Was it just me or were the bands really THAT bad?
I put out calls on 20, 17 & 15m with absolutely no response. Tnx yo OH9XX for alerting me to a wrong frequency on 17m - I picked a spot without noise, unfortunately a little low in the band.
I got to test a couple of new antennas and have some changes to make to their support for next time.
The X108G seemed to work OK.
On 20m and 17m I had a horrible corse noise rolling up and down the band - not OTHR (but that came as well for a short time). I wonder if there is a new electrical installation (VDSL?) near to Rentschen or whether the noise was generated from the voltage regulator I use (but I haven’t heard it before if it was).
Thankfully 40 metres was fine for contacts around Europe and I heard one EA station working a (weak for me) VK - but I think both end were fixed stations.
At least the weather was OK - not sunny but over zeo degrees and no wind to speak of - so, good weather compared to the last few weeks.
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and I wait to see what the “profis” like Mike 2E0YYY managed?