Topband: Conditions on West Coast Saturday morning for SP
Greg - ZL3IX
zl3ix at inet.net.nz
Sat Dec 29 15:15:27 EST 2007
Rick Karlquist wrote:
> Conditions this morning were good. Lots of USA stations worked
> from Hawaii/Alaska to Texas. RW0CWA was very stong,
> running S8 to S9 and easily worked with 100W. Only worked
> one JA: JA3YBK (if you only work one JA, it is probably
> JA3YBK :-). Both stations were readable way past sunrise.
> We heard JA3YBK later at 1630Z S&P'ing and he was armchair copy w/o QSB on
> the beverage. RU0LL was heard but not worked. He unfortunately was
> transmitting on EXACTLY 1830.000 and was zero beat with the ever present
> BCB birdie we have here. We were lucky to be able to copy
> at that frequency. Never transmit on an exact 10 kHz multiple!
> See you tonight for Act II.
> Rick N6RK
In contrast things were not looking up at this QTH. In the first part
of the test we have 2 hours of operation, between 15z and our SR, just
before 17z. In that time I only managed 7 Q's by way of 1 CONUS, 1 KH6,
2 JA, 2 UA, and a VK. Normally during this period I have at least a
handful of W6/W7's. Only K9YC made it into my log. K7RAT didn't even
hear me calling him. Same with C4M, whom I called many many times,
without even a QRZ??
Hope the second half is much better, or I may just opt for an early night!
73, Greg, ZL3IX
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