SO YOU THINK BAND WAS BAD ??
w8lr at siscom.net
Tue Oct 27 17:00:08 EST 1998
I have been amazed at the claimed QSO counts I have seen from single ops here
stateside for 15 meters! It is great to see somebody had propagation on 15
For me the band was NOT OPEN as it seems to have been for many others.
to some other people in the "RF BLACK HOLE" of the Midwest I find comfort
in knowing that I indeed was not alone in this "RF BLACK HOLE". It seems
must have been some "anomoly" at work as we could hear many stations
but never did hear the EUROPEANS they were working. I had one ham in Iowa
that the band for them was not open for both days of the contest.
>From some of the hams in the northern part of the "Black Hole" even stacked
of monobanders for 15m did not help. The band here had a strange sound to
sounded as if we were in a barrel. It reminded me of being on the grayline
band was switching from a short path to long path, yet NEVER switching.
Could it have been something to do with the geomagnetic field going through
ANYWAY for an HONEST HARD effort I ended up with only 432 qsos. A far cry
from some of
the 1200-1500+ qso counts I have seen posted and told of. So guys just
even though you think you have had a bad weekend.... Just remember some of
souls in the "RF BLACK HOLE" of the midwest (hi hi hi)
HEY CAN WE HANDICAP OURS SCORES?? (LOL!)
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