Topband: Should Be A Great Night!
zedkay at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 2 15:37:09 EST 2006
I use thunderstorms as harbingers of imminent good conditions on
topband. If a thunderstorm prevents me from getting on the band, then you
can bet your bottom dollar some juicy DX will show up AND be widely worked
by the deserving.
Example: All this season (and part of last) I've been on the band almost
every single evening when we have a common darkness window with VQ9LA, and
I especially make it a point to be there at his sunrise time. In the past
year of listening for him, he has peaked above my noise level exactly once,
and - you guessed it - approaching thunderstorms shut me down.
Don't ever go to a casino with me - I'll leach the luck out of the whole
Charles - K5ZK
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