A coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetic field at approximately 12:30 UT on April 11th. No sunspots and a noise level of S9. So HF conditions are very poor. I'm going to prune trees in my garden, the forecast is good for today. Last night I spoke a old colleague who is radio amateur PDØBEL Bob from IJmuiden. He was with qrv with echolink on PI3ZDM on 2 meter. After so many years i recognized his voice. Now I am more on 2 meter I will meet more old radio amateurs from many years ago.
Now conditions are so low I enjoy the qso's on 2 meter. I had a qso with PA7GB, PD2HPE, PE1REA, PA1FP/M, PA3DEU and PD2TJK.