n6bk at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 4 22:53:18 EST 2018
Hi HS0ZIA is now CL until May. I logged 294 unique calls in the last 6 weeks of part time activity (I do not live at the station) on 160m outside of any contest activity and those who seem to want another QSO every day, mostly in EU and AS. I spent most of the SP test listening for the big stations but the only NA I was able to hear or work this year was located in western USA using a full size 8 circle TX array. The HiZ monoband 8 circle RX array here appears to be working very well but I hope to improve our RX capability in the propagated tropical QRN soon with 2 HWF arrays that I will try to phase with each other as well as work in diversity with the HiZ 8 circle using the fabulous Flex 6700 RX. Hopefully low band conditions will improve as we approach the bottom of the solar cycle and we can QSO more NA stations on topband this coming fall...
73 Bob HS0ZIA
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