[CQ-Contest] 80M propagation

Trey Garlough 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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