Top band DX-ing is real ham radio challenge. 160m is also referred as the "Gentleman's band"...
160 meters - DX-ing on the Edge...

Beautifull nite on 22.11.2006 in OK land

23. listopadu 2006 v 16:18 | Petr, OK1RP |  Band reports
Hi all,
as the TOP band sounded beautifully on yda nite I am copy-pasted the list of spots from DX-Cluster OH2AQ for about 2 hrs before midnite and some of my comments how readable has been in my location...
    EA3KU      1832.1       6V7D                                         2337 22 Nov    
    DK0PM      1833.5       S9SS        huge signal                 2333 22 Nov    
    DL4CF      1831.6       9M2AXSH/DX  s9ss                    2323 22 Nov    
    SP3EPK     1811.1       ZB2FK                                       2316 22 Nov    
    IK2SGV     1825.5       5A7A        up 3.5                        2306 22 Nov    
    UA1ARX     1833.5       S9SS        fb sig                        2312 22 Nov    
    TA2RC-@    1831.5       9M2AX       copy you go!         2310 22 Nov    
    S58M       1831.4       9M2AX                                       2309 22 Nov    
    RA4UN      1831.4       9M2AX                                      2305 22 Nov    
    S58M       1824.1       MJ0AWR                                     2306 22 Nov    
    DL1GGT     1824.0       MJ0AWR                                  2310 22 Nov    
    SP7CDG     1831.4       9M2AX                                     2305 22 Nov    
    DL4CF      1824.4       MJ0AWR                                    2302 22 Nov    
    LX1DA      1811.1       ZB2FK       not heard me              2259 22 Nov    
    RA6AX      1831.4       9M2AX       clg ve1zz                  2258 22 Nov    
    S51DV      1825.5       5A7A        TNX  73                      2255 22 Nov    
    UA1ARX     1831.5       9M2AX       fb sig cq na              2247 22 Nov    
    SM4PBT     1818.1       TZ6MF       wkd up 1819.34        2249 22 Nov    
    S58M       1818.0       TZ6MF                                         2241 22 Nov    
    S58M       1825.2       5A7A                                            2236 22 Nov    
    SP9GFI     1825.2       5A7A                                           2231 22 Nov    
    I5MXX      1811.3       ZB2FK       cq                              2232 22 Nov    
    HA8BE      1818.0       TZ6MF       nice sigs                     2230 22 Nov    
    S58M       1822.0       A61Q                                            2223 22 Nov    
    DL1FKA     1825.4       5A7A                                          2227 22 Nov    
    UA1ARX     1822.0       A61Q                                          2219 22 Nov    
    S58M       1829.9       CU2/OH2UA                                   2214 22 Nov    
    UA1ARX     1829.9       CU2/OH2UA   fb sig                     2209 22 Nov    
    SQ9FMU     1821.4       5A7A                                          2156 22 Nov    
    IV3GCD     1821.0       5A7A        UP                               2155 22 Nov    
    TK5IH-@    1821.5       5A7A                                           2151 22 Nov    
- around 21:50U I found 5A7A on 1821.5. Their signal was really big and stable. Pile-up was w/o cops and QSOs came quickly.
- unfortunatelly I heard just few mins CU2/OH2UA with good sigs but when I decided to try to call him he left freq.
- lower on 1811.1 mni ops called ZB2FK and reported him good sigs but no beep in my area, luckily I have QSO from last year so no pb...
- guys from TZ6MF had good sigs but lot of QRM on freq even QSB. I tried to use audio filters KAF in my K2 and surprisingly helped a lot. Sigs was copyable 569 finaly here.
- Very big surprise was for me signal from ST0BB on 1818.1 at 22:20U. He called cq EU with no takers. So I am not sure if it was pirate or so as he even was not spoted in cluster. Came thru 589 solid sigs no QRM. After 10mins he left freq...
- Charles, S9SS had great signal at 23:15U as always. Pile-up was after few mins really strong and mni takers worlwide called him. As QSB jumped sigs down to 559 only I did not called him on yda evenning.
- 9M2AX came thru with unbelieving signal up to 589 on 1831.6 but mni takers tried to catch him. Also there was QSB so sometime was not easy to copy him specialy when somebody called at the same time of replying to other one... At 23:20U sigs sounded more stable but did not peaked higher that 559.
Well it was nice openning on 160m on yda evenning. I did not make mni QSOs as I operated from fixed QTH where low linear loaded Inv.V for TX, K9FD receiving loop and K2/100 reduced to QRP cause strange TVI have to use.
Mni 73, Petr OK1RP
 

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1 Standa 3W9JR Standa 3W9JR | E-mail | 15. ledna 2007 v 17:17 | Reagovat

Hi Petre, and greetings from Vietnam. I hope to hear you all during last weekend in January. As Multi/Single together with Eddy XV1X we apply for special call 3W3W and we expect to participate from near sea area abt 150km from Hanoi.

73s GL in CQ 160M CW Contest

Stan 3W9JR and Eddy XV1X

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