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Matt285

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20m open late today
« on: March 27, 2019, 2240 UTC »
20m is open late in the day. Lots of DX stations. Worked Barbados, Slovenia, Spain, England,Austria and Canada. Will try to log tomorrow

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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 2252 UTC »
Just added Anguilla and Jamaica

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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 1835 UTC »
Left coast and Hawaii was propagating to the midwest last nite at the same time as Russians were. Odd how 20m behaves sometimes.
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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 0937 UTC »
20m SSTV (14230) was busy through around 0200 overnight, not too bad given recent conditions.
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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 1956 UTC »
20 was closed last nite, but 80 had Germans on ssb, one was saying he was an hour into sunrise and still had a strong sig here.
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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 2044 UTC »
20m is dead right now save for a frying egg sound to the band, suppose a solar fart has been farted. 40's dead too.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2019, 2049 UTC by Josh »
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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 0523 UTC »
20 meters wide open last night and tonight (local) for a few hours. Heard a guy in Hawaii talking to Europe, Russia, etc. for over an hour. Haven't heard conditions like this for several months.
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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 1320 UTC »
I actually worked a guy in Germany last night. He told he had lived in the US for a couple of years for studies. He then said he had been to Florida and loved it. He went on to tell me he would consider living in Florida if it weren't for ZE Alligators, they are a nuisance no?

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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 1939 UTC »
Shoulda popped on 20 last nite, Lajes was coming in on 11175 so I knew propa was propagatin.
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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 2217 UTC »
Yes. its been good lately starting around 7/8 o'clock. Waiting for a lightning storm to pass so I can get on.

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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2019, 1207 UTC »
What kind of antenna are you guys running on 20m?

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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2019, 1217 UTC »
20 dipole fed with a balun and RG-6 coax.
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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2019, 1258 UTC »
An OCF dipole at about 35'. Running 100 watts.

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Re: 20m open late today
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2019, 1904 UTC »
An OCF dipole at about 25'. Running 200 watts.
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