View Full Version : Once again, for the third year I will be traveling to Moab

04-20-2012, 09:34 AM
This year I am going to travel on 17M.
Last year the 20M was too noisy, to many nets, to many in-use frequencies.

I will test my 17M hamstick for best SWR and simply travel on that frequency. I will publish the frequency here after the weekend.

It will be a long drive, so I appreciate any contact I can get.

I'm leaving Thu 4/26 after work.

You can see me here:

If I am moving, I will be on the published 17M frequency.
On Sat I will be around Denver so my 2M will be monitoring freq Dave gave me last year.

Once I am at Moab and stationary, I will put up at times a 17M 1/4 wave using Buddipole components. I probably will not bather with a dipole. I have had great success with a full 1/4 and it is so easy to mount. I can do it in 5 minutes.

Hope to hear from you all


04-26-2012, 11:44 AM
I will be traveling starting this afternoon on 18.130.
I was told there is a magnetic storm and the bands are pretty quite.
I hope to make contacts. At least a few.


04-27-2012, 04:11 AM
I'll flip on the radio a little later this morning and listen for you. Say about 1300Z/0700MDT?

Didn't hear much of anything, band is dead for me. Not surprising though.

04-28-2012, 04:26 AM
Band was great.
I was QSO with San Diago for a long time.
Heard many QSO including Seattle

Will be on 18.130 all day Saturday.
Should be in Denver today some time.
Will try CO repeaters and 146.460 symplex once there.
Coming on I-70 this year

04-28-2012, 07:41 AM
LOL. I hear jack most of the time at my house. Have not found an antenna or polarization without a high noise floor. I have a 65' end-fed long wire set-up in roughly in an inverted L that goes the opposite direction from the two overhead power lines but that puts it near my phone lines on the other side of the yard. I have them just about orthogonal but I still get some digital hash from the DSL. It's a lot lower energy than the power lines. I was able to make a few 20m JT65 contacts. :-/

Anyway, yesterday morning I heard pretty much nothing on 17m and I tried calling periodically over about 30 minutes. Looked like you were in Pittsburgh at the time, so must have been skipping over Denver to the west coast.

04-28-2012, 07:51 AM
Lunch today?

04-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Lots of QSO on 130 now

04-28-2012, 01:06 PM
On the denver repeater now