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Author Topic: 10m US to UK/Europe  (Read 678 times)

Matt285

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10m US to UK/Europe
« on: November 30, 2020, 1317 UTC »
Nice opening yesterday. Managed to work Scotland, Isle of Man and Wales on 10m CW portion 5 watts into an OCF dipole. Heard stations in France, Slovenia as well as stations from California , Arizona and Colorado booming in. Great to work DX on 10 again. Its been a while.

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Re: 10m US to UK/Europe
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 1548 UTC »
Yessir. Here in SW MO, I wasn't operating (just RXing) but I did hear a lot of UK, especially Ireland, Man and western Scotland, and some SE England. Things quieted for a time but then shifted to the U.S. west coast, running from San Diego up to Seattle over the duration of the band opening. I hadn't heard such conditions here in quite a while, so very enjoyable! Hopefully a sign of things to come with the new cycle.


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Matt285

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Re: 10m US to UK/Europe
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 1653 UTC »
I'm really hoping so. If things continue to go well with the 10/12 meters, I'll get a rig for my truck. Maybe a HR2510, RCI-2950, HTX-100 etc. We'll see.

 

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