TopBand: ARRL 160 Contest

Fatchett, Mike
Mon, 8 Dec 1997 08:59:38 -0700

> The phenomenon of East Coast stations not hearing the West Coast at
> our sunset apparently didn't exist Friday afternoon here.  VE3EJ
> appeared
> with a good signal at 2302 UTC.  When he came back to my first call, I
> was amazed.  This was an hour and 40 minutes before my local sunset at
> 0042 UTC.  It was followed by a slew of others (W3s, 4s, 8s and 9s)
> east
> of the Mississippi River, all easily worked.  
I had a similar experience from Colorado.  Saturday afternoon the band
was alive and I was able to work about 70 stations before sunset.  Only
worked one DX station P40P who had a nice signal and very little takers.


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