One of the great joys of ham radio is to use the "shortwave" bands, otherwise known as High Frequency or HF for short, to talk person-to-person with another ham anywhere around the world.
These pages gives you some insight into how to get started in the world of HF, and what kind of magic is in store for you.
If you live in an antenna restricted neighborhood, you can always try your hand at HF mobile and see whom you might reach.
During the 2008 Hawaii QSO Party, Martin Barr KH6MB and I believe we encountered 20 meter meteor scatter which improved our contesting contacts early in the morning.
Links to sites about HF Propagation and Solar/Space Weather
- A good write-up on the various HF and VHF propagation modes
- Realtime HF Propagation world-wide MUF Map.
- DX Summit - DX Spots
- Space Weather site
- NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center
- Collection of real-time data.
- NW7US HF Propagation Resource Center.
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