Discussion in 'Amateur Radio' started by W5HRO, Jun 22, 2014.
The band is wide open today, almost like in the winter time.
Great AM activity today on 7295. I'm hearing both California and Arizona stations and a little midwestern stuff way off in the background.
I have my Viking II percolating pretty good now. I have just put a matched pair of NOS 807s. I had a cracked 807 from falling debris. Don't ask. But she's percolating... my dowkey seems not be functioning however. I will have to figure this out or replace it with something. Looking forward to some 10/15/20/40 Meter AM soon.
Turns out the Dowkey was fine. My 122 VFO was working fine too ... until it wasn't. Turned everything on the other day and no VFO. No smoke or anything. I guess I'll have to try to see whats up before the AM Transmitter Rally. I'd hate to be rock bound for that awesome even which HAPPENS TO FALL on my weekend OFF! (I work every other weekend).
I will be special event station K5T !! See ya on the air!
Was on 7295 last night around 8 pm CST. Had a nice QSO with N2XD in N Carolina. At times he was full quieting at 20 over 9 with my receiver set to 8 kHz bandwidth. Great conditions!
Nice Jim. I'm afraid we'll be a bit close in for nighttime 40 meter work but never know! I have a doublet up but I need to work on the balance. I'm getting RF in my shack. I'm going to double check that the leg lengths are equal as soon as I get a chance. It's 135 ft and fed up at only about 30 ft. Might prove to be a decent "local" antenna for 80 and 40 once I solve the balance issue. Until then, I still have the vertical.
The band has been really open lately, even late in the mornings and until noon. I returned home around 11am on Saturday and there were QSO's after QSO's all on top of each other. At first I thought is was another CQ contest crap thing going on until I realized the band was just wide-open.
Looks like the band is open today with activity. I hear several 6 land and 7 land stations just above 7290.