Topband: Summer conditions
bravo at iol.ie
Wed Aug 15 06:54:46 PDT 2012
"When no one tries, the band is closed"
Agreed! So far this "closed" Summer season has given me four new
DXCCs.. 7O6T, RI1ANF, CY9M, and YE0M. Three of these are already
confirmed on LOTW. Except for 7O6T, I had an almost empty band to work
the others. I assume that this is because everyone else thought that the
band was closed.
On 15/08/2012 16:41, Bruce wrote:
> Thanks Tom.
> The real killer is when someone attaches "for the season" to band closed,
> or band open. Many readers think its time to
> quit in the summer. I have not been too active, but can usually work
> Europeans at their sunrise as I get ready for bedtime.
> Don't take this the wrong way, but 160 meters is open all summer and all
> winter long ***if*** people take time to operate. This is especially true
> the southern USA with our shorter summer daylight period.
> When no one tries, the band is closed.
> 73 Tom
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