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Old 04-05-2011, 12:02 PM
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Anybody want to try a QSO on 40 meters anytime this week? I finally have my 2 element beam and a vertical ready to go. Pick a frequency and time.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:35 PM
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I'm hearing Denver stations now and would think that would continue into the evening. I'll be listening on Wednesday night local (0115Z Thursday morning) on 7.177 and QSY up as needed. I think the beam will do better as the low take off angle of the vertical should tend to favor DX stations. I guess we'll see Wednesday evening.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:33 PM
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I am game.
I have the 17M today, but I'll mount the 40M tonight when I get home. I am a head of you time wise two hours.

I will be on 7.177.

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Old 04-05-2011, 02:54 PM
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Roger roger

I'll post here when I am on 40
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:10 PM
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Ok, i am on 40m
There is QSO on 1.178
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:01 PM
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Let me know when you guys are on
I'll keep the 40m on the truck

I'll have to go out to the truck, so send me PM when u on
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:48 PM
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Well Dave I did it. I have a HF rig now. Sorta. You know I have a thing for the boat anchors and I finally picked up a tech special (in my price range!) 37+ pounds of late 1970's hybrid Kenwood fun. Repairs are going well so far. I have neither mic nor bug (or skills) so I won't be joining you guys this week, but maybe soon.

I've keyed up to a dummy load and I think it will actually transmit now. The valves were replaced in 1997 and I replaced the driver tube last weekend. The new tube fixed the falling drive after a few seconds of transmit problem.

The lack of a proper antenna is also a problem I'll have to overcome. With a 20/40 dipole strung up across the back yard on the fence I can hear the west coast quite well. I've heard some south America and some eastern Europe too. I don't have much to compare receive performance to since I've never done any of this before, but I'm learning from the ckt. board up. kinda like having to assemble my first car before I could learn to drive!
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:37 PM
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Bruce, Dave and anyone else.

I realized that when I leave work at 5, it is only 3pm on your end.

So If you want to try QSO at 5pm + on your end, it will be 7pm EST. Basically I have to go out to my car to give it a try.

It will be helpful if you guys can indicate when you think you will be on the air.

I will try CQ CQ on proposed fr 7.177 when I leave work. Just for the hell of it. That would be 3pm your time.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:46 PM
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roger roger.

What is 0115Z means?

Never mind, just saw it Zulu time.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:16 PM
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A net is going on 7.175 and 7.178
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