3B7A: St. Brandon – a Test for my UrbanBeam?


I’m really hoping that SteppIR has the UrbanBeam’s in stock and that I can get mine and put it up before the 3B7A DXpedition. Band conditions might be better than right now – only because we will still be in the “vernal equinox” days, and if there is any high band propagation, it is usually quite good during the Spring and Autumnal equinoxes.

3B7 is just below 3B6, and I already have it on 40, 30 and 20M

For me, it an approximation of what Glorioso would be near the bottom of the cycle. I think the Long Path on 40M will be the absolute best chance for the West Coast. Maybe 30M – but we are already seeing 30 and 20M closing early. HOWEVER, April is a lot different than February, condition wise, but the cycle is dropping like a lead balloon, so its a race with time in many respects.

The biggest test for me will be to see if I can even hear them on 20M and above – and over the North Pole.

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