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1. Topband: The Noise Disappeared! (score: 1)
Author: otterstad at (
Date: Wed Mar 5 08:23:28 2003
east coast at 579 peaking 599, I am green with envy !! I have sacrificed ( much needed) beauty sleep the past 5 days and have only one Russian 160 m qso to show for it. K5RX came through suddenly on
/archives//html/Topband/2003-03/msg00011.html (7,078 bytes)

2. Topband: Conditions here this AM (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 18:13:32 +0100
N8Z was coming through with peaks at 569 around 0330 UTC on 1832. He worked quite a few US stations but did not hear me. I heard none of the US stations here, assuming they were on or near his freque
/archives//html/Topband/2003-01/msg00017.html (6,698 bytes)

3. Topband: Topband observations (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 13:51:07 +0100
Topband DX propagation has been almost nil here in Iowa this year. Same here in southern Norway ! Tonight, however, I worked S92SS with big signals. He was peaking S8 here with short but fairly deep
/archives//html/Topband/2003-01/msg00024.html (7,312 bytes)

4. Topband: Is There A Post Sunrise Peak? (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 16:51:51 +0100
I have had similar experience with DU9/N0NM, after his sunrise !!!! hi He suddenly come up very strong for a short while and then disappeared. Rag Otterstad LA5HE also JW5HE OZ8RO located in Telemark
/archives//html/Topband/2003-01/msg00111.html (7,636 bytes)

5. Topband: 160 this morning (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 07:40:07 +0100
What a pleasant surprise to find KV4FZ back in full swing with a 599 signal ! Bruce TI5/KI7VR was strugling. We heard him fine but he could not copy but a few of the Europeans calling him . ( He did
/archives//html/Topband/2003-01/msg00155.html (7,074 bytes)

6. Topband: Titanex V160HD (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 23:58:46 +0100
Two additional comments to my previous posting (you know, the one's you remember just after you hit send!) 1) I do not have the Titanex tuner - it's easy to build your own and IMO theirs offers noth
/archives//html/Topband/2002-12/msg00129.html (7,981 bytes)

7. Topband: DU9/N0NM (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:46:11 +0100
I feel this could be of interest to all topbanders trying to work DU these days .Perhaps somebody has a bright idea for Jon ? 73 Rag LA5HE Rag: Thanks for your continued reports. You can imagine how
/archives//html/Topband/2002-12/msg00195.html (8,050 bytes)

8. Topband: Short monopoles (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 13:24:31 +0100
I need information (pref. www links or other sources) describing short monopoles using multiple wires connected to it's top and fed in phase for increase in radiation resistance. (Used in LF/VLF). Ge
/archives//html/Topband/2002-11/msg00045.html (7,358 bytes)

9. Topband: If you are going places (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 07:11:48 +0100
I just worked W7CB/6Y5 but it was a struggle because he did not work split. With QSB being different into different areas you get a situation where everybody is calling in top of the DX at one time o
/archives//html/Topband/2002-11/msg00106.html (7,433 bytes)

10. Topband: A61AJ (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 11:10:38 +0100
, Just finished my second night of having my calls to A61AJ answered by CQs, don't think the op ever heard a trace of my signal. I called tonight from 2313z to 2340z. Really good signal on 1822 QSX u
/archives//html/Topband/2002-11/msg00159.html (7,070 bytes)

11. Topband: Ten-Tec Orion Specs (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 00:18:19 +0200
For those interested, Ten-Tec has released their specs for the new model 565 Orion HF transceiver. They looked good enough to me, so I placed my order for one. Expected delivery is in October. Earl,
/archives//html/Topband/2002-08/msg00011.html (7,182 bytes)

12. Topband: TI9M (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 07:24:14 +0100
This morning really deomonstrated the importance of timing. TI9M came out of the noise around 06 UTC and peaked at 579 for abt 3 minutes and went down slowly .At 0620 he was unreadable under the nois
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00000.html (6,270 bytes)

13. Topband: Rx Antenna Reality Check? :o) (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 21:01:19 +0100
Barry makes a good point that few of the "send your call till the smoke runs out of your amp" crowd will ever figure out I guess. OD5/OK1MU had an interesting approach to mining the hearing problem l
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00014.html (8,232 bytes)

14. Topband: Rx Antenna Reality Check? :o) (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 08:12:15 +0100
Snip It took so long because there were a lot of other ops who were not hearing so well either. They kept calling over my transmissions so the DX moved on. When I finally logged the contact, it was a
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00023.html (8,210 bytes)

15. Topband: XR0X on 160 (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:14:51 +0000
Tnx to John posting I managed to get up this morning. I worked PJ2/DL7DF when his sigs came up around daybreak. XR0X was heard around 0455 with a good s 5 signal and disappeared 0517 UTC. No QSO but
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00196.html (7,527 bytes)

16. Topband: Explanation for poor 160 results (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 13:13:03 +0100 -- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts -- multipart/mixed text/plain (text body -- kept) application/octet-stream --
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00231.html (6,422 bytes)

17. Topband: Down Under Diary 8 Feb 2001 (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 09:28:16 +0100
No sign of S9LA or the 5U operation on 160m. However, 5U4R was a solid S7 on 3799 SSB working JAs. My feeling is that with the poor 160m conditions this season, the band is getting less attention tha
/archives//html/Topband/2002-02/msg00025.html (7,462 bytes)

18. Topband: S9LA (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 09:53:48 +0100
The reason why we have not been able to work S9LA on 160 appears to be interference problem from the Voice of America QRO relay on the island. LA6FJA told me that they had splatter and spurious signa
/archives//html/Topband/2002-02/msg00031.html (7,014 bytes)

19. Topband: YA5T (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 21:36:47 +0100
YA5T is on 1820 at this moment ( 20.30 UTC) , qsx 2 up. Unfortunately there is a carrier practically zero beat. I tried to tell Mark it was a bad QRG but appearently he did not get it, as he stayed t
/archives//html/Topband/2002-02/msg00174.html (6,735 bytes)

20. Topband: PW0T (score: 1)
Author: (Ragnar Otterstad)
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 22:30:37 +0100
Some of us just worked them on 160 around 21.20 UTC. Gud signal and excellent operator. Good choice of frequency too 73 Rag Otterstad LA5HE also JW5HE OZ8RO located in Telemark - home of skiing. My a
/archives//html/Topband/2002-02/msg00179.html (7,040 bytes)

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