40m condx??

Bob Morris K2RK robrk at fyi.net
Tue Nov 26 09:06:49 EST 1996

Fred Hopengarten wrote:
> From:
> Fred Hopengarten, K1VR
> Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105 * 617/259-0088
> e-mail:  k1vr at juno.com
> Big antennas, high in the sky, are better than small ones, low.
> On Mon, 25 Nov 1996 18:09:09 -0500 (EST) jtolbert at gremlan.org (Jamie
> Tolbert) writes:
> >Whats the general opinion of 40m condx this past weekend?
> Sunday afternoon I was calling CQ around 7057 and VU2PAI answered.  From
> here, that's a "real man's" contact.  He wasn't loud, rather weak in
> fact.  But that's a LONG short path QSO.
> Most any East Coast station with a beam worked JA long path Saturday
> afternoon, but Sunday morning I worked an OH long path peaking  SW (over
> USA, the Pacific and then up again).  It was a better path than straight
> North into darkness (which is where I looked first).
> Don't ya just love this propagation stuff? -- Fred K1VR

Monday (11/25)listened to C21BH, until 10:15!! local in Pittsburgh.
S7 on a junk 40' dipole. Never sent anything but QRZ EU....
Tues-0700-S2, worked about 10 NA's and the "I don't care who you came
back to...I'm going to keep calling and you really don't mean -up" -
chased him away.

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