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Re: [TenTec] New TT rigs...thoughts

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] New TT rigs...thoughts
From: Al Gulseth <wb5jnc@centurytel.net>
Reply-to: wb5jnc@centurytel.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 15:12:45 -0500
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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

73, Al

On Sun May 29 2016 2:29:06 am rick@dj0ip.de 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
> either.
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