19 May 2008
Some years ago the RSGB arranged some evening 10m activity periods during a quiet part of the sunspot cycle. It was fascinating to see how far one could work on 10m around the country even with QRP SSB/CW. Contacts from here in East Cambridgeshire regularly extended to as far away as Yorkshire even with just a sloping wire dipole or CB half-wave antenna only. Contacts were often right on the edge and CW helped. I would be happy to try skeds with others in the UK on any mode on 10m although I can only run 10w maximum. I have long thought the 10m band is much under-used for local and semi-local QSOs. It is a pity there is now less 10FM activity around 29.6MHz apart from when the band is open for DX.