lundi 13 février 2017

Strenuous going

Activity has been limited to local contacts. Less than 1000 miles from my QTH on the Brittany Coast. Some strong signals, but not as many as before.  As conditions continue to spiral down, QRO stations would do well to begin exercising their listening faculties and prepare themselves for long periods of weak-signals-only conditions.

I listen for NE USA calls at what would be the proper time of day. Very, very few heard. I must say that I can only operate on 20 meters so activity on the lower bands would probably be more productive.

Exception was W1MK in MA late yesterday afternoon. Rob was 599. I was 579. I have had a number of contacts with this good operator. Glad he heard me getting across the pond once again.

Continue watching the old BBC WW1 documentary, The carnage mind-numbing. The ineffective high-command military leadership of the British and French General staff, disgraceful. Aristocrats all, nothing more. Brave officers and men in the field.

1 commentaire:

  1. Hi Dick, the sun cycle is going to it's minimum. Old ships is always nice to look at. I was busy this week to find out on what war ship my father went to the East Indies in 1939. With old historic news papers on the internet I could find. In a way he was lucky because for a minor offence he was in imprisonment so he was not present when his ship went down by a Japanese torpedo in the Java Sea on February 27, 1942. This week no radio, we are at Cape Verde for a holiday. Only a few books. 73 Paul PC4T