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Band Watch => 6 & 2 Meters => Topic started by: n4joy on January 31, 2014, 08:14:15 PM



Title: Thought I heard a peep...
Post by: n4joy on January 31, 2014, 08:14:15 PM
I've been calling CQ on 6 meters ritualistically during the evenings on 50.4 (and lower on occasions) for 30 minutes to one hour--I even monitor longer as I work in the office.  I typically look north and north west from central Florida but rotate the beam around and call CQ in various directions.  I have yet to hear any activity, but I got excited when someone tuned up on 50.4 it was a strong signal--no audio.  Well, my excitement was short lived.

I'll remain persistent... hopefully I'll make my first 6 meter AM contact in the next year!  ::)   

AM VHF definitely requires patience and knowing band conditions.


Title: Re: Thought I heard a peep...
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on January 31, 2014, 08:20:39 PM
As I said in another thread, call CQ down in the main SSB area (50.135 or 50.140). Bet you'll get an answer there and maybe even on AM. Sometimes when I want to stir up some 6 meter activity, I call CQ on LSB on the calling frequency. That brings them out of the woodwork.


Title: Re: Thought I heard a peep...
Post by: n4joy on January 31, 2014, 09:03:50 PM
Hi, Pete.  Thank you.  Yes, I am trying down in the SSB range as well--although not as often but definitely with some frequency.  I recently repaired my Gonset VFO (paired with my Gonset Communicator IV) for this very reason, but I'll try more often on the frequencies you suggest and let you know the outcome!

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