Sue, WA6SUE and I went out to a local lake for a few hours today and setup my Ten Tec Argonaut with a buddipole antenna and listened around on ten meters for a while. Made a call to a W4 land station in the Florida QSO Party. Conditions did not see the best despite the very low noise level we always experience out there. Just amazing the difference in noise once you get out of town 5 miles.
Trying my luck on 15m today running 1 watt. Band does not seem to be open here at 14:40 UTC as no signals on JT9 being seen. Will give a couple of CQ’s then move to JT65. Would appreciate you calling if seen on your waterfall.
Here it is 2am local time in the wee hours again on 40 meter JT65 frequency and I am always surprised the number of stations on.
Conditions not much better in the wee hours of Sunday on 40m Digital JT65
Some very bad band conditions we are experiencing today. Signals there one moment and gone the next on JT modes.
A sleepless night gets me into the shack at 01:00 local time to see what happening on 40m this morning. Several stations on. Don’t see any I have not worked in the past. Recently upgraded my old Windows XP computer to a Dell Optiplex 960 dual core running Windows 7 now. Also using the newer WJST-X v1.6-devel r51425 which seems to be working very well.
Seeing some Europe station being worked on 40 this morning at 09:30. I am not copying any direct here on the West Coast. The usual JA station regulars are showing strong signals today on JT65. A few South American stations also on the waterfall.