Topband: 160 Worked All States
w8ji at w8ji.com
Sun Jan 11 08:42:49 EST 2015
He is in California.
The ARRL DX is a waste of time.
The ARRL 160 and the CQWW 160 would be much better.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Herbert Schoenbohm" <herbert.schoenbohm at gmail.com>
To: <topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2015 3:37 AM
Subject: Re: Topband: 160 Worked All States
> For me it was just the opposite as the ARRL DX Contest was good for me.
> One year, since I was considered "DX", I was able to work all 48 States in
> 3.5 hours on 160. But since KH6 and KL7 are also DX I wasn't able to get
> them. Also since the ARRL 160 Meter DX Contest still bans the U.S.
> Territories from being considered "DX" to try and work WAS during this
> event is a waste of time. You have most mainland stations in a wall to
> wall sea of QRM with automatic CQ machines and unable to hear you. With
> the ARRL DX Contest, as opposed to their 160 Meter Contest, the ops are
> only looking for "DX" and that makes a big difference for me to be able to
> 48 State WAS in less than 4 hours.
> Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ
> On 1/10/2015 9:34 PM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
>> The ARRL DX CW contest is a DX contest. I would not chose this event to
>> work someone in my own country, it is unlikely that the QSO will be
>> John KK9A
>> To: " <topband at contesting.com>
>> Subject: Re: Topband: 160 Worked All States
>> From: "George" <w8uvz at voyager.net>
>> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:28:38 -0500
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>> Hello Jim etal
>> This has probably been mentioned? But CQ 160 CW Contest coming up in two
>> weeks is an excellent venue to finish those Topband WAS quests.
>> Also the ARRL CW DX contest in mid February.
>> 73 George W8UVZ
>> James Bennett schreef op 1/9/2015 om 6:50 PM:
>> Hi folks - I'm trying to complete my WAS on 160 and need a confirmed QSO
>> with anyone in the following five states: LA, MS, SC, WV, VT.
>> I run an Elecraft K3/KPA500 into an Inverted L with a K2AV-designed FCP
>> under it. Got a limited amount of real estate so I can't lay out much in
>> line of radials of receiving antennas, but. I have been able to easily
>> into the Canadian Maritime provinces (plus the remainder of the New
>> states), so I know I can hit those states. Problem is that I've never
>> anyone from there on Top Band!
>> So - if you can get on some evening while we have relatively good
>> propagation, I'd love to arrange a schedule. If we connect I can QSL via
>> LoTW or direct with my card and an SASE.
>> Jim / W6JHB
>> Folsom, CA
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