Saturday, December 23, 2017

DXing on 80m with the KX2

With the new 630m band serving as a major distraction, it's been a long time since I've been on 80m after sunset. But 80m conditions last night were such that the DX cluster was filled with spots for the band so I decided to have a look.

I initially thought that a DX contest must be in progress - the band sounded like 20 back when 20 meters was the place to be for DXing.

The KX2 was already hooked up and it was absolutely effortless to work 3 strong European stations in quick succession including a bit of a chat with HA0NAR.


When I tuned to TZ4AM and realized I'd never worked Mali on 80m, I retired the KX2 for the evening and went QRO, for 189 entities now worked on that band.

Hopefully there will be more low-band compensation for the dismal conditions now spreading like a plague, even as low as 14 MHz.
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