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Author Topic: 10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022  (Read 987 times)

Offline RobRich

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10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« on: February 05, 2022, 0122 UTC »
Airspy HF+ Discovery with active miniwhip antenna. SDR preamp enabled.

0121z - 27285a NA DX
0123z - 27395l qso.... locals?
0124z - 27405l qso.... locals?
0126z - 27305a usual locals
0127z - 27025a usual Ch6 DX
0128z - 27165a NA DX
0129z - 27205a qso.... locals?
0132z - 27680l qso

0135z - 28310u qso.... about haircutting o.0

0207z - 27205a locals?
0208z - 27285a NA DX ongoing
0208z - 27135a NA DX
0209z - 27185a usual Ch19 activity
0210z - 27225a CB cq.... likely NA DX
0212z - 27395l local qso(s)
0214z - 27355l qso.... locals?

0258z - 27025a ongoing Ch6 DX
0302z - 27385l mixed activity.... sounds maybe local + DX
0303z - 27445l qso.... locals?

0342z - 27135a intermittent modulation in noise floor
0345z - 27185a usual Ch19 activity
0345z - 11m DX propagation window closed

1209z - 27285a weak signal activity.... likely NA DX starting
1211z - 11m DX propagation window slowly opening
1214z - 26965a intermittent activity.... locals?
1311z - 27305a locals
1312z - 27555u Caribbean DX?
1315z - 27287a music.... likely off frequency
1316z - 27550u European DX
1319z - 27540u sounds like European DX
1320z - 27025a usual Ch6 DX starting up

1424z - 11m DX propagation window open
1425z - 28450u activity noted.... Israel DX?
1425z - 28075 digital
1431z - 28026 cw
1432z - 28560u weak signal, European DX?
1434z - 27455u European DX.... and maybe Central American DX?
1436z - 27600u European DX.... Italy

1439z - 24951u European DX.... Italy
1440z - 24971u European DX.... Italy
1441z - 24915 digital
1442z - 24935u European DX
1442z - 24947u European DX.... UK
1445z - CW on multiple 12m frequencies

1449z - 26570 digital
1453z - 26055a weak signal noted
1455z - 26585a European DX.... Italy
1457z - 26965a European DX activity.... France?

1500z - 11m DX is hopping, able to drop the SDR preamp
« Last Edit: February 05, 2022, 1500 UTC by RobRich »
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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Re: 10m/11m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2022, 1410 UTC »
1410 Ch 36 LSB - NW Italy
1549 The band is lit up right now, lots of UK CB in FM mode as well.
1556 Irish church station on UK CB ch 12, the first of the season. 27711.25 MHz.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2022, 1556 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: 10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2022, 1458 UTC »
I can't TX on 10/11 meters with my current temporary antenna ): 12M is quite active also, but it's weird. Not a lot of SSB going on, but the lower CW portion is very busy. I can't get a dit or a dah in edgewise!

P.S - When you have a min, please check my posting in 'Equipment' and see what you think. Thanks

Update - (15:05) Was able to work OM3KFO (Slovak Republic) on 24.902 CW (5158 miles from my QTH)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2022, 1518 UTC by Elf36 »

Offline RobRich

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Re: 10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2022, 1520 UTC »
Around 17' to 17.5' of whatever wire divided by two elements, and pretty much whatever 50- or 75-ohm coax ya' have. ;)

....or....

A magnet mount CB mobile antenna tossed on a car in the driveway and some coax.

....or....

A randomwire thrown out a window into a tree and using an outboard tuner. As short as 29' probably should get ya' on 10/11.



Congrats on the nice contact on 12m. :) Upper HF is looking promising today.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2022, 1528 UTC by RobRich »
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Elf36

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Re: 10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2022, 1527 UTC »
Yeah. It sucks that I can't work 10M currently, but I don't want to go through the process of making another temporary antenna for one band right now. Just being lazy I suppose.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2022, 1532 UTC by Elf36 »

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Re: 10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2022, 1611 UTC »
It took a lot of patience, but I was just able to work MI0SAI (Ireland) on 24.977 USB and we both had a great 5/8 on both sides. Great to see activity on 12M again.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2022, 1623 UTC by Elf36 »

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Re: 10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2022, 2130 UTC »
Once again the band is lit up! To many to list so here's a screen shot of the band  ;D

https://prnt.sc/26pc23z
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Re: 10m/11m/12m Band Activity 5 Feb 2022
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2022, 2206 UTC »
Yeah. It's too bad that it starts to taper down after the beacon portion of 10M ): Like most others on here, if I want to know how 10M might perform, I always check 27 Mhz first!

 

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