[CQ-Contest] 80M propagation
trey at kkn.net
Thu Dec 4 17:40:07 EST 1997
> One possible explanation of the poor 80M propagation
> from the East and Southeast is sporadic E. A large sporadic E
> cloud over the east coast would produce increased path loss
> without showing up in the A and K indices.
> I managed to work 9A1A after 4 transmissions for him to get
> my call sign correct. I also noticed that HC8N and TI5N were
> running Europeans in spite of a large USA contingent calling.
80 meters was rough. Europe was hard to work this year, but the W's
were even harder to work! I knew that when I had to dig to work KC1XX
that I was in trouble. Ugh! In fact, 160 was more productive to the
US than 80 for me this year. Double ugh.
--Trey, N5KO & HC8N
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