I have neglected my blog due to nice weather and vacation on Crete. But now I am back and wil start up my activities.
With a solar index of 66 it is still possible to make qso's on 40 meter all over Europe. With CW and SSB it's hard to make some contacts. The only best mode for making QSO's is still FT8. Last night I made a QSO with 9K2HQ from Kuwait. Distance 4384 km | 2724 miles. With 25 watts output.
For the first time I was happy to see Noctilucent clouds, or night shining clouds, are tenuous cloud-like phenomena in the upper atmosphere of Earth. They consist of ice crystals and are only visible during astronomical twilight. Noctilucent roughly means "night shining" 75 - 87 km high in our atmosphere.