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Re: Topband: Good Conditions or Just Activity?

To: Roger Kennedy <>,
Subject: Re: Topband: Good Conditions or Just Activity?
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 08:27:22 -0800
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I was able to copy OE3DIA last night.  Any time
W6 can copy EU, conditions are at least "good".  He
had a huge pileup going and I didn't work him,
although I only called for a few minutes.
(If I had worked him, then I would say "great"
conditions, HI.)

BTW, I was copying on the TX vertical.  No RX
antennas at this time.

Rick N6RK

On 12/1/2017 2:39 AM, Roger Kennedy wrote:

Well I came on 160 when I got in from a gig last night, around 23.30Z . . .

And ended up working 35 NA stations!  Including across to Texas and several
Midwest states . . . brilliant!

However . . . was it good conditions?  Or just the fact that a lot of
stations were active?

I note that my reports from RBN stations were just the same as usual . . .
yet when calling CQ DX it often results in NO replies!

And the stations I worked last night weren't particularly strong - only one
just peaked S9, whereas the "big signals" historically would be much
stronger than that, when conditions are good.

(I also came on again just before sunrise . . . and as I've noted before, NO
Sunrise Peak!  Didn't hear any Europeans work any DX at this time . . . and
my RBN reports were way down)

Roger G3YRO

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