I have a very modest (or should I say pathetic) 160-meter capability, but I
have heard CW top band stations from Japan and the South Pacific.
It seems that the upcoming equinox in September might be a good time to look
for VKs, ZLs, and the South Pacific.
I would be interested in setting up a 160 sked with anyone in those areas.
>From: K4IQJ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Aug 23, 2010 6:58 AM
>Subject: Topband: Top Band Openings
>160 has been open frequently through the summer.
>I have about 30 qsos in the log with from 6/1 through 8/18 with
>VK3ZL, VL3PA, VK3IO, ZL1AZE and ZL3IX.
>Signals typically ranging from 339 to 569. Unfortunately only a few
>NA stations have been active.
>The band was often open 15-30 minutes past SR.
>There were also many days when signals were heard but we did not
>and I was on vacation or traveling for about 3 weeks during the above
>The band has also been open to G3 many evenings recently.
>UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK