Topband: Spring Stew Perry Equinox Version.

Herbert Schoenbohm herbert.schoenbohm at
Tue Mar 15 05:57:12 EDT 2016

Sorry Bob that I appeared deaf but I had the Beverages on EU most of the 
time to reduce the clix from a nearby local station. I did work later 
both KH6ZM and KH6AT and both were very strong when they called me. Also 
many W6's and W7's are in my log. Condition to EU were good so I 
concentrated on the 20-30 pointers there until after EU S/R and then 
resorted to a broken West Beverage on the ground (knocked down by a deer 
and without termination) to work stations to the NW.  This knocked down 
the clix but the the stations calling me signals were still there and 
readable just out of the noise level which was zero with the broken 
antenna.  This proves that you can't ever have too many RX antennas on 
160 meters even if they are laying on the ground.

Herb Schoenbohm KV4FZ

On 3/14/2016 11:00 PM, W7RH wrote:
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>  I won't say Top Band conditions were great,  but activity was pretty 
> good for this late in the season. I had installed a new logging 
> computer and was into the event 2.5 hours when I discovered system 
> time, N1MM and HRD times were all skewed. The only correct of the 
> three was HRD (Ham Radio Deluxe) Then had a radio keying cable 
> failure. I got it fixed by rummaging through travel bags. The nearest 
> Radio shack is 90 miles away. I've never had a ground open on a molded 
> plug before.
> Highlights. A rag chew with Aki, JA5DQH in the morning. A contact with 
> BU2AQ not in the contest. IV3YYK calling CQ on my frequency 1835 at 
> 02:37 UTC. He could not hear me. :( Also who ever was at KV4FZ could 
> not hear me and was calling CQ to fast for conditions.
> I'm going to submit log but times might be buggered. I only worked 
> about 1/3 of expected QSO's due to problems with logs etc.
> It was nice to hear the band come alive with some activity for a change.
> 73
> Bob

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