I heard several EU stations calling that were getting reports from the east
coast as being 559-599. Most heard in Wyoming were just above the noise but
copiable including OZ1DD, UX0ZZ,.HA0DU. Problem was is that I could not get
through the east coast QRM as most operators remain in the old window jammed
into a very small space.
If you are in EU, you might want to consider moving out a bit away from the
window. I have heard F8BPN a couple of times around the 1.821 mark with Mau
just running 100watts, in the clear. But with all the adjacent QRM in the
old window, hearing her here would be very doubtful. Also you might consider
calling for W6/W7 if you are working strong east coast stations of late. You
may be surprised who is hearing you out here these days.
Not to take anything away from our east coast USA stations, but please look
for the west coast, mid west USA.
Best times lately seem to start after 05:00 up until EU sunrise's. The band
has been great the past several days- I am wondering what the QRM level is
like between 1.820-30MHz in EU. Is it a problem??
73 Paul N0AH
DN-71 SE Wyoming