40m Favorite because it's open during my typical "hours of operation"
20m "Like" mostly during the daytime hours and for general QRP because antenna size is managable for this purpose. Also a good DX band during greyline condx.
10m For DX but it isn't open as often as I would like.
12m,15m,17m,- Mixed bag. Mostly hit and miss, depending on sunspot condx.
30m, 60m - Never used. Mostly because of either power restrictions or antenna limitations.
80m but for AM boatanchor stuff only.
160m - Not much because antennas need to be too huge for my liking.
6m when it's open which isn't often.
2m. Especially fascinated with long haul VHF DX and EME communications.
73 de Charles - KC8VWM
North American QRP CW Club #3159, SKCC# 5752
There's no place like home... (click-click) There's no place like home... (Dit-dit)
40 CW just seems like home to me.
I was there as a Novice in '68 / '69.
I'm back again after relicensing 2 years ago.
I've played around on 80 / 20 / 15 & 10, but there's no place like home .
(PS: Can't upload my cool 40 meter graphic... Hmmm... new upload rules maybe ?)
73, Bill - W7JZE
Swans and Drakes do NOT
belong in lakes. Maybe some Heathkits do, depending on who built them
10m has been the most fun for me, as this year's solar cycle has made it a spectacular band - IMO . . .
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early Fleetwood Mac, before the girls showed up, when they played the blues
I seem to have a penchant for Fleetwood Mac again these days...
late Fleetwood Mac, after the girls showed up, is essentially a whole different band. Good, but different.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. Eric Hoffer
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your failure to comprehend does not compel me to explain.
Wise people talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.
Expect to get half of what you earn, a quarter of what is your due, and none of what you have lent, and you will be near the mark.
I'm old, and old school. If I want to make friends I will hang around a diner and smile a lot. Spare me the friends request nonsense, please.
I'm sort of partial to 10 meters simply because of the challenge it presents.
That would be the Peter Green & Bob Welch eras. That produced tunes such as Jewel-Eyed Judy, Oh Well, and Hypnotized.
Originally Posted by AD5MB
The low bands present different challenges, such as monumental static crashes and fitting big antennas onto a small footprint. 50' elevation is good on 10m but marginal (at best) on 80m and 160m for any kind of DX.
Originally Posted by KD7ZRO
I'm gonna hafta say TWENTY METERS, as I have lived there for the past 30+ years. 15 and 10 do provide some good DX but the bulk of it has been nursed outta 20. 15 and 10 are stone dead on the way to work and after I get home, but sometimes 20 is still going. Thought there were some Sunspots awhile ago, but guess they went away. Maybe more will come back and the bands will get open again. But 20 is the bread and butter band. Always something happening there.