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Re: Topband: 3b7c

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Subject: Re: Topband: 3b7c
From: John Bastin <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:37:04 -0400
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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  
> technique!!
>             73
>                 W4HJ

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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