[AMRadio] 75 Meters Long Already


KA5MIR ars.ka5mir at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 12:23:48 EST 2006


Hello Jim,
  Yeah, the sunspot cycle seems the obvious culprit, but I don't remember it 
being so bad in 86 when I traded my 520 for a fancy new TS-440, or the 
95-96 low.
  Maybe I'm trying not to remember the bad parts.  The band conditions, I 
mean, not the getting a SSB rig.  :)

73',
KA5MIR


On Monday 27 November 2006 09:31, Jim Wilhite wrote:
> I remember (don't all of us old folks) about 20 years ago
> when the skip on 75 was much like the current one.  Nothing
> between 100 to 600 miles or very weak and stations out
> beyond that were strong as garlic breath.
>
> This is really not that uncommon.  It follows the 11 year
> cycle and the 22 year cycle as does the upper bands.  With
> few sunspots to upset the atmosphere that giant mirror in
> the sky is really working.  What puzzles me more than 75 is
> 160.  It is not near as good as I expected.
>
> Jim
> W5JO
>
> >> For the last few months, we've lost the choice of short
> >> skip on 75
> >> at night.
> >> 160 is difficult for a lot of folks, antenna wise.  So...
> >> No more
> >> talking
> >> to your buddies within a couple hundred miles late in the
> >> evening or
> >> night.
> >>
> >> 73',
> >> KA5MIR
>
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