VK3MI's blog

I rented some rural accommodation over the weekend (9/10 March) to get away from the city noise for the RSGB Commonwealth CW contest. After the contest ended (Sunday 10:00z) I ran WSPR overnight until Monday morning. The 20-30 dB reduction in noise made a huge difference. I usually struggle to decode any NA stations on 40M long path from my city QTH but in this quiet location I could decode many NA long path stations until 3 hours after sunrise. I was using a full size quarter wave vertical (2 x elevated radials) on 80M and a multi-band dipole (20mh) for 40M and 20M.