Topband: Stew Perry

Gary Smith Gary at
Sun Dec 29 17:13:59 EST 2019

I too had a ball on 160. It was 
interesting in New England, EU was often 
as loud as stateside signals. It was 
interesting though; zero Asia, Middle 
East, Asiatic Russia, South America heard. 
The only Africa I heard was 7X&X. I heard 
a ZL but didn't work him. 

The only Pacific I heard was KH7X but... 
he's stateside with a grid of DM42... 

Oddly, JW7QIA couldn't hear me and his 
sigs were low here as well.

Still, EU was really fun and abundant.

73 & HNY,


> 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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