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« on: October 01, 2011, 09:36:24 PM »

Where is everyone?? Huh

10 has been opening up nice lately yet I have made only a dozen or so AM contacts in the last few days.  The beacons and the ducks are really quacking down band but 29 to 29.1 is fairly quiet.

Hope to qso some of you guys...it is my only chance to work you folks in the east.  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 09:52:21 PM »

I made a nice QSO today in the little time I had in the shack.  S8 signals from California to my QTH in Louisiana.  20 watts carrier. 29.000

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 10:09:41 PM »

I heard W6WRE testing on 29.010 and called him with 20 watts using an ancient vertical sitting on a 15 foot pole. He heard me, but not well enough for a QSO as the band was not quite there yet. I have a very broad receiver sitting on 29.0 when I'm in the station during the day. Lots of carriers come and go but I rarely hear anyone actually making a call. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 11:37:28 PM »

29 kHz?

Dang.  I switched the mono-band hex beam to 10 meters today. It's all tuned up at 28.300 which in some ancient time was a popular AM frequency.  The SWR at 29 is a zillion to one.

Is that really where every one is, 29 kHz?  If so, I have work to do.

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 11:45:27 PM »

If you ever get that 29Khz working you might just have all the dogs where for 10 miles howling!  Cool

Jon, there's been an ongoing discussion on the AM email list about 10 meter frequencies, but if  yo really want to work some AM on 10, I suggest retuning your beam for 29Mhz OM!  That's where you'll find us!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 12:32:05 AM »

29 kHz?

Dang.  I switched the mono-band hex beam to 10 meters today. It's all tuned up at 28.300 which in some ancient time was a popular AM frequency.  The SWR at 29 is a zillion to one.

Is that really where every one is, 29 kHz?  If so, I have work to do.

Jon


Jon,

If you want to get on 10M, you'll do better if you tune to 29Mhz.  You won't hear much on 29KHz.  Just thought I would give you a heads-up on it.

Keep us posted as you make further progress.

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 01:20:07 AM »

29 kHz?

Dang.  I switched the mono-band hex beam to 10 meters today. It's all tuned up at 28.300 which in some ancient time was a popular AM frequency.  The SWR at 29 is a zillion to one.

Is that really where every one is, 29 kHz?  If so, I have work to do.

Jon


Jon,

If you want to get on 10M, you'll do better if you tune to 29Mhz.  You won't hear much on 29KHz.  Just thought I would give you a heads-up on it.

Keep us posted as you make further progress.

Fred
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Anyway you jokers are hanging out way up there at 29 MEGA hurts not down at 28.3.  Do any of you remember 28.3 as a preferred AM frequency a sunspot cycle or two ago.  That's what I remember and that's what my antenna remembers.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 10:04:36 AM »

10 meters was open until after 9:00 PM here last night.  I worked several stations on 29.000 MHz or (there-abouts) on AM, including KB6BKN, W7ACM, W7DFO, AA6DD, KD6SW, and WA5TVO/6.  Super conditions and great fun!

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 12:19:19 PM »

Hmm... maybe it's finally time to convert one of my junkbox CB's to 10 meters. I've got a clean Lafayette "Telsat SSB-75" which is also capable of that other mode.  Grin

Will I be able to make any contacts with a dipole and a PW, or will I need a 10m leen-yar too...
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 03:40:49 PM »

W8VYZ used to operate on 28305.
I'm beginning to think it would be a good idea to operate AM just below 28.6MC.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 08:09:14 PM »

Great QSO today with Dennis, W7QHO from Glendale, CA.  I only had about 30 minutes to play but we stretched it into a 45 minutes... S9 and steady... 10 is waking up people! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 08:52:45 PM »

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I couldn't agree more. I have yet to hear any activity above 28.500 here in the midwest.

I think 28.385 would be a good frequency!

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 10:28:56 PM »

Yeah Phil, 28385 might be a good place. There is a ton of activity in that part of the band. At least some of the activity is from the Tech licensees who are stuck in that part of the band on USB. But they can receive AM legally, and maybe hear AM for the first time. Some folks might hear an AM signal in that portion and just think that it was one of the out of band CB'ers with an illegal radio. Could be fun. .........Larry
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 11:25:08 PM »

Great QSO today with Dennis, W7QHO from Glendale, CA.  I only had about 30 minutes to play but we stretched it into a 45 minutes... S9 and steady... 10 is waking up people! Smiley
You're killing me.  I heard nothing on the high end of band meanwhile you're talking with Dennis for 45 minutes?  I bet he was using a green radio.

Time to figure out what is going on at my place.  I did talk to T32C (Christmas Island) yesterday but I'm hearing zip, zilch, nada AM.

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 11:28:45 PM »

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No. It was very energy inefficient.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 11:31:04 PM »

Great QSO today with Dennis, W7QHO from Glendale, CA.  I only had about 30 minutes to play but we stretched it into a 45 minutes... S9 and steady... 10 is waking up people! Smiley
You're killing me.  I heard nothing on the high end of band meanwhile you're talking with Dennis for 45 minutes?  I bet he was using a green radio.

Time to figure out what is going on at my place.  I did talk to T32C (Christmas Island) yesterday but I'm hearing zip, zilch, nada AM.



Yes and I followed his drifty Elmac up into another QSO!  We started around 29.050 and ended up passed 29.013 before I suggested he follow me back down! lol...  so yeah had I had more time to spend on the radio, I could kept going with Dennis or spun the dial and made more contacts.. it was really opened up.

No, he wasn't on military gear this time it was an Elmac AF-... 67 or 68
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 11:46:01 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2011, 02:28:34 PM »

Is there anybody OUT there?  



California, Washington State... and Maine (Timmy was booming in)

I should wake up early every weekend off! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2011, 04:26:50 PM »

Coast to coast the past few days with 100W into just the DE of my busted yagi at 100'. First time Ive made Q's with either HT-9 on 10M. Using a HT-18 for the VFO and NC-183D.

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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2011, 10:38:06 AM »

It is Monday and things will be a little slower, but I will be out in the shack off and on today calling CQ on 29.0.  Pouring rain right now here in the soggy pacific NW...good day to hunker down and play radio.
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2011, 11:52:28 AM »

The left coast pounds into C NY in the afternoons... at least it do the last few days.....  I'm going to work some SSB untill I hear AM.... 

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2011, 01:16:08 PM »

i use to test on 28.500 it was with wa3js Joel old call was N3EYR!
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2011, 04:33:26 PM »

Just had my first international AM contact on 10 meters.  VK4VN Steve made it through all the non-sense that was going on 29.000....  I really wish people could figure out they need to move off of a "calling frequency" to have a ragchew.  Yeah I know it's not in the rules and it's gentlemen agreement and all that but it really makes for smoother operating.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2011, 04:42:29 PM »

I worked k7ewe Jim today 29.020
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2011, 10:32:19 AM »

Shoot!  didn't get a chance to get out in the shack yesterday after all.  I will try again today.
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