It’s radio time but no one is there!

Me and my son 22 years ago
We have our relatives over from jolly old England so it has been very little radio (until today) and all showing the sights of Toronto. It has been a blast showing off our city and seeing and hearing the excitement about places we take for granted. Today we had a "rest" day so once the house chores were done it was RADIO TIME!!! I flipped the switch on around 1pm local time and the bands were dead out this way. I checked the solar data and it was not good but that did not stop me from checking the bands! In the past I have found that even when they say the conditions are poor I have still been able to make some decent contacts. This time around it was not the case at all so I did get the thrill of spinning the the VFO as for a contact.....not so much. It was then time to blog about my none contact day.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “It’s radio time but no one is there!”

  • paul W3FIS:

    Have you tried digital modes? 20 meters starts to come alive by mi-afternoon.

    /paul W3FIS

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Paul, very good point and in the past I had the system setup for the digi modes and was very good at making contacts. I have to spend some time to get the rig and software setup and happy with each other. I have been wanting and trying to get JT65 to work as I have been reading that this is a great mode for QRP.
    Have a great week Paul and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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