In effect yesterday I think we had very strange conditions, I have
tested the signal of Valerio, and it was strong as usual. I was not able to
see your signals on 71.8 Khz, while Valerio do it well; the distance between
us is only 35 Km and during the cross-band QSO with G3LDO I saw the signals
on 71.8 almost as well as Valerio. Moreover this weekend I have spent a lot
of time in calling CQ both QRSS and normal CW and listening for hours but
nothing to do! The only station I have heard was OZ8NJ, he was calling CQ
and was 439 by me. Yesterday I saw only DF6NM working OK1FIG, he was 'O' by
me, while OK1FIG was invisible at all.
Cesare Tagliabue I 5 TGC
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Da: Dave <[email protected]>
A: LF Group <[email protected]>
Data: domenica 19 marzo 2000 23.58
Oggetto: LF: cross-band conditions.
I have just spent a frustrating day trying to work Valerio IK5ZPV crossband
73/136. We had taken it for granted that the difficult bit would be hearing
the 73k signal at Valerio's QTH.... In fact he copied me at 0700, 1300 and
1400hrs but I saw nothing of his signal on 137.700 . Those of you who have
worked or heard him, know that Valerio has a very good signal on 136k,
usually quite workable on normal CW. So why could I not see him today?
I assume that conditions vary more than we imagine. Reducing Valerio's
signal from 569 to a level where there is no trace against a quiet
background on Spetrogram must take 20dB or so.
Did anyone hear him calling me?
Am I deaf?
Am I paranoid?
BTW. Nice DFCW signal from G3AQC tonight. How long have you had that
73, Dave G3YXM.