Tuesday 27th May - Where was everyone?
Last months 50MHz RSGB activity night, which coincides with the Tuesday SOTA fun nights, saw a number of activators on the hill tops and I worked three of them plus a number of none-SOTA contesters on 6m. Conditions were fairly flat and I was disappointed with the amount of activity. I put a lot of it down to the fact that I was on a vertical antenna and this month I put up my Delta Loop
( http://gw7aav.googlepages.com/50mhzdeltaloop ) which is horizontally polarised.
This Tuesday the band was open and even with my simple Delta loop I worked Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Norway, Hungry, Italy, England, Wales and Scotland. I also heard but did not work Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Spain, France, Germany and Ukraine, however there appeared to be no SOTA activators and I only worked one UK contester.
To put it briefly you could have worked all of Europe on Tuesday night on six metres or in fact on ten metres. Twenty metres was buzzing too so where was everyone?
73 Steve GW7AAV