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Re: Topband: Pleasant surprise this morning

To: "David Raymond" <>, "TopBand" <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Pleasant surprise this morning
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:44:56 -0700
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On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:45:43 -0500, David Raymond wrote:

>Topband brought a pleasant surprise this morning with four JA 
>stations in the log.  Two of those stations were first time 
>contacts on 160m (JH7PFD and JA3BCT). 

I've been lazy about early rising for several months, but in the 
last 10 days have been on the air 30-60 minutes before sunrise, 
sometimes earlier. Most days, VK6ABL and I can work. On a good day, 
he'll peak 559; on a bad one (today), 229. Yesterday was the first 
in the last ten when I didn't hear him at all. The cluster tells me 
it's a 9,100 mile path. I got into the shack at 1320 this morning, 
and stayed on 160 until 1400. I heard no JA stations at all this 
morning. Then I went to 80, where I worked JA, BX, and HL in a few 


Jim K9YC

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