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Link Posted: 1/26/2022 6:38:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
I found another net on 3.880, so I was talking to some new people over there.
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I was able to check in on 40, but was apparently inaudible on 80.
Link Posted: 1/26/2022 7:15:05 AM EDT
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I was able to check in on 40, but was apparently inaudible on 80.
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Andrei was coming back to me but couldn't quite get it.

It seems a lot of people have difficulty hearing me say "Zulu" in my call, so I sometimes use "Zombie" instead, but it wasn't working this time.

I could barely hear Andrei on 80.  I saw a strong signal on 3.880 and found a Northwest Communications Net running out of Montana so I stopped in and said Hello.  Might become a weekly thing for me.

Link Posted: 1/26/2022 7:20:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
Andrei was coming back to me but couldn't quite get it.

It seems a lot of people have difficulty hearing me say "Zulu" in my call, so I sometimes use "Zombie" instead, but it wasn't working this time.

I could barely hear Andrei on 80.  I saw a strong signal on 3.880 and found a Northwest Communications Net running out of Montana so I stopped in and said Hello.  Might become a weekly thing for me.
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
Originally Posted By Emoto:
I was able to check in on 40, but was apparently inaudible on 80.
Andrei was coming back to me but couldn't quite get it.

It seems a lot of people have difficulty hearing me say "Zulu" in my call, so I sometimes use "Zombie" instead, but it wasn't working this time.

I could barely hear Andrei on 80.  I saw a strong signal on 3.880 and found a Northwest Communications Net running out of Montana so I stopped in and said Hello.  Might become a weekly thing for me.


I also have a Z and sometimes will say "Zebra" and Zambesi"

ETA: Ours is the only net I do regularly. However, the Maine Potato Net is a nice bunch of people. I happened across them just starting it up one day and they begin with the NC station reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, which indicated to me that at least they weren't a bunch of filthy commies. They start a bit early in the day for me to join very often.
Link Posted: 1/26/2022 7:45:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Emoto:


I also have a Z and sometimes will say "Zebra" and Zambesi"

ETA: Ours is the only net I do regularly. However, the Maine Potato Net is a nice bunch of people. I happened across them just starting it up one day and they begin with the NC station reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, which indicated to me that at least they weren't a bunch of filthy commies. They start a bit early in the day for me to join very often.
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I get tongue-tied bad enough as it is, so I need 'easy' words.  I've heard others use "Zimbabwe" but that's too difficult.  I might try "Zebra" and see if that works any better.  "Zed" is nice and short but seems easier to get lost in the noise.  "Zombie" is short enough and stands out.  It's made a difference a couple of times.

I often check into the Noontime Net on 7.283.5 (7.284 starting 2/1/22), which is quite active and starts early at 9:30 Pacific.  The early check-ins often number over a hundred.  It's almost like a DX pileup at times.  They run on 3970 @ 11:30 PT also.
Link Posted: 1/26/2022 7:56:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:

I get tongue-tied bad enough as it is, so I need 'easy' words.  I've heard others use "Zimbabwe" but that's too difficult.  I might try "Zebra" and see if that works any better.  "Zed" is nice and short but seems easier to get lost in the noise.  "Zombie" is short enough and stands out.  It's made a difference a couple of times.

I often check into the Noontime Net on 7.283.5 (7.284 starting 2/1/22), which is quite active and starts early at 9:30 Pacific.  The early check-ins often number over a hundred.  It's almost like a DX pileup at times.  They run on 3970 @ 11:30 PT also.
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
Originally Posted By Emoto:


I also have a Z and sometimes will say "Zebra" and Zambesi"

ETA: Ours is the only net I do regularly. However, the Maine Potato Net is a nice bunch of people. I happened across them just starting it up one day and they begin with the NC station reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, which indicated to me that at least they weren't a bunch of filthy commies. They start a bit early in the day for me to join very often.

I get tongue-tied bad enough as it is, so I need 'easy' words.  I've heard others use "Zimbabwe" but that's too difficult.  I might try "Zebra" and see if that works any better.  "Zed" is nice and short but seems easier to get lost in the noise.  "Zombie" is short enough and stands out.  It's made a difference a couple of times.

I often check into the Noontime Net on 7.283.5 (7.284 starting 2/1/22), which is quite active and starts early at 9:30 Pacific.  The early check-ins often number over a hundred.  It's almost like a DX pileup at times.  They run on 3970 @ 11:30 PT also.


Zulu comes through clear, and less syllables.

I switch from Romeo to Radio and Juliette to Japan frequently.
Link Posted: 1/26/2022 8:15:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


Zulu comes through clear, and less syllables.

I switch from Romeo to Radio and Juliette to Japan frequently.
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When I use Zombie, I also switch from Lima to Leprechaun.

I never went along with the whole zombie craze, but maybe I should get one of these for my ham shack.  I could put a brain in his hands with my bloody callsign carved into it.



eta: I just checked the price on this guy.  Not gonna happen.     Have an idea, but I'd need one made from resin not 'stone'.
Link Posted: 1/26/2022 10:52:53 AM EDT
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You could use the DX alphabet and say Zanzibar. I use the DX version sometimes when trying to get into a pileup. It's more legit sounding that using something made up and you sound like DX.

A......AMERICA, Amsterdam
B......BOSTON, Baltimore, Brazil
C......CANADA, Columbia, Chile
D......DENMARK
E......ENGLAND, Egypt
F......FRANCE, Finland
G.....GERMANY, Guatemala, Geneva, Greece
H.....HONOLULU, Hawaii
I.......ITALY
J......JAPAN
K......KILOWATT, Kentucky, King
L......LONDON, Lima, Luxembourg
M......MEXICO, Montreal
N......NORWAY, Nicaragua
O......ONTARIO, Ocean,
P......PORTUGAL, Pacific
Q......QUEBEC, Queen
R......RADIO, Romania, Russia
S......SANTIAGO, Spain, Sweden
T......TOKYO, Texas
U......UNITED, URUGUAY
V...... VICTORIA, Venezuela
W......WASHINGTON
X......X-RAY
Y......YOKOHAMA
Z...... ZANZIBAR, Zulu
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Link Posted: 1/26/2022 12:52:30 PM EDT
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I've used Zanzibar at times, also.  Sometimes Zulu works, sometime nothing does.  I try 'em all.
Link Posted: 1/26/2022 5:42:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Emoto:


I was able to check in on 40, but was apparently inaudible on 80.
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:
I found another net on 3.880, so I was talking to some new people over there.


I was able to check in on 40, but was apparently inaudible on 80.




I didn’t hear squat on 40m.  I did hear garbled traffic next door,  in hind sight that might have been when Gyprat bumped his vfo knob.  I didn’t tune to that, but went and finished cleaning up after dinner and then came back down to the underground lair for 80m.  I thought it was just another bad night condition.


I didn’t hear you this time.  I did hear the fellow in Cape Cod,....not great but we could have had a conversation.


I usually stick to the modern Alpha Bravo Charlie phonetics but can slip into Adam, Boy, Charles from the police radio habits.  DXing if I am having to repeat phonetics several times I might use the DX code or sub in major city names in their country or region to get it to click for them.   Sugar works better than Sierra.
Link Posted: 1/26/2022 6:40:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
I didn’t hear squat on 40m.  I did hear garbled traffic next door,  in hind sight that might have been when Gyprat bumped his vfo knob.  I didn’t tune to that, but went and finished cleaning up after dinner and then came back down to the underground lair for 80m.  I thought it was just another bad night condition.

I didn’t hear you this time.  I did hear the fellow in Cape Cod,....not great but we could have had a conversation.

I usually stick to the modern Alpha Bravo Charlie phonetics but can slip into Adam, Boy, Charles from the police radio habits.  DXing if I am having to repeat phonetics several times I might use the DX code or sub in major city names in their country or region to get it to click for them.   Sugar works better than Sierra.
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I could sort of kind of hear you. Not well enough to really understand and certainly not well enough to have a QSO, but I know your call so when Gyprat asks you how it's going and someone responds, I know it is you.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 6:49:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
when Gyprat bumped his vfo knob.
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One time several years ago I was battling my way throught a pileup of epic proportions trying to work CA. (Yeah. I know.Epic proportions my ass. Hey! Fuck off! I'M the one telling the story!)

Anyway the CA operator said "ending XX" as in ME.

Just then the cat flicked my VFO and I found myself in the middle of ANOTHER pileup. Now I was kind of pissed off for a second and looked at the cat and said "The hell with it" and threw out my call and I'll be a rat bastard if he didn't pick me!

I didn't have his call. I said "Wait a minute!"

He said, "What do you need?"

"I was trying to work a station in California and he had just picked up my call when my cat flicked his tail and moved my VFO and I landed on your pileup. I was annoyed and said to myself  'one pileup is as good as another' and threw out my call. I don't have your call."

He gave me his call and said he was sending me a QSL card as soon as he went QRT....after he stopped laughing.

And that's how I put Kawait in my logbook.

I sent my card to him with $3 and an SAE. His card came too early. I knew he had sent it that day like he said he would.

Know what he did with my SAE? He sent me a letter!
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 6:50:22 PM EDT
[#12]
FWIW I am up and running if anyone wants to ragchew.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 6:51:04 PM EDT
[#13]
Where abouts are you?
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 6:58:36 PM EDT
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Pittsburgh



Pick a frequency.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 6:59:33 PM EDT
[#15]
7189 seems to be open on my end.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:00:33 PM EDT
[#16]
7.213 seems quiet.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:01:36 PM EDT
[#17]
Listening on 7213
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:06:24 PM EDT
[#18]
We made it, but barely.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:08:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenDragon:
We made it, but barely.
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QSO....barely.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:10:15 PM EDT
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Tuned up on 75 and on a net at the moment.

Will check in later.

Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:11:12 PM EDT
[#21]
I RX you a lot better than you can hear me.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:16:49 PM EDT
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I added a couple more to the log.  The power line noise here has been crazy here recently, so it takes a good signal to get in here.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:19:33 PM EDT
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You had a great signal. Bumped down a bit when you cut the amp, but still good.

I had to QSY to 80m for a net. I announced on air but not sure that it was heard.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:25:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenDragon:
You had a great signal. Bumped down a bit when you cut the amp, but still good.

I had to QSY to 80m for a net. I announced on air but not sure that it was heard.
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I heard, my wife got home from work so I needed to get off the radio to eat supper with her.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:27:15 PM EDT
[#25]
Still occasionally CQing on 7213.

Can switch to any band you want.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 7:38:02 PM EDT
[#26]
7213 is right up against the giant commercial(?) frequency hog that runs up to about 7226 on my radio.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:10:17 PM EDT
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Still occasionally CQing on 7213.

Can switch to any band you want.
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can just make you out but you obviously arnt getting me
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:15:09 PM EDT
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Is 40 dead or am I deaf tonight?   I've heard only a Jacksonville FL qth across the band.

1917-Just barely hearing someone on 7213 now.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:18:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PARover:
can just make you out but you obviously arnt getting me
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Something in the mud


Update. QSO
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:28:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By piccolo:



Something in the mud


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Tried you last week during the net but i was too in an out for the QSO then.

Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:29:03 PM EDT
[#31]
Calling CQ on 7.285 Mhz.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:34:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gyprat:
Calling CQ on 7.285 Mhz.
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Your audio sounded good! Very clear, very easy copy

I believe we doubled
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:41:29 PM EDT
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Tough conditions. NC is about a 2 by 3 here.

Ok, now with his antenna turned north, NC is a 58.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:44:59 PM EDT
[#34]
Net control is right at noise level here in Fl

Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:48:29 PM EDT
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Andrei is a solid 5/9 here in Washington State (NOT Washington, D.C.! ) tonight on 40m.

Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:48:32 PM EDT
[#36]
NC doesn't love me anymore.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:52:59 PM EDT
[#37]
S on S , thanks for the relay on 40m. You are about the only station that I can hear, and your are 5-9+10 over an S8 noise floor.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:53:54 PM EDT
[#38]
Thanks for whomever relayed me in!

Link Posted: 2/1/2022 8:58:23 PM EDT
[#39]
3.865 Mhz
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:00:10 PM EDT
[#40]
a touch late from NNY

40m, lots of QRN

Scott MN 59
Bill ? 35
Bob Ma murmur, I couldn't catch a word
Mike Wa, DC  mumur
Bret MN 59
Chris in ILL (relay) 59
Keith in TX  46 but always there!
Mike in OR 35
Andy in FL 59

oh and NET CONTROL 59,  I got paused there looking for that title to call you on the air.  

Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:01:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenDragon:
S on S , thanks for the relay on 40m. You are about the only station that I can hear, and your are 5-9+10 over an S8 noise floor.
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amperage!

glad to help, makes me feel like I can do something!
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:02:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
a touch late from NNY

40m, lots of QRN

Scott MN 59
Bill ? 35
Bob Ma murmur, I couldn't catch a word
Mike Wa, DC  mumur
Bret MN 59
Chris in ILL (relay) 59
Keith in TX  46 but always there!
Mike in OR 35
Andy in FL 59

oh and NET CONTROL 59,  I got paused there looking for that title to call you on the air.  

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Washington State, not D.C.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:03:14 PM EDT
[#43]
THANK GOD FOR THE NOTCH filter!  Dam tuner uppers.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:03:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PARover:
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I could hear you but you couldn't hear me.  Really duplex path comms.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:04:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:

Washington State, not D.C.
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no disrespect intended!  that explains the low sound!
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:05:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:



no disrespect intended!
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Originally Posted By Clown_Gun:

Washington State, not D.C.



no disrespect intended!

No worries.  
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:07:02 PM EDT
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THANK GOD FOR THE NOTCH filter!  Dam tuner uppers.
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Yeah that was ridiculous.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:08:55 PM EDT
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I don't think I'm going to make in on 80.  I've got S-5 noise and can just make out that Andrei is there.

Noise just jumped to S-8.  Damnit.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:18:13 PM EDT
[#49]
@SteelonSteel, I heard you about 58!
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 9:20:02 PM EDT
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from NNY on 80

Barry 59
Ben Ga 59
edit, I left out Gerard!  PA  59
John N.TX 45
Joe N. GA 59
John NB 59
Chris ILL 59
Ken AR 59
Bob MA 35
Russ relayed 11 (I knew you were there)
Andy FL 59
me
Keith TX murmur
Richard MS 59
Bill FL 48

Tom 59
Aimee KY 35
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