Category Archives: 160-Meters

Goal Update January 2018

So the first month is under our belt for 2018.  DX results were pretty good, already knocking off a couple of my 2018 goals.  DXCC Challenge stands at 1281, and 160-meter DXCC is at 48.  So lets set new goals … Continue reading

Posted in 160-Meters, Contests, DX, FT8, Grid Chase, WAS | Leave a comment

Lots of progress in the past week

The International Grid Chase continues.  I’ve managed to put in a few hours each day of the new year to get on the air.  I’ve probably had about 20 QSOs a day, and somewhere around half of them have confirmed … Continue reading

Posted in 160-Meters, DX, Grid Chase | Leave a comment

Year-end DX/WAS Summary

2017 was a slow year for DX & WAS.  I suspect due to a combination of working most of the easy ones and a rapidly declining Solar Cycle 24.  It is hard to imagine how poor things will be for … Continue reading

Posted in 160-Meters, DX, Propagation, Satellite, Solar Cycles, WAS | Leave a comment

160 Meter Contest in the Bag

The contest ended at 11 AM local time, so it’s in the bag.  I finished with 302 contacts (only 17 DX contacts).  I was on for 5.75 hours on Friday and 5.25 hours on Saturday, so 11 total.  Probably spent … Continue reading

Posted in 160-Meters, Contests | Leave a comment

Wonderful Band Conditions for 160 Meter Contest

I’m only noodling around, running S&P mostly to find new states or countries.  Band noise floor is about -110 dBm, which is pretty quiet.  A few signals are 70 dB above that.  Most are 35 dB above the noise floor.  … Continue reading

Posted in 160-Meters, Contests | Leave a comment