160 is a great band. My first contact was in Texas with 40 watts of AM on a Viking Ranger in 1957 with a station in Kansas. I thought that was great DX. Many years later, with over 200 countries worked, I am happy that I am here on the East Coast in Virginia when the DX comes rolling in from Europe and I am among the first to hear them. But then, of course, I wished I were back in Texas this morning when I couldn't even hear a peep out of V63KS and folks in the Lone Star State were bragging about how strong he was. Like I said 160 is a great band. There's great DX on it for everyone...if you dig deep enough into the noise...and hold your mouth just right.
73, Ken - K4XL On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Steve Jones <sjo...@netbelay.com> wrote: > I wish I could hear that good in texas. > Steve WS5W > > On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:35 PM, K1FZ-Bruce <k...@myfairpoint.net> wrote: > > > > > > > Good Info Dave, Thanks. > > In Maine, one contest Weekend, about year 1999-2000 worked 103 > > countries. Lots of countries in Europe not that far away in the > Northeast > > direction. 73 > > Bruce-k1fz > > > > > > On Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:49:04 -0500, daraym...@iowatelecom.net wrote: > > > > Success also depends a lot on your location. Working 119 DXCC from > a > > 70' > > inv vee from NY is a whole lot easier than doing it, for instance, out > here > > in the Midwest (Iowa). YMMV. . .73. . .Dave, W0FLS > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Joe K2UF > > Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:45 AM > > To: 'Topband' > > Subject: Re: Topband: 160 meter starter antennas > > > > I Have an inv V hanging off of my 70 foot tower. Because I live on a > > suburb lot the legs of the antenna are bent to fit the lot (really > ugly). I > > have worked DXCC (119) with that minimal antenna. It can be done but you > > have to be patient. > > 73 Joe K2UF > > > > _________________ > > Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband > > > > > > _________________ > > Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband > > > > > > -- > Steve Jones > _________________ > Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband > -- Ken - K4XL BoatAnchor Manual Archive BAMA - http://bama.edebris.com "Show me a politician who is poor, and I'll show you a poor politician." - Carlos Hank González "Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions." - Edward R. Murrow _________________ Topband Reflector Archives - http://www.contesting.com/_topband