Saturday, 19 March 2016

Saturday late afternoon WSPR'ing........

As of 2053 UTC the propagation numbers were: SFI=89,  SN=29,  A Index=8, and the K Index=4. Not the best numbers we have ever seen or worked under, but not the worse either.  I thought I would give WSPR a try and see what I could do.

Conditions were FT-950 at 5w into the 148' Inverted L long wire.   I had zero returns on 10m, 12m, 15m, and 17m after 30 minutes on each band.

Here's what 20m, 40m, and 80m looked like:


20m at 2123 UTC, March 19th.



40m at 2225 UTC, March 19th.


80m at 2359 UTC, March 19th.

Hopefully the propagation numbers will improve a great deal before next weekend when the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest starts........one can only hope and pray !!