Not much being heard.

Status
Not open for further replies.

Dispatrick

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 17, 2004
Messages
482
Location
Bergen County, New Jersey
Is it just me or is their not much lowband DX going on this summer? The 2017 list on this forum has not been updated in weeks by any members.. My lowband banks on my radio have very little activity compared to last summer where it was pretty much all day/night. could it be the weather?
 

W3DMV

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
603
Location
Gettysburg, Pa
The number of Dx Spots is down considerably. This
type of activity is generally influenced by the activity
on the sun. The sun spot activity normally runs on a
11 year cycle and we're on or near the bottom of the
cycle. E-Skip can appear anytime but is reduced
considerably when near the bottom. It will be some
years before improving.
There are many web sites providing sun condition
information. QRZ.COM has a simple chart on current
propagation conditions.
 

Dispatrick

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 17, 2004
Messages
482
Location
Bergen County, New Jersey
2018 so far

2018 seems to be dead so far, by this time every year I've usually logged at least a few low band DX stations, I haven't heard a peep. Hoping the 2018 list can get started soon, great reference. I check KKN50's list almost daily to check my logs.
 

spacellamaman

Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2014
Messages
690
Location
municipality of great state of insanity
i have been thinking the same thing, very quiet. only blip was about a week ago when from NC i picked up a bunch of traffic, mil helos, presumably all in the alabama area because one mentioned an airport there. for thirty minutes this lasted. then dead quite again.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top