Topband: 160 skip distance
aa7jv at atlanticbb.net
Tue Sep 17 18:59:12 EDT 2019
During both the ARRL 160 or the CQWW 160 CW contests from C6AGU (FL14tv, a
very quiet location) about 250 miles east of FL, I hear and work stations
during the day well into the continental US: sometimes as far as 1200 miles
away (W2). Most of the contact take place before 11 AM local time, but some
propagation does persist until midday and probably beyond that.
On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:14:49 -0500
K4SAV <RadioXX at charter.net> wrote:
> A few years back guys on this forum decided to see what could be worked at noon time. There were a few stations on at that time and I worked stations up to 600 miles.
> That will vary with band conditions. It doesn't work well if there are no stations on the band.
> You can observe the same thing during a major contest when there are stations working the band during the day (usually multi-op class stations).
> Jerry, K4SAV
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