Topband: Non-DX QSOs, W1AW, etc.
w8ji at contesting.com
Fri Nov 3 16:16:39 EST 2006
> Just to provide a little perspective from across the pond.
> DX operation
> below 1820 kHz has increased significantly since JAs were
> allowed access
> to this portion of 160m (1810.0 - 1825.0 kHz). There is
> activity at JA sunrise, which of course tends to coincide
> with east
> coast NA sunset.
There isn't any compelling reason W1AW needs to be on
1817.5, and especially the SSB on 1855 is outdated. The
practice of not listening before transmitting is what really
causes most problems.
The CW signal is now much cleaner, but a move closer to an
edge of a segment (like 1801, 1810.5, or 1839.5) would be
better than 1817.5 for CW and something way up the band for
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