I agree that there should be a real 160M DX Window. At least we might hear
some DX outside of NA/SA. My main reason I operate 160m is to work DX - its
very challenging from the West Coast and requires good antennas and
And, I do realize that the the "ARRL 160M Contest" does not have the work
"DX" in it, so like the ARRL 10m contest, we work anyone we hear. However,
10m is a large band with plenty of room to spread out. Perhaps the same can
be said about 160m, but then you need and antenna that will cover 100 KHZ
Living in NA, this contest is turning into "another" domestic contest. I
feel have enough of them?
BTW, I do operate the other 160m DX contests, but expeditions like the 5T0
and 7P8 are not around very often.
My 2 cents!
Chino Valley, AZ
On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Saulius Zalnerauskas <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> I'm feeling good. And lot of optimism for next night :)
> Result in contest is not very interesting, I need only some states to
> finish my WAS - 160m. From 5/7/0 area's.
> W0SD (S.D.) was great s7-8 during few hour's, called many times,
> but.....K0HA (NE) not so strong but some s5-7. Heard him few times.
> N8OO (LA) in morning hours s9 - worked only state-side,....many many
> VY2ZM and K3ZM those two biggest signals, over s9.
> Biggest signal's were 22-0145z. Later snow and QRM. About 04-05z all
> station's dissapear. Only few BIG ONE's.
> 73, Sam LY5W
> Vertical , BV, KW
> On 12/1/12, Jim F. <> wrote:
> > Hi Saulius,
> > I know (almost) exactly how you feel :-)
> > 73,
> > jim / W1FMR / QRP.
> > --- On Sat, 12/1/12, Saulius Zalnerauskas <> wrote:
> > Spent whole night 2200z-0600z with 49 QSO's in the LOG.
> > Find one moment free frequence to call CQ. 1 call back to me from VE.
> > That's all. Full band 1800 KHz - 1880 kHz full of W/VE station's
> > making QSO's each-other, they are very LOUD, but don't hear EU :(
> > Maybe next night would be much more better!?
> > Sam LY5W will be ready at 2130z
> > 49 QSO, 23 section's, long list of station's called but not worked,
> > called dozen of W5/W0 too with no luck
> > On 12/1/12, Eddy Swynar <> wrote:
> >> On 2012-12-01, at 8:39 AM, Eddy Swynar wrote:
> >>> I personally think that the notion of keeping 1825 - 1830-KHz "clean"
> >>> NA stations calling CQ is a good one...
> >> Hi All,
> >> Obviously this "typo" was a test meant to see if anyone was awake
> >> Hi
> >> Hi
> >> Of course I MEANT to say 1830- to 1835-KHz---but fat fingers (and a
> >> skinny
> >> mind) got in the way.
> >> Thanks go to Bert for keeping things on an even keel here...
> >> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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