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