Topband: JA's this morning on 160

Victor Goncharsky us5we at
Tue Jan 6 05:15:52 EST 2015

 Hi Mike,
We have the similar, very informative RUS-ENG site here.
Both me and Helen have finished our EM-EO90WF activity and are back trying to complete our 5BWAS.
Planning to spend much time around 3533 this winter.
Needing AK, DE, HI, ID, MT, NB, NV, NM, ND, SD, UT, VT, WY
Last night the farthest was N0YY from IA but not a whisper from West Coast Short Path. 
Heard N7UA from WA on 3799.4 nicely yesterday via LP. Didn't call since this state is confirmed letting others to have a new one.
On 160 situation is much worse with only 23 states confirmed.
But we're trying hard so if you hear us, please give us a call.
Thanks in advance.

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:19:13 -0600 от Mike Waters <mikewate at>:
>I've been watching NOAA's new 5-graph solar wind chart on
> . The sun has been very active
>with little letup. Maybe that's the reason.
>It took quite of bit of getting used to --and I'm still learning-- but that
>5-graph chart is a really good indication of solar activity.  I'm beginning
>to realize that chart was a real stroke of genius. Better than anything
>I've ever seen, much better than that old 3-dial solar wind graphic, by
>far. You have to watch and study it for a few weeks, and you'll see what I
>When that "fuzz" (all those dots) turned into almost a straight line the
>other day, the conditions on 80 meters really improved! Same for 20 meters.
>Of course, what it might indicate --if anything-- about propagation on 160,
>we'll have to watch and see.
>Another useful "dashboard" is
> .
>And notice the much-improved radio blackout info at the top of the pages.
>Our tax dollars, well-spent, from what I've seen there so far. :-)
>73, Mike
>On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 4:53 PM, David Raymond < daraymond at >
>> ... no JAs went into the log.  JH7PFD was on chat but said I was just
>> detectable.  From here, it was another ISSIB day. . . most every day this
>> season with the exception of two or three have been that way.
>Topband Reflector Archives -

73, Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE (UW5W in VHF contests, EO90WF in 2014), P.E.
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