Topband: Good Conditions or Just Activity?
roger at wessexproductions.co.uk
Fri Dec 1 05:39:08 EST 2017
Well I came on 160 when I got in from a gig last night, around 23.30Z . . .
And ended up working 35 NA stations! Including across to Texas and several
Midwest states . . . brilliant!
However . . . was it good conditions? Or just the fact that a lot of
stations were active?
I note that my reports from RBN stations were just the same as usual . . .
yet when calling CQ DX it often results in NO replies!
And the stations I worked last night weren't particularly strong - only one
just peaked S9, whereas the "big signals" historically would be much
stronger than that, when conditions are good.
(I also came on again just before sunrise . . . and as I've noted before, NO
Sunrise Peak! Didn't hear any Europeans work any DX at this time . . . and
my RBN reports were way down)
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