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HF Mystery Signals / 11 meters mystery - solved.
« on: March 03, 2020, 1406 UTC »
  A few months ago, I reported a strange "windy" sound upon 11 meters freeband. 
  You kind gentlemen referred me to the Fish Hook Welder.
   I grew angry by the arrogant disregard of this welding device vs our radio band.
   -  - 
   Last night,  my wife and I were going to bed, enabling our bedside clock radio MP3 player.
   "SWISSSHH...!" the Fish Hook Welder blared over channel 42.   
   Long story short, the damn Made in China clock radio emits a powerful Spurrious emission IDENTICAL.
     Damn, mystery solved!   

      45auto, Western NY

10/11 meters / Man without a life....
« on: February 11, 2020, 1459 UTC »
   Perhaps this is a repost, but I am worried.

   There is a guy on 11 meters.....

    In Western NY, there is a 40 year old guy on disability.
    Living with his mother, he spends his life collecting government assistance checks and boasts about Donald Trump.
    Spurred on by adversaries, he is planning on upgrading to a 75ft tower topped with a "Colossal  10K" antenna.
    Gonna use 7/8 hardline coax topped with a large AMP.

     His current music play and vulgar childish games will oppress all of western NY!   
     I am already resigned to avoiding channel 38 LSB, yet what about freeband?
     Can a guy "own" a channel?    Has this happened before?   

      - still learning 45auto.

10/11 meters / 11 meter private comms?
« on: January 09, 2020, 0320 UTC »
  Okay, I give up.
   As a prepper, I am resigned that private comms on 11 meters will not work.
   Hoping to have CB, freeband, and a private "quiet" channel using FM -CTCSS.
   There is just too much noise to compete with.   
   If I am correct, it will become worse as the 11 yr sunspot cycle grows, Yes?   
   The FM CTCSS on 27,455 worked great, but when my wife called from afar, she was battling QRN.
   Static, birdies and spurrious emissions are tough here in western New York!   
      Still learning, friend 45auto.

10/11 meters / Most range, less noise?
« on: December 16, 2019, 1643 UTC »
  Dear experienced friends,  I seek to explore the 10/11 meters band, looking to find the ideal channel, best range, less noise.
  I know...."The Holy Grail" hee hee!   
  Playing with AM, but too static prone.
  Playing with FM, better but still bursts of static.
  Tried the FM with CTCSS, but still feel like I'm struggling with background noise.
  Sampled sideband like IZS4 suggested, seems to be more silent, yet curious about DX trespassers.
  Do they make sideband with CTCSS??   

   45auto in Upstate NY. 

10/11 meters / Swishing sound??
« on: December 16, 2019, 1629 UTC »
 This might be a repost, but last night I left my (base radio) Optima Mk3 transmitter on 27.455 USB.
  At approx 12 midnight, the radio went bonkers with a loud swishing sound.
  Like a high wind blowing.  Perhaps a guy was blowing upon his microphone.
  I have heard this before, now & again, but not this strong.
  Please teach this newbie what this is??
   -45auto  Upstate NY

10/11 meters / 11 meters CB for prepping?
« on: December 11, 2019, 1915 UTC »
  Long time prepper, constantly getting ready for the "Big One".
  Figuring all cell phone/internet devices will be disabled, CB Radios will be prime real estate.   
  If this should occur, nobody will follow the AM/SSB gentleman rules, therefore we are investing
  in flexible freeband export radios, and possible VHF too. 
   Recently learning about FM freeband, ie 27,415 mhz ETC.
   Has anyone ever tried 11 meters FM?  CTCSS tones for privacy?

    -looking to learn - 45auto Upstate NY.     

10/11 meters / Western NY traffic
« on: November 26, 2019, 1700 UTC »
Long time listener with the Rochester- Buffalo 11 meter radio traffic.  Active group talks on 30LSB during the daytime, frequents the Buffalo group on 38LSB and harasses them.   Grrrr.
  Frequent talk about IMAX antennas vs Penetrator, Liniar AMPs, ETC.
 I myself am curious about using FM, just like they do in Europe, channel 41 perhaps? 
 Anyone ever tried?  With CTCSS to combat the noise?   :-)

 - Curious 45auto

10/11 meters / Thanks R4002 & Chris!
« on: November 08, 2019, 1951 UTC »
 I wish to thank R4002 and Chris for their service.   Long time lurker, looking to contribute to this forum :-)
      Esp in the 10/11 meter arena - 45auto in Upstate NY

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