Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Sep 11, 2019.
I have it on good authority that these two are on the J.O.B.
That's a good one and I particularly remember the old "Skeleton slot antenna" 2 meter beam spaced 5/8 wavelengths, apart they worked pretty well
I use 10 Meters Mostly Local Round tables.
Can't someone convince them that 27 MHz would be a better choice!
I hear dits and dahs emanating from my back yard @ 28207.3 kHz ... until I realize it's just my 10M beacon in the toolshed.
(And that's all I hear on 10 meters.)
KiwiSDR radio network. Click on balloon, then click on description.
Not that I'm all that active talking, listening a LOT...but there are times hams could take a lesson from the lowly CB guys. Though not always but often if 27 Mhz is up then so is 28 Mhz. The CB guys will be talking away for hours on end and when you tune into the call frequency on 28.400 NO one! Giving even a general call, NOTHING! Maybe...if we'd check the band a little more often instead of assuming nothing is going on we might get to use it more often than not! Just because the notice on QRZ says that HF band propagation is poor doesn't always mean it is. With all that line of garbage this doesn't mean DX "communications open to other countries" is up but just local, "country wide" is better than nothing. By the way 20 m is up right now. I'm listening to XE1RK from Mexico City knocking down some contacts at the moment.
Anything is possible these days,cool posts all,73's Jimi
I have just purchased a CB (SSB/AM) for that very purpose, if I can hear East Coast or Midwest truckers on 19 then 10M has to be good too, just waiting to get my old Gonset G-28 running on 29.000 Mhz!
Was curious where the term the band is "up" originated. Not surprisingly I just found the answer.
The band is "open" must be so...yesterday!