What am I not understanding about propagation...

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by VE3BXG, Sep 27, 2019.

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  1. KE5MC

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    Propagation and weather predictions have "indicators of performance" future and current. Bottomline, if I go outside and get wet its raining and if I turn the radio on and hear Europe, propagation is good. :)
     
  2. W4IOA

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    I've made some surprising contacts with poor antennas and poor propagation, all it takes is putting rf into the air. The only real guarantee in not making contacts is not turning the radio on.
     
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  4. VE3BXG

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  5. YF8RQN

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    thanks for your share, 73
     
  6. KB2FCV

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    While there is a ton of science behind propagation, there is still seems to be 'magic' to it all. There are some things you can count on.. but then plenty of things happen with propagation which still amazes me.
     
  7. VK3KTT

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    one of the things that amazes me being a high band operator is how the 10m and 6m open around a certain date most years for long distance prop ie vk to nsa on 6m around the start of the year. or how from hear in vksouth afria comes in around march april and brazil other times. thats why keep ing a log is very handy.
     
  8. N2EY

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    There is an element of HF propagation that is truly unpredictable.

    To put it simply:

    There are times when a modest station will work the world easily.

    There are times when most elaborate stations can't get out of their own back yards.

    Most of the times are somewhere between those two extremes.

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
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  9. WL7CG

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  10. W9CQG

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    I've had the same experience from my QTH in Canada ( Mississauga /GTA) ...there have been some interesting openings and I have worked some pretty cool DX last month. Most days are lousy...but then again you get a window where things open up. Even 15 meters was hopping last week one day. 73 and just pray for more sun spots.
     

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