With a couple of brighter days earlier this week and milder temperatures, perhaps it is starting to feel like Spring. Did I mention how much I hate the dark, cold days of Winter?!
Driving home on Monday night from the gym, I switched on the FT8900 and it came to rest on 29.600FM. There, were two huge signals; two Swedish stations talking to each other in a local QSO. Signals were clearly very solid. I wasn’t surprised to discover that there had been a few 50MHz ES contacts on Monday evening.
This lunchtime, I was listening around on 28MHz from the mobile and was pleased to hear the band open into Russia and I had a nice contact into the Moscow area.
So it feels like the first few Es openings are starting to take place on HF at least.
I am contemplating running 50MHz WSPR this season when I am not able to be in the shack and see how far that goes.