Topband: Stew Perry

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at
Sun Dec 29 17:09:42 EST 2019

On the other coast, the big JA stations were
10 to 20 dB over S9 at my SR (1515 UTC), but
then faded 1/2 hour later to S9. Jim was easily
copyable, but no where near that strong when
I worked him last night.

Rick N6RK

On 12/29/2019 1:13 PM, ws6x.ars at wrote:
> Another Top Band Challenge has come and gone. This one will stand out in
> memory for a LONG time. I began hearing EU a full hour before my sunset, and
> by 2200 UTC (my official sunset) had logged 6 EU. This set the pace for the
> evening.
> Unfortunately, prior commitments allowed me only 5 hours in the fray, so
> pulled the switch at 10 PM local. Most of that time was spent S & P, looking
> for big point counters. When I hit the big switch, I had worked 52 EU! Never
> seen anything like it in my 35+ years on 160! I went to bed a very happy
> camper!
> Some of those EU stations were well over S9, and I sometimes tuned past the
> blip on the spectrum scope, thinking they were locals. The only EU I never
> could work was an LZ2. He was loud here, but never heard me.
> Thanks to all for digging me out of the mud.
> 73 es HNY!
> Jim - WS6X
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