Topband: 160M A35T
herbert.schoenbohm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 12:28:58 EST 2016
You probably worked a remote station as I doubt the trip to Italy from
New Mexico with 55 watts is not probable. I have a log book full of of
mainly Italian stations who use this method to get a QSO even when their
location is in full daylight. The whole values over the years of 160
meter DXing is slowly being eroded by this pay to play scheme.
On 2/25/2016 12:19 PM, N7KA at comcast.net wrote:
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> Last night was a pleasant surprise. I started off by working IF9ZWA at 0549. His signal came up out nowhere quickly. I reached over to turn on 3 minutes of agony (tube warm-up) and decided to call him barefoot. A quick QSO resulted (he was S7) then I realized I had the K3 power set to drive my amp. The QSO was made with 55W. He peaked a few minutes later at S9 on the K3 meter. Definite SR enhancement
> About 0715 I hear stations calling someone thinking it might be A35T. Finally about 0735 I begin to hear very weak CW on 1821.5 and finally worked them at 0745Z. The amp was in play, it had remained on.
> TX/RX ant is 1/4wl sloper.
> Arne N7KA
> New Mexico
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