Topband: Good Conditions or Just Activity?

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at
Fri Dec 1 11:27:22 EST 2017

I was able to copy OE3DIA last night.  Any time
W6 can copy EU, conditions are at least "good".  He
had a huge pileup going and I didn't work him,
although I only called for a few minutes.
(If I had worked him, then I would say "great"
conditions, HI.)

BTW, I was copying on the TX vertical.  No RX
antennas at this time.

Rick N6RK

On 12/1/2017 2:39 AM, Roger Kennedy wrote:
> 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)
> Roger G3YRO
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