Re: 40 and 80 meter net report

Charles W. Powell

Yes, Fernan, that is exactly what it means. Depending on the time of day and the ionospheric conditions, 40 meters can be short - conducive to hops ranging from a few miles to a few hundred miles, or thousands of miles. So when 40 meters is “long” you are more likely to have contacts of 1000 miles (1600 km) or more and less likely to be able to work a station 100-200 miles (160 to 320 km) away. 80 meters can behave exactly the same way. One night I was hearing absolutely nothing on 80 meters, except one station mid-band. It was Western Sahara, and I worked him with 5 watts on 80m. That is unusual, but it certainly happens.


Chas - NK8O

On Nov 20, 2019, at 9:05 AM, Fernan Bolando <> wrote:

hi all

i'm still unfamiliar with most ham radio lingo.

when somebody says "40m is long", it means the signal hop is long?

fernan ve4feb

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