Friday, November 12, 2004 Zulu

On 3545 I heard VA7VV Jerome in Vancouver, BC, calling CQ with no takers.

I answered him on my newly-fixed K2 at 15W and he gave me a 579, which I gave him back. Jerome was using a Ten Tec Jupiter at 50W and an 80m Zepp. Jerome said that solar conditions were still unstable and all bands were bad up there, except for six meters.

Then he reported that QSB and S5 QRN then set in; I guess a wave of cold Canadian protons passed through Vancouver, but there was no QRN here -- it was eerily quiet. I turned on the HFPacker Amp and tried at 40W but it didn't help.

After our QSO I could still hear him about 559 to 539.

- posted by Leigh @ 06:30 z
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