No sun spots but good polar paths?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by InjuriousGeorge, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. InjuriousGeorge

    InjuriousGeorge

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    I know right now we're at the low of the low of the sun spot cycle, but I'm still making good contacts on 20m HF digital within the last week: Mallorca, Moscow, Slovenia, Italy, Ukraine... I can hear a lot of other EU stations but I must not be pumping out enough juice for them to hear me.

    Last night Vlad from Moscow was pounding RTTY in 4-land, pegging an easy 10dB over S9 on 20m at my limited noise-engulfed station's wire antenna.

    I'm guessing the trans-polar paths are strong with the lack of auroral interference on HF?
     
  2. martho

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    I have said it numerous times. Just because we are at the low end of the cycle, doesn't mean there isn't good stuff to work. I have worked 170 countries in 2007 spread out all over the world.

    20m has a good path to UA0 in the evening just about daily.

    Who were you trying to work in Eu that didn't hear you? Most of the guys playing this weekend have good antennas and usually can hear anyone calling.