Re: Propagation

Jerry N9AVY

Looks like only VQ9’s I worked were in 1980 (VQ9JC)  and nothing until 2002.   Bummer , would have been nice to have worked those I knew.


Jerry  n9avy


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From: Scotty W7PSK
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Propagation


Working from Diego myself from Sept to Dec of 1980 I had lots of great contacts on 15.  Not quite that good.  My QSL Manager counted

15000 contacts in part time operating in those 4 months.   What fun.


Scotty W7PSK

aka VQ9RS


On 8/20/2019 7:12 AM, Jim K5SP wrote:

I was on Diego Garcia 76-77, and used 15m late at night, was like being in same room, worked hundreds of stateside stations (was early morning here).   Somewhere I have a box full of QSL cards for contacts.  Was WB6EWH/VQ9. 


Jim K5SP 




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From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>

Date: 8/20/19 8:59 AM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Re: [070Club] Propagation


Saw a photo recently of the Sun which was just a big yellow ball and devoid of any spots. That can’t be good.


For those who were around in the 70’s/80’s/90’s when there was decent propagation, it was a great time to be a ham with opening on 10/15/20m to almost all parts of the world.  If I remember even the 50’s and 60’s had great propagation.  Recall reading some stuff about WWII and the propagation was excellent back then as well with shortwave listeners hearing stuff from battlefields as it happened.  In the late 1930’s, there were some stories about people in  the U.S. hearing Amelia Earhart’s plane while it was flying around looking for Howland Island.


Based of these reports it would appear that radio propagation was really good in those eras. So, if anyone want to see propagation like that again, they’ll just need to build a time machine and go back, but remember if you take a modern day radio back with you, you may be accused of being a space alien up to no good !  😊


There is also a school of thought which believes that all the solar power we use on thi planet is draining the sun … put you tin foil hat on !


Jerry  n9avy


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From: W5DP
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:04 AM
To: 070Club@groupsio
Subject: Re: [070Club] Propagation


I read a report about a month ago that said we were at or very near the absolute minimum, which means, that it's almost ready to start it's ascendancy, and I know from past experience, when it starts up, it goes fast. Meaning: probably a year from now we will be seeing some really good conditions. Yes it will be several years to reach maximum, but we don't have to wait for the maximum to get good conditions. 


Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


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