Do I Still Have an Antenna?

Propagation has been pretty bad lately but as always “If you can hear ’em, you can work’em”. Well most of the time anyway. I was on 20m today trying to contact several East Coast stations coming in strong at my QTH. I could not make contact at all. I was seriously wondering if my antenna had a problem so I ran a little experiment. 

I went to and selected a few North American stations to try and record my transmissions. I could not hear my transmissions on the East coast but they were coming in fine in Canada and Arizona. Looks like a pretty good tool to assess band conditions and to see how you sound to that far away station. Plus it is good to know my antenna IS still there…


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