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.

2 comments:

  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

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

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