All Things HF – September 2021

September 09, 2021
All Things HF

Is the third time really a charm? Apparently not for the DXpedition team attempting to activate Bouvet Island. Their transportation via ship to their final destination, the MV Braveheart is being sold by its owner who has cancelled all future engagements. This very sought after ATNO has once again been pulled, disappointing the DX folks worldwide.
On the brighter side of the news, band conditions continue to improve as we move closer to the Autumnal Equinox with good worldwide DX, especially for those who are seeking first time DXCC. This is a good time for those of you seeking to work the world of DX to get going, as there are abundant opportunities on the ever-improving bands for all modes of HF radio communications.
Where were you on that awful day 9/11? I remember the day vividly as I was working a station in Argentina who informed me that his TV was showing a fire in the World Trade Center building–a vary large fire. We closed our QSO in order to get to the news of that tragic day. The world changed forever that infamous day…9/11
That’s all for now from my station in Huntersville to your station wherever it may be. Good HF conditions are returning, so sit down at your station and call CQ because someone somewhere is listening for your call. Don’t disappoint them.

Best 73 es gud DX

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