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Re: Topband: 7P8 last night

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Subject: Re: Topband: 7P8 last night
From: Ralph Bellas <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:18:19 +0000
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The half dozen of us in central Illinois did not fare so well.  Rain throughout 
the area made it difficult to hear, but we were glad they were on during our 
opening.   At one point the wind was louder than the amplifier fan!  There was 
a bit of a peak, with fading towards their sunrise.  I don’t believe anyone got 
through, so we will be on again this evening.

We are looking for a shot at XR0ZRC, 3B8XF,  and 5X3C.  It’s good to have some 
nice DX to chase.


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Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:00:37 AM
To: Tree; 160
Subject: Re: Topband: 7P8 last night

They were working EU on 160m during most of our evening here in NA.   I
think K7ZV was the first NA to get through about an hour before their SR.
Then less than maybe a dozen or so did make it right up to and past their
SR.  They are clearly hearing much better as they were never very strong
here but did hear me 12 minutes after their SR.  I felt very fortunate.
Then my QSO did not show up in Club Log so I called and worked them a second
time 14 minutes after their SR.  Shortly after they went QRT LA3BO, Svein,
came on LB Chat and said the 160m logging computer was "not on line at the
moment" so not able to do real time reporting.  As a result none of last
night's 160m QSO show up in Club Log.  Anyway, a big step forward for this

73. . . Dave, W0FLS

-----Original Message-----
From: Tree
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:47 AM
To: 160
Subject: Topband: 7P8 last night

The 7P8 operation was very active up to (and a bit beyond) their sunrise
today.  They primarily worked Europe - but eventually called for only NA.
Not a lot of guys made it into the log, but a few did.  They peaked up
around 0400Z here, but then slowly faded up to their sunrise.  Sometimes we
get a very distinct sunrise peak, but that perhaps happens more in the dead
of winter here.

I believe this operation will be on the air a while longer.  They were on
1824 listening up.

I had gotten on the rig to support the Wednesday night activity effort, but
all of the activity was focused on this one station.  I did hear and OH5
and CT calling in the pileup, so the band was open to Europe.

73 Tree N6TR
Manning, OR
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