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Band Watch => 160 Meters => Topic started by: WA2SQQ on January 15, 2018, 07:53:41 PM



Title: Last nights conditions on 160
Post by: WA2SQQ on January 15, 2018, 07:53:41 PM
So Ive been working on working all 50 states on 160. Im at 46, and last night I almost achieved what I thought was virtually impossible. Been monitoring FT8 and at 0500Z I saw two CQs from K9FD in Hawaii. He was there and gone in about 90 seconds. Now is the time to enjoy those long winter nights! Reached out to him and it turns out he has a 30acre site that was an old A.M. broadcast site with a huge radial field


Title: Re: Last nights conditions on 160
Post by: WA2SQQ on December 19, 2018, 08:43:40 AM
So just short of 1 year since I posted this, last night I was able to make the contact with K9FD in Monalaua, HI. The new version of FT8 did very well - quite impressed by my 100W to a 1/4 wave sloper. I think this winter will be a good DX season on 160! 49 states down, only one more to go - AK!


Title: Re: Last nights conditions on 160
Post by: Tom WA3KLR on December 19, 2018, 08:51:32 AM
Congratulations Bob.

I was on the Grey Hair Net last night (Tues. 8 PM 1945 kHz).  I hadn't checked in there in at least two years I think!  Yes, conditions were VERY GOOD.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Title: Re: Last nights conditions on 160
Post by: WA2SQQ on January 14, 2019, 07:18:30 AM
Conditions on 160 continue to amaze me. Been looking for the elusive #50  (AK) on CW & FT8. Early Saturday morning I saw a prefix I did not recognize. Called him and he responded. Turned out to be N Cook island in the S Pacific. No big antenna at this end, just my 1/4 wave sloper and 100w.


Title: Re: Last nights conditions on 160
Post by: Carl WA1KPD on January 14, 2019, 11:18:57 AM
Been conducting experiments on 1999 with Ron K1VYU. He is using a dipole and I have been able to copy him as low as 4mw. He is 250 miles away
Carl


Title: Re: Last nights conditions on 160
Post by: WA2SQQ on January 14, 2019, 04:33:59 PM
Is he running a cw beacon?
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