DX or “Skip” conditions have been very lousy this year to say the least. As the warmer weather approaches here in Australia we are expecting to start hearing some skip from around Oz and hopefully even Stateside. Everyone on the radio seems to be frantically trying to get their stations and antennas up to scratch and ready for when the DX finally does arrive.
For the tech savvy radio operator there are daily updates of Ionospheric conditions for Australia. These reports are for the MUF or “Maximum Usable Frequency” . The daily MUF Reports are quite useful in determining whether or not their may be some DX happening or not. Although these Ionospheric reports do not always directly correlate to skip occurring they can however give a good clue as to the possibilities of DX occuring.
To help other operators please feel free to report DX Activity in the comments below. Thank you