Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bad HF Conditions Persist

Conditions on the HF bands seem to be pretty bad, then they get even worse! Noise abounds as oddball skip conditions make for some surprising HF paths on 80 and 40 meters.  Many days 20 is unusable except for digital on 14.070 MHz.

It’s not pretty.

Consider listening early in the morning and in the evening on 80/75 meters. This band is good throughout the solar cycle, but only if daytime absorption is not too bad.  That’s why you need to get on early in the morning or after dinner!  Give it a try and you’ll be surprised at what you can hear.

3.925 MHz on the IC-7200

3.925 MHz on the IC-7200