10 Meters, CQ CQ, is anyone on?

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

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  1. KJ4RZZ

    KJ4RZZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Dave no not during a contest.. was looking for a real qso.
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Gotcha. Just need to say that I can often call on 20 and 40 meters for 30 minutes without a reply. So a dead-much-of-the-time band like 10m, where casual ragchewers are highly unlikely to just be browsing for a CQ -- you could probably call for hours with no response. At least until 10m goes back to being open all the time.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  3. WU8Y

    WU8Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Contest QSOs are real QSOs. What you were looking for was a "ragchew" QSO.
     
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  4. KK4RZM

    KK4RZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    10m was alive today for a short while (at least to Brazil from Southern US) 28.400 and surrounding frequencies were active. For about half an hour. I made 3 contacts and then it was gone.

    I still monitor 28.400 so keep trying!

    Disclaimer: The contacts I made today were the first I've heard on 10m in a year. However, my antenna sux, and it's low.
     
  5. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Latitude certainly has a part in it right now. :oops:
     
  6. W9AFB

    W9AFB Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can make a temporary dipole if you have some coax, wire, and a small piece of 1x2 as the insulator.
     
  7. KG5WEN

    KG5WEN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am currently in Kuwait, I think Ill look for the HF radio on base. I have seen a few Dipoles. I made sure we brought our hf radio an/vrc-100 fought with them a couple of months about getting the antennas that the radios were suppose to have. They brought them here and didn't set them up. Anyway I'll look for that radio and see if can get on 10meters. I have yet to make a contact on that .
     
  8. KJ4RZZ

    KJ4RZZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hearing beacon K9QW/B from IN in Florida right now... FYI
     
  9. KJ4RZZ

    KJ4RZZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Called CQ for awhile on 10m 28.400 today, no takers, but I did get some DX using JT65. Only 10 watts.
     
  10. WF4W

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