Get back on Ten Meters de Gary K8JCR

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by K8JCR, Oct 10, 2019.

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  1. WA3GWK

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    I listen for beacons on 10M between .200 and .300 for indications of E layer propagation. If I hear activity, I move up the band to .400+-. If things get real hot, I move to 6 meters and do the same. I also post on DXMaps so others can see where the propagation is.
     
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  2. WQ4G

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    A dog like that can't BITE you... But, he can sure pinch you pretty hard.

    A Chihuahua Pinscher...

    He sure is cute though. I have three of them.

    Dan WQ4G
     
  3. N6LSU

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    All dog cuteness aside, has anyone made a contact ( or heard anything) on ten meters in the past several months? Not trying to be snarky but all the bands seem to be at the lowest I've ever seen since the early seventies.
     
  4. WA3GWK

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    I've found 10 meters open often. I've made three SSB contacts on 10 in November, DE, WA, and CA from AL. I don't have a very good antenna, just a dipole at 20 feet. I've spotted many low power beacons on 10 as indicators of sporadic E propagation. As soon as the propagation moves up to 6 meters, I move up.
     
  5. KC3MIO

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    I contacted MA and Aruba on 10M during the RTTY contest in September with 100 W. 15M has been much more active. QSOs with HI, CO, CA, MT and Aruba during ARRL SS with 5 watts on SSB.

    In general, propagation seems to be improving. 15M and 17M are frequently open here in NE PA to Europe and sometimes South Africa. I just wish more CW ops were active.
     
  6. NH6RF

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    I've been calling CQ on 10 and 12 meters using FT8 for a couple weeks now at various times, but always when the sun was up. Also made SSB calls on 28.400mhz. FT8 got replies. SSB nothing so far. PSK Reporter is what I use to determine if there is any propagation from my QTH. It's been pretty reliable in that regard. 73's de Bill/NH6RF.
     
  7. K1LKP

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  8. KN4VHF

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    Good idea, I just have a good QSO with N8EHP for about 10 minutes on 28.307 MHz at 20:30 UTC. Lots of QSV but, we made it!
    I always try 10 meters even if the propagation reports are bad
    73 from KN4VHF
     
  9. W4GJR

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    Is this meet up still going on?

    W4GJR
     
  10. WD9G

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