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Author Topic: 6M Band openings?  (Read 1478 times)

Matt285

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6M Band openings?
« on: November 23, 2020, 1505 UTC »
I was trying to remember the last time I heard a decent band opening on 6M. It's been so long since I worked a station on 6 that I don't even remember if it was a particular time of the year.

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Re: 6M Band openings?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 1903 UTC »
Up where I am, May through early August has been prime 6M season Sporadic E. Then, there's the very short Winter "E" season right around Christmas to about the 1st, or 2nd, week in January. A bit longer for 10M, 12M, and especially 11M. I've had a 10M QSO via "E" a couple of days ago, so maybe we just might have a decent 6M "E" Winter season, for once. That would be nice. 
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Re: 6M Band openings?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 1948 UTC »
I'll keep an ear out. I don't have much of an antenna for 6m right now any way.

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Re: 6M Band openings?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 0452 UTC »
Well, here's my go-to site when propagation is starting to open up,     http://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php?Lan=E&Frec=50&ML=M&Map=W2LN&HF=N&DXC=ING2&GL=S
You can customize it to display what bands and mode you want to see.
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Re: 6M Band openings?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 1203 UTC »
Thanks!

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Re: 6M Band openings?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2020, 0742 UTC »
I haven't heard anything on 6M ever here in DM06,  but 10M has been improving the last few months in terms of frequencies of openings.  Some of the improvement is likely do to more folks staying home, etc. due to the Chinese Communist Party Coronavirus-19 (CCPCV-19).    I do, occasionally, get e-mail notifications that Sporadic-E is taking place on 6 meters...but have not had the chance to follow-up with any QSOs.
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