26 Jun 2010

VHF NFD next weekend

Next weekend it is VHF NFD so there will be a good opportunity for some QRP DXing on the VHF bands. In past contests I've managed to work way up to Scotland from here with just a small halo and 5W. This sort of DXing sometimes requires going on to CW to complete contacts though. Best times, ignoring conditions, are usually early Sunday morning as the sun is rising, when tropo conditions are good, or late in the contest when stations are looking for new stations to work.

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