Wanted to make operating notes this afternoon while taking a break during the Washington State Salmon Run sponsored by Western Washington DX Club.
Dial up to the top of the band then dial down the band searching and logging stations as fast as possible.
Experiment with tape measure radials as suggested in a QST article.
Purchased tape measures at a local dollar store in the Five Cities.
Five Cities operators are wondering where is 10m activity?
Post 10,000 Hour RadioSport Challenge to include NA Sprint CW and Salmon Run results.
Watching the sun traverse across North America using SmartMap Geographic View and comparing notes with QDH about band conditions plus signal comparisons between our locations. His antenna system on the high bands is a 3L roof mounted tri-bander.
Cycle 24 goes stellar for the first time with epic like numbers going into the weekend. A picture is worth a thousand blog words and the current sunspot count is one hundred and sixty seven. Then, can one ham radio operator ask a little more of Cycle 24, take a look at the A- and K-index, fantastic!
What about space weather this weekend? No storms predicted for the next 24 hours, potentially, a quiet weekend for high frequency operations.
Will 10m deliver an ample harvest of DX Qs for one's computer log book? Will 15m open to the depth of low power, low profile signals connected to less than optimal antenna systems radiating out of residential and industrial areas?
Let's listen and log this weekend because there is a story in here as Cycle 24 goes stellar for the first time with epic numbers.