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Topband: V55V in SP

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Subject: Topband: V55V in SP
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 20:36:55 -0800
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On 12/28/2014 7:18 PM, K1FZ-Bruce wrote:

   Worked V55V 12-28-2014 at 0424 UTC. Good solid contact. Took a break from 
the rig, receiver still on his frequency.    Noted His signal was coming up as 
his sunrise was approaching.
  Then a station started calling and calling,  usually while the V55V was calling. 
Often starting to call while the CQ was in progress. This has to be blind calling. 
causing QRM  & preventing others from making the contact. Please do not call 
unless you are copying the DX station.

I see many posters complaining about bad condx.
I worked nearly every station I heard, including
many east coast stations, using only 100W to a
vertical.  Big surprise was V55V with a very
solid signal 10,000 miles from the left coast.
That's a 48 point QSO.  I have noticed on other
bands that there seems to be a pipeline to V5,
I guess I can add 160 meters to the list.
No blind calling here.  I was able to raise him
with only a few calls.  Condx seemed pretty good
here.  I put up a low dipole for the contest,
but it didn't hear any better than the vertical
this time.  It was also interesting that the
difference in S meter reading between antennas
varied from 5 to 20 dB, the vertical being stronger.

Rick N6RK
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