31 May 2014

No 6m Es today?

Well, it is now 2010z and, so far today, not a single station copied here via Es today on 6m. Today must be a quiet day.

Luckily, GDX has been very good, making up for the lack of Es DX.

In my experience, if there are stations active on the band, either GDX or Es they will be heard, even with my indifferent V2000 vertical omni vertical antenna. As far as I know I am not missing much that is active.  Even my 1W ERP is being widely reported - Israel best so far this year with 8 WSPR reports of my 1W ERP signal.


Tim said...

Hi Roger,

I am working some SM5s on CW at the moment, with the occasional OH popping up.

73, Tim

PS Thanks for all the interesting WSPR spots today

Roger G3XBM said...

No ES evident here Tim. Sometimes it can be very selective regarding areas.

Tim said...

Very selective indeed. Someone once likened it to a spotlight beam, which seems very accurate.

Fingers crossed for a good day today!


Roger G3XBM said...

Good luck today Tim.

Roger G3XBM said...

Spotted you at -11dB S/N early this morning Tim and no Doppler evident.