Yes I forgot about the contest George !
Well I will be on, trying to pick out the DX stations on SSB, between all
the strong Europeans !
(at least my new 160m receive loop makes the EU stations weaker, whereas the
DX is as strong or stronger than on my main Antenna)
Hope to work some of you on SSB this weekend
73 Roger G3YRO

From: George Taft [] 
Sent: 23 February 2018 16:55
To: rayn6vr; Kenneth Grimm; Roger Kennedy
Cc: topband
Subject: Re: Topband: Wednesday 160m DX Activity Night

Hi All

Roger, I wouldn't get too excited abt this weekend QRV.  Remember we have
the CQWW160 SSB test!  Doesn't do much for DX, hi.

And Ken, I was listening when you worked UK9AA.   Unfortunately, noisy with
early Spring QRN and a new Indian Casino in my nearby NE path.
Fortunately, I worked Fedor on a quiet nite some time ago.  He apparently
hears very well.

Now if we could get some prop into W8 from the VU and EX actives.  

73  George  W8UVZ

On Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:33 AM, rayn6vr <> wrote:

Ken,Good catch! Heard i u calling uk9aa but never heard him. He's been
spotted a lot but it would take some very special /weird condx for us to
hear him.
Otherwise, checked the band several times but never heard EU last nigjt,
0500 - 0800z, EU SR.
Ray,Near Prescott, AZ

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-------- Original message --------From: Kenneth Grimm <> Date:
2/22/18  6:03 AM  (GMT-07:00) To: Roger Kennedy
<> Cc: topband <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Wednesday 160m DX Activity Night 
Thanks for the QSO Roger.  If it were not for your exhortation to be on the
band on Wednesday evenings, I would have missed a QSO with UK9AA.  That's a
fairly rare one from this side of the pond.


Ken - K4XL

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:48 AM, Roger Kennedy <> wrote:

> Well conditions were strange last night . . .
> Generally poor propagation . . . and high background noise here (even on
> Rx aerial) - apologies if you were one of the stations I heard calling,
> couldn't pull out of the noise.
> However, I did manage to work 16 NA stations in the 2 hours I stayed on,
> including across to Texas.
> What was more weird was some of my RBN reports from NA stations (which I
> often view when the band's quiet, to check propagation) - several gave me
> over 40dB above the noise, one even +48dB !
> Thanks to everyone who came on (inc several EU stations) . . .
> I shall be on at the weekend, and certainly next Wednesday again.
> 73 Roger G3YRO
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