[VHFcontesting] E Skip Season ALWAYS begins in August
jer.sieg at shaw.ca
Fri May 15 14:51:23 PDT 2009
Nice Contact Les.. I have lucked out a couple times early in the season
here as well.. May 5 gave me a couple hour opening.. wrkd about 25 or
so.. Started in AZ / NM area.. then W into W6.. then again on the 13th
into Phoenix / Tucson for about an hour ! Even managed a few New Grids
as well ! Looks like we are heading into a 'Good Start' we hope..! Maybe
we can get lucky later in the Season and get an East Coast opening..
only saw One last season.. 73
Les Rayburn wrote:
> After finally working W9SE on WSJT Meteor Scatter this morning, I was rewarded with another treat. As I spun the knob to 50.125, I was greeted with a big, booming voice that said, "QSYing to 135". I followed the voice, and instantly recognized K5HCT (Here Comes Texas).
> After he signed, a quick call resulted in a nice QSO and then another with his neighbor, W5NQH.
> August was my first ever 6 Meter E-Skip contact just over a year ago on May 13, 2009. I know there are a number of beacons on the Magic Band, but the bell weather for me is always that signal from Texas. If it's August, it must be e-skip season. Look for the band to open nicely in just a few days guys!
> And to think, I wasted all those years on HF.... (sigh)
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
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> Maylene, AL 35114
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