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#1 marcspaz

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 07:11 PM

Don't know if there are any HF users in this group, but the solar cycle is perfect for low power long range communications in the lower frequencies. I am only running 120 watts RMS with a 1/4 wave ground plane in my Jeep, and I am talking to people in Houston to Detroit, and Maine to the Keys... and everyone in between. Seems like the whole country was on the radio today. One guy in Motor City and another in Houston both sounded like they were driving next to me, the signal was so strong.

Anyone on the air down there today? What was your longest contact?
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Posted 27 May 2019 - 06:51 AM

Thanks for the heads up.  I'll check out 10 later today.  I usually hang out around 28.450USB, or 29.000AM.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 02:15 PM

10m is dead as a door knob around here today... :huh:



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Posted 27 May 2019 - 03:01 PM

Yea, I gave it a run today, too.  Called CQ DX for about 20 minutes on a few frequencies and didn't get a single reply.  I guess mother-natures gift has expired.  :-(



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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:51 AM

Must have just been a one or two day case of sporadic E layer activity.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 05:54 PM

Looks like 10m is doing well tonight. I made multiple contacts around 500+ miles with 5/9+ on both ends.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:54 PM

I had some appointments at the VA Hospital in Chicago last Friday. When done for the day I drove up to the top deck of the parking garage (8 stories!) and had a ball in 20m phone for about an hour on my FT-857. I tried 10m for a bit but no one was on the air and no one answered any CQ's... ;)


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