I'm here not to teach you about operating technique. I'm here to learn together with you while I blog it. There will be series of on how to operate a proper manner and technique after this post.
I would like to remind you that, all my post about Operating in HF is based on my own understanding and commonsense on operating in HF band.
If you have better way of operating do let me know by dropping into my comment. If yours is better then mine, I will include yours into my blog - Thanks!
Listen and Listen is the most important aspects in order to develop self operating in HF frequencies. A Long distances communications require an operator experiences and a GOOD-listening skills. Due to static, fading, interference and all sort of noises that sometimes bring down the quality of the signals over a long distance. Your can have a good filtering system in your unit to filter out unwanted disturbance signal, STILL you need your Good Ear to listen.
You might have best shack with nice equipment, nice antenna and with nice output power, but if you don't copy good of the weak distance signal, still your best station will regards of good or bad to them. Often people will regards you as "Big Voice, no Ear".
Learn to listen in HF band, will give you better operating in HF band.