How did you radio today? (CW edition)

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KD2UHF, Feb 5, 2021.

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  1. OE3IAK

    OE3IAK Ham Member QRZ Page

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    Unfortunately, no contacts in CW were had, only FM on 2m. Better luck next time!
     
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  2. KE8OKM

    KE8OKM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I spent this weekend in Colorado on a SOTA vacation! I was able to activate 7 peaks. I am a VHF only activator (SOTA) 2m FM and 6m FM/SSB CQs answered no problem.

    On three of those peaks I set up my FT818 with a 6m endfed and tried for my first ever 6m CW QSO.

    Hike up Rogers Peak CO
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    Rogers Peak @13,400’
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    I struck out 3x 6m CW but I still had a blast. It was a incredible experience!

    Erik
    KE8OKM
     

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  3. KD1JT

    KD1JT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I made a few dozen SKCC WES contacts and worked a few POTA CW ops. Not much free time this weekend.
     
  4. DD5RK

    DD5RK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi,

    today at abt 11:30z I called CQ on 17m.
    Band seemed not to be open, at least I heard no signals here.
    Got only skimmed by RNB from MM0ZBH TF4X UA4M RK3TD, all stations from Europe.
    But a station from North Carolina answered!
    Signal was very low but sufficient to have a QSO.

    73
    Rüdiger
    DD5RK
     
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  5. OE3IAK

    OE3IAK Ham Member QRZ Page

    "The bands are never open if noone calls CQ" - in this or another way heard often and seems true.
     
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  6. DM2TT

    DM2TT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I built a dipole for 15m.Alu tubing.Garden hose isolation and muffler clamps and stuff. On the roof abt 35feet now.
    1st one i hrd was a JA.Very weak,but called him with my 100w TS520 and immediatly he came back.
    What a success,yesss!
    In the afternoon there where 3 loud ones from new england and florida.
    I called for a while but they might have bad qrm.My neck of the woods has zero qrm,nada.
    So i do not expect to get an answer to all i hear :)
    Olli
     
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  7. KD1JT

    KD1JT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was back out in the woods for POTA today. Two parks about 130 contacts and had a great day in the sun. Ham life is good! 73
     
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  8. KK4LYQ

    KK4LYQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not to be a wet blanket but nothing,
    I’ve only got a 40m ham stick dipole up 30 feet. I threw out multiple CQ’s on all the FIST and SKCC calling frequencies but it was like watching paint dry. 9db of noise
    I may take up knitting.
     
  9. DD5RK

    DD5RK Ham Member QRZ Page

  10. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Keep trying. Solar flares are the wet blanket, but they pass by in time.
     
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