Topband: 160 in daylight

Bill Cromwell wrcromwell at
Sat May 13 13:31:24 EDT 2017

Hi Peter,

The 'why not' only applies to the hams who don't want to chat with their 
'neighbors' or anybody on the same continent. propagation does play into 
it and if you are a "DX only" ham 160 is much better at the greyline or 
at night. There is nothing wrong with being a DX only ham. But for the 
rest of us 160 is available all the time. The old saw about time and 
place gets "and band" added to it. It's just a matter of your intent.


Bill  KU8H best antennas for 160 and 80 will never be better than a poor 
compromise. That is still much better than no antenna or radio at all.

On 05/13/2017 10:54 AM, Peter Voelpel wrote:
> Sure it does, why not?
> 73
> Peter
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> From: Topband [mailto:topband-bounces at] On Behalf Of Bob via
> Topband
> I live in Northeastern Pennsylvania, have only been on 160 a month.
> I hooked up with station in Lacona, NY which is about 200 miles from my
> QTH.  We decided that the next day at 2pm we would meet on 1.965 MHz.
> Surprisingly we were able to have a QSO. SIGNALS VARIED FROM S1 TO S 5.
> iI guess this proves that 160 does WORK in the daytime hours.
> 73'
> Bob  Reynolds
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