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Author Topic: Slight opening starting on 10/11 2307 UTC 17-May 2017  (Read 503 times)
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« on: May 18, 2017, 2309 UTC »

Starting to see some openings on 10 and 11.   Beacons coming in on 10, and on 11 I heard a QSO from CA to ID with traffic picking up across the 11m band.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 0108 UTC »

0106 UTC 19-May-2017

Pretty much a circus on 11m now.  Picking up Vegas, GA, and CA, but can't tell if that's because of skip or the guys with flamethrowers are out because of skip, and I'd hear them anyhow.  Either way, the band is busy.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 1239 UTC »

1239z 19 May 207, seeing some activity, esp the high power guys on Ch 6.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 1326 UTC »

Someone is running a bit of power:

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Chris Smolinski
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 1413 UTC »

^ That's a lot of settings. How long does it take to learn how to drive that thing?
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 1457 UTC »

Not too long as I don't really use all of them. But it is nice to have the capability. And the documentation for SdrDx is very comprehensive.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 1819 UTC »

CB Channel 11 - 27.085 MHz - or 27085 kHz to match HFU's policy on frequencies Cheesy, was the original calling channel back in the 23 channel CB days when licenses were required.  Like channels 6, 26 and 28, it is often full of high power (and sometimes obscenely overmodulated and distorted) signals during band openings.  I've noticed several instances where stations flip back and forth between 27025 (channel 6) and 27085 (channel 11).

On that waterfall display, channel 6 / 27.025 MHz has a pretty decent signal on it as well.  It's interesting to see the various carriers on channels 14, 16 and 19.  Channel 14 seems to be a common "local" AM channel and 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23 seem to be common channels for truckers to use then why QSY from 27.185 MHz / 27185 kHz [CB channel 19]. 

That is, if they don't just use the band switch and drop down to 26735 or jump up to 27635 to carry on a "private" conversation.   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 1831 UTC »

I recall from the 70s that Channel 14 was the common one for kids' walkie talkies.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 1458 UTC »

5/20/2017

1440z CH. 1,  26.965, a few weak stations.
          CH. 6,  27.025, MHz,  Good copy on several stations.
          Ch.19, 27.185, Truckers on RT. 95
          CH.20, 27.205, Station in RI talking to North Carolina.
          CH.28, 27.285, Northeast Georgia.

A few freebanders on 26.715, Spanish maybe.

Nothing heard on 10m.
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