[TenTec] OT: Question for Contesters
aldermant at alltel.net
Wed Jun 9 20:00:43 EDT 2004
Doesn't require an expert!! Just listening works. Concur that 20m has been
quite good late into the mornings. Very good signals from UA0 and UA9 land.
Not very many JA sigs, but around 4am Hawaii signals are VERY strong. Just
as effective to listen as it is to follow sun-spots, etc.
Tom - W4BQF
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Detweiler" <rdetweil at hotmail.com>
To: <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com>; <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: Question for Contesters
> I'm no expert in this,
> yet it seems like the last few months, I've been hearing activity on 20M
> through the night. Not a lot of activity but some good DX, Got through
> south africa on 20M at midniight once. New zealand & hawaii on another
> night at about 3am. Nice thing about that is there was no pile up and
> was enough.
> It was just a matter of listening. The stations came in for 20 minutes or
> so. Was workable then went out.
> Can't explain why.
> >From: "Jim Brown" <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com>
> >Reply-To: Jim Brown <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com>,tentec at contesting.com
> >To: "tentec at contesting.com" <tentec at contesting.com>
> >Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: Question for Contesters
> >Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 17:22:55 -0500
> >On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 17:00:13 -0500, Stuart Rohre wrote:
> > >Jim,
> > >
> > >What is your take on this years conditions as compared with last year,
> > >Field Day?
> > >10 and 15 seem iffy here.
> >During WPX, the only stuff I worked on 10 was a handful of guys in the
> >Carribean. 15 was good for less than 100 Q's.
> >My guess is that with luck, 10 might be good for a couple of hours and 15
> >might be good for a bit more, but I wouldn't plan on doing much more than
> >that. We're going for 3A, with 2 CW rigs. One of those rigs will live on
> >The other will mostly work 20 during the day, 80 at night. At night we'll
> >look at
> >160 and move the 80 meter station there for short stretches if it sounds
> >like it
> >might be productive. During the day, we'll do the same with 15 and 10.
> >Jim K9YC
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