[CQ-Contest] CQWW rtty - condx ?!

Guy Molinari guy_molinari at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 1 01:41:32 EDT 2008

S53M's signal was huge here in western Washington state.   I was running 50W into a whimpy wire for 40M and worked him on the first call, so ostensibly he hears well too.   
73 - Guy, N7ZG

> From: ulli.grunow at ospreyribs.com> To: cq-contest at contesting.com> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:40:04 +0200> Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQWW rtty - condx ?!> > Dear,> > I was one of the active contesters during last weekend CQWW rtty. Following> the results issued on the 3830 reflector, I wonder, what to think about the> condx. More specifically what should I think about the condx on 40m ??? > > I was SOSB 40m in the high power class, and have the idea, that this weekend> again the more northern stations are much less favored or even punished by> the aurora zone.> > When I see the logs of southern Europe stations, I cannot believe their> results - especially S53M - how did you do that ?!> > > > Running 12m high elevated 4square 100% above steel plate of 2000m2 with> saltwater all around, what can I do more to work DX ?!?> > But is was difficult to establish a good run to the USA, especially in the> first night. And only 25 JAPAN-stations worked (about 200 USA). That's a big> difference to S53M (by the way already 25years in contesting.)> > > > So: Can someone report from the USA, which stations they heard best ? Who> were the loudest from EU in the USA ?> > > > This was interesting: At 20:30 UTC (very early !) East coast stations were> strongest. The later it became towards their sunset, the weaker they got.> When it was darkness after sunset, USA-stations where dropped by almost 20db> in signal strength ! I worked the Midwest when it was almost 3hours before> their sunset. Later in the night - nothing ! Someone from Norway reported> the band was dead during first night.> > Same situation towards Asia: I worked JA with best signals between 14:30h> and 15:30h - later the band was almost dead to the far east.> > > > Unfortunately no station from West Australia heard and no station from South> Africa. may be no activity on 40m> > > > REMEMBER: All questions about 40m - although other band information may be> very interesting, I don't know, as I only have a reasonable antenna for 40m> at the moment (no towers, no space = big problem)> > > > Thanks for your feedback and any reports !> > > > Ulli, ON5KQ> > _______________________________________________> CQ-Contest mailing list> CQ-Contest at contesting.com> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest
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