Interesting time s on the HF bands right now. For example over the last week or so, I’ve been working inter G on the 40m band and I’ve not done this for a couple of years. Last Saturday, I activated G/SP-004 Shining Tor, a summit I’ve activated well over 100 times and know inside out. The 40m band has been the goto band for Dxers and I would have bet my house on working VK/ZL from there, however, I couldn’t buy a contact outside of EU.
Yesterday, I activated GW/NW-070 Great Orme, a summit which I rate as having one of the best take-offs in the country. Just to try something different, I started on the 20m band to try and work the Skeds I had arranged with VK. Once again, nothing into the Paciific and save for RM9 Asiatic Russia and ST2 Sudan, I would have drew a total DX blank again. With the threat of rain looming, I quickly threw up the 40m dipole and knocked off a dozen contact and again inter G was finding my log.
Maybe there are some changes on the horizon…