n6win73 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 15:43:59 PST 2012
Check out this from the RBN (only W6/W7 spots):
WA7LNW K NA 3527
80m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 5 2/19/2012 10:49 WZ7I K NA 3542.4
80m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 48 2/18/2012 5:27
That's all there is to write about in regards to 80m Skimmer spotting from
WZ7I K NA 1833.7
160m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 74 2/18/2012 4:40 WZ7I K NA 1833.7
160m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 31 2/18/2012 4:48 WZ7I K NA 1833.7
160m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 63 2/18/2012 4:57 WZ7I K NA 1836.2
160m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 23 2/18/2012 6:53 WZ7I K NA 1836.2
160m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 29 2/18/2012 7:18 WZ7I K NA 1828.6
160m VP9/W6PH VP9 NA CQ 26 2/19/2012 2:31
For perspective, Kurt had a total of 2375 Skimmer spots over the weekend.
Tim / N6WIN.
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Bill Shell <n6ws at n6ws.com> wrote:
> Here is a list of your 80m spots for the weekend.
> 3527.0 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 1055Z <N3IQ>
> 3554.0 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0558Z <K0JPL>
> 3541.4 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0348Z still here <ND2W>
> 3541.3 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0331Z <N1IW>
> 3541.3 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0324Z <K9MMS>
> 3553.2 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0246Z <NJ1F>
> 3553.2 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0243Z <N8RA>
> 3545.7 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0121Z <W1QA>
> 3545.7 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0118Z <NF1O>
> 3545.7 VP9/W6PH 19-Feb-2012 0117Z <K1TR>
> 3526.0 VP9/W6PH 18-Feb-2012 0949Z <NQ2F>
> 3526.0 VP9/W6PH 18-Feb-2012 0943Z <WA4PGM>
> 3520.8 VP9/W6PH 18-Feb-2012 0909Z <W2PV>
> 3533.1 VP9/W6PH 18-Feb-2012 0757Z <N2VV>
> I worked almost all of my 80m DX in the Caribbean, CT3, EA, EA8, & CN
> the first night between 0600-0700Z. 40m was really hot to EU during the
> 0700-0800Z period of the first night, so it looks like I missed you with
> my short 80m operating period. My second night, I was on 80m during a
> period you were spotted at 0558Z, but I'm not sure why I didn't work
> you. I don't remember trying. Maybe the pileup was too big, or...
> I will definitely try to find you on all six bands during the phone
> 73, Bill
> On 02/20/2012 04:40 AM, W6ph at aol.com wrote:
> > A quick note about 160/80.
> > 160 was noisy for me this year. But the big signals from the west coast
> > were N6SS, N6VR (very robust), W6OAR, and W4EF. I was using an outboard
> > Chinese keyboard in front of my Dell D610 laptop. I had to disconnect
> it on
> > 160 because of RF causing the computer to choke up and I had reach
> across it
> > to the keys on the laptop with wires in the way. A real PITA. The
> > operating table is 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep, not a lot of room.
> > I could only get 50 watts to the antenna on 80m because I couldn't get
> > SWR below 2.5 to 1 with the Z-100 tuner and the IC-7000 folds back on
> > anything over 1.5. I haven't had this issue in past visits and I'm
> using the
> > same antennas. Without the Z-100 the SWR is 3 to 1. But I got through
> to a
> > few west coast guys, notably K6NA very early.
> > Despite these issues I had about 400 contacts on both bands.
> > On other bands big signals from N6QQ, K6NA, N6WIN, N6ED, W6TK, and a
> > others that I don't remember off hand. Surprisingly W6YI wasn't one of
> > them and usually is. I suspect that Dan's antennas were pointed in
> > direction.
> > 10m was a big surprise on Sunday and I worked across the US except for
> > southeast. The only 4's that I worked were the big stations (NQ4I,
> > On Saturday I only stayed on 10m to pick up a few multipliers because I
> > couldn't get anything going.
> > My money bands were 40 and 20 with 1200 contacts on each band.
> > I just turned 70 so I'm not sure how much longer I can do 40 hour
> > operations. But it is still a great rush. Some day I will figure out
> why we get
> > so much pleasure out of sitting in front of a radio for 48 hours. An
> > incurably chronic syndrome I suppose or is it the instinctive
> competitiveness we
> > have?
> > 73, Kurt, W6PH (dba
> > N6WIN will be partnered with me for SSB. I'm sure it will bring some
> > humility to him with 100 watts and antennas no higher than 25 feet.
> > The pileups were bigger than I have ever experienced in the past.
> > Probably a combination of more stations active, internet spots, and good
> > propagation.
> > 4400 contacts
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