North America silent…
Was checking the MW-band this morning at 02:30 and 04:30 UTC before going to work. The band was surprisingly silent, and I didn’t detect anything interesting at all. Bjarne Mjelde and the Kongsfjord gang is reporting just about the same – only the most common NA’s heard the last morning, and they have a way better location and much bigger and better antennas than I have. Conditions seems to be very strange indeed. However, the band has been quiet for a couple of days now (current A-index is 4 and K-index is 0) and there must come an opening soon – if the condx doesn’t suddenly change into active/disturbed, that is.
We’ll see what happens this afternoon, evening and night. Yesterday afternoon only offered the usual bunch of asian stations and strong european signals later in the evening.
By the way, I’m planning to do a little “car-expedition” out to the Skagen peninsula, which is the northern part of Vardøya Island. This seems to be a pretty nice, and QRM-free location which is easily accessed by car. So, if the weather permits, I will bring my trusty ICF-2010 and two BOG’s (200 meters each and strunged in 310 and 50 degrees) for some listening from saturday noon until sunday morning/noon. More info later on.