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Topband: Topband Conditions: CONSOLATION

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Subject: Topband: Topband Conditions: CONSOLATION
From: "Diane and Edward Swynar" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:14:12 -0500
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Good Day All,

While the current doldrums on 160-meters have been more than a bit of a
"drag" therein of late, it's certainly been a boon to creating interest in
the re-discovery of other bands...

Case in point: 40-meters CW. I haven't been a "regular" on 7-MHz for several
years now, but was absolutely amazed at what's been going-on there for the
past week, or so, now that I've dropped-by when 1.8-MHz was "flat". There's
been some amazing long-path DX coming through at (seemingly) all hours of
the day! I've been easily working eastern & northern Europe from my QTH here
in southern Ontario at any time from 11:00 AM, to 2:00 PM---in full

My equipment on 40-meters...? A 45 year old pair of Drake Twins (with a
tired set of 6JB6As in the final), & a 2-waves long inverted "V" dipole at

Having said that, I'd STILL rather work the DX on 160-meters, however...!

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

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