Topband: 160 conditions

Michael Tope W4EF at
Mon Dec 16 01:30:12 EST 2019

Thanks for coming back to me, Tom. The only reason I knew the band was 
open is that I was sitting on 1821.0 listening for S01WS who had been 
spotted there. Apparently he was gone because, Eric NO3M, asked if the 
frequency was in use and then started calling CQ. I was surprised to 
hear HB9CAT come back to him with a good signal. I need HB9 on 160 CW, 
so I decided I would try calling CQ at 1820.2 KHz. HB9CAT never answered 
me, but you and a whole string of other stations in the UK answered, all 
with very good signals. I wish my RX situation was better (I was just 
using the TX antenna). A couple of stations called near the end of the 
opening, but I wasn't able to pull out their their full callsigns.

73, Mike W4EF.....................

On 12/15/2019 12:54 AM, Tom Boucher wrote:
> It's nice to hear the band back in good shape again after a few years. Big
> CW signal from W4EF in CA this morning along with ZL3IX, also a string of
> JAs/HL earlier this week.
> Let's keep the 160 CW activity up!
> 73,
> Tom G3OLB

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