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Old 09-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hope every one's been working 10 meters I have been making so many contacts mobile I had to take my small voice recorder with me to log them. UR's to NZ's.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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Really? I used to keep a Radio Shack 10m rig (25 watts out?) in my previous truck and I could work Europe and Africa from Georgia just about every day on a Radio Shack CB antenna. Then the sunspots went away and so did 10m.

But I still have that little rig. Now if I just had a place to put it in the new truck. (New? I've had it 6 years...but still making payments so it MUST be new, right?)
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Glad someone is making contacts on 10 Meters , I go through the band almost every day and have yet to hear anything but static . Am hoping to hear folks on the 10 meter contest day on 10-10-12.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Well today it was as dead as a stone but all last week it was way hot Saturday there were so many people on, it was hard to work a DX station with every one calling at the same time. I worked UA0BA from Maine mobile Saturday along with most of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. There were many CA stations working Europe and the Middle East and I could hear them 20 over 9. I hope it's not all over 10 sure is fun when it's open.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #5
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What time of day do you find best to check for activity?

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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So far most any day light hours and often into the evening. Yesterday there was a little activity buy no where like it was last week.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:15 PM   #7
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OK I'll try to check more often. Maybe catch you on the upcoming 10 meter contest.

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Old 08-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #8
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I guess 10 meters has as much to do with your location as it does your antenna, because I have not heard much of anything on 10 meters all summer.
The sun spots are at an all time low and Solar Cycle 23 has been a bust.
I worked 110 countries on 10 in the last 3 years, but the prediction is that we are going into a all time low that has not been seen since the 1600's and that it is going to last 200 - 300 years....

Living in a northern latitude will do this...

The guys I talked to down in Tampa Bay every day three years ago were on 28.415 MHz USB..
They have a entirely different situation down there with lot's of locals on the frequency and lots of skip coming from the south.
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