[CQ-Contest] What to expect from 10 meters???

Per Eklund per.e at kommunicera.umea.se
Wed Dec 7 21:31:00 EST 2005

Might be some Auroral Es involved. 
Last year heard ZF2NT with Auroral 55A (Au sounding as on 2m) 
signals getting stronger to normal 599+ signals in sunday afternoon and worked them. 
After that band opened to a few east coast as welll.
The year before many eastcoasts NA were worked with beam to a more south direction 
than direct path (SK2KW 3x6 el).

Cu in the weekend if the "propagation god" does things interesting :-)

73 Per SM2LIY //SM2M

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" <dezrat1242 at ispwest.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 12:50 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] What to expect from 10 meters???

> At 12:27 PM 12/7/2005, Wendell Wyly - W5FL wrote:
> >Year before last, there was a very long and very strong opening late at
> >night (long after the band had closed) that allowed me to work hundreds of
> >stations during the 10 meter contest.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> I'm sure all us OTs have similar stories to tell about ten meters. My 
> most memorable contact was from my QTH on the USA west coast to 
> Finland with the path in total darkness all the way. Logically, ten 
> shouldn't have been open at all, but there he was. I suspect the 
> propagation mode was multi hop sporadic E, but I can't say for sure. 
> Sporadic E would have required about four hops. F2 would have needed 
> at least two hops but more likely three provided the night time 
> ionization was high enough. I doubt it was however.
> Moral of the story: Be prepared for anything, anytime.
> 73, Bill W6WRT
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