What to do when condx are gone…

Was listening for about an hour between 15:00 and 16:00 UTC today, and KBRW-680 was superb from time to time. It definetely looked promising, but within 30 minutes or so, the band went very noisy. A brief look at the realtime propagation monitor showed that the band is moving towards unsettled to active conditions. The proton density is also moving up, so it’s not strange that the band is noisy. This far north the band always get’s noisy during high proton activity and transpolar DX is more or less impossible. So what to do then? Well, I have plenty of audioclips from November that’s not analyzed yet, so I guess that I will have a lot of time consuming work to do this weekend if conditions doesn’t improve.

If conditions looks promising next weekend, I’m planning to try a new indoor QTH in a more remote location. I’ll keep you posted!



About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 5. January 2012, in Condx. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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