Thursday, February 24, 2011

40 Meters is long again!

The 40 Meter QRP-L Foxhunt has been interesting this season, to say the least.  The Hunts were set up so many years ago as an aid towards learning band conditions and propagation.  This fall/winter the band has been going loooonnnngggg way early.

Tonight I could barely hear Al K0FRP in Colorado.  Around 02:40 UTC he finally went from about 229 to pfffttt!  Dave N0IT in Missouri has not been heard at all.  Half the country away and he's too darned close!  But I was able to hear F3NB quite clearly. Go figure!

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Good morning Larry, I too have had some fun times with 40 meters as well. At times I am just not sure if its my small 40 meter attic dipole (two mobile whips) or the conditions. Ahhh the fun of ham radio.