And from the Northwest I have a slightly different observation of 
horizontal/vertical questions. What I have noticed is this. I more or less 
equate Horizontal antennas with high angle and vertical with low. The EU 
stations are usually mostly looking West into the setting sun. The East coast 
stations are looking into the total darkness toward EU mostly. Here in the 
Northwest we look into darkness toward EU and the East coast. I mention this 
because observations of high angle signals are VERY rare looking East toward 
EU. Maybe twice in 10 years. However looking West toward the setting sun and JA 
and UA0 I often see signals start early on the low angle vertical antennas and 
progress toward high angle signals in a same setting. The low horizontal takes 
over as the signals apparently get to a higher angle. I am about 200 miles from 
the Pacific. I have on my project list (way way down it) to build a high angle, 
low elevation horizontal array with a high RDF and gain just to see what it 
would do. Unfortunately it stays way down the list.
   For me Frank LPL says it all " You can never have too many antennas... 
Unless they interfere with each other, a non-trivial issue."
Lee   K7TJR   OR

It's more than antennas. There's also propagation. You're 700 miles ESE of me, 
which gives you a path to EU over less of the auroral zone.

AND there's noise, which has been increasing over time. My first years in W6 
were more productive for CW on Topband than now -- I have a dozen or so 
countries in the log from the solar minimum of those earlier years.

73, Jim K9YC

On 1/15/2020 6:21 AM, Wes wrote:
> Roger is in my logbook, along with at least five other "G" stations.  
> My station is described on my QRZ page.  I receive on the TX antenna.
> Wes  N7WS

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