Topband: Untoward (?) comments on 160

Larry pacer99 at
Mon Mar 14 13:40:31 EDT 2016

hi rob,

160 meters is all about hearing! you can't get that out of a "cracker-jax" box. 

it's not too difficult for guys with lots of property available but for the guys on small lots?? kudos to them. then there are remote RX sites but that's another story for another time.

160 meters is as much a challenge today as it was 35 years ago and will continue to be so for the next 35 years.

enjoy top-band, it's not as easy as you may think.

73, larry n7dd 

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at>
To: topband <topband at>
Sent: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 4:45 pm
Subject: Re: Topband: Untoward comments on 160

>Amazes me; it takes years to accumulate enough skill and equipment to
>get on the air with a good signal, especially on 160 and then become
>a participant in the opposite mentality of what the sport is all

You are around 35 years out of date.  It was harder to get on 160 in
the days of the phony "all-band" rigs that covered 10 to 80 meters but
now that every plastic box had a button on it for 160 and you can get
a solid state plastic box amplifier that automatically switches bands
and tunes up and you can go buy a dipole that is cut for 160, getting
on 160 is about like getting on CB.


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