by Randy Crews W7TJ

Ionospheric Equalization

The arrival of the Spring Equinox on March 20th will usher in tremendous improvements with respect to propagation on North/South paths. Effects will be observed a week prior to this date, the week of, and the week after; regardless of where you are on Earth, there will be 12 hours of daylight. There is also a nice lineup of DXpeditions, including two great contests to exercise your phone skills – the ARRL SSB the first weekend of March, and the CQ WW WPX the last weekend of the month. Whatever your interest, there is enough going on to ease the rigors of the Winter.