Re: Topband: CQ WW CW 160m observations

2017-11-27 Thread VK3HJ
East Coast of Australia was smashed by thunderstorms all weekend, and I disconnected my antennas. My usual experience of Top Band on contest weekends, is that it just becomes very difficult to work any DX. Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com

Re: Topband: 160m Vertical matching Help

2017-11-02 Thread VK3HJ
I also concur with JC's recommendation. Antenna analysers are useful, but you change the circuit when you remove the feed line and connect the analyser. What your analyser sees is different to what your transmitter sees. Luke VK3HJ -Original Message- From: MR TREVOR DUNNE Sent

Re: Topband: FT8 discussion

2017-12-01 Thread VK3HJ
Many people on Top Band want to work DX. Some use digital modes. Remember there are countries outside the USA (that have different band plans). Not everyone has the full 1800 - 2000 kHz to use. For example, inn VK we have 1800 - 1875 kHz only. 73, Luke VK3HJ -Original Message

Re: Topband: FT8 qrm & Bandplanning History on 160m

2017-12-01 Thread VK3HJ
weather event forecast for the east coast over the next three days. I have asked my local sawmill about Gopher Wood. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: Big 160m openings just before K index spikes

2017-12-08 Thread VK3HJ
VK3HJ -Original Message- From: Tim Shoppa Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2017 2:19 AM To: Bob Lawson N6RW Cc: topBand List Subject: Re: Topband: Big 160m openings just before K index spikes I don't think it's just topband. I've observed exceptionally good conditions right before a solar

Re: Topband: Laying ground radials

2018-06-07 Thread VK3HJ
wire that I may use for this purpose and solder the radial wires to this. This will be a job for later in the winter, when I have time and resources to do this. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: Baker Island DXpedition on 160

2018-06-14 Thread VK3HJ
In the Southern Hemisphere, we work MOST of our DX during the Summertime! However, this DXpedition is on during our Winter, so for a change we have an advantage of reduced QRN and long openings. 73 es GL, Luke VK3HJ -Original Message- From: Guy Olinger K2AV Sent: Friday, June 15

Topband: Laying ground radials

2018-06-06 Thread VK3HJ
? 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: FT8 Observations

2018-04-25 Thread VK3HJ
rm off our east coast. See you on Top Band, on CW. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: Supporting Ladder line

2018-01-07 Thread VK3HJ
the wires using a fencing strainer. Wires are mostly at about 3 metres so the horses and I can walk under them, and are raised to 4-5 metres over laneways in case a fire truck needs to pass under. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: E31A on Topband

2018-01-16 Thread VK3HJ
E31A was quite good copy here this morning when I was on around my sunrise 1915z and still audible 20 minutes later. I'm sure a QSO will be quite impossible with their proximity to Europe. Some quite good signals in the pileup too. 73 es GL, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector

Re: Topband: 160m DX Activity Night

2018-02-13 Thread VK3HJ
ut 5000 km. There is very little TB activity inside this radius, apart from a few "locals". 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: Wednesday 160m DX Activity Night

2018-02-21 Thread VK3HJ
You will have to excuse me, as 2330z is 1030l and the sun will have been up for 3.5 hours. I will be trying around my sunrise from now until the end of summer, around 2000z for Europe, except on contest weekends. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http

Re: Topband: 160m DX Activity Night

2018-02-22 Thread VK3HJ
I am happy to work anyone again, as many times as they choose to answer my CQ. Just about every signal on Top Band is DX from this part of the world. 73, Luke VK3HJ -Original Message- From: Mark K3MSB Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:20 PM To: Roger Kennedy Cc: topBand List

Re: Topband: 160m DX Activity Night

2018-02-23 Thread VK3HJ
things. The digital sub-band appeared busy. I will be back on calling CQ again Monday around 2000z, as there is the SSB Contest on this weekend. As George mentioned elsewhere, a contest doesn't do much for DX! 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http

Re: Topband: Capacity Hat Wire Size

2018-01-02 Thread VK3HJ
ok, even to the feed point, but I've only used a low duty cycle mode like CW. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: WD8DSB & LU5OM 160 meter year long test complete

2018-08-02 Thread VK3HJ
, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: 160 sloper readings

2018-08-19 Thread VK3HJ
What wire have you used for the radiator? Could it have stretched? Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: Radial wire

2018-09-06 Thread VK3HJ
a decent opening a few evenings ago to NA, plus one JA. 73, Luke VK3HJ -Original Message- From: Kenneth Grimm Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:21 AM To: Herbert Schoenbohm Cc: n0os...@gmail.com ; TopBand List ; n...@n4is.com ; Richard (Rick) Karlquist ; Grant Saviers Subject: Re

Re: Topband: Air Wound Coil

2018-08-30 Thread VK3HJ
and taps can be made where required. Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Topband: Tuesday evening DX

2018-03-13 Thread VK3HJ
in the Philippines, a few JAs, and I heard XX9B calling CQ but not working anyone. I will attempt to rise early and see if the band is open to Europe! My sunrise is 2014z and I find Europe starts to come in best in the twenty minutes after sunrise. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband

Re: Topband: Wednesday 160m DX Activity Night

2018-04-05 Thread VK3HJ
The past few evenings all I've been noticed by are RBN, apart from a few die-hard Top Banders like AA1K, K4IQJ and DU7ET. These are some of the blokes who don't let a few summer atmospherics deter them. 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http

Re: Topband: DXCC

2018-04-14 Thread VK3HJ
at least I don't have neighbours who will make a fuss. I'm guessing it's easier to put in an oil well in Yorba Linda than a decent tower. I visited there in 1997. 73, Luke VK3HJ -Original Message- From: rick darwicki via Topband Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:04 AM To: topband

Re: Topband: Wednesday 160m DX Activity Night

2018-03-28 Thread VK3HJ
Wednesday night was positively awful from VK3. I called CQ for nearly an hour and gave up with no calls, and only local RBN reporting. By contrast, Tuesday night was quite good to NA, with a number of USA and a handful of Canadian stations, and one Japanese station calling! 73, Luke VK3HJ

Re: Topband: Wednesday 160m DX Activity Night

2018-03-29 Thread VK3HJ
above the grass. Let’s see if this evening is any good! 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: Wednesday 160m DX Activity Night

2018-03-29 Thread VK3HJ
teve VK7CW, enjoying his very nice bug sending. Our storm static generally subsides as we come away from Summer. I am active year-round on Top Band. Most of my interesting DX is worked over Summer. 73, Luke VK3HJ -Original Message- From: Adrian Van Der Byl Sent: Friday, Mar

Re: Topband: 160m polarization and elevation angles

2018-03-29 Thread VK3HJ
-Original Message- From: donov...@starpower.net "160 meter long distance propagation is much more efficient to the south " Do you mean "between higher latitudes and lower latitudes"? To my south there are only penguins, and Tasmanians. Luke VK3HJ _

Re: Topband: Straws in the Wind ....A 160m Dx'ing Sea Change is Upon us!

2018-03-30 Thread VK3HJ
f my Vibroplex Bug! 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband

Re: Topband: Air wound coil

2018-09-02 Thread VK3HJ
ausing me grief with corrosion and intermittent conductivity. Up will go a wind up telescopic mast supporting continuous wires from feed to top hat. I am enjoying the exchange of information on this thread. Keep it up! 73, Luke VK3HJ _ Topband Reflector Archiv