The 50MHz and higher Es season seems to have taken a while to get started this year. For the last week or so, there have been some openings, but I’ve missed them.
This weekend, I’ve at least managed a couple of contacts. The first, yesterday, with Max the cat’s help was a local one; M0RSE. A special call to promote morse code operated by members of FOC. Yesterday afternoon and evening there was some Es, but I didn’t get on until later. I was pleased to work CT1BXT for my first Es of the year.
You may remember that MW0IAN very kindly gave me a portable whip to work with the Palstar 50MHz handheld. It occurred to me this morning that it should work very well with the FT817, so I will try that on bike portable expeditions this summer. Thanks Ian!