Monday, December 9, 2019

Conditions on 28 MHz - Mon 9th Dec 2019

Truth be told, conditions weren't all that good on 28 MHz on Monday the 9th of December 2019. There were a few signals from around Europe which were either Sporadic-E, meteor scatter or a mixture of the two.

There was also a distinct lack of stations on the band with most probably opting for the lower HF bands where things are much easier.

The one interesting signal was from ZD7JC in St Helena Island in the South Atlantic. This is about 7,500kms from my location.

As per usual, I'd suspect the first hop to the south was via Sporadic-E from here and then via F2 from there.

The solar flux was 70 today so we're still well and truly at the bottom of the sunspot cycle.

1 comment:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

With the ARRL 10m contest this upcoming weekend it is interesting to see if there are some conditions on 10m. We could be surprised but it could be a disaster as well. I'll keep an eye (ear) on 10m next few days. 73, Bas