Topband: 160m Activity Night

Jim Garland 4cx250b at
Thu Dec 12 15:12:49 EST 2019

Europe is tough in New Mexico, but last evening for about an hour after
sunset (0100Z-0200Z) I worked G3YRO, SM5EDX, and OR18TLS. As often happens,
signals were barely copyable when I worked them, with deep QSB, but got
stronger later, peaking 569-579. W7RH lives in a neighboring state and
always seems to hear better than I do. Pretty humbling, actually! I was
listening on a 720 ft beverage and transmitting on a 70ft base-loaded
vertical with sixty 120 ft radials. Radio was a Flex 6500 and hb amp. Band
was nice and quiet for a change.
Jim w8zr

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Topband [mailto:topband-bounces at] On Behalf Of WILLIAM
> Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:19 PM
> To: topband at
> Subject: Topband: 160m Activity Night
> Last evening like the past month or so I've been having trouble hearing
Europe. I heard
> N2MS trying to work G3YRO but I couldn't hear Roger. Sigh...
> Bill/W3WH
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