The last few days have clearly shown just how important the geomagnetic latitude is with 6m TEP. Yesterday the German amateurs that operated V551V during the CQ-WW-WPX contest from V5 had a field day on 6m.
I see they worked a few EA8 Canary Is stations and a station KP4 in Puerto Rico including many southern European stations. Unfortunately I only managed to work 4 stations during this opening.
The line from V5 to South America (LU) was not a QSO, it was due to someone abusing the DX cluster.
The Namibian station is in Omaruru - JG78xo. Amazing what a difference of 500 km north can do? Ok they are also 1200 km west of Johannesburg.
I will be in Cape Town on Thursday and Friday, I suspect we will have a massive opening during that time….
73, Pierre ZS6A
|6m activity 26 March 2012|