Topband: Speculating via Stew posted scores

Joel Harrison w5zn at
Mon Dec 29 14:59:11 EST 2014

I have always admired WD5R's VERY quite rural QTH, which also helps
tremendously!  :-))

73 Joel W5ZN

> On Mon,12/29/2014 5:18 AM, James Rodenkirch wrote:
>> Forgot to state that both stations I used as examples were QRP entries,
>> Tim ....k5go is in AR and n9tf is in IL and I chose them 'cuz they are
>> reasonably close to each other, "mid-west sorta thang."
> RX antennas matter. Stations like NO3M, WD5R, N0NI, KH6LC, W8JI are
> going to work more weak signals, picking up more distant stations (and
> picking up more points during log checking for working more 100W and QRP
> stations). WD5R and W5ZN are not far from each other. WD5R's antenna
> farm enabled him to pull me out, W5ZN tried real hard, but we never made
> it. It's a bit harder for N0NI than for WD5R, but we usually make it. I
> heard K5QO pretty well and called him a bunch of times, but I don't
> think we made it. There were at least a half dozen guys with S9+ signals
> who couldn't hear me.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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