Just before dark tonight, I took the wife over for a yogurt at her favorite place, then swung by the US Post Office to pick up some shipping boxes I needed. I really didn't think there would be much "good DX" on tonight. Well, guess what happens when I "think"?
You guessed it.
Sunset in Denver tonight was 2342Z (1642 local) and the solar numbers were A=9, K=2, SFI=175. I started cruising the bands and even though well past dark, 15 and 17 Meters were still open, long. And I mean LONG.
First I bagged Myanmar (XZ1J) at 0049Z on 15M CW, then followed that up with Bangladesh (S21ZBC) on 17 Meters SSB at 0106Z, and for icing on the cake I went back to 15 Meters and put Nepal (9N7BM) in the log at 0208Z. In-between XZ1J and S21ZBC I snagged Banaba Island (T33PT) on 15M CW at 0057Z.
I figured "that kind of propagation sure doesn't happen very often" and decided to write a little history (this post) so in four or five years down the road at sunspot minimum and when I won't be able to work the broadside of a local barn, I can find this post and listen to what propagation sounded like during the peak of sunspot cycle number 24.
Here's the recordings:
Anytime you can work Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal is a memorable night I'd say.