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630m Crossband Night – Four VE7s and VE3OT worked

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Details on this November’s 630M Crossband Night can be found on VE7SL’s blog:

http://ve7sl.blogspot.ca/2016/10/novembers-630m-activity-cw-crossband.html

Usually about the second or third week of November I make my bi-annual rounds repairing the receive antennas in the back woodlot, mostly damaged by tree related incidents.  While I’ve performed initial inspections of some antennas, I haven’t gotten around to actually repairing anything yet.   The 630M Eight Circle has a number of issues that are affecting its optimal performance, though it still exhibits reasonably good directivity.  I also discovered that one beverage element in my 160M west array had snapped.   I was not optimistic about my chances of hearing any of the VE7 stations that would be QRV on 630M.

Mitch, VE3OT, was worked early in the evening with his usual strong signals.  He is only located across Lake Erie from here, so always has a potent presence.

What transpired later in the evening was entirely unexpected.  Continue reading 630m Crossband Night – Four VE7s and VE3OT worked