On Sat, 21 Aug 2010 20:41:46 -0500, David Raymond wrote:
>Topband brought a nice surprise this morning here in Iowa with a QSO with
>Topband stalwart Bobby, VK3ZL, coming through the QRN with a nice signal.
>With the poor sunspot activity lasting this far into the new cycle, maybe
>we'll have another good season. Last season yielded remarkable over the
>pole openings here in the Midwest with Zone 17, 18, & 19 being often
>workable (sometimes daily) both morning and night.
I've had a rig on 160M for a week looking for stations with whom I can
exchange signal reports on a new antenna. So far, except for about an hour
during NAQP SSB Saturday night, the only station I've heard is W7OE calling
CQ, and a JA that he couldn't raise. I wouldn't call that alive, I'd call it
dead. I made 15 QSOs during NAQP.
People talk about how they love 160M, but they only want to work DX, they
don't want to give encouragement to a newbie making his first steps on the
73, Jim K9YC
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK