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Author Topic: "Band condx are poor..."  (Read 857 times)
N3QE
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« on: May 22, 2008, 12:31:39 PM »

It's a little funny hearing folks complain that the "band is poor".

Like when I'm working a 5W QRP station in California on 80M from my location in Maryland, he says the "band is poor" but I gave him an honest 579 and he gave me a 599.

Or yesterday in the early AM on 40M, when I'm listening to a long string of very loud Australian stations and I hear - underneath the 599 VK's - a neighbor just a few miles up I-270 say the "band condx are poor this AM".

Obviously these guys have a different definition of "poor conditions" than I do! I do realize that sometimes the band changes to "long skip", and that's when I find it most interesting...
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KY6R
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 02:26:45 PM »

80 and 40 have been great during the morning greyline and early morning hours. All of Asia and Oceania are easily workable here. And 20M at night lately has been just fantastic into VK-ZL.

If someone would go to K5K, ZL9 and VK9W - I could work some new one's - and easily - on the low bands and 20M.

Guess I have wait until October for VK9W . . .
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