[CQ-Contest] 160 QRN

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Sun Dec 2 05:23:25 EST 2018

On 12/1/2018 6:07 PM, K9MA wrote:
> If any of you are wondering why we in the central US seem particularly 
> deaf this weekend, it's because of the terrific QRN from a huge storm 
> system.

And also because everyone is listening on their RX antennas directed to 
EU. As soon as the EU path closed, a whole new group of east coast 
stations started calling be who couldn't me a half hour earlier.

It's a big part of why I consider ARRL 160 and CW 160 a bad joke from 
W6. Condx were especially lousy this weekend -- in a one nite effort, I 
missed GA and FL except NFL, running legal limit to full size verticals 
with decent radial systems, full wavelength beverages, and even a few dB 
TX directivity to the east, west, and south. I never heard EU. It's not 
only that they didn't hear me -- I didn't hear them! Best DX was OA, PP, 
and JA.

73, Jim K9YC

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