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Topband: Sunday 30-IX-07 Conditions (VE3)

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Subject: Topband: Sunday 30-IX-07 Conditions (VE3)
From: "EP Swynar" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 14:54:00 -0400
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This morning, for want of anything better to do(!), I hooked-up my 1500' 
Beverage to the Yaesu FT-980 at local sunrise, and was almost instantly 
rewarded with hearing a VERY Q-5 "ZL" calling CQ (no takers, surprisingly), and 
shortly thereafter, a good-sounding "VK"...

The QRN level is still very much making its presence known here in southern 
Ontario, alright, but this is exciting stuff for me here, after a long summer's 
absence away from the band.

A non-related (but still interesting, from a low-band perspective) aside: 
listening at the bottom end of 40-meters at ~1100 UTC to-day, I copied a very 
569 "EA1", and an equally strong "EA7" station calling CQ Contest...that would 
be at darn near high noon in Spain! 

Looking at my "DX Edge" sliderule for October, I can't for the life of me see 
how their signals could make it across at that time. I called the EA1, but no 

This time of year ALWAYS has something of interest for "...enquiring minds"...! 

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

PS: Three weeks away here for my lawn mower to commence its annual 
hibernation...and out come the "L" radials!
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