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Re: Topband: 160 skip distance

To: K4SAV <>, <>
Subject: Re: Topband: 160 skip distance
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:59:12 -0400
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During both the ARRL 160 or the CQWW 160 CW contests from C6AGU (FL14tv, a very quiet location) about 250 miles east of FL, I hear and work stations during the day well into the continental US: sometimes as far as 1200 miles away (W2). Most of the contact take place before 11 AM local time, but some propagation does persist until midday and probably beyond that.

On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:14:49 -0500
 K4SAV <> wrote:
A few years back guys on this forum decided to see what could be worked at noon time. There were a few stations on at that time and I worked stations up to 600 miles. That will vary with band conditions. It doesn't work well if there are no stations on the band.

You can observe the same thing during a major contest when there are stations 
working the band during the day (usually multi-op class stations).

Jerry, K4SAV
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