Today things were interesting on our early morning net on 40m 7020KHz. For the past two days the band has been opening a bit later each morning. Yesterday it only opened at 06:50 local time to ZS4SF in Welkom and ZS6AJY in Benoni area.
Today the net did not open at all during our usual time of 6:30am local to 7:00. I did QSO with ZS6AJY OM Barrie but his signal was only a 559 and did not come up whereas normally he is well over 599+20dB. I heard Dave ZS6AZP just down in the noise but could not copy.
I called CQ until 07:25 but no takers. I am sure Dave was listening and would have answered if he had heard me.
ZS1JX in Worcester was booming into Joburg 599+ until 07:15am when he went QRT.
QRV 06:30 - 07:30
SUNRISE 5:32am Local
SUNSET 7:05pm Local
TEMP 18C@07:26am Local
LOW 16C (Forecast)
HIGH 32C (Forecast)
ANT W3EDP up 20ft/66ftHoriz
COMMENTS: EF is elevated.
Herewith is an interesting audio recording made by Jan ZS6BMN for 2014-01-16.
Thank you Jan.