After having missed all the EU SOTA day traffic due to being stuck in the office and other family related tasks, I really enjoy chasing you guys across the Pond at the end of the (my) day.
Eastern coast summits use to be readable on 20m with my TH5-DX.
On 40m, with my inverted vee bazooka, that’s more of a challenge. Last night, Dean was very hard to copy with very low signals and QSB. But we made it!
Western coast summits on 20m are always a real challenge and let me tell you that it’s been totally impossible over the last days with the poor sunspots scenario we are facing.
Even George KX0R, who, from the high peaks in Colorado and his master activator skills, usually puts one of the best signals coming from a Northamerican QRP activator, has not been readable here over some of the last activations he’s carried out.
The W6 and W7 ones of today were null, NADA. It’s been a long time since I last copied and managed to work some Western coast activator.
If you are going to activate soon and you want me to try to chase you, don’t rely on 40m only and give 20m a try or two. I may miss you in the first try due to poor conditions or not being available, but things might change on a second later trial.
My advise is don’t try it too early, as I may not be home yet and conditions won’t be the best. I think it’s better around our sunset (18h44 utc) tomorrow. The grey line power!
I hope to be already home by that time, although I have some doubts about being available to chase tomorrow (thursday).
I won’t be able to chase on Friday.
Well, thanks for your feedback. I’ll be looking forward to chasing you again soon. Maybe on 40m,