Not always, but we contacted on 20m today and that’s usually the best band for me.
My 5 element tribander up 15m above the ground in my QTH placed on top of a small hill does indeed give me good ears and good chances to chase weak signals on 20m.
I also have a broadband folded dipole not shown in the above picture, as it was installed a bit later, and I sometimes switch from the yagi to the dipole in order to compare and I just amaze how huge the difference always is. Some times I copy 57/59 signals which are just not copied at all or at best at the noise level on the broadband dipole.
You were a very good signal on my yagi today and although I didn’t switch to the dipole, I guess you would be around 5 S units lower.
When I have to chase the central european activators on 40m it’s often a completely different story and I use to miss many of them.
Weather has been very windy with rain in the morning and the afternoon/evening (in fact, it’s raining very much right now), so I didn’t go out to activate today and I spent some good time in the shack chasing.
Propagation may have not been the best but I wouldn’t say it has been a bad chasing day for me at all. This is my log up to now:
Thanks for the activation and the QSO today and I’ll be looking forward to chasing you again soon.
Best 73 de Guru