[CQ-Contest] Conditions for 10m

Doug Smith W9WI w9wi at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 14 10:50:35 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 07:17, Per Eklund wrote:
> Was Aurora Es here in Northern Sweden.
> Probably around most of the north pole, more or less.
> Worked both OY:s 1377km and TF:s 1806km here on the first hop.
> They were very strong.
> Southern states came trough in the beginning of the opening on sunday.
> Maybe TX had a ~3000km F-hop to the northeast to begin with, bouncing north of Canada.

I had an observation similar to W5OVs.  

I worked three Scandanavian stations.  (Per, at 1903UTC; OH6NIO at
1919UTC; and OH5UFO at 1744UTC)  The contacts I worked either side of

- W6, x8
- W7, x6
- VE7, x2
- South America, x3
- various W's within 900km on backscatter, x8
- VE3, x4 - I forget whether these were backscatter or Es.  Three of
them were worked in a row just before working OH5UFO & I suspect they
were Es.  All four were in the Greater Toronto Area, too close for F.

(unfortunately, CQing for several minutes with the beams north didn't
yield any further OH/SM QSOs.  I was beaming west - on W6 - during all
three of these QSOs.)  

I might venture a guess there was a F-hop into northern Ontario and/or
Quebec with the AuE going from there.  The northern tip of Quebec is
almost exactly 3,000km from here.  (I suppose it would be closer to
4,000km from Dallas, Texas)  
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN  EM66

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list