Topband: Boring Report - December
paul at n1bug.com
Thu Jan 6 09:08:38 PST 2011
> Just wondering if this matches the perception of others? Looking
> back in my logs - it's amazing to me that I actually went through
> several years of working zero Europeans - but it appears we might
> be on the brink of this happening again?
The usual pattern here in Maine has been:
October, November: good to Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific.
December/January: great to Europe, generally poor elsewhere.
February/March: good to Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific.
This season, however, everything just seemed to shut down in early
December. Not only did the longer paths dry up, but Europe has been
very poor with no apparent reason.
Things have been so poor I have made only a few DX QSOs in the past
month, and most of those were clearly short term anomalies. Case in
point: A few days ago I was fortunate enough to work JD1BMH. Harry
peaked up to 559 for about 3 minutes, nearly an hour before my
sunrise. Clearly not typical, and very unexpected considering that
was the first time he has been workable on any of his trips there.
JAs were extremely weak to non-existent that morning. Topband
remains a mystery!
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