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DaveInDenver 10-09-2011 03:39 PM

10m Opening
 
There's an opening right now (9OCT2011 2135Z) to a repeater at 29.620MHz, KQ2H, in Sullivan County, New York. It's -100KHz offset, 146.2Hz tone. Part of New York state's linked repeaters. Anyone with 10m give it try, a few stations from CO, NM, TX, AZ getting in.

Bruce Miller 10-11-2011 06:05 PM

10 meters
 
10 meters is open world wide. I just worked T32C Eastern Kiribati (Christmas Island). The guy was calling CQ. A dipole on 10 meters is 16 1/2 feet long. Of all the people who Nathaniel helped get their ticket, isn't there just one person out there desiring to talk to people all over the world?

Japan is booming in, too. 4:00PM Mountain Time Tuesday is 8:00AM in Tokyo Wednesday.

DaveInDenver 10-11-2011 10:38 PM

Not to mention, just re-tune an old CB antenna, 10m is slightly higher frequency than CB so you can trim off length and make it work. All Techs get privileges in a small segment of 10m on 28.300-28.500MHz up to 200W and soon 6m will work well, everyone gets to use that. The repeater I worked into New York would be for General, Extra or Advanced. So upgrade!

rover67 10-12-2011 07:57 AM

You make a good point Bruce, I need to get into High frequency.

Rezarf 10-12-2011 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Miller (Post 194010)
10 meters is open world wide. I just worked T32C Eastern Kiribati (Christmas Island). The guy was calling CQ. A dipole on 10 meters is 16 1/2 feet long. Of all the people who Nathaniel helped get their ticket, isn't there just one person out there desiring to talk to people all over the world?

Japan is booming in, too. 4:00PM Mountain Time Tuesday is 8:00AM in Tokyo Wednesday.

Bruce, do most folks speak in English? Just curious.

DaveInDenver 10-12-2011 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rezarf (Post 194040)
Bruce, do most folks speak in English? Just curious.

A lot hams speak at least some English. If it's a regular DX call sign exchange contact NATO/ITU phonetics will be almost always be used and it won't matter. If the other station responds to or calls a English CQ the QSO will probably be in English.

CO Hunter 10-12-2011 04:51 PM

For me it's not a lack of interest rather a lack of equipment.

Bruce Miller 10-13-2011 07:36 AM

10 meters and English
 
Almost all of the radio operators world wide speak English when on the air. In my opinion, it's because most foreign radio ops are professional people, doctors, dentists, engineers, probably educated in either the U.K. or the U.S. Also, most foreign schools make learning English a requirement for graduation.

rhyary 10-25-2011 01:17 PM

Hi,
I am trying to make 10M work but I have yet to have a successful QSO.

Bruce Miller 10-26-2011 09:52 AM

The earth was hit by an intense geomagnetic storm on Oct. 24th and 25th and that had an negative impact on HF radio and other communications systems. Here's a link to an interesting article about the storm:

http://spaceweather.com/

10 meters should be one of the easiest bands to work DX, requiring a relatively small antenna and low power. Watch the DX clusters or listen for beacons to indicate when the band opens up. Still, stateside radio contacts should be very doable on 10. Keep trying. Is your antenna your mobile?


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