Topband: Not sooo Boring Report

W7RH midnight18 at
Wed Jan 12 08:27:53 PST 2011

After a two week period of really bad conditions the magical 160m band 
opened up last night to Europe. In the log HA9RE a relative newcomer to 
top band and IV3PRK a top band perennial. Both modest urban stations, 
single verticals and both with improved receive capabilities. The QSOs 
while not rag chew quality were solid openings. I had a smile on my face 
as Luis, IV3PRK was so excited to work a new rare county who was running 

After several nights of high angle stuff that I could not copy, the low 
angle verticals came back into play. After almost 40 years on top band 
under 3 different call signs the band remains both magical and mystical.


Bob W7RH


Bob Kile, W7RH
“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

Will Rogers

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