Topband: Good Conditions or Just Activity?
wd8dsb at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 14:00:06 EST 2017
I considered Conditions pretty good last night from Midwest US into Europe
(definitely above normal) and was amazed how easy it was for me running my
typical CW with 100 watts. Unfortunately I fell asleep at 0200 UTC so only
took a little advantage of the good conditions prior to that time.
On Friday, December 1, 2017, Richard (Rick) Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com>
> 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
>> 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
>> 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,
>> Sunrise Peak! Didn't hear any Europeans work any DX at this time . . .
>> my RBN reports were way down)
>> Roger G3YRO
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