Topband: 9J2VB on 160

Bill Tippett btippett at
Wed Nov 15 13:46:53 EST 2006

	If anyone has a way to communicate with Vlad
here are a few suggestions:

1.  QRS a little.  35 WPM is far too fast for 160 with
noise, QSB, etc.  ~25 WPM works much better.

2.  Send the station's call several times (for the same
reasons above).  Sending it only once does not work well.

3.  Send the station's call at the end as well as beginning
of your exchange.

(Like this but at ~25 WPM):

AA4NU  AA4NU  599 599  AA4NU K

AA4NU CFM 9J2VB up 3

This is how DL3DXX, DL7PE, KM9D and many other excellent
Topband ops do it!  160 has unique challenges due to QRN,
QSB and generally weak signals (i.e. stations calling Vlad may
be stronger to him than he is here because of differences in
antennas, power, etc) so some unique operating style changes
may help.

					73,  Bill  W4ZV

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