Saturday, February 6, 2010

Band Conditions Are Improving

I have been on 17m off and on for the last 2 days, and I successfully contacted 3 stations in Japan (JE1FQV, JA1KIH, JH3NGD), 1 in Costo Rica (TI2ERS), as well as a few more in the states, (W0YV - Iowa, KF4UYK - Georgia). The furthest I was able to get a signal was to Japan, and that measured 5512 miles.

Sun spots seam to be starting up, and band conditions are starting to look very favorable. I look forwards to working more stations on HF, as I have only been licenced for about 1 year, I started on HF during the extream low in the sunspot cycle.