After working Robert GW0PEB/P on GW/NW-051 Foel Fenlli on Saturday I thought it might be interesting to record how the 60m band works during the day in late winter here in the UK.
Just before Robert left 60m to qsy to 80m I mentioned to him that I had recorded several minutes of his activation & he gave me permission to put this online.
I have put a video I recorded on Youtube which shows the reception I had of part of Robert’s activation at my station here in IO83SS. I have added some text comments which I hope are of interest to some. If you spot any technical errors, or anything I have just got completely wrong please let me know.
The thing I have found incredible about the 60m band is that a station running 5 Watts can sound just as loud as one running 100 Watts when the band is working well.
On a similar note, I don’t know if anyone else noticed over the weekend, but 40m was behaving like it used to do about 12 years ago, with inter UK communication over quite short distances easily possible.
Conditions are definitely on the up