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ka1iic

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don't look for anything better for a few years...
« on: December 08, 2017, 1752 UTC »
don't look for anything better for a few years...  There won't be any improvement for a number of years...  Unless the Sun explodes and... 8 minutes  until... poof...

Yeah ignore this... I'm just a little angry...  Bad propagation, crappy antennas...  <sigh> it is what it is... sri folks...
73 Vince
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Re: don't look for anything better for a few years...
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 1906 UTC »
          Yeah? Then you'll have to do what I do and look for Sporadic "E" openings on 12M, 11M, 10M, and 6M. Tell ya what, it's nice having WWV back on 25MHz. At least that tells ya when you have a path open to Colorado. Then, check 12M, 10M, and 6M propagation at,     http://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php?Lan=E&Frec=50&ML=M&Map=W2LN&HF=N&DXC=ING2&GL=S
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Re: don't look for anything better for a few years...
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 1509 UTC »
There's still DX opportunities out there, it does require picking and choosing your bands more carefully. Lots of opportunities on the lower bands of course, and even the higher ones have occasional, if brief, openings.

Perhaps now is the time to take up NDB DXing on Longwave :)  https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/board,16.0.html
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Re: don't look for anything better for a few years...
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 1730 UTC »
Yeah I know you guys are right but in a severe noise area like the one I'm in at the moment doesn't lend itself to moderate to weak signals...

I have heard some DX of late here but I am much too lazy to post anything anymore...  but I do post what bands are open to this area on the chat but I have noticed that the openings here don't mean there are openings on the same band in other places and vis versa...  Just the way things are I guess.

I was just letting off steam for a very bad day and receiving some equally bad news...

Ignore me... unless I'm trying to be funny...  then laugh ur butts off at me as I luv acting the fool :-)

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Re: don't look for anything better for a few years...
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 2222 UTC »
30 meters has been open during the day for the past few days. Granted, I've only been transmitting WSPR, but I've been heard in Australia and New Zealand on 5 watts.

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