Are the bands dead

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KF5NAJ, Jun 1, 2021.

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  1. KF5NAJ

    KF5NAJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Have the bands been dead for the last couple of days or is it me
    All I have heard are very week signals or none at all on 17 or 18m band
  2. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well there was a big contest this past weekend, and quite a few OMs including me are kinda resting up. Also, there was a big holiday with many on family outings, etc.

    20 and 40--and especially 40--were great for the contest. :)
  3. KF5NAJ

    KF5NAJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know band activity goes up and down all the time it seems slower than usual
  4. KA8NCR

    KA8NCR Ham Member QRZ Page

    10m has been open to the east and south all morning.
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  5. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I used 17m on Sunday and also yesterday (Monday) for a while each day and made several contacts, including Italy and Slovenia, plus several more local stations (U.S.-Canada). The band was working, at least around 2330-0100 UTC or so each day.

    I tuned past a whole lot of digital activity around 18.100 but didn't decode any of it. I was using CW and SSB only.
  6. AJ6LB

    AJ6LB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was waiting for you to call, but you never did!;)

    When I don’t hear anything, I’ll often call CQ. A week or so ago I made a contact on 10 meters a whopping 6 miles away. Had a good conversation, though!
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  7. W7UUU

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

    Did you not try CW over the weekend on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10? You'd have been very hard pressed to find a spot to call, with TONS of DX stations to work during CQWW WPX

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  8. KD0UFC

    KD0UFC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Plenty of FT8 on 40m.
  9. AB2YC

    AB2YC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    6 and 10 have plenty of FT8 going on
  10. WE4E

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