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Link Posted: 9/12/2020 7:07:51 AM EDT
[#1]
Our club, W4CA, is operating special event stations along the Blue Ridge Parkway in VA today. I will be operating from an over look at milepost 17 and we have three other stations stretching down to milepost 189 or so.

Frequencies will be near 7.245 and 14.425 from 1000et to 1700et and each station will be using W4CA/(milepost). I won't have cell access once on site so I can't update this post.

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Link Posted: 9/12/2020 7:21:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: FredTheLurker] [#2]
Thanks, I will give it a try. The Priest, Milepost 17.6 is close to my QTH, about 75 miles towards the coast.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 10:10:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: FredTheLurker] [#3]
14.245 is Spanish speakers. nothing around 7.245 yet, just QRM from a QSO at 7.243
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:05:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: FredTheLurker] [#4]
14.245, 5x9 signal, dude with a weird foreign accent (Call DJ7EO) talking REALLY fast giving a signal strength then a "serial number" sequence.
After a while, another dude reads off a lot off call signs and junk, and the foreign dude then says roger a lot.

Not sure what that is all about?

7.245, nothing.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:55:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Mach] [#5]
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Originally Posted By FredTheLurker:
14.245, 5x9 signal, dude with a weird foreign accent (Call DJ7EO) talking REALLY fast giving a signal strength then a "serial number" sequence.
After a while, another dude reads off a lot off call signs and junk, and the foreign dude then says roger a lot.

Not sure what that is all about?

7.245, nothing.
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That is the WAE DX contest going on and the numbers are sequential numbers indicating which QSL he is for the contest. That is a German station.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:58:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: FredTheLurker] [#6]
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Originally Posted By Mach:


That is a contest going on and the numbers are sequential numbers indicating qhich QSL he is for the contest. That is a German station.
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Ok, thanks, I was never really into contests and never really listened to one.
Mainly into nets and Emcomm.


The German dude should have slowed down, talked about the weather in Germany, how pretty it is over there this time of year and mentioned all the good Beer!
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 2:05:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FredTheLurker:


Ok, thanks, I was never really into contests and never really listened to one.
Mainly into nets and Emcomm.
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Originally Posted By FredTheLurker:
Originally Posted By Mach:


That is a contest going on and the numbers are sequential numbers indicating qhich QSL he is for the contest. That is a German station.


Ok, thanks, I was never really into contests and never really listened to one.
Mainly into nets and Emcomm.

you want to try fldigi?
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 2:07:10 PM EDT
[#8]
Sure, Ill get on now.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 2:10:45 PM EDT
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Sure, Ill get on now.
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do you do the hotspot thing? TGIF 556?
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 3:29:14 PM EDT
[#10]
I was on 7.237 from 10:30-12:30 and made 16 contacts on 50w into a 40m OCFD. The station beside me was on 20m and was swamped by high powered stations and only managed one contact. It rained the whole time and our pop up starting leaking at the seams so we quit early.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 4:00:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Mach] [#11]
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Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
I was on 7.237 from 10:30-12:30 and made 16 contacts on 50w into a 40m OCFD. The station beside me was on 20m and was swamped by high powered stations and only managed one contact. It rained the whole time and our pop up starting leaking at the seams so we quit early.
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tried finding you but never did

ETA: now that I look at he time, I didn't get on the radio until after you were stopped.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 5:17:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mach:


do you do the hotspot thing? TGIF 556?
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Great session on fldigi/DMR, figured out a lot of things!  I need to RTFM this week!
Link Posted: 11/26/2020 3:59:06 PM EDT
[#13]
10 meters going. ft8 and voice
Link Posted: 12/19/2020 4:41:18 PM EDT
[#14]
D-Man is on 3.865 activating K-3516. Worked him from VA.
Link Posted: 12/26/2020 6:07:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: BJDFL53] [#15]
Happiness is busting a pile up with your first call - JO1DZA in Japan on 7.148 SSB. Exchange of 5-7’s both ways over 7400 miles from my station.  It’s been years since I was able to hear Asia, much less make a contact.  



Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:42:59 PM EDT
[#16]
CQ 7.213 Mhz.
Link Posted: 4/1/2021 9:28:58 PM EDT
[#17]
7.283 MHz
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 8:59:31 PM EDT
[#18]
Hanging around 40m. Can move wherever.
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 9:01:35 PM EDT
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Hanging around 40m. Can move wherever.
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Listening at 14.305
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 9:21:12 PM EDT
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Listening at 14.305
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I called out. Little too late for me on 20m.
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 9:39:59 PM EDT
[#21]
i gave my callsign out a minute ago too.  

a bit of qrn
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 10:11:31 PM EDT
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i gave my callsign out a minute ago too.  

a bit of qrn
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20m is done usually once the sun goes down.

I talked on 6m for the first time tonight. With a buddy of mine about 5 miles away. It does well for local comms by my limited experience.
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 7:02:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
20m is done usually once the sun goes down.

I talked on 6m for the first time tonight. With a buddy of mine about 5 miles away. It does well for local comms by my limited experience.
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
i gave my callsign out a minute ago too.  

a bit of qrn
20m is done usually once the sun goes down.

I talked on 6m for the first time tonight. With a buddy of mine about 5 miles away. It does well for local comms by my limited experience.



Funny you bring up 6m.   I never transmitted on that band and was looking at it after not hearing anything of you guys.  Not that I expected to hear the left coast and beyond.  Texas on the other hand is often good to NY.  Sometimes not.  

No traffic on 6m, I scrolled around on 40m but it was packed with contesting......so I went to bed.
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 8:22:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:



Funny you bring up 6m.   I never transmitted on that band and was looking at it after not hearing anything of you guys.  Not that I expected to hear the left coast and beyond.  Texas on the other hand is often good to NY.  Sometimes not.  

No traffic on 6m, I scrolled around on 40m but it was packed with contesting......so I went to bed.
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We can try one time if you want. I've never messed with it before until last night.
Link Posted: 4/15/2021 6:52:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: cn6145] [#25]
I am on 7.285 if anyone is out there

Gone now
Link Posted: 4/15/2021 8:03:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:



Funny you bring up 6m.   I never transmitted on that band and was looking at it after not hearing anything of you guys.  Not that I expected to hear the left coast and beyond.  Texas on the other hand is often good to NY.  Sometimes not.  

No traffic on 6m, I scrolled around on 40m but it was packed with contesting......so I went to bed.
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
i gave my callsign out a minute ago too.  

a bit of qrn
20m is done usually once the sun goes down.

I talked on 6m for the first time tonight. With a buddy of mine about 5 miles away. It does well for local comms by my limited experience.



Funny you bring up 6m.   I never transmitted on that band and was looking at it after not hearing anything of you guys.  Not that I expected to hear the left coast and beyond.  Texas on the other hand is often good to NY.  Sometimes not.  

No traffic on 6m, I scrolled around on 40m but it was packed with contesting......so I went to bed.

@SteelonSteel
@ManiacRat461
Kee­p an eye/ ear on 6M, it does it's thing in the spring/ early summer. They don't call it the magic band for nothing. Check it out DX Map Spots 6M
Link Posted: 4/15/2021 8:17:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By robmkivseries70:

@SteelonSteel
@ManiacRat461­
Keep an eye/ ear on 6M, it does it's thing in the spring/ early summer. They don't call it the magic band for nothing. Check it out DX Map Spots 6M
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Thanks. I'll keep an eye on it.
Link Posted: 4/25/2021 6:49:34 PM EDT
[#28]
anyone for a test on 3.885 to test my new antenna?
Link Posted: 6/8/2021 7:00:11 PM EDT
[#29]
Link Posted: 7/31/2021 1:53:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: signalscout] [#30]
Noodling around on 17m from AR. Have been hearing TX, CO and WY well, but it seems to be fading. KF5TJD.
Link Posted: 7/31/2021 2:39:49 PM EDT
[#31]
Listened to an uncle/nephew do a team POTA activation from VA. 3 parks.  Basically six logbook entries right there. 18.135, but the band seems to have died.
Link Posted: 7/31/2021 10:10:16 PM EDT
[#32]
I have been working SSB on 20 and 40 this evening.  The bands aren't in to bad of shape tonight.
Link Posted: 8/4/2021 10:45:41 PM EDT
[#33]
Well my MFJ tuner showed up today to replace the nonfunctional ebay special and it seems to be working. Guess I’ll just have to score a contact somewhere to know for sure, but hopefully this will open up 80 and up for me besides just 20/40
Link Posted: 9/5/2021 7:25:32 PM EDT
[#34]
Hanging out listening on 20. Not that I'm an experienced judge, but the band sounds decent tonight. Was stellar for the last couple.
Link Posted: 9/5/2021 8:29:56 PM EDT
[#35]
I have been on 20m tonight.   Things are getting better for me distance wise.


Yesterday I picked up my first W coast station in Oregon.  

Today I finally reached  South America with Trinidad and then Brazil.


Hitting Europe was never that bad for me from here.   Oregon was harder to get than Russia.  . I did have an almost into California but the guy moved on after three or four attempts.  

Link Posted: 9/5/2021 9:03:00 PM EDT
[#36]
Very cool. I am in AR. About to hang it up for the evening.
Link Posted: 9/5/2021 9:37:06 PM EDT
[#37]
I am on 40m, and it is relatively quiet for me noise wise. Might try a DX CQ.
Link Posted: 9/5/2021 11:05:55 PM EDT
[#38]
I'm on 40, just got done working a pile of TN QSO Party stations.
Link Posted: 9/5/2021 11:43:56 PM EDT
[#39]
I caught them, a couple special event stations, and some pota action.
Link Posted: 9/11/2021 7:19:21 PM EDT
[#40]
On 18.116 calling cq from AR. I can jump to 20m as well. I usually do ok into TX and the Northeast.
Link Posted: 9/16/2021 8:08:01 PM EDT
[#41]
Anyone on 40m?  

Playing with my expanded set up and using about 400w of the amp tonight.  Made one contact in Northern Italy.  5-8 signal.  

Fair amount of static.
Link Posted: 9/16/2021 8:34:53 PM EDT
[#42]
Hard to find an empty spot.
Link Posted: 9/16/2021 8:36:51 PM EDT
[#43]
7.286
Link Posted: 9/16/2021 8:40:52 PM EDT
[#44]
lost you after exchanging signal reports.


but QSO!
Link Posted: 9/16/2021 8:42:36 PM EDT
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calling.
Link Posted: 9/16/2021 8:50:43 PM EDT
[#46]
wow that got noisy!

Link Posted: 9/16/2021 9:06:22 PM EDT
[#47]
No kidding! I hit Will, W6N in MO. I gave him a 59 with 20w, and he said, "Well that 20w is carrying the mail to Joplin tonight." lol.
Link Posted: 9/17/2021 6:43:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By lorazepam:
No kidding! I hit Will, W6N in MO. I gave him a 59 with 20w, and he said, "Well that 20w is carrying the mail to Joplin tonight." lol.
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I worked him too, and think I heard the last bit of your QSO.
Link Posted: 10/4/2021 7:09:55 PM EDT
[#49]
CQing on 7.213 for a few minutes.
Link Posted: 10/11/2021 10:32:38 PM EDT
[#50]
I'm on 40 meters, casually working DX and domestic stations. Anyone up for a QSO?

it's 10:30 pm, Monday evening. I'll be on for another hour or so.
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