Major 160M Opening

The most interesting part of this image is how much closer R1FJ, JW, JX, OX and TF look than on a flat map. In fact, they are not that much farther than FP was, which was my last new one on Top Band, and where FP was very loud here. This is a very good omen . . .  I’ve only been chasing 160M…

Welcome October!

Market Street, San Francisco There’s been a nice “snappiness” in the air, and the Jet Stream has been right over the SF Bay Area. The fall colors have begun, but way behind last years schedule. I am sure its because of the rain we had this year – and that before – with the really bad drought that we had, the trees were stressed…

There’s a Chill in the Air . . .

One week ago we drove past Lake Pend O’Reille in northern Idaho – visiting my brother in law as we headed to our last night in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest and Spokane. Last night we hit 45 degrees (F), and so I wondered what its like where we were just last week – in Montana. Holy smokes – its like Winter there! On my…

Countdown to Autumnal Equinox 2017

from NJ.COM . . . At 4:02 PM EST, the sun will be directly over the equator – meaning there will be equal daylight and night time world wide. I’m up with a cup of my favorite French Roast listening to FP/G3ZAY fade, and with high hopes that the T88 fires up soon. They are both in my grey line sights. Last night, I…