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Author Topic: 5W1SA on 80!  (Read 4756 times)
W1VT
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« on: July 19, 2013, 02:37:19 AM »

I was tuning 80M after starting the laundry this morning--we are in the middle of a heat wave.

The band was dead--not even thunderstorms, but I tuned around and heard Atsu with a slightly weak but clear signal!

Got him with 100 watts and my top loaded vertical!  Grin

With this sort of DX 1500 challenge points looks like a real possibility--up to 1250+ right now.

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 04:52:58 AM »

Good job - the low bands are the best!

And in a month from now - we will start seeing even better low band conditions. I especially like the equinox times of the year - some very interesting things happen then.

So - in 2 months it will be even better.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 07:11:56 AM »

Is that 1250 this year or all time Huh



I was tuning 80M after starting the laundry this morning--we are in the middle of a heat wave.

The band was dead--not even thunderstorms, but I tuned around and heard Atsu with a slightly weak but clear signal!

Got him with 100 watts and my top loaded vertical!  Grin

With this sort of DX 1500 challenge points looks like a real possibility--up to 1250+ right now.

Zack W1VT
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W1VT
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 07:25:54 AM »

That is all time--I was at 1000 in March of this year.

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 08:38:51 AM »

It's amazing how much time it takes to get to the 1500+ mark. Good work
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 09:38:53 AM »

Yes! I got 5W1SA on 80M last fall! He QSL's quickly via LOTW too! 5W1SA in my book is one of the top-notch guys out there on the bands!

I got to work the 160M band in IARU HF test last week from a well known multi-multi superstation. 160M was in excellent, excellent condition, wide open to EU at sundown, and later in the night it worked great to the west. Zack, if you can get on 160M, you will find a couple of very good south american stations many nights, and this time of year may be a good time for KH6/Oceania/VK/ZL to hear you on 160M too. Now is their winter of course.

Folks here tend to concentrate on the high bands for DX'ing, but I cannot emphasize this enough, 160M has been in really good conditions to southern hemisphere past couple of weeks. I would like to be able to wake up before dawn and CQ on 160M for rest of the summer.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 01:22:29 PM »


I especially like the equinox times of the year - some very interesting things happen then.

So - in 2 months it will be even better.

Big amen.  The propagation at my QTH is also greatly enhanced when the kids get back in school and I can turn on a radio again.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 01:23:15 PM »

Unfortunatly the higher you get the harder it is, I'm just past 1700 I don't really pay much attention to it but allways try to work any new slots I can,

I have done very little on 80 and 160 so if you can master those bands and get your 12 & 10m scores up over 200-250 before we loose this cycle 2000 should be easy enough over the next few years,

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That is all time--I was at 1000 in March of this year.

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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 06:26:29 PM »

5W on 80 has been a problem for me for years. I never heard him last year and the only one I did work I can't get a QSL out of their manager for love or money (5W0NM--3 requests sent, not a whisper). Hopefully this winter....
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2013, 05:50:08 AM »

I worked Atsu on 17M last night and already have the LoTW QSLs--we have now worked on 80 through 12M!

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 11:15:52 PM »

Atsu-san is a very keen operator, and a quick QSL on LotW. I've got him on several bands, but from here it's pretty easy.
80 m is a good band for DX, about the only thing limiting activity is storm static putting people off operating there. I can work DX on the band just about any time of year.
160 m here only seems good during the late summer to Europe on our morning grey line. The storm static is usually at it's least in the morning. So, another six months from now to wait for that path.
Very little on 160 m here now in mid-winter. A few mostly weak signals from NA coming in our evenings, but most seem to give it away over summer in the northern hemisphere.
Conversely, we have to battle the summer storm static to do much good on Top Band.
On the Challenge, I'm sitting on 1488 on LotW. With only about 5 DX QSOs in the log each week lately, that's not going to progress fast. My DX-ing seems to follow the weather. This winter is dragging - looking forward to warmer weather and more DX, that's for sure!
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Luke VK3HJ
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