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Best times for DX


Hi Chaps,

After a break of 30+ years, my old brain is rusty & I can't remember when I had the best results.

Very interested in DXing europe & beyone, but also (if it's still possible) within the UK.

I have searched for "forecast" charts but found nothing that i understand.

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JOhn
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Summer season, or E layer prop is active on 11m atm. It works best during daylight hours and particularly "grey line" or dusk. However is is known as sporadic E and it is very sporadic emoticon

Autumn time will see the the longer DX start, when the E layer subsides a bit.

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Great, many thanks for that.

I don't remember ever doing much in the winter months, is there any or does it die a death at the end of autumn ?

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Plenty of DX in the winter months, and long distance too, but it is dependent on the propagation of course. This winter there should be reasonable conditions as we are at or at least just after, the peak of the cycle.

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quote:

jhzgto wrote:

Hi Chaps,

After a break of 30+ years, my old brain is rusty & I can't remember when I had the best results.

Very interested in DXing europe & beyone, but also (if it's still possible) within the UK.

I have searched for "forecast" charts but found nothing that i understand.

regards

JOhn



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I use this, helps everytime emoticon

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Interesting reading, jogged my memory, the link is useful to know, think i'll be using it a good amount.
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Propagation is time-of-day dependent, season dependent and frequency dependent.

What frequency/band are you looking at? I'm assuming 11m, in which case you've already had a good answer: basically a daytime band, best in the winter months but summer can offer short-term events via the 'E' layer of distances up to several hundred miles, but it really is sporadic - the conditions could remain for an hour or two, or be gone in minutes.

First clue of such conditions for us lot down in the south west are hearing scottish or irish accents on the CB, then you know it's all happening. emoticon

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