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Band Watch => 10 Meters => Topic started by: K8LEN on May 27, 2020, 03:44:36 PM

Title: 10 meter am
Post by: K8LEN on May 27, 2020, 03:44:36 PM
10 meters on the ft8 portion has been open every few days for a short period of time.
I usually jump to AM but not a squeal or anything. Perhaps checking above on ft8, jumpe to 29005 and give a call, just takes a minute.


Title: Re: 10 meter am
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on May 27, 2020, 06:38:43 PM
Both 6 and 10 meters have been open almost every day somewhere in the U.S. since early May.
As I type, 10 meters shows lots of activity:
I have yet to hear any AM around 29.0 MHz. Even the SSB is sparse. Everyone seems to doing the diddly - diddly on FT8. Don't have to talk or even grunt - just watch the screen and nod contact acknowledgement.

Title: Re: 10 meter am
Post by: AG5CK on May 27, 2020, 09:43:57 PM
I head some SSB on 10m on Monday. I called CQ on 29.000 for a few minutes and didn't hear a soul. I've had success on days I thought the band was closed so don't give up.

Title: Re: 10 meter am
Post by: WA1LGQ on May 28, 2020, 09:07:48 AM
Great observation Pete, you don't even have to grunt! After all is configured you don't even have to touch a keyboard or the radio except to turn it on. Just jiggle the mouse a little. TOO EASY. Its the end of radio as we know it. :-\  Maybe what we need is better band conditions. But 10 is a great local chatting band too. Ugh. Ugh.

Title: Re: 10 meter am
Post by: N1NTE on May 30, 2020, 01:17:47 PM
10m is open right now... heard someone calling on 29.000 MHz a few minutes ago on my online SDR... too weak to catch. 29.600 FM is active as well as a few repeaters.

- Rob

Title: Re: 10 meter am
Post by: K4QE on May 30, 2020, 04:49:34 PM
Just had the pleasure of making my first 10m AM QSO with Dale KW1I.  Also heard KB1DX.  Both were loud and clear here in central NC.

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