Topband: 160m DX Activity Night

Roger Kennedy roger at
Wed Jan 31 05:03:15 EST 2018

Well that's interesting that you even ask that !
Personally, I get a buzz out of working ANY DX station on 160m, and North
America is certainly DX on this band.
And it doesn't matter how many times I've worked that station before, it's
still an achievement to me (and as I don't use a Computer Log, unless it's
someone I've worked a lot, I don't usually remember if I've worked them
before anyway).
As far as I'm concerned, working DX means a long distance contact (and on
160m that's anything over 1,000 miles) . . . I'm not even bothered about
working a station on some rare island, when I could be working a station
that's further away - that to me again is more of an achievement!
In terms of whether conditions are good when you come on the band on a
Wednesday, well you'd soon find out !
I personally will come on tonight about 0000Z . . . usually for about an
hour . . . and then again about 0300Z, to see if there's stations further
west.  (there seems no point in coming on at our Sunrise, around 0730, as
there is actually NO peak in signal these days)
Roger G3YRO

From: Mark K3MSB [mailto:mark.k3msb at] 
Sent: 31 January 2018 01:20
To: Roger Kennedy
Cc: topBand List
Subject: Re: Topband: 160m DX Activity Night

So what's the accepted practice of working stations again and again on 160M?

If I've worked you once or twice in the past I won't answer your CQ, unless
you're CQing with no responses, but then probably not.    I've found in the
past that ops don't want repeat customers,  they want fresh fish.

I've been doing other thingsin the shack and have heard EU stations CQing
and CQing on TB but I don't answer as they're in my log quite a few times.
Should I answer?

73 Mark K3MSB

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