[CQ-Contest] Most Interesting Band
w8car at buckeye-express.com
Wed Aug 24 18:14:57 EDT 2005
Ditto, second the motion, concur and agree!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ward Silver" <hwardsil at centurytel.net>
To: "CQ-Contest Reflector" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Most Interesting Band
>> Here is a topic for the list that I haven't seen covered here before:
>> What do you consider to be the most interesting HF band propagationwise?
>> For me, it is 15 meters, although there isn't much propagation there
>> now. Some of the time it acts like 10 meters, other times it acts like
>> meters. And
>> you never know what surprise you will find on it, like working XW0X at
>> 2:30pm local time in the 2002 ARRL DX SSB test, or 9V1JA at 10:30am local
>> during June, 2001.
>> 73s John NE0P
> In the upper half of the solar cycle - 10-meters, which can go from
> VHF-like, sporadic-E to massive high-signal F-layer openings in a matter
> In the bottom half of the solar cycle - 160- or 80-meters where you
> patiently lie in wait along the game trails of the ionosphere for those
> fleeting openings to normally out-of-reach locations.
> During contests - whatever band I *should* be on, but ain't.
> 73, Ward N0AX
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