Therein lies the issue Rick: I'm sure having lived in OKC you have dealt with
the very frequent S9++ QRN on the lower bands this time of year. I just made
a quick spot check of the AM BC band and 80M on my little SW portable RX (it
doesn't cover 160.) With Vaisala's Free Lightning Explorer showing 130K+
lightning events what I heard will be pretty obvious: QRN bordering on frying
pan sounds at times. By contrast, 20M CW was wall-to-wall with "CQ test..."
and only occasional QRN.
BTW if anyone is interested here's the link to the Vaisala - Free Lightning
Explorer map: http://thunderstorm.vaisala.com/explorer.html
On Sun May 29 2016 2:29:06 am firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I don't know what planet you live on Paul, but here on Earth, 160m still
> works fine during low sunspots.
> All you need is a good antenna, which most people do not have on that band
> - and a relatively quite QTH, which most people don't have these days
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