A short time ago I logged 8 ten meter propagation beacons ..... I called CQ in four different directions on four different frequencies......... No responses....
Here are the beacons that I logged and posted to the HF Beacon reflector.
At 17:05 - 17:16Z, 22 August 2004 I can hear 8 ten meter beacon signals into EL17ip.
28.199 LU1FHH SANTA FE, ARG (4746 miles)
28.200 LU4AA BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (4965 miles)
28.2035 K6LLL LAGUNA BEACH, CA (1281 miles)
28.2365 WØKIZ DENVER, CO (938 miles)
28.249 PY3PSI PORT ALEGRE, BRAZIL (5015 miles)
28.2705 K4AIS WALESKA, GEORGIA (882 miles)
28.2732 N4HLF APOPKA, FLORIDA (964 miles)
28.278 AC3A LEAWOOD, KS (787 miles)
Where is everybody?
73 Bill WJ5O/BCN 28.289 MHz
We're all waiting for the code requirement to drop so we can upgrade.
Originally Posted by [b
This better not turn into another code/no code debate!
Originally Posted by [b
I've tuned around on 10-meters a couple of times today and I haven't heard anything. Hmmm.....
Yep, I agree Tony........ Since beacons ID with Morse code..... a person without code skills will be "up the creek without a paddle".
The beacons are the number one "real time" indicator of band openings....
With the complete "downside" of cycle 23 coming soon, the openings are going to be very short lived.....But, as long as a person can copy a beacon.. point the antenna towards the beacon location.... and call a few CQs..... There will be QSOs on ten meters.
73 Bill WJ5O
Remember that a CW signal will come through a LONG time before an SSB signal can be copied. Thus, if the beacon signals are relatively weak you should get on CW and not on SSB.
This is why I keep saying we need a calling frequency on 10m. Maybe the ARRL could establish one and announce it in QST.
The band is too big to use for short E's and one hops. It's easy to miss a CQ while tuning through. There should be a frequency to monitor, just like 6m. Afterall, the bands are very similar in the summer.
I had to clean the carpet at the motherinlaws then go ride a horse then mow until dark. 10M seems to be dead now.
Bummer missed it again.
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10 meters was open to some of the islands south of the usa and to south america last week when hurricane charlie was hitting florida. worked a couple stations. band sometimes open up late around 22-24 hundred hours. sometimes later. made a few contacts then. not been on 10 last few days. dont know what the conditions have been.
kg4ukf/ chris in manchester ky
kg4ukf/ chris in manchester, ky