I'm astounded that I'm not hearing CW stations on 10 meters! It drives me "nuts" when I think of it.
The best signal @ 1600 miles this afternoon? A little 15 watt transmitter sending NP4LW/B pwr 15w-ant vert--fk68mi--73 on 28.230 MHz. And I was hearing it at the 599 level!
Despite poor conditions again, I worked three different stations in Puerto Rico. I'm sure they were running "power" with good antenna's and good "gain". (KP3ER- WP4GBL-NP3PR)
All were SSB contacts.
I also worked Rio De Janerio at almost 5,000 miles. This time it was PU1PJR whom I was pleased to see in my "QRZ" online log book. I confirmed it immediately and send electronic cards to a few of the other stations.
I was using the end fed dipole (Zepp) stretched inside the house again. It's a piece of cake to set up and take down.
Why no CW signals on 10 meters? I just don't get it.....
Not to change the subject, but the "dog" was real happy to see us when we got back from New York City. Here's a clip of the little mongrel.
I think he's ADHD