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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Some actual activity on 11m
« on: March 21, 2017, 2147 UTC »
The last few weeks, every time I have checked 11m, it has been dead. Maybe I've been checking at the wrong time of the day, because while it is not spectacular now, I am actually hearing some activity, at 2145z.

Almost everything is Latin American, except one exceptionally strong US station on 27025 (ch 6) that is splattering +/- 100 kHz.

« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 1359 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Some actual activity on 11m
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 1345 UTC »
Besides 27025 AM, what other frequencies did you log? Yes, including the Latin American stuff  ;D
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Re: Some actual activity on 11m
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 1404 UTC »
Sorry, I didn't formally log any of them. But I saw activity on most CB channels, as well as a bit of outband activity. A mix of AM and SSB.

Nothing heard now (1400z). 

One thing that does not help is that the sky loop is way too large for 11 meters. It's 670 ft, or 206 meters. That's almost 19 wavelengths at 11 meters. The 48 mb dipole on the NRD 545 works a bit better for 11m. I am working on setting up an active loop antenna, perhaps I will get better reception with it at 11 meters. All my present antennas are too large for the band  ;D

Update: Someone on 27025 AM (ch 6) now at 1402z. Very weak. I assume someone from down south based on the accent.
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Re: Some actual activity on 11m
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 1552 UTC »
Lol yeah there's actually a point where you reach too much antenna for a given band. A friend had a 600ft dipole, and the higher you went in freq the worse it got as the directivity narrowed until you could only send to stations off the ends of the dipole. Also, it would arc over at the uhf plug with any wind or snow. I don't know about you but I'd not like that to go on inside my radio.
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Re: Some actual activity on 11m
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 1649 UTC »
11 meters is quite busy now. Nothing interesting, however  ;D
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Re: Some actual activity on 11m? Sporadic E?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 0213 UTC »
Sporadic E propagation isn't that unusual in March on 27MHz. Anyone hearing anything in the 10M beacon region (Around 28.397MHz, or WWV on 25MHz?
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