Re: Propagation doom and gloom is over rated!
Charles W. Powell
QTH: Wareham MA, portable, next to Tobey Hospital. 14027 KHz QSO end time 0048 UTC. M0IKE in Chesterfield, England, 100 watts with 2 el quad (Yaesu FT-5000 MP). My station: Elecraft KX2 & homebrew magnetic loop. Report to him - (true) 599 QSB, report to me - 549 with QSB to S0, QRK 5. We had a nice chat. He dropped to 5 watts at one point and remained QRK 5 but went back up to 100 w at the end of the QSO. Not bad for the current solar conditions! Being on the coast helps, I’ll grant. I also worked Czech Republic last evening.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I also note that when the bands are abandoned by others, I often have 2x QRP rag chews.