Bottom of Cycle 24 . . . and 3Y0I News

Well, interestingly enough (irony?) the cycle dropped into “sustained Zero” territory pretty much just after 3Y0Z met their demise. On another note – I emailed Dom regarding 3Y0I – and asked him if he had shipped his gear to Cape Town, and he said “Yes, a while ago”. Fingers crossed – but all this year – and especially after 3Y0Z, I realize working Bouvet…

Cycle 24’s Rapid Slide

The MUF (Maximum Usable Frequency) dropped down to 9 mhz even before sunset last night, and for the first time in a very long time, even ZS6CCY, Bill, was too weak to call on 40M. I noticed that 20M closed very early yesterday afternoon, and 30M was right behind that. 40M was not at all its normal self, but 80 and 160M had plenty…