Really nice 10 meter openings / 2021-05-14

2021-05-14 Really nice 10 meter openings 5 months ago
The 10 meter amateur band (starting at 28 MHz) can have interesting propagation depending on weather. The kind of 'atmospheric interference' that once plagued analog TV broadcasts can cause signals to reach much further than planned.

Today was a day with good propagation that way and I had time to play with the radio. I started with some digital contacts on the 10 meter band (FT8) but soon switched to voice communications (SSB) because those were getting loud too. I started answering some of the amateurs calling CQ for new contacts. I made contacts with Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia and Slovenia. Some where short contacts but others wanted to have a longer and more personal chat.

It doesn't happen often that signals are strong enough to get over the local interference. Nice to see this and make new friends.

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