Topband: UA0FZ

Charles Bibb zedkay at
Tue Feb 7 14:43:01 EST 2006

At 02:51 PM 02/07/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>it's pretty frustrating to hear the big guns saying "nice to work you 
>again", while we watch the opening fade away.

'Tis ever thus...

However, if some of the guys who'd already worked a UA0 hadn't coaxed Vlad 
out of the shadows with their CD DX's, he might not have known how wide 
open the band was this morning. He worked several of the usual big-signal 
denizens of the band before setting up his own lemonade stand.

I agree, the situation you cite is a bitter pill to swallow when you live 
an area with natural propagation advantages over no one, like 5-land. OK, 
maybe we do have a slightly easier time working into Central America. But, 
many many hours I have spent, sitting here gnashing my teeth while you guys 
in New England hoard European and Middle Eastern DX.

Not guilty. I worked him at 1213Z for a Brand New One!

Charles - K5ZK

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