Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The two spots were hiding behind the sun, but now they are visible. Two brilliant spots could be the start of cycle 24. The Solar Flux is up to 75 now. Would this be the end of a sunspotless period? This morning I worked LA5SAA, Mike from Tau, Norway with SSB on 40 meter. We had a little nice chat, Mike was running 500 watts. It was nice that Mike could hear me. It has been a long time I had a SSB QSO on 40 meter. I worked YU7AOP Milan from Zrenjanin, Serbia on 20 meter with SSB; and DBØMVB Gerhard from Berlin, Germany on 40 meter with SSB and also HB9VELO from Vezia, Switserland and SN2ØØ9EM Tom from Lodz, Poland. DX with WSPR: RW9FZ on 30 meter 3226 km.