Topband: VP8STI Humor, Design engineer trauma
k3bu at optimum.net
Sat Jan 23 20:28:44 EST 2016
More in the category of ducting.
On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 05:07 PM, Brad Rehm wrote:
> No one's mentioned the "Spotlight" phenomenon, which occasionally
> on 160. The signal comes shining down from the "upper layers" and
> illuminates a very small area. Stations lucky enough to be in the
> spot get to work the DX. Everyone else, well...
> Can't remember where I read about this, but it would mean that your
> 250 miles from the other station might place you well out of the
> area. You'd never hear the DX, regardless of how many antennas you
> Brad KV5V
> On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 2:30 PM, Mike Waters wrote:
>> Agreed. Thanks.
>> 73, Mike
>> On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Lee STRAHAN wrote:
>>> ... Bear in mind the fact that one can never have enough receiving
>>> antennas at any given time. The ionosphere is a fickle beast at
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