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Loggings => 10/11 meters => Topic started by: R4002 on November 07, 2015, 1720 UTC

Title: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: R4002 on November 07, 2015, 1720 UTC
Logs 1700 to 1720 UTC


26375 AM - SS
26395 AM - SS
26525 AM - SS, OMs and YLs talking
26535 AM - SS with roger beeps
26555 LSB - SS Latin American DX Calling Frequency, active
26585 AM - Mexican AM DX Calling Frequency, very active
26605 AM - Similar to 26585 AM
26625 AM - SS, heavy fading
26635 AM - SS voice and music
26735 AM - EE US Truckers (channel 19 down one band on export radios)
26885 AM - EE Southern US accents
26915 AM - EE Southern US accents, very loud stations.  Heard station with UK accent talking to US stations as well
26925 AM - SS Taxi Dispatch
27435 LSB - EE Midwestern US accents
27450 USB - SS station OP "Ramon" working another, much weaker station
27455 USB - SS Latin American DX Calling Frequency, active
27480 USB - SS
27515 AM - SS, likely taxis
27515 LSB - EE, Jamaican stations working DX
27545 USB - "34 division" working station 10AD089 Mexico City, very strong clear signals
27555 USB - Stations calling CQ DX, English and Spanish
27575 AM - EE "You can switch to LSB and listen to them"
27595 USB - SS, "Hola! Hola! Hola!" and whistling into mic.  Slightly overmodulated, difficult to tune in at first.
27605 AM - EE Southern US (see 27615 AM)
27615 AM - "I went outside and smoked a cigarette there".  Sounds like Southern US operators.  Later QSYed to "605" (27605 AM)
27645 USB - SS
27665 USB - SS
27695 LSB - SS
27765 USB - SS
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 07, 2015, 1732 UTC
I am getting some SSTV on 27700 USB but not much else. It doesn't help that I don't really have a good antenna for 11 meters.
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: R4002 on November 07, 2015, 1738 UTC
I'm hearing some SSTV on 27700 now as well.  Still no UK FM CB or ROS stuff on 27635 though.  

Propagation seems to be favoring North/South America vs. Europe at this time.  27385 LSB as well as the usual US AMer frequencies (27025, 27085, 27265 and 27285 are all quite active)

Now (1739 UTC) hearing some CW on 27500 too.

1759 UTC:  27635 USB - ROS signals, S9+30 signal strength.  Very very loud for a second there.
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 07, 2015, 1746 UTC
What are you using for an antenna, R4002?
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 07, 2015, 1759 UTC
27630 USB sounds like some sort of an 11 meter contest going on.
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: R4002 on November 07, 2015, 1800 UTC
I use two antennas for fixed operations.  I have a dipole cut for 26.000 and a random wire, roughly 40 feet long.  

I also run various mobile antennas, most of them base loaded whips of various types, as well as a 108" whip.
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 07, 2015, 1918 UTC
Here is an SSTV image I just captured. It's also a test of a new feature I am adding to MultiMode, to let you upload received SSTV images to imgur from within the app, so you can then share them like this.

(http://i.imgur.com/UIaZQfA.jpg)
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: R4002 on November 07, 2015, 2218 UTC
I've noticed that a good majority of the SSTV images you've gotten recently have callsigns with the "10" prefix (Mexico) on them. 

Do you think that your antenna system might have some directionality to it.  Perhaps north-south? 
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on November 07, 2015, 2225 UTC
Could be. I have been using my beverage for 48 meters, which is about 200 ft and runs NE. It is terminated, but could be picking up stuff from the back end. Plus, at 11 meters it is fairly long. I do pick up a fair bit from Europe when there is propagation, which unfortunately was not the case today.

Well, it *should* be terminated. I have not checked on it recently, perhaps some critter has been messing with it. I'll have to double check tomorrow.
Title: Re: 11 meter DX 7 November 2015 1700 UTC +
Post by: R4002 on November 08, 2015, 1604 UTC
You should get yourself a 1/2 wave (or even 1/4 wave) vertical for 11m.  You can do this on the cheap too.  Get a 102" or 108" steel whip, a stud mount and some basic sort of counterpoise system (really a 9 foot piece of wire would work perfectly) and see how your reception changes.  You could easily replicate that with a vertical dipole system.  Your performance on 10/11 will probably get a lot better.  You'd be surprised how some of these mobile antenna systems perform compared to wire antennas, especially when they're higher up.