Saturday, October 31, 2020

#10m FT8 Sat. 31-Okt-2020

 I checked 10m and found the band open already early in the morning. I decided to leave the radio/computer on 10m today. Several from VK are received and I even made QSOs to Indonesia and India.

The 10m band is certainly more open compared to last year. I know it is just a snapshot but last week the 10m band was open every day. Something that didn't happen for a while...

According to the Sunspot Index and Long term Solar Observations (SILSO) site the number of sunspots has been rising since the start of this month. The new suncycle has started.


  1. I couldn't agree more, Bas. It started from a sneak peak in May/June, I snagged my first ever CE & J6. And recent improvements often have made me fall off a chair when in one morning I saw VK4MA and VK4HJ calling CQ loud on FT8. USA, ZS and Japan up to YB/DU are almost on everyday. Interestingly, I haven't been using any dedicated 10m ant besides a vertical cloud-burner for lower bands. Not even talking about 12m, I started a serious chase for WAS there :) Also saw KH0 & KH2 once but no luck.
    Congrats on your 10m achievments, definetely must be a great fun with your fork :) 73s, Paul sq5nry

  2. Tnx for the comment Paul. Propagation is certainly improving. We have great fun...73, Bas


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