Sunday, December 1, 2019

#10m opening to Australia


There was a good opening to VK (Australia) on 10m this morning around 10:15-10:30 UTC. I managed to make a QSO on FT8 with VK2NSS and VK3KJ both more as 16000km away. These days propagation on 10m is hardly there so I consider this as highly unusual. It has been years ago I made contact with VK on 10m anyway. Soon the ARRL 10m contest will be there again, if only we have propagation like this at the weekend the contest is on...

4 comments:

  1. Hello Bas, This is a good reminder to me to check the higher bands during outdoor park operations. I get so absorbed in what I said I would do ("I'll be on 20m") that I don't even think to check other bands that could be wide open, even for CW and phone. Those infrequent surprises are fun, aren't they!

    73 - John

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    1. Of course it could be very local. So it seems to be yesterday, there was only propagation between PA/ON and VK. But indeed you sometimes should check it out. 73, Bas

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  2. Good evening Bas, this just tells me I have to get by buns out of bed early and try the higher bands. Very good news with getting down to the down under.
    73,
    Mike
    VE9KK

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    1. Hello Mike, sometimes it is worth trying and if you're lucky you can find some unexpected DX on the higher bands. 73, Bas

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas