[AMRadio] 40 and 80 meters are very long tonight

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 21:00:47 EST 2015

This is something we've been noticing for a couple weeks or more,
those of us who operate 160 m.  I don't know the reason why, but
usually this time of year 160 stinks for QSOs until at least 9 p.m.
local time when it is barely okay.  Prior to that time it is only good
for close in QSOs, maybe 100 miles.  But lately, 160 has been allowing
solid QSOs 300 or 400 miles out starting around 7 p.m. local time, as
if it is mid-January.  The level of activity there is up from the past
few years and it has been great.   I was starting to become
discouraged thinking many AM operators had abandoned 160 but not



On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 7:41 PM, Mike Duke, K5XU <k5xu at comcast.net> wrote:
> I cannot hear WWV on 10 MHZ at my Mississippi QTH, and signals from within
> 200 miles have disappeared on 75 meters.
> There is also an intruder signing as 4XZ transmitting code and number groups
> on 7.050 CW at about 25 WPM.
> Someone on another list said that station is a 100 KW transmitter coming
> from Israel.
> Wherever he is, and whatever power he's running, he's a solid 579 at my
> house with very little fading.
> This night may be showing possibility for some unusually long distant
> contacts on the lower bands.
> --
> Mike Duke, K5XU
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