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Re: HF propagation versus space weather.

nw7us@...
 

FYI:

On Facebook, I offer https://fb.me/spacewx.hfradio for space weather and radio propagation updates and information.  I run http://SunSpotWatch.com(which I am planning to overhaul, soon).

I also tweet out space weather and radio stuff on two Twitter accounts, if you are interested...



Space weather is a passion of mine.  As is Ham radio.

73 de NW7US dit dit


Re: vertical antenna

Jim Sheldon
 

At OzarkCon and at home, with 6 radials, I got a 1:1 match on 80-6 with the K3 and KX3's internal tuners.  Your mileage will probably vary with number of radials and soil conductivity.  I don't have a manual tuner to test it with,
Jim

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 24, 2016, at 7:35 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Johnny and Jim,
    From your experience, which bands did it tune up to <=1.5 ?

NA1MH

On 4/24/2016 7:28 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Ge Dave 
I bought one last year and I used it. /p in Dallas last year.
I grounded it to my truck body and it performed well.
I now have it mounted in the yard with a radial field.
It is a little more noisy than a dipole, but it hers very well
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 
Loops N More spec's on the grasshopper are rather sparse...
SWR <1.5 on most bands is not very informative !!

David Martin - NA1MH


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.




--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: vertical antenna

cornhusker
 

I have one, too that I got at Ozarkcon.  The Grasshopper needs good grounding or radials.  73 DE K0NEB 


On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM, Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

It's a 21 foot untuned vertical.  Needs a good tuner and at least 4 fifteen foot radials, preferably 6 or even 8 or more.  With a good tuner and plenty of radials, it will work 80-6 meters.  It's not the best for portable as it only collapses down to about 6 feet.  It does work better than something like the PAC-12 or a mobile whip.  It must be used with a tuner and it really needs a fairly good radial field to work.  Speaking from experience because I own one.

Jim, W0EB


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 24, 2016, at 7:05 PM, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Loops N More spec's on the grasshopper are rather sparse...
SWR <1.5 on most bands is not very informative !!

David Martin - NA1MH


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: vertical antenna

davemrtn
 

Johnny and Jim,
    From your experience, which bands did it tune up to <=1.5 ?

NA1MH

On 4/24/2016 7:28 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Ge Dave 
I bought one last year and I used it. /p in Dallas last year.
I grounded it to my truck body and it performed well.
I now have it mounted in the yard with a radial field.
It is a little more noisy than a dipole, but it hers very well
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 
Loops N More spec's on the grasshopper are rather sparse...
SWR <1.5 on most bands is not very informative !!

David Martin - NA1MH


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.




--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




-- 
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: vertical antenna

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Dave 
I bought one last year and I used it. /p in Dallas last year.
I grounded it to my truck body and it performed well.
I now have it mounted in the yard with a radial field.
It is a little more noisy than a dipole, but it hers very well
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, April 24, 2016, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Loops N More spec's on the grasshopper are rather sparse...
SWR <1.5 on most bands is not very informative !!

David Martin - NA1MH


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.




--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: HF propagation versus space weather.

Sean Edwards
 

Here is a near real time VHF propagation map:


-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG

On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 5:28 PM, 'James W. Hodgson' va3hod@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 


Also try VE3EN's site for Solar.

J. Hodgson
VA3HOD







On Apr 24, 2016, at 1:28 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

http://www.hamqsl.com/solar3.html


This is a very busy page and there are actually menus of maps to choose.  I was looking at the global f0f2 map on Friday when I noted most of the US, except the east coast, in yellow and red, meaning that the critical frequency for propagation was very low (if I’m reading it correctly).  It worked for me that day!

73,

Chas - NK8O


On Apr 24, 2016, at 1:07 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

GA Chas,

Do you have a link to the map page?  Sounds lke an excellent tool.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 10:47 AM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

There actually are maps that tell you where some of the pockets of activity might be.  Central & western US were terrible the other day and the maps reflected that.  But there was a thin rim along the NE coast of the US that showed good propagation in ME MA, etc., and also in parts of EU.  It turned out to be true.  I had a great day right along the coast working DX but my friends in the midwest heard nothing, and I heard nothing from the midwest.


72,

Chas


On Apr 23, 2016, at 11:02 PM, Ed - ad7gr ad7gr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Bill,

Well said.

-- 
73,
Ed - ad7gr
1jn4.8

Re: HF propagation versus space weather.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:34 am (PDT) . Posted by: "Bill Cromwell" ku8h

Hi,

Space weather influences our ionosphere and that in turns influences to
where the various bands might be open. But the ionosphere is not a
homogeneous sphere. The best and first tool to determine to where you
can operate is your radio. Do turn it on. Look around. See who is there.
If you can hear them you can possibly work them. Makes some calls. It's
spelled CQ. It's a mistake to look at a 'gloomy' report or worse - a
mere forecast - and decide to not even turn the radio on. Look at
several bands...even bands that the vaunted forecast says will be
*dead*. Radio is full of surprises and that is the magic. If nobody
turns the radio on and actually makes a call...the bands will be *dead*
regardless of the space weather.

73,

Bill KU8H









Re: vertical antenna

Sean Edwards
 

Was it the MFJ-1899t < http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1899T >?

I don't think this is manufactured by MFJ, I think they import it from the U.K.

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG

On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 7:05 PM, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Loops N More spec's on the grasshopper are rather sparse...
SWR <1.5 on most bands is not very informative !!

David Martin - NA1MH


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.




Re: vertical antenna

Jim Sheldon
 

It's a 21 foot untuned vertical.  Needs a good tuner and at least 4 fifteen foot radials, preferably 6 or even 8 or more.  With a good tuner and plenty of radials, it will work 80-6 meters.  It's not the best for portable as it only collapses down to about 6 feet.  It does work better than something like the PAC-12 or a mobile whip.  It must be used with a tuner and it really needs a fairly good radial field to work.  Speaking from experience because I own one.

Jim, W0EB


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 24, 2016, at 7:05 PM, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Loops N More spec's on the grasshopper are rather sparse...
SWR <1.5 on most bands is not very informative !!

David Martin - NA1MH


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: vertical antenna

davemrtn
 

Loops N More spec's on the grasshopper are rather sparse...
SWR <1.5 on most bands is not very informative !!

David Martin - NA1MH


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: vertical antenna

davemrtn
 

There we go, that's it.

I was wanting to look up the spec's on it.

Thanks Terry.

NA1MH



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: 4/24/16 6:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., David Martin <davemrtn@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.


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Re: vertical antenna

Dick Hammond
 


On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 6:26 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.




Re: vertical antenna

WA0ITP
 

Hi David,

It was the "Grasshopper"  made an sold by Loops and More    http://loopsnmore.com/multi-band-hf-verticals-coming-soon-2/
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 5:57 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: vertical antenna

John Lonigro
 

If it was a "cricket" antenna, I'll bet it produced a lot of chirping! Didn't we use Walter's antenna for several years?

72,

John AA0VE

On 04/24/2016 06:00 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@cox.net [4sqrp] wrote:
David,
Ill do some digging, I think they are made in Wichita and have seen one on the floor of the Radio Shack in Derby, just south of Wichita. If memory serves it was a good antenna.
de Paul N0NBD

________________________________
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:57:04 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] vertical antenna
A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....
Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?
--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------
There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.
Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.

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Re: vertical antenna

Paul Smith
 

David,
Ill do some digging, I think they are made in Wichita and have seen one on the floor of the Radio Shack in Derby, just south of Wichita. If memory serves it was a good antenna.
de Paul N0NBD

________________________________

To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:57:04 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] vertical antenna



A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



vertical antenna

davemrtn
 

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page for the person selling it ?

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.


Re: HF propagation versus space weather.

James W. Hodgson
 


Also try VE3EN's site for Solar.

J. Hodgson
VA3HOD







On Apr 24, 2016, at 1:28 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

http://www.hamqsl.com/solar3.html


This is a very busy page and there are actually menus of maps to choose.  I was looking at the global f0f2 map on Friday when I noted most of the US, except the east coast, in yellow and red, meaning that the critical frequency for propagation was very low (if I’m reading it correctly).  It worked for me that day!

73,

Chas - NK8O


On Apr 24, 2016, at 1:07 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

GA Chas,

Do you have a link to the map page?  Sounds lke an excellent tool.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 10:47 AM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

There actually are maps that tell you where some of the pockets of activity might be.  Central & western US were terrible the other day and the maps reflected that.  But there was a thin rim along the NE coast of the US that showed good propagation in ME MA, etc., and also in parts of EU.  It turned out to be true.  I had a great day right along the coast working DX but my friends in the midwest heard nothing, and I heard nothing from the midwest.


72,

Chas


On Apr 23, 2016, at 11:02 PM, Ed - ad7gr ad7gr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Bill,

Well said.

-- 
73,
Ed - ad7gr
1jn4.8

Re: HF propagation versus space weather.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:34 am (PDT) . Posted by: "Bill Cromwell" ku8h

Hi,

Space weather influences our ionosphere and that in turns influences to
where the various bands might be open. But the ionosphere is not a
homogeneous sphere. The best and first tool to determine to where you
can operate is your radio. Do turn it on. Look around. See who is there.
If you can hear them you can possibly work them. Makes some calls. It's
spelled CQ. It's a mistake to look at a 'gloomy' report or worse - a
mere forecast - and decide to not even turn the radio on. Look at
several bands...even bands that the vaunted forecast says will be
*dead*. Radio is full of surprises and that is the magic. If nobody
turns the radio on and actually makes a call...the bands will be *dead*
regardless of the space weather.

73,

Bill KU8H








Re: HF propagation versus space weather.

Charles W. Powell
 

http://www.hamqsl.com/solar3.html

This is a very busy page and there are actually menus of maps to choose.  I was looking at the global f0f2 map on Friday when I noted most of the US, except the east coast, in yellow and red, meaning that the critical frequency for propagation was very low (if I’m reading it correctly).  It worked for me that day!

73,

Chas - NK8O


On Apr 24, 2016, at 1:07 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

GA Chas,

Do you have a link to the map page?  Sounds lke an excellent tool.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 10:47 AM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

There actually are maps that tell you where some of the pockets of activity might be.  Central & western US were terrible the other day and the maps reflected that.  But there was a thin rim along the NE coast of the US that showed good propagation in ME MA, etc., and also in parts of EU.  It turned out to be true.  I had a great day right along the coast working DX but my friends in the midwest heard nothing, and I heard nothing from the midwest.


72,

Chas


On Apr 23, 2016, at 11:02 PM, Ed - ad7gr ad7gr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Bill,

Well said.

-- 
73,
Ed - ad7gr
1jn4.8

Re: HF propagation versus space weather.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:34 am (PDT) . Posted by: "Bill Cromwell" ku8h

Hi,

Space weather influences our ionosphere and that in turns influences to
where the various bands might be open. But the ionosphere is not a
homogeneous sphere. The best and first tool to determine to where you
can operate is your radio. Do turn it on. Look around. See who is there.
If you can hear them you can possibly work them. Makes some calls. It's
spelled CQ. It's a mistake to look at a 'gloomy' report or worse - a
mere forecast - and decide to not even turn the radio on. Look at
several bands...even bands that the vaunted forecast says will be
*dead*. Radio is full of surprises and that is the magic. If nobody
turns the radio on and actually makes a call...the bands will be *dead*
regardless of the space weather.

73,

Bill KU8H






Re: HF propagation versus space weather.

WA0ITP
 

GA Chas,

Do you have a link to the map page?  Sounds lke an excellent tool.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/24/2016 10:47 AM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

There actually are maps that tell you where some of the pockets of activity might be.  Central & western US were terrible the other day and the maps reflected that.  But there was a thin rim along the NE coast of the US that showed good propagation in ME MA, etc., and also in parts of EU.  It turned out to be true.  I had a great day right along the coast working DX but my friends in the midwest heard nothing, and I heard nothing from the midwest.


72,

Chas


On Apr 23, 2016, at 11:02 PM, Ed - ad7gr ad7gr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Bill,

Well said.

-- 
73,
Ed - ad7gr
1jn4.8

Re: HF propagation versus space weather.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:34 am (PDT) . Posted by: "Bill Cromwell" ku8h

Hi,

Space weather influences our ionosphere and that in turns influences to
where the various bands might be open. But the ionosphere is not a
homogeneous sphere. The best and first tool to determine to where you
can operate is your radio. Do turn it on. Look around. See who is there.
If you can hear them you can possibly work them. Makes some calls. It's
spelled CQ. It's a mistake to look at a 'gloomy' report or worse - a
mere forecast - and decide to not even turn the radio on. Look at
several bands...even bands that the vaunted forecast says will be
*dead*. Radio is full of surprises and that is the magic. If nobody
turns the radio on and actually makes a call...the bands will be *dead*
regardless of the space weather.

73,

Bill KU8H




Re: HF propagation versus space weather.

Charles W. Powell
 

There actually are maps that tell you where some of the pockets of activity might be.  Central & western US were terrible the other day and the maps reflected that.  But there was a thin rim along the NE coast of the US that showed good propagation in ME MA, etc., and also in parts of EU.  It turned out to be true.  I had a great day right along the coast working DX but my friends in the midwest heard nothing, and I heard nothing from the midwest.

72,

Chas


On Apr 23, 2016, at 11:02 PM, Ed - ad7gr ad7gr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Bill,

Well said.

-- 
73,
Ed - ad7gr
1jn4.8

Re: HF propagation versus space weather.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:34 am (PDT) . Posted by: "Bill Cromwell" ku8h

Hi,

Space weather influences our ionosphere and that in turns influences to
where the various bands might be open. But the ionosphere is not a
homogeneous sphere. The best and first tool to determine to where you
can operate is your radio. Do turn it on. Look around. See who is there.
If you can hear them you can possibly work them. Makes some calls. It's
spelled CQ. It's a mistake to look at a 'gloomy' report or worse - a
mere forecast - and decide to not even turn the radio on. Look at
several bands...even bands that the vaunted forecast says will be
*dead*. Radio is full of surprises and that is the magic. If nobody
turns the radio on and actually makes a call...the bands will be *dead*
regardless of the space weather.

73,

Bill KU8H



Re: Couple party balloons almost round the world

W0IIT
 

Yep, been following it.  Hans has to be as proud as a new papa:-)

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568, 
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, 
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000
 


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