Topband: No 160m Sunrise Peak

Roger Kennedy roger at
Wed Jan 31 09:14:53 EST 2018

Yes George, but did you hear the same stations an hour BEFORE our Sunrise,
to compare?

That's the point . . . I was monitoring several US stations, and none of
them came up in strength around sunrise at all.

Roger G3YRO

-----Original Message-----
From: k8gg at [mailto:k8gg at] 
Sent: 31 January 2018 13:38
To: Roger Kennedy
Cc: topband at
Subject: Re: Topband: No 160m Sunrise Peak

Roger, Et. Al.,

On the contrary, Sunday morning in the CQWW 160 CW there was a peak observed
from Michigan.

A very weak EI4???  called me about 0730Z without a QSO.  Then G3PQA popped
up solid and we made a QSO easily.  That was followed by an EI2 who was good
copy, F6ARC, and a DJ4 in total sunrise about 0745Z.  They were
579 to 589 despite contest intermod at W8RT, the Low-Band contest station
near Battle Creek, Michigan.  Also an LA station was hunting and pouncing at
that time and, although he did not call me, he was louder than when calling
CQ and running on a fixed frequency.

73,  George,  K8GG, 2nd operator in a Multi-Operator Hi-Power entry.

> Just to re-state something I posted a few weeks ago . . .
> I made a point of checking signal strengths last weekend in the CQ WW.
> Once again, there was absolutely NO increase in signals strengths 
> around our Sunrise (0730Z), and if anything they started to drop off.
> This was regardless of how far west the stations were.
> Don't ask me why . . . in the old days, you would only bother coming 
> on around Sunrise to work DX, as signals would increase by as much as 
> 10 - 20dB.
> Roger G3YRO
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