Topband: Band coming alive
k6xt at arrl.net
Fri Aug 27 22:49:35 PDT 2010
Not that this will help much with the usual
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK reports since those sigs are
often 20dB into the noise.
Some of us which includes me will be running a SDR and CW Skimmer on the
low bands this season. First lowband season for mine. The SDR is
connected to a lousy low band ant but at least its connected and hears
stuff. Any interested party can log into reversebeacon.net to see what
my SDR hears and relatively how well. Might be off in contests, TBA
whether the SDR ant is far enough from the low band tx GP when QRO.
Otherwise its on as long as its PC is running.
reversebeacon.net: Look for entries from XYL's call W0MOE.
Indecision is the key to Flexibility!
On 2010-08-27 10:28, Tree wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 07:14:15AM -0700, John wrote:
>> This is an excellent idea..... would make it easier for the newbie to learn
>> and have fun as they did so......
>>> It might be helpful to create a separate e-mail list for beginner and
>>> intermediate level 160- and 80-meter operators. The topics covered could
>>> include antennas, propagation, which frequencies to use, operating modes,
>>> arranging schedules, operating from a small lot, and so on.
> I am not sure this would really work. I think this list is the right place
> for doing all of this.
> If we make two lists - then likely one list would die.
> If anyone wants a signal report when I am CQing DX - feel free to call. Also,
> if I hear a new call on the band CQing - I make a point to work them.
> 73 Tree N6TR
> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
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