The NCDXF and IARU founded the International Beacon Project. It consists of 18 beacons around the world. Each beacon transmits every three minutes, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. A transmission consists of the callsign of the beacon sent at 22 words per minute followed by four one-second Continue reading How to run an NCDXF IARU Beacon Monitoring station
Past months propagation improved, resulting in relative good propagation on HF. Those who have DX ears must have noticed that 10m long distance propagation acted in a more or less remarkable way. Fellow DX’ ers on forums reported signals with multiple echoes that are certainly not from a CB echo Continue reading Long path propagation or short path propagation on HF?
Those who are daily active on the 12m and 10m band must have noticed that propagation was relatively good even excellent during the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2011. The bands, including 6m, were wide open for long range contacts. I observed long path QSO’s, “around the world trip” echoes Continue reading Has Solar Cycle 24 finished?
It is a long time ago since I heard W6 and W7 on 10m. Well, past few days they have been on the air every evening, and conditions became better by the day. I managed to work some guys from Southern California up to the state of Washington. Have not Continue reading Finally some good old propagation