Calling CQ?

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by KG7FIU, Apr 12, 2015.

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  1. W0AAT

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    6 meter loop would perform far better than the vertical! Speaking from experience! 6 meters on my 43 foot vertical may have been just out of the noise. Switching to the horizontal loop S4 or better...
     
  2. W7CJD

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    I appreciate hearing ideas in the thread.

    I thought I would add, our small town has a 6-meter repeater.

    You could find out if you could get into any 6-meter repeaters.
     
  3. W9WAF

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    I was that new guy and out of a lot of people monitoring a repeater not a single one would even respond to tell me that it was making me look like a jackass. I have since then learned my lesson and don't call on repeaters if its a new guy please don't let it slide if its not custom to your area you should tell them it'll help in the long run and possibly make them a bit more confident with the radio.

    The Local hams here do that and it seems to be fine normally throwing out your call and monitoring or listening will net you a QSO or two.
     
  4. W7CJD

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    The first person that answered my call, in Montana, was in Canada.

    Here, I think the radio amateurs in Canada are more friendly!
     
  5. AD5KO

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    It wasn't you who was the jackass.
     
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  6. AC8AC

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    thats right you were not the jackass .
     
  7. KG5FCO

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    Thanks for the info. I recently finished a long road trip. Every so often I would put a "monitoring" on .52. Never got a response. But now I know I wasn't breaking protocol.

    After all the dead air, I will will respond to anyone putting out a "CQ" or "monitoring" and chat for a bit.
     
  8. KQ0J

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    Things have not changed much since the 1970's - CQ has never really been acceptable on 2M FM. It just shouts " New guy here " LOL. If I am looking for a contact : kq0j listening on .52, anybody around( For a chat, for a test, for a signnal report ) ? Or if the band is up state my location too.
     
  9. W0AAT

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    CQ on .52 around where I live and someone usually answers. Bunch use it to rag chew off the repeater. Plus a bunch use it to work DX during band openings! I caught some tropo 2 weeks ago into Nebraska from SW MN on 146.52!
     
  10. W9WAF

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    Thank you for the reassurance, all the guys in the club are pretty cool and helpful once you actually go to a meeting and hang out for a while.
     

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