Topband: K5P first night

Herbert Schoenbohm herbs at
Thu Jan 14 15:35:32 EST 2016

First night I heard K5P fine one a nice post S/R peak on TB 45 minutes 
after my SR.  Unfortunately the wall from the mainland was 
non-penetrable. I noticed from the prop chart that the operation doesn't 
see the wonderful opening I an other Caribbean stations would have from 
9:00 to 10:00.  Even on 80 CW the ops did a great job an hour or so past 
my S/R.  I know they are concentrating on N/A and I shouldn't try to 
nudge them on an hour earlier.  But this is the constant dilemma with 
Pacific DX-peditions who watch the Sunrise-sunset charts as the boss.  I 
will also try the EU only attempts at their Sunset but the Euros have an 
even more difficult problem of only a few minute window at best.  If 
only they could stay on after the EU path is closed for a few minutes or 
in the alternative set the alarm clock and get one of the top band gurus 
to light up the path and forget those darn computer generate SR/SS 
charts for just a moment it would be great.

I am going again to the donation page to help a bit with the awesome 
expenses and put some money where my mouth is.

Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ

On 1/14/2016 4:08 PM, Mike Waters wrote:
> Never mind. I just found a web site that said "Palmyra *Atoll*".
> All I have to do now is find your 160m  operating schedule, which so far
> escapes my searches and browsing.
> 73, Mike
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 1:46 PM, Mike Waters <mikewate at> wrote:
>> Milt, are you on a DXpedition operating from Palmyra in Syria?! Of all the
>> places!
>> I should switch my antenna back to 160m and see if we can work you.
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