[OhQP-mail] 160 in OQP-some thoughts

Dan Kovatch w8car at buckeye-express.com
Mon Aug 31 09:57:47 EDT 2009

 I think for the home op it may a good idea. I'm not sure how many casual 
ops have 160 but given the current condx it might add some spice to things. 
A far as mobile-I'm not so sure. This means another antenna and maybe mount 
plus the vargaries of getting it to tune and with the lower 
effeciency--maybe no one will hear us! Of course, that is the way it was on 
80 till recently.

Another positive is  the OQP would be one of the first 'fallish' contests to 
have 160 and may give some of the classic 160 guys a reason to get on to 
check their stations out and add some fresh blood to the OQP mix.

I see no real reason NOT to add 160 and if the current condx continue for a 
few years it may turn out to be a great stimulus for more Qs and maybe 
mults. If 15 and 10 come back then as usual guys will head there first 
during the day but 160 might become a great 'last few hours' band to bump up 

I'm all in favor of adding 160 (of course, the fact that it is my favorite 
band does not play in to my 'unbiased' views!!!!!!!)


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