Long path propagation or short path propagation on HF?

Chordal hop propagation

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?

Has Solar Cycle 24 finished?

Sunspot Cycle 23 and 24 progression

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?