Some good news- Solar Cycle 25 Has Started!
What this means, for the non-commo folks, is that HF communications are gradually going to become easier has there’s more activity from the Sun. As I cover in the RTO Course, HF works by charging the ions in the upper layers atmosphere, creating a reflective effect, which propagates your signals. The sun has winters and summers too, and they generally follow an 11 year cycle. The less solar activity? The worse the conditions. The more solar activities, the better your signals.
So this is good news, and its going to make all of us low power operation guys a lot happier in the near future.