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11m wide open today
« on: April 14, 2020, 2015 UTC »
So looks like 11 meter is wide open on the East Coast, channel 6 is pushing in between +10 and almost to +20. 38 LSB heard Jacksonville  Florida and  Tennessee. Haven't hear any stations from  Jamaica yet.
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 2233 UTC »
Some 10m active too, 28285 @2230z.
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 2250 UTC »
Heard midwest US and Ottawa Canada today... Jamaica on 27560 loud and clear.  27385L sounded like a contest with so many stations trying to work each other.
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 1637 UTC »
1633 UTC - April 15, 2020, the Super Bowl channel 27025 is booming this afternoon along with 27085.
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 1800 UTC »
Yep, 10-11m is roaring today. I'm looking at the strength of the 10m FT8 signals... very good snr's. Freeband looks well populated also. Might see if I can catch some 27.700mhz sstv sigs.

Later on this afternoon, if there's still an opening, I might check to see if the Far Pacific comes in on 10m FT8, as it has on previous openings.

Watching the spectrum on 11m with an sdr... you realize how many really trashy/misadjusted radios there are, ruining the spectrum. So many with the opposite sideband hardly suppressed, overly wide signals with so much "trash" in their bandwidth that they literally destroy 20khz on either side of "center".  Oh well, what's new 'eh?  ;-)

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well, it's 2043 UTC as the time of writing...

No sstv on 27.7mhz, gave up on that. The strong lsb ssb stations were crowding that freq anyway. FT8 was mostly strong stateside stuff... a little bit of SA, so I moved up into the 10m beacon band to pick up a few loggings.

Dial freq ... 28.183.131 w/600hz offset for cw copy  ...   XE1RCS/B EK09 2023 UTC
                 28.209.266           same                       ...   K7EMX/B  DN30  XP 3 watts 2030 UTC
                 28.218.279           same                      ...    KJ4LAA   Catural  EM64 2036 UTC

Sigs on all the beacons swung from inaudible for a second or two to 579 copy. Much qsb.

So I think it's back to waiting 'till later for some Far Pacific on 10m FT8.

update ... yes, Far Pacific showing up on 10m FT8 ... Fiji .... 232330 -16  0.4 2806 ~  KE3QZ 3D2AG -06

« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 2326 UTC by sdruzer »

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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 1953 UTC »
Open again today. 26MHz going nuts.
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 0119 UTC »
It was open, both 10-11m, but from my N. Texas location, it wasn't as good as the past few days.

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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2020, 0432 UTC »
There was north south skip up my way couple days ago, haven't heard any yet might had settle down now.
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2020, 2347 UTC »
Listening to ch38 LSB on the venerable G.E. Superbase and cheesy Tram no-ground CB base antenna. Lots of stations.
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2020, 0155 UTC »
Open tonight
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Re: 11m wide open today
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 1825 UTC »
I heard 38 lsb a few minutes ago using my PL-600, I heard liquor store being mentioned and I am guessing locals and it gone now
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