Topband: W1AW inconsistency wd western US

Jim Brown jim at
Fri Sep 29 12:12:24 EDT 2006

On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 06:35:00 -0700, Steve McDonald wrote:

>By far the loudest signal the last two nights has been from 
>PA0CLN and yourself, both hitting an honest 599 at times.

This is far from universally true. I'm in the Santa Cruz mountains, 
at the bottom edge of the San Francisco Bay area, a semi-rural and 
moderately quiet QTH, but I have yet to hear any signals from EU 
with either a dipole or vertical. When I've seen spots and heard 
nothing but pileups and no DX, I've called CQ a lot 5 kHz or so 
down. I've yet to see myself spotted from EU. I'm working on a 
Beverage pointed to EU, and hope to have it running this weekend. 


Jim K9YC

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