How Did You Radio Today?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4HAT, Aug 11, 2018.

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  1. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had FD contacts from Alaska and B.C./AB to the Cook Islands as well as HI, plus the usual continental stuff I get here like UT, ID, CA, EWA, AZ, NV and southern OR. Nothing east beyond that, which reinforces the fact I need to shoot more line in the trees. All on the 40m vertical since the 20m vertical is needing some repair apparently. Bust on 6m. Well, the Cook Islands wasn't a FD contact but one I've wanted for a while.
    That's what I did.
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  2. WA4ILH

    WA4ILH Subscriber QRZ Page

    I made contacts on 6 seperate bands during field day. It would have been 7 if the coax on my 6 meter beam wasn't open. possibly a first for me in 49 years.
    Tom WA4ILH
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  3. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I envy people who have enough tall trees to do interesting wire antenna projects. :)
  4. W7UUU

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

    I envy people who have to do interesting experiments with loop antenna systems that really work! :)

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  5. K2CAJ

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    I think it matters more that the trees be thick. I have trees on my property, and they're about as useful as 30-foot fiberglass driveway markers.
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  6. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seemed anytime I had the chance to get on the air this weekend we were in the midst of thunderstorm and lightning warnings. My tomato plants did get watered though.
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  7. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Spent the afternoon writing a little application to automatically keep my PC clock in sync with the FT8 signals from WSJT-X.

    So next time I "activate" a remote/rural location, I won't need a GPS to sync the clock... just let the application sync to the other FT8 signals. :cool:
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  8. US7IGN

    US7IGN Ham Member QRZ Page

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  9. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wrapping up the 13 Colonies! :)
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  10. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I pity people who envy me.

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