Band conditions seems to be fair today on 20m. First, I was listening on 14060, but there was nothing going on, called a few times CQ. So I went to the SSB portion of the band with my FT817. The noise floor was SØ. Huh? I do have most of the time a noise floor of S7-9 on 20m. Something wrong with the antenna or receiver? I heard 7x2RD calling CQ on 14.210 MHz. So I called him, and oh boy, he came back for me. No other stations for him at that moment. One of those surprises we come across.

Yesterday I worked T77C with CW on 30 m. I worked Tony before on 40m (Dec. 30, 2012)

Paul Stam, PC4T, is a regular contributor to and writes from the Netherlands. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Surprise”

  • Richard KWØU:

    Nice catch, Paul. Sometimes we all get lucky, and you know patient listening can find a lot the big guns will miss.


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