23 Apr 2010

Sporadic-E season

As we approach the end of April, the first signs of the summer sporadic-E season will be appearing with decent, strong openings to Europe from the UK on the higher HF bands plus 6m, 4m and occasionally 2m. Every year there are also multi-hop openings to much greater distances such as the USA, Middle East, Caribbean and South America. This year, more stations will be using WSPR beaconing on these bands, so even fleeting openings will be noticed. My plan is to WSPR beacon on 6m whenever around and not working stations using QRP on 10m or 6m. It will be good to see some remarkable 6m DX on the WSPR database.


Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hello Roger, I will surely work with WSPR on 10 and 2 meter. At the moment I do not have a 6 meter antenna. But maybe I buy a 6 meter Diamond antenna soon. 73 Paul

Roger G3XBM said...

On 6m a small wire halo (similar to my 10m band "Homebase-10 design) may be a good choice. I am considering erecting one in the next couple of weeks. WSPR will be a very interesting mode on 10m, 6m, 4m and 2m.