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Re: Topband: Echo on 160m yesterday morning

To: on7eh <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Echo on 160m yesterday morning
From: Tim Shoppa <>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 16:44:19 -0500
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I have heard echoes of my own signal under some circumstances too. More
often on 80M but a couple times on 160M. Often in the hour before dawn.

These echoes were also heard on other stations within a few hundred miles,
especially ones to my north.

For the 160M echoes, some stations in W1 were nearly uncopyable on my
receive antenna (K9AY) because of the echo. The echo was very similar to a
dit length and very similar in strength.

Interestingly enough, if I went to listen on my transmit antenna
(Vertical), the echo completely went away.

Tim N3QE

On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 4:32 AM, on7eh <> wrote:

> For the first time,
> I heard my echoes on topband, yesterday morning starting around 05 UTC.
> They lasted for at least 1 hour, with some OFF-periods in between.
> I had to quit at 06 UTC. (still 1 hour before surise)
> The echoes were loudest on the short Beverages (<60m long) heading N/S and
> NE/SW and several dB lower on the NW/SE Beverage. (about 130m long).
> The Tx setup is modest with Elecraft K3/100 and inv L at 15m height,
> sloping down to 11m.
> Only DX heard that morning was USA (typical condictions) so I wonder what
> else does hearing echoes indicate?
> 73,
> Michel, ON7EH
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