Mac, PY2CW <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there any correlation between top band propagation conditions
> versus solar activity, ionospheric conditions, geophysical activity,
> I remember very well when qso'd in phone
> with 100W many dx stations during a "geomagnetic storm", but was the =
> only opportunity and this is not statistically "safe".
> py2cw "Mac"
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Some of my best low power North-South DX QSOs on the Topband and on
80M have occurred during (not before, not after) but during a magnetic
storm. My best phone DX to South America was with CE8AOF in Tierra del
Fuego at the tip of Chile during a magstorm. I've also noticed inhanced
signals from west Africa stations during some magstorms. When the K Index
is 5 or above I try to make it a habit of checking out 160 Meters for DX
south of my Maryland QTH.
73 de Rich - K1HTV