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Offline Elf36

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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2021, 2127 UTC »
I just worked CO and a Manitoba station on 27.555, which I was surprised by. Not to be ungrateful, but I'm really tired of working Brazil. They're probably tired of talking to Florida too! There's another Western Canada station now on 27.555. Too faint for me though. Not having much luck with the CQ & QSY on 27.555. Guess I'll have to go back to slumming it on CH38!
« Last Edit: October 29, 2021, 2137 UTC by Elf36 »
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2021, 2134 UTC »
AFAIK, the Brazilian op was looking for Alaska. ;) I just happened to be a quick contact.

I have not worked much of anyone in years, as I have been largely off air, so I will take South America.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2021, 2140 UTC »
For the 10m crowd, I just skimmed by AM activity on 28315.



Spanish language op with extreme echo and a signal bleeding across several KHz on 26735AM.



Now we have a couple of ops having a casual QSO on 27385 LSB, plus at least a QRM'er or two.



Somehow worked New Brunswick on 27385 LSB through the traffic and noise. S9+20 report for me if I heard correctly.

Helped an op in Tucson Arizona get his radio on frequency on 27385 LSB.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2021, 2217 UTC »
I checked 28.315. Nothing heard. I only have 25 watts on AM anyway. Yes, people local to one another get on there and have casual conversations at times. Last week there were two guys on 38 discussing how they get their dog food at the same store and how important it is when reading pet food labels. 38 is a bit wild west though. I never expect too much. QSY'ing is very rare for sure.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2021, 2228 UTC »
"Bumper talking" is not uncommon, but it does tend to be annoying on 38L. Kick in 30dB of attenuation, turn the squelch up, and have good ol' QSO…. between two ops a mile or two apart.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2021, 2229 UTC »
Somebody get that guy on 27025 his order of chicken wings. lol
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2021, 2235 UTC »
For sure. Nothing wrong with locals talking, but when the band is open (Which has been rare for a long time) take it down lower if you hate working Op's outside of your town.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2021, 2243 UTC »
Been giving some of the lower CB channels a try, but I am practically QRP in AM, so…. yeah. :-[
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2021, 2259 UTC »
Same here. I haven't talked on CB am for 20 years. Don't have much interest to try.
To me, the chaos level go from 11M am to 11m SSB onto 11M freebanding to ham radio 'which is not a given' considering 75/80M LSB
« Last Edit: October 29, 2021, 2303 UTC by Elf36 »
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2021, 2304 UTC »
I used to work the big AM DX hangouts, including 27025, but that was 25 years ago. Though I had the signal to work those frequencies, too. Not so much these days…. by a *huge* margin. ;)

Band is starting to go long for me. Still west coast, but hearing some Hawaii activity as well. Not that Hawaii can hear me thus far.

I figure workable DX will fold in an hour or so here.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2021, 2307 UTC »
I just heard a station in Reno working Hawaii on 38LSB. Only hear the Reno side though. Good for them.
Going long for sure. Gonna go hook up my boat and maybe try to catch some pirates.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2021, 2320 UTC »
Think the band is about done for me. Tossed out a few calls. No returns.

I will keep it going for awhile longer, but yeah, it is perhaps about time to turn on the Kenwood R-2000 and take a skim of the lower HF bands.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2021, 0030 UTC »
Yeah. Just got back in the radio room and it's full quiet here. Been outside hooking up the boat and rigging up fishing rods. I was gonna try and do some more general listening, but I think I'll wait until tomorrow. Goodnight
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2021, 0037 UTC »
I am in the den now, so an Airspy HF+ Discovery and an active miniwhip.

Sounds like locals on 27205. Short blips of activity on 27025 and 27385 at times.

That is with the SDR preamp engaged, too.

G'night. Enjoy the fishing.
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Re: Local CB activity Morning 29 OCT 2021
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2021, 0108 UTC »
About to shut down the computer and I noticed you said, you heard Hawaii. That's good news. I haven't heard Hawaii yet. I was fortunate to work Hawaii a few times on 11M and other bands. One of my biggest losses was Japan on 11M back in the late 90's. I did contact a JA on 11M, but it was not a full exchange of info, so I don't consider it a legit contact. It was more like the JA responded with my call numbers and QTH and things faded. Neat, but not a log. ): I actually never heard or worked another JA since.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 0109 UTC by Elf36 »
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