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FT5ZM a topband triple

Yess
this evening better signal here  1826.5  QSX dwn 

heard him working JA's and then SV8CV?   found QSX
and just 2 calls lucky in a QSB peak  "easy"  much easier then the other bands.
I think it was Nodir  hearing good at 160m 
A nice surprise  I will not try  much on other frequencies since  I do not like blind calling with high power. 

http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/2014/ft5zm_160_1.mp3
160m is relative my best band here I know if I hear one I can work him.
Other bands  need hundreds of calls to get reply.
F.i. a 559 569 signalat 10115kHz  they do not seem to be very busy, long receive pauses low QSO rate and even some CQ's.
But calling with 100w  seems absolute useless. Is it the OM power >2kW PA  in combination with high noise?
 I will not pollute the bands further with useless calls anymore unless they reach  S7-9 level.

Tonight
3 top band signals from the Indian Ocean in one evening!

20:18 1833.7  8Q7BM  weak 519  but workable

 the strongest was 3B8/HB9ARY  at 1812kHz  569 super signal
 first part the weak cq of 8Q7BM   last part  3B8/HB9ARY http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/2014/3b8_hb9ary_160.mp3


1812.5   XW8BM    599   stone deaf  and or >10kW ERP?

too strong to be real   

http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/2014/xw8bm_160.mp3

this must have been the loudest but deafest 160m   ever heard from ASIA
I prefer a 519 but with receive capability
Mr Spock supports it too
http://youtu.be/0_crKtKfd3w

Comments

Great to read that 160m is your 'easy' band. I wonder what antenna you are using and how much space (property) you have? At my side it's just opposite. 10m is the best when open and 160m is by far the hardest - but on 10m I'm using a tribander and on 160m a dipole or a short vertical....
73 and dood dx, Frank, DL8ZAW

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