DX contest and bands are hopping

This weekend is a major DX contest, where stations try to work as many foreign stations as possible over a short period of time. Due to the increased solar activity and sunspots, the upper bands of 15 and 10 meters are active again after years of near silence. So it’s easy to sit in the basement on Saturday and Sunday morning and work hundreds of stations from around the world.

I didn’t make a big effort of this, as we had some company in town and after all, this is just a hobby. But for the few hours I operated, it was a lot of fun.