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Re: Topband: 7P8 last night

To: Roger D Johnson <>
Subject: Re: Topband: 7P8 last night
From: Brian Hamerski via Topband <>
Reply-to: Brian Hamerski <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:42:39 -0700
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Fair copy with qsb here in AZ tonight.  No way to get qso with so many calling. 
  Glad some NA got through. 

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 1:54 PM, Roger D Johnson <> wrote:
> I worked them at 0402Z for number 300 on Top Band! Yea! I was beginning
> to get worried!
> The evening was notable in that I saw three different propagation modes
> here in SW Maine.
> The first, beginning at about my sunset, 7P was weak and fading in and
> out of the noise. Not hearing any NA (note at end).
> The second, closer to his SR, signal became very much stronger but sounded
> very "choppy" making copy difficult. Again no NA worked.
> The third, near his SR, The choppiness disappeared and he was armchair
> copy 569/579. It was at this time that I worked him. He went on to work
> several NA stations.
> Note: Herb, KV4FZ, worked him during the first phase. Herb said he was
> 579 in VI but not workable just north in W4 land! I believe Herb was the
> first NA in the log.
> 73, Roger
>> On 3/14/2019 8:00 AM, wrote:
>> 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 
>> operation.
>> 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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