11 Feb 2010

21MHz transatlantic - even at 1820z this evening

Conditions on 15m were good again today with the sunspot count still over 50 for the third straight day now. K1PU got me on my 5W CW just as the band was dying, but I missed my report in the QSB and lost him - 5 minutes earlier and it would have been a solid contact. Just noticed CX7CO (Uruguay) on 21.020 and coming up in strength.  At 1820 just worked WW2DX at 599 both ways when running 5W here. Definitely sounding like the good old days, although when the W stations start coming through regularly on 10m again we will know cycle 24 is truly in its stride.

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