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« on: February 25, 2011, 12:47:30 PM »

I'll be mobile on 15m in about 10m, calling CQ on 21.425.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 03:43:01 PM »

I heard a big signal just now on 15 meters.  I'm tuned up on 21.425 AM but it's gone.  Calling CQ now, 20:45 UTC (2:42 central)
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 08:31:39 PM »

I heard a big signal just now on 15 meters.  I'm tuned up on 21.425 AM but it's gone.  Calling CQ now, 20:45 UTC (2:42 central)

I got to work N2IDF on 15, but we had to resort to SSB... well, -he- did Grin  Barefoot, he was ok on SSB, but 20w on AM while the receiver is mobile, is like trying to train a St. Bernard to use a doggie door.  It could happen, but not without a -lot- of struggling! ;-)

Never heard anyone else on 15m.

Worked WN5V in Welch, LA on 75m on the way home.

BTW, JT... I took a run out to Brenham, TX, and on the way back, the night dispatcher said "be at Widgets-R-Us (fake name) at 8am to pick up a load going..." doesn't matter.  It's not going to Orange and therefore looks like I'm not, either.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 01:40:26 AM »

Yeah those pesky night dispatchers ruin everything. *grin*
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 03:56:57 PM »

Had a great QSO on 21.425 with WB8KRY in Ohio this morning.

I was tuning around the band with the K3 and heard a carrier, so I flipped over to AM and worked him with a commanding 25W carrier.  Grin

I wasn't expecting AM up here! Can someone remind me why there is so little activity above 40M?
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 05:33:46 PM »

Had a great QSO on 21.425 with WB8KRY in Ohio this morning.

I was tuning around the band with the K3 and heard a carrier, so I flipped over to AM and worked him with a commanding 25W carrier.  Grin

I wasn't expecting AM up here! Can someone remind me why there is so little activity above 40M?

Have no antennas for those frequencies; have antenna but can't remember antenna tuner settings; rig a pain to tune at those frequencies; receiver has little sensitivity above 10 MHz; don't like talking to strangers; etc.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »

Ahhhh. Okay.

Thanks for the reminder.  Roll Eyes

Seriously, it's far easier for people like myself (no space to put up efficient 160M/75M/40M antennas) to get on these bands and make some contacts. Even when conditions are less than stellar.

Granted, the higher frequencies will not be very useful in the evening until we get more solar activity.

Oh well. I guess I'll just keep trying...
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 11:37:52 PM »

Post activity here prior to calling CQ.  I've never gotten an answer on the times I've called CQ on anything higher than 20 meters. maybe a little coordination will help get the ball rolling.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 12:37:29 PM »

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You have all those problems Pete? It can't be all that bad Wink Wink
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 01:31:53 PM »

Remember, 40 meter antennas often play well on 15! 
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 02:00:00 PM »

Listening on 21.425 AM
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 02:17:23 PM »

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You have all those problems Pete? It can't be all that bad Wink Wink

Not me. I'm good to go all the way to 432 MHz and 33 cm and 23 cm antennas should be added this summer. I generally find the 160 and 75 meter long rambling QSO's  very boring and lose interest very quickly. The only real time my interest perks up on these frequencies is during a contest weekend. 40 meters and above tend to be, at least to me, a lot more fun and interesting.
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 02:21:52 PM »

Tim, N8UH, I hear you and I'm going to give you a shout back in about 5 - 10 minutes after this phone call.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 03:03:35 AM »

Doh! I was about to run out the door and saw your post. Thought I'd be able to get in a QSO. After a couple of calls, I had to go.

I'll probably be on tomorrow though. Catch you soon!
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 01:20:49 PM »

15 is a bubblin awaay.

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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2011, 02:19:10 PM »

Heard the tail end of John/kx5jt's call on 425, but my PW 25W wasn't cutting it. I'm going to hurry up and run a patch cable from my Viking station to my Elecraft station (different rooms) so I can get the Viking up on the "high bands". Should have it up and running by the weekend.

There is a huge solar storm going on right now. Interesting static on the bands!
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2011, 12:25:41 PM »

Listening on 21.425 AM
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2011, 01:18:40 AM »

We're going to hit SOMETIME!  I heard you the day before, you heard me the day after... could that be a contact? LOL
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2011, 01:39:18 AM »

A contact? Well that's pretty close...  Grin

I'm going to try and be on working or listening regularly before work during the week. From when I wake up till around 1100 PST. I'll continue to post.

We gotta drum up some activity on these bands!

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2011, 12:37:41 PM »

Listening on 21.425 AM

It's lonely up here!  Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2011, 04:06:09 PM »

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You need to be *calling* up there.   Grin

Seriously, if we all just listen and nobody calls much, we won't make many connections.

Many moons ago, one of my buddies at the college station at Clarkson K2CC, made a point of going up on 10 meters when we were in the depths of the sunspot cycle back then. He worked all kinds of stuff. The usual comment was "I have been listening up here for 'n' weeks and you're the first station I heard." Once he got some activity going, often more activity would show up nearby as others recognized that the band was open and join in with nearby QSO's.

When I get my automated voice keyer re-integrated with my station I'll try making some noise up on 15 and 10 when I'm in the shack to do my part. Last sunspot peak I loved all the 10 meter AM activity, especially from the mobile. And 15 always seems to be underused.

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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2011, 01:13:14 PM »

Okay! Listening and robo-calling on 21.425!  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2011, 02:33:04 PM »

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Cool! I have the SDR receiver at home dialed up on frequency but not hearing anything in central NY. How often are you calling? The band looks mostly quiet, though I can hear traffic on .390.

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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2011, 05:51:42 PM »

Big European sigs today... Mediteranean area too (including SV land)... from about sunrise to noon. I was only listening on my 36" shielded loop @ 12' high too. I didn't even hook up the high yagi or transmit as I heard no AM around .425 but it may be worth trying some skeds?

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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2011, 03:14:47 AM »

Was on 15 meters about 21.430 Sat afternoon. burried in the mess of contest idiots. Warren W1GUD came back. I had to resort to the Junkston 600 to make a point. Warren and I continued for about two hours therafter.I have been up on 21.430( crapstal controlled) a number of times. I have bellowed out many a CQ to no avail. I will try to troll the band in the afternoons when I am around. De Tim WA1HnyLR
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