For us in the northern hemisphere, the band is quieting down and looking up!
On Sunday of this week I got the station here back to normal on 160m. During
summer months I had been using my alternate antenna which is a 1/4 wave sloping
vertical with elevated radials. For lightning protection during the summer
months I had grounded the elements in the TX array, grounded the elements in
the 8 circle array, and removed its electronics. After Sunday afternoon’s
antenna work, I got on Monday morning and put out a few CQs. KH6DX promptly
answered with an S9 signal followed by AL7TC, VK3IO, and ZL2RX. I got back on
again this morning and found VK2WF. However, the real surprise this morning
came when DU7ET answered my CQ. It was a struggle for me to copy Robert but
with some patience, we had a solid QSO. For those of you that have been
dormant during the summer months, it’s time to get on!
73. . . Dave, W0FLS
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