03 November 2014

Back on 30 m CW - 2014

In a spike of interest for HF operations, I re-erected my 10 MHz monopole already featured on these pages. I haven't been there for a couple of years, and now we are closer to the solar cycle peak than my last appearence on 30 metres.

May be it is my antenna, or the propagation. I am getting very strong signals from very close stations. Even just 200 km away. Everyone is 599+ for real, sometimes I even have to use IPO or ATT on the FT817. And of course I have no troubles to be heard. I even got a reply during a test CQ at 500 mW.

I should connect my SW-30+ and finally have a QSO with it, even if it is not completely boxed yet.

Oh, by the way, I am sweating my way out of CW QSOs. No digital contacts this round.