FT8 transforming the higher HF bands at near solar cycle minimum

Observing activity on 17,15,12 and 10m on Sunday 14th October 2018 it is clear how transformative FT8 has been on these bands compared to what activity may have found in previous years at this part of the cycle. The wideband nature of the Wellbrook loop permits monitoring of these bands simultaneously – on Sunday it was observed that the most optimum band was 12m, with 10m just slightly above the MUF.


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