Maybe a Solar Minimum Can Be Too Deep for 160 Meters

Propagation observer Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, recently offered some “deep thoughts” on the Top Band Reflector. As he explained, while less geomagnetic field activity heading into winter bodes favorable 160-meter propagation, more galactic cosmic rays entering our atmosphere could become a factor. “The Sun’s magnetic field is weakening, probably to the lowest levels in our lifetimes,” Luetzelsch…

Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) Set for this Evening!

The November Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) will get under way on November 3 at 0000 UTC (8 PM Eastern Daylight Time on the evening of Wednesday, November 2). Transmissions of an unmodulated carrier will take place on 20, 40, and 80 meters, respectively, and participants will attempt to measure the signals’ frequencies as accurately as possible and report them. The 20-meter transmission will hav…