Wednesday, January 19, 2022

160m - KH2L - QK23 - Guam - Heard


 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

160m - Big Opening JA, VK, 3D2, KL7 - Slept right through it

I have been on a vacation for the past few weeks.  Each morning I planned to sleep in, and every day I was up from 3-6am local time.😐  Mehhh...  So today was my last day of vacation, and by some miracle I actually slept in until about 9:30am.  I always review what my systems have heard when I crawl out of bed, and today I really missed the biggest JA opening since I've been on 160m...(since October 2021 LOL).  

I copied something like (31) distinct JA's, (6) VK's, (1) 3D2, and (1) KL7 and several Northern Canadians.  I've never had full page decodes of JAs on 160m before.  So this was kind of a big deal to miss out on unfortunately.

Still it was interesting to review the opening after the fact, and I thought others might want to see it.  I'm sure there are other guys with way bigger openings to JA, but this was a massive opening for Maine based on everything things I've seen this year.  Every other JA opening pales in comparison for my location at least.

PSK reporter didn't really show a decent map, probably because I wasn't CQing so I'm not going to bother posting it.

Here are the decodes with USA and local VE removed: