How bad is radio propagation in Interior Alaska?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KL7AJ, Jun 28, 2020.

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  1. KL7AJ

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  2. N6PAT

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    For 2 years I needed AK for WAS on 10 meters FT8 and 12 meters FT8. Then on 6/14/20 I got AL7TC on 12 FT8 and just 4 days later on 6/18/20 I got both WL7CG and WL7AI on 10 meters FT8. Since then I've seen AK on both bands numerous time.

    Looks like the propagation has improved considerably.

    QTH is upstate New York
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  3. KL7KN

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    Anchorage is Seattle North. Oh, wait - you mean radio stuff.....

    I have no trouble working JAs and the odd ZL, as New Zealand is pretty much due South over water....

    When the aurora donut hole is in force, working Sweden has been fun.

    Buy, yeah. Dead is dead.

    I've found camping in Seward, right on the saltwater, seems to give the best opportunity to work some DX.
  4. K1OIK

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    I lived in Kotzebue, not much QRM plus you get enough snow to not need a ladder to work on an antenna.
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  5. KD0CAC

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    Eric , are you the source on the artical ;)
  6. K0UO

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    I've operated all over the state from the Aleutian Islands to Prudhoe Bay.
    Run mobile up and down the pipeline Road
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  7. W4IOA

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    Anchorage is only 50 miles from Alaska
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  9. K0UO

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    Radar Love: The solitary rhythm of life at a remote Air Force installation « Alaska Public Media | INTERACTIVE

    Shemya Island (The Rock) 1500 miles west of Anchorage where the Cobra Dane radar is, was one of the most remote places I operated from while in AK
    There's still an old Mars station with amateur equipment there, the Base used to have thousands of people, now there's only a couple of dozen contractors.
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  10. WL7CG

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    We are fairly sure you can see Alaska from Anchorage. I did make some 10 meters contacts after a two break last week.

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