Topband: 160m WAS (need WY and NV)

Jim Brown jim at
Sat Jan 24 14:23:03 EST 2015

Hi Victor,

W7RN is a superstation in NV, and quite active in CW and RTTY contests. 
KL7RA is a big station, also active in CW and RTTY contests. One problem 
working stations at that latitude is the aurora, which can cause them 
radio blackouts.

160M from your QTH to the western half of the US is quite difficult.  I 
have no QSOs from eastern Europe in my log, and I have not heard any EU 
stations for three years. I'm near San Francisco with a pretty good 
station. I've worked about 20 EU stations on 160M, but all during low 
parts of the solar cycle.

For 80M to the western US, try long path around our sunrise. And, of 
course, short path around your sunset.

73, Jim K9YC

On Sat,1/24/2015 5:39 AM, Victor Goncharsky wrote:
>   Just the request on the same subject but different band.
> I'm working hard to complete 5BWAS and need only 3 states on 80 meters AK, NE and NV.
> Trying to be there on CW almost daily around my SR (0600Z) or much earlier.
> I can be at US sunset time as well.
> If someone is interested in helping me to finally achieve my life-long dream of putting 5BWAS plaque on the wall, please call me at ON4KST or send e-mail.
> On 160m I have only 23 states confirmed so it's a long way to go.
> Thanks in advance.
> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:04:37 +0000 от John Shadle <shadle at>:
>> Just scanning the band last night on the contest. Heard a fellow whose
>> profile states he's in NV, but he's operating from UT instead.
>> Is anyone on from these states this weekend? I know HI and AK will be tough
>> for me given my current setup, but these two contiguous states are the last
>> ones I have towards WAS on top band. All other contacts have been through
>> casual QSOs and contesting.
>> Thanks, all.
>> -john W4PAH
>> Madison, WI
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