Midwest Tropo on 2 meters

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  1. W0AAT

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    Worked out to Ohio tonight, 650 miles on 2 meter SSB. More people need to get on and make some noise! 144.200 is the calling frequency so if you ragchew there give plenty of breaks for people farther out to hop in with a CQ etc!

    A good tropo indicator is here

    http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/

    And the region 2 chat here is where some of the stations land to chat back and forth waiting for a new station.

    The low band, VHF, UHF and microwave chats (by ON4KST)

    If you have never worked 2 meter tropo get on and give it a try! hearing those simplex signals hundreds of miles out is a blast! My best distance via tropospheric ducting over land is 1313 miles! Over water for some paths(CA to HI can be thousands of miles).
     
  2. W0AAT

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    733 miles tonight! Get on the air!
     
  3. N2SLO

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    Hey Mary we are on the air- point to the east coast. Larry K0TPP EM48 has heard my CQ from FN30JV in Suffolk long island. We need some E's on 2M... Best time for us for tropo is September... I am ready with 1KW
     
  4. N8SAN

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    This is AWESOME!!! HOW COOL!!!
     
  5. W9AFB

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    Made a few hundred mile contact on 2M SSB using 2.5 watts to a rubber duck antenna last weekend!
     
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  6. W0AAT

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    My personal best on 2m tropo is 1,213 miles to the southern tip of TX! Of course with EME I can work the world... during that early 2000's massive tropo opening I heard CO2OJ but couldn't get his attention over the 4 land qrm wall
     
  7. N8SAN

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    no way?! That's amazing!
     
  8. KD0CAC

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    On a repeater net last week in MN , we had checkin's from SD , IA , MI & FL .
     
  9. N8SAN

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    So this was on FM??!
     
  10. KD0CAC

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