Hurricane Bill is crossing the Atlantic to visit us. It will be weaken before it hit Ireland/England and The Netherlands. But Bill will give us some rain and wind. Band conditions for 40 and 20 meter are very bad. This morning I heard only one weak SSB station on 20 meter, that was all, even no CW stations. Maybe tonight on 40 meter... I made a new intro for my Youtube Channel. I don't like camera's when they are pointed at me. I feel a bit silly. But on the other hand I like a kind of intro. The video before had doubles. I told in one video the same story twice. So I made a new one. Today I came across a nice story about SWR. How important is a good SWR? I noticed on 30 meter with 5 watt a bad SWR (4 to 5 bars) on the FT817. Though when I check the power meter, 5 watt is going out. So what is the point? You can read the story here. (or download) Have a nice day.
Tonight I worked for the first time with SSB on 160 meter. I had a QSO with PHØNGK, Reinier from Oosthuizen and PA7MEM Martin from Heemskerk on 1850 KHz. 15 a 20 km from me. Thank you gentlemen for your patients for listening to my weak signal. (S7) but a lot static noise.