Re: Is WA6I Deaf ?
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Hey Guys !
Maybe we should have sat this one out. Tried working W3HF today and I barely made it after several call. It's propagation !!! The propagation gods are not happy ... think they're sleeping off a 3-day drunk !
Jerry N9AVY #454
From: "steve@... " <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 2:31 PM
Subject:  Re: Is WA6I Deaf ?
I've seen you call CQ 30 times here in the northeast this weekend. Of those 30, only 10 were error free where I copied your entire CQ correctly "CQ 070 TDW de WA6I WA6I bonus station CQ k", the other 20 had one or more bit errors (fldigi logs are a wonderful thing).
I've tried replying to you 12 times, but I'm just not reaching you. I even bumped TX power up from my normal 25w to 75w hoping to break through, but there's nothing to bounce off of right now to get to you.
I've got zero west coast Qs this weekend, farthest west I've got is MO. I've only got 2 Europe contacts, Spain and Czech Republic.
Conditions are suboptimal this weekend, to say the least. I've got 65q's this weekend, half of what I had last year. I've been able to make only 5 Qs today..
Thanks to all you running bonus stations this weekend, we appreciate the effort even tho its been very very slow!
/steve - w1hs