Saturday, July 1, 2017

Next visit July 10

I'll be operating for a short stopover again on Granite Island OC-228 on Monday July 10. Band conditions are OK in the late afternoon period of 0400 UTC to 0730 UTC on 20m to short path North America, short path Asia and long path Europe. I will only be able to visit during daylight hours in the afternoon and not at night (i.e. not 0730 to 2130. I'll be using a vertical at the ocean’s edge with a direct water path to Asia/North America short path and Europe short/long path.

UPDATE July 10 - Weather was lousy today and I almost didn't bother going, but I gave it a try seeing though I announced it. Operated from 0420 to 0520 UTC on 20m but noise levels were high. Half of the QSOs were with the America's which is great but signals were in the noise. It was very sad to hear a VK7 and ZL call me to say USA was calling me but I just could here people under the noise. I had to go QRT at 0520 UTC, bit of a waste of time this trip but I'm sure there are people from the America's that got a new one

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