Topband: Conditions In "VE3": 16-II-2008

EP Swynar gswynar at
Sat Feb 16 10:38:28 EST 2008

Good Day All,


The band has been VERY kind to me on the occasion of the ARRL DX contest. I'm actually managing to work 95% of what I'm hearing, practically effortlessly, and have even cracked a pile-up, or two, some featuring noted denizens of Top Band heard in the fray...

That rarely happens at VE3CUI...and I must confess, I am relishing it (but only a little!).

The big surprise was working VP6DX, like he was just another station in the event: indeed, the pile-up on Ducie was absolutely miniscule by comparison to the previous week...

Too many other distractions on the band at the same time, I guess, for the crowd to notice. The contest would surely be an opportune time to snag these guys, who might otherwise be losing marginal callers from North America to the usual competitive pile-up bedlam.

I'm looking forward to the second half to-night...good luck to all participating.

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

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