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Old 04-28-2012, 06:41 AM
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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.
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