DXing with George

Two thumbs up

If George Harrison had been a DXer, he’d be loving the current solar conditions.

10, 12 and 15 are, of course, phenomenal and DXers around the planet seem to be making full use of the bands. Parts of the world not often heard on my little dipole are roaring in before sun-up and long after sunset.

Here comes the sun…and I say “It’s alright!”

Into the log lately:

  • 10m – 9V1YC, A71BU, DU3/N0QM, BA8AG, CP8/DF7NX
  • 12m – 4L1MA, A61Q, HC1HC/QRP, HL2DC
  • 15m – TA2ZF, V85TL

“…the smiles’ returning to the faces…”

QRP contesters in today’s Fall QSO Party have a plethora of German stations easily workable and I’ve has the pleasure of working EA2IF and EA2LU in the ‘test so far. Muchas gracias y buenas suertes a ustedes!

As Scot KA3DRR puts it, “The time is now when one can populate their computer log with wireless signals harvested from far and distant lands.”

Ain’t that the truth.

“Sun, sun, sun here it comes…”

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  4 comments for “DXing with George

  1. October 16, 2011 at 3:18 am

    The higher bands, especially 10M is yielding surprisingly good propagation.

    I see that some are starting to compare it to previous solar maximums 1958 and 2001. I suspect we are not quite there yet, but the conditions are sure pretty good for a change and we must make the best of it.

    BTW well written blog !!

    73, Pierre ZS6A

    • October 16, 2011 at 5:30 am

      Yes, it’s looking to be a fine contest/DX season for both our hemispheres. I enjoy your blog as well and look forward to reading of your results DXing,

  2. October 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    John, have not worked you for a year now! We need to correct that. I checked my log for the last time 10 meters was consistently open in October of the year. That was in 2000. So it has been a long dry spell for sure. With all this upper band performance I started collecting countries at 1 watt. With casual band time and no contests it has grown to 53 just this October. Great fun for sure. Hope to put you in the log.

    John N0EVH

    • October 31, 2011 at 6:49 am

      Good morning John – as I write this, I’m suffering from radio withdrawal…reading all the reports of great prop on 10m while I’m away on a biz trip, radioless ;-)

      Hopefully the good condx will continue for the remainder of the season. But we did work each othe back in January when I was operating as K6JSS/5. See you again soon…72,

      John

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