10 Meters, CQ CQ, is anyone on?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KG5MLS, Mar 13, 2017.

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  1. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    If everybody is just monitoring the calling frequency everybody will just hear the crickets.

    Many times starting a conversation on the calling frequency will "wake-up" the band.

    You could have asked if the frequency is in use as an added courtesy. However, no one owns a frequency. Especially a calling frequency for the purpose of "private" monitoring.

    If you encounter that again, it's easier to just go up to 50.128 and anyone with a bandscope will find you. But don't be surprised when you get some DX if the same "gentlemen" try to jump 50.128
     
  2. WE4E

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  3. W0VRA

    W0VRA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm glad they don't work at the 911 call center.
     
  4. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a well known attorney once told me: "I don't waste time trying to memorize everything there is. I just know where to find it and that's what makes me so good".
     
  5. WE4E

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    Exactly. I've long held that study skills are generally more useful than rote memorization.
     
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  6. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    My 10 M Story
    Is the band REALLY Dead ?
    Back about 25 years ago I had a TS520, Henry 2K amp and my 3 element HyGain 10M Yagi up 40 ft.
    I could spend a half-hour tuning the entire 10M band and hear nothing but white noise and a few birdies. :eek:
    Fired up the Big Amp and called a few CQs with 800 W PEP and almost always could get a reply ! Sometimes I had to turn the Yagi a few times .
    After finishing the QSO I would look around the band and hear a few other QSOs in progress !!!
    SOMBODY has to break the ICE and then the band seems to get going :D
    This was back before I knew about beacons.


     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
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  7. NE3R

    NE3R Ham Member QRZ Page

    Lol - tell them they can work your contacts that respond to your CQs up 5 when you are done with them!
     
  8. VA3DLO

    VA3DLO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I call out on 10 metrrs on 28.400 even though 10 meter is dead never know what you will get..my antenna is roughly 25 feet high on secont floor roof..
     
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  9. KD2PBK

    KD2PBK Ham Member QRZ Page

    hi KD2PBK john since 1/2018-4/2018.I made contacts from south flordia,now in northeastorn New Yoek nothing.Ijust ceep calling on 28.400 hoping for contact, good luck.
     
  10. WF4W

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    10m has been open quite a bit lately. I hear FT8, I hear multiple CW beacons, and I hear NOTHING on SSB or CW :(
     

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