On Sep 20, 2007, at 11:40 AM, A. C. Frame, Jr. wrote:
> Last evening 3B7C was a solid 479 in central Virginia and they must
> have been heard over much of the central and eastern US as well.
> From 2kc to 10kc above his frequency was a solid wall of continous
> callers.. The op at 3B7C responded to one W4 for at least 10
> calls before he responded.
I was hearing him very well here. Apparently a lot of the people
calling weren't. That didn't stop them from calling, though.
> 3b7c seemed to have great difficulty picking out a station and
> then it seemed NO ONE would stop calling long enough for them to
> complete and exchange.
I can imagine how frustrating it must have been to the 3B7C operator.
> Finally about 30 minutes before his sunrise 3B7C just
> quit! or something changed as there was no more signal.
He moved to SSB on 1842. Unfortunately I couldn't hear him nearly as
well there. Not well enough to justify calling him.
> The pack called for another 10 minutes!! Real operating
Looks like it's going to be an interesting season. The tuners with
keyboards and code readers make it a joy for us all...:-/
John Bastin, K8AJS
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