Propagation Seems to be in the Doldrums

Well, I still get on the radio every day but I don’t seem to be working as much DX is the recent past. The sunspot number and the solar flux number have gone down in the past few days. But when “Old Sol,” or rotates around I expect propagation to pick up some. Sometimes you can find a real good station on a band that otherwise seems to be dead in the station may be all the way around the world or 180° out of geophase with me. I have been hearing some very good stations on 12 m recently, but they all seem to have such a pile of that I could not break through. Everybody wanted to talk to them. Oh well, the harder the challenge the better is when you do get someone into the log. I’ve been able to copy most of the dxpeditions very well here but I have missed a couple of them that never could hear me. I am convinced I can work anywhere in the world with 100w and a dipole if it is the right time of day and there are sufficient freckles on the sun. The more I do it the more I think that chasing dx is like hunting only you don’t have to clean the game.

I am planning to work the “Alabama QSO Party” this coming Saturday. You can find rules for the qso party at the following URL . We will be operating the station W4GEN in Geneva County Alabama. Please work us if you can.

About tladotse

I am a retired Electronics Engineer who specialized in circuit design, antenna design, reliability and maintainability. I am an amateur radio operator and also have hobbies of fishing and photography. Getting kinda old but still get around pretty well.
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