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Re: Topband: CQ 160M SSB CONTEST

To: Mike Waters <>
Subject: Re: Topband: CQ 160M SSB CONTEST
From: Grant Saviers <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:38:52 -0800
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My first and maybe my last 160m SSB effort. It did motivate me to get a 160 antenna up. I would agree that participation is thin. Worked most states but no !!! W1's (only weakly heard 2) & VE's & a few Caribbean, . Propagation and the central/east coast US QRM and their QRN levels require a big signal from here (Redmond, WA). I could hear much better than talk (800w). 161 Q's 11hrs OTA.

Grant KZ1W

On 2/24/2013 4:56 PM, Mike Waters wrote:
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I don't know exactly how to explain this, but I
listened to the contest a few times and was kind of disappointed. I never
felt compelled to participate and so I didn't.

I didn't hear a single call I recognized. None of the big contest stations
nor anyone on this reflector.

For me the CW contests on 160 are MUCH more fun, though I am not really
that proficient at CW, and I certainly have participated in SSB contests in
the past.

Anyone else feel like I did? Maybe I was just in an "off" mood. :-)

73, Mike

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Bryan Buck <> wrote:

I enjoyed my first 160M contest. ...

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