Okay, I will reveal my secret 10 and 6 meter "opening the band" tactic.....shhhh! Myself and whomever the local buddy is I can drum up park on 28.4 or 50.125 call CQ bunch of times without success and then we have a extended ragchew on the "calling frequency" about how dead the band is and all the Techs must have mic fright. It's a great SSB reverse beacon scheme to see who comes on to police the frequency and complain. @KM6CND I would be absolutely thrilled to have you shoo us off 50.125!!!