If good conditions are coming they have not arrived yet. However, it
might be a case that it gets bad before it gets better.
I have been running 72kHz/137kHz cross-band tests with I5TGC. Because
Cesare is running 20mW erp and I am running about 35mW erp on 72kHz
it is a fairly good indication of conditions over a path length of
1150km plus the Alps.
Normally, we see each other but optimum conditions on each band
seldom occur at the same time so we have not made a QSO yet.
Tonight (8/4) was different - not a whisper either way.
I agree. I have been running crossband tests with Valerio, IK5ZPV, who
has seen my 72kHz signals clearly in the past, but no succcess in the
There's plainly a lot still to learn about propagation. This is the
value of our puny milliwatt signals - every detail of propagation change
becomes significant. It is in this area of research that we have the
edge over the QRO commercials.