February HF Wrap Up

February was a low-energy month for me on the HF bands. Despite spending a little time in the SKCC WES and the ARRL International DX (CW) contest, I added just 106 total contacts to the log during the month. 103 of them were via CW. The two digital contacts (PSK31) were made the same afternoon I received the 712 USB interface for my Eagle — I haven’t used it since.

Propagation was reasonable, for this point in a dismal solar cycle, but much of my free time was spent digging out from first one snowstorm and then another.

The highlight of the month was working K1N Navassa Island on 40 CW. An all time new one.

Total Contacts: 106
CW: 103
Phone: 1
Digital: 2
DX: 50

Author: Jeff Davis