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Re: Topband: Not so Boring report

Subject: Re: Topband: Not so Boring report
From: "Mike(W5UC) & Kathy (K5MWH)" <>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 07:02:10 -0600
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On 12/9/2012 6:14 AM, Arthur Delibert wrote:
  Interesting to see this report.  A few years ago, OH2BO wrote on this 
reflector that for DX signals traveling through the polar regions, he watches 
the solar wind, and expects very good conditions when the solar wind speed is 
below 300 km/sec and the solar wind pressure is less than 0.5 nPa -- which is 
exactly what happened in the latter part of last week.  Solar wind data is 
available here:
Regards,Art DelibertKB3FJO    > From:
This is really interesting, as last evening was the first time this year that I have heard Europe on 160 at my SS. G6PZ was really loud.

Mike, W5UC
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:52:16 -0800
Subject: Topband: Not so Boring report

Hi all.

Until a few nights ago - I still hadn't worked any Europoeans this season.
That changed on Wednesday night when I got 4 Europeans in the log.  I would
have had another one on Thursday night - but my TX antenna had developed a
water short in the control cable and was beaming south when I thought I was
TXing to the north.  Missed RA4LW.

However, Vlad heard me on Friday morning when I figured out the problem and
called him using my E/W direction.  This morning, I worked OH3XR about an
hour before sunrise.  It's very unusual to work the morning opening during
a sunspot maximum - but we'll keep trying and see how it pans out over the
next couple of weeks.

73 Tree N6TR/7
Boring, OR
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