000
I think LY7Z and others have made an inocent mistake, and after all there is really nothing at stake. Perhaps a statement from the contest organizers is in order and this should be addressed in the r
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00154.html (7,051 bytes)

131. Topband: auroral zone and pmaps (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 03:44:54 +0000
That's not what NOAA says about the plots Carl... "How These Patterns Can Be Used When displayed in geographic coordinates, the statistical patterns of auro
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00163.html (7,986 bytes)

132. Topband: Auroral Zone And PMAPS (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 11:57:19 +0000
KN4LF: The pmap plots are not "visible aurora". They are measurements of energy levels in the auroral zone which can affect signals at all frequencies and at all times. The auroral zones are always t
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00168.html (7,705 bytes)

133. Topband: Fishing Boat Intruders (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2001 12:09:23 +0000
Hi All! I just noticed the following on the packetcluster: K1GUN 1825.0 FISHERMEN on 1.825??? 2232 02 Nov and the following from FCC enforcement letters of October 6:
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00014.html (8,729 bytes)

134. Topband: 6 November Light Show (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 20:22:12 +0000
Last night we had one of the most spectacular auroras of this solar cycle! At approximately 0153, the X1 Coronal Mass Ejection of 4 November hit the Earth's ionosphere and began an incredible aurora
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00025.html (8,257 bytes)

135. Topband: Delta loop antenna (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 15:23:02 +0000
I like the delta loop a lot better than the dipole- but why not select the feed point for vertical polarization? You should get better results if your intention is to DX with it. W8JI has a dipole at
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00036.html (8,482 bytes)

136. Topband: Delta Loop (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 11:51:12 +0000
I put up what I call a squashed delta loop in Colorado in 1994 and it worked just fantastic. I put the base of the antenna 10 feet above ground, and the apex at 100 feet above ground. Using the formu
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00039.html (9,085 bytes)

137. Topband: Delta Loop (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 16:29:20 +0000
efficiency. I agree completely...but that does not mean an elevated GP or a Delta loop will not work. Improving the ground under any vertically polarized antenna is ALWAYS a good idea. A Delta loop c
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00042.html (7,976 bytes)

138. Topband: 160 meter antennas (score: 1)
Author: (by way of Bill Tippett <>)
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:56:24 +0000
I had a similar experience with a "U"-type antenna on 160m, one big difference being that the horizontal length of mine was 140ft instead of 100ft. At one time, I had an 80m half square up- about 68-
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00048.html (8,864 bytes)

139. Topband: 2003 CQ 160 Change Coming (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 17:32:57 +0000
Good news from the CQ 160 Committee: "Starting with 2003 the CQ 160 Contests will be changed to 48-hour contests to conform with most other worldwide contests. The starting time will be 0000Z on Satu
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00071.html (7,049 bytes)

140. Topband: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2003 CQ 160 Change Coming (score: 1)
Author: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 10:56:19 +0000
<The proposal laid out by W4ZV means that the contest doesn't start for us on the east coast until 2 hours after sunset (8 hours for Europeans) and it means that we now have to operate single band co
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00078.html (7,976 bytes)

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