[AMRadio] 75 Meters Long Already

KA5MIR ars.ka5mir at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 12:14:35 EST 2006

> I understand the first paragraph but maybe I don't know what is meant by
> "short skip".

Hello Jack,
  There may be some technically precise term for "short skip" that I'm not 
aware of, but in this case I'm talking about on 75 meters after dusk, from 
approximately 10 to 200 miles.


On Monday 27 November 2006 09:15, Jack Schmidling wrote:
> KA5MIR wrote:
> > Nothing, as long as it's not your only choice.
> >
> > Normally, you can "generally" choose your skip distance by selecting the
> > appropriate band for the time of day.  20 and up for longer distances. 
> > 40 short during the day and longer at night.  75 and 160 for shorter
> > distances.  ...there are exceptions of course.
> >
> > For the last few months, we've lost the choice of short skip on 75 at
> > night.
> I understand the first paragraph but maybe I don't know what is meant by
> "short skip".
> I have worked nothing but 75 for several decades off and on and it seems
> that it is pretty constant.  During the day I can hear and usually work
> stations withing about 200 miles radius.
> At night I can usually hear but not necessarily work the East Coast,
> West Coast and everything in between including what I could during the
> day.
> Having said that, this morning we had a round table with folks on both
> sides of Lake Michigan and one guy on the other side could not be heard
> by those on his side be we on this side could.  Not sure how far apart
> they are but probably 50 miles but I could talk to guys 50 miles from me.
> So.... just what is short skip?
> js

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