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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2011, 03:39:30 AM »

Good to know Tim.  I usually check between 21.400 to 21.425 making calls on 21.425

I'll expand my range up a bit and make some calls on 21.430 too.
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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2011, 11:19:32 AM »

It may be time to use the scanning mode in the riceboxes to 'troll'. One would load in , say, 14.286, 21.430, 29.0001, set the squelche to medium and scann away.  Or even try that se que thing..............

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2011, 02:28:55 AM »

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

That does it.  I'm putting the bug-catcher on 15m in the afternoons.
21.430.  Just not the SBE please ;-)

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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2011, 11:03:53 AM »

Just threw out the ol Sea Que and nobody answahed......  Not surprising, I don't even hear slopbucket on 430 now... 

Ima tune the bands and look.....

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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2011, 12:53:18 PM »

I called CQ til I was BITF again on 10M yesterday. I'd call for 5 minutes, listen, swing the beam 45 degrees and do it again. Went all the way around the compass......... NADA!

Listening on 11 meters showed the bands open to the south and west coast!

Seems there just ain't enuf guyz lurking about to make it worthwhile yet.
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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2011, 12:58:59 PM »

I called CQ til I was BITF again ..

You'd  make a good corn-tester, Buddly !
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2011, 02:46:17 PM »

No need to be insulting, Paul! Grin
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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2011, 08:40:48 PM »

I called cq with the ft857 yesterday and a mobile whip on the xterra on 425 and a 5 lander answered and we chatted for a few minutes. QRM inside the city is nasty in places though and there was a fair bit of QSB. But it was nice to work AM on the ricebox mobile. I'm basically tuning around up there and if I hear any activity showing the band open, I'm heading to 420-430, and calling cq on 425. I should only get better for the next few years.  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2011, 10:39:23 PM »

I caught G3YPZ calling AM CQ on 21.420 at 18:40 yesterday. He was running a K3 at 25 watts carrier with a two element quad. He was peaking 5/7, and we chatted for just over 10 minutes. Then the band tanked. A few hours prior I was working stateside contacts on 21.430, with 5/9+ signals coming into Florida from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

I find it helpful to post myself that I am calling AM CQ on DX Summit. Initially people will tell me that they saw the spot, and wanted to work AM which is something that haven't done in a very long time if at all.

It's all part of getting the AM word out IMO.
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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2011, 11:15:19 AM »

I've had company visiting from the Bay area of California.  I'll be back behind the mic tomorrow afternoon, and cruising 15m AM frequencie.

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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2011, 12:50:13 PM »

Working W7TX on 21.420 now
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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2011, 01:03:25 PM »

Nice....  Rolled up to 420, and snagged ya Smiley

Sitting on 420 now, listening to you call CQ.

Condx NOT the best, but was able to pull ya out...  QSB bad at times, but you're still in and out here.

Thanks for the contact!

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« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2011, 01:21:43 PM »

Nice....  Rolled up to 420, and snagged ya Smiley

Sitting on 420 now, listening to you call CQ.

Condx NOT the best, but was able to pull ya out...  QSB bad at times, but you're still in and out here.

Thanks for the contact!

--Shane
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Many Tnx Shane. Good 57/8 here in the UK.
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2011, 11:56:26 AM »

g3ypz and kd6vxi QSO on 21.420 again... 

Other Eu stations in there sometimes, ypz heard Bulgaria. 

AM alive and well!


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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2011, 12:10:11 PM »

I can't hear them on the west coast, but I hear John g3ypz working Bulgaria and Norway on 21.420 am now..

Any big east coast stations out there that can hear these guys?


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« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2011, 12:25:22 PM »

I can't hear them on the west coast, but I hear John g3ypz working Bulgaria and Norway on 21.420 am now..

Any big east coast stations out there that can hear these guys?



Pity you couldn't hear the two Bulgarian Stations, Shane. You were a big signal - 58 at best. I've got bad powerline noise here -s5. I'm waiting for the power company to replace some bad insulators.
I worked ZS3Y on 14.286 on Tuesday - my first 2 way AM on 20M with South Africa.
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« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2011, 10:30:21 AM »

Calling CQ now 21.420
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« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2011, 11:56:10 AM »

Where is everybody? 21.420 beaming USA now.
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« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2011, 11:58:43 AM »

WB8KRY 59 - good signal
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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2011, 01:29:47 PM »

Chatting with wb8kry now!
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« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2011, 01:45:49 PM »

WA1HLR
Tim has been very strong here for the last hour.
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« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2011, 11:26:37 AM »

On 21.420 now.
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« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2011, 11:45:01 AM »

Just worked Greg WB0OQR @ 57
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« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2011, 12:56:58 PM »

I have no real 15 meter antenna, so I decided to see if I could load up my 40 meter delta loops. I could get the SWR down to about 1.8:1. So I called CQ for a while on 21.420 and back came DH3FEN with a booming signal. He was running 500 watts and an 8 element LPA.

I also heard lots of SSB lower in the band. I worked a V5 in Namibia. The band is definitely open if I can make contacts with my crazy antenna lash up.
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« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2011, 12:58:39 PM »

Just worked (barely) John - G3YPZ. He was only hearing me 35. John was a nice 56 but then faded out near the end. Thanks for taking my call John. Hopefully, I will soon have a better antenna for 15 and you'll actually be able to hear me!
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