Probably true. I'm using HI-Z circle 8 &
triangular arrays and mixing them with a
NCC-2 to try and deal with local RFI but
on 160 I can hear pretty well. They
haven't heard me yet on 160 and I was
trying to keep away from everyone else's
signals. with my seaside location you'd
think I wouldn't have much of an issue but
things aren't always what we expect.
I did manage to snag them on 80 & 40
making it to #331 in the current count so
mission accomplished but I do want them
most on 160.
Considering I am using wire verticals for
all my antennas (Inv-L on 80 & sloper on
160), I don't have a lot to worm in with
on the upper bands.
OTOH, I haven't heard a peep from Chap at
A5A at all this go around & after 39 years
have only heard an A5 on two days & they
didn't hear me.
Let's see how tonight fares.
Good luck to us all.
> The problem will be getting him to hear you. I was calling in a pile
> on 20 SSB yesterday when he announced that they had another station
> coming up at 18130. I doubt that anyone else heard that, considering
> the out of control mob. I tuned up there and he was calling CQ at a
> solid S7 on my K3S. He announced he was listening up 5. As soon as
> he did I started calling, and calling and calling... He answered no
> one for what seemed a long time until he was spotted and then he
> answer a few guys, obviously hearing them with considerable
> Boggles my mind that they went on a major expedition with (AFAIK)
> unproven equipment.
> Wes N7WS
> On 4/8/2018 6:39 PM, Gary Smith wrote:
> > Elusive again tonight but a better signal
> > than yesterday. Only heard him well at the
> > beginning of GL and he dropped off 30 min
> > later. Could hear EU calling him clearly
> > before GL so the band was in decent shape
> > still. Going to be tough for me to hear
> > him at this QTH but that's the game.
> > GL to all,
> > 73,
> > Gary
> > KA1J
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