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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 8:06 am

No new doors here Wink

11m only accompanied by the hash of the background cosmic radiation much as it has for billions of years.

Happy to report all Amateur bands busy in one form or another from 1.8MHz to 432MHz.

Here's hoping the winter equinox gives us a little more on higher HF than the flop we've had so far.
(Although a Ham friend is chuffed to bits with a QSO to Chile early a.m. this weekend on mid HF. Good on yer Gary!)

Enjoy your radio, even if only staring at it til conditions improve.
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 9:52 am

Yeah, got the humour Martin hence the 'winky face' Smile

Even on the multiple bands and Mhz now available to me as a 'Ham' there's still only certain areas and aspects that I personally enjoy. Luckily there's a lot of it to explore!

Similar story with 11m or CB really. Modern interference afflicting 27.5 to 28Mhz has pretty much ruined it and I'd hate to be stuck with just 40UK FM channels, but a lot of us still explore that [ahem] 26Mhz up region with SSB etc. I even noticed some European digital FT8 on mid-block so people are still utilising the bands in one form or another.

Whenever there's a flutter around 27.5 or the 10m band I'll be sure to scout that mid-block region because there's nothing better than a natter with a continental or two Smile


.....and despite my recently acquired 'Ham' status I'll still happily report any CB activity in the hope others get to enjoy it too.
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 11:26 am

Some weak signals coming into Zurich on 555 (via kiwiSDR). Heard a 71 div (!?).
Perhaps briefly opening up.

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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 11:41 am

Horses for courses Martin, (although I've got to admit I haven't enjoyed repeater work....yet Wink)

Lockdowns have brought a strange turn of events though. How many learned to bake bread, play guitar, or even try their hand at CB or Ham radio? You'll always get people want to try something new with time on their hands and then stumble at the first hurdle. (It's all a bit harder than first seems! Very Happy)

There were thousands of newly licensed Hams last year in the UK but I rarely come across one on the bands or even the official RSGB forums. With CB you could also argue limited range when there's no conditions. But I think the explosion in prices for radios and such have played a limiting factor. That feigned interest can be expensive!
(Plus we can't exactly meet up at clubs or go around peoples houses to help each other with setups either.)

With that, I'm more than happy that we get the new members and even though repetitive, the questions on basic setups, which radio, which mic, which antenna, etc. At least they're trying Smile

It is, what it is.

In the mean time I'm more than happy to wait out until conditions are such that I hear Continentals calling back "26 Charlie Tango" numbers. Brought a big smile to my face last summer!

Some of us are in it for the long game......as well us old farts know Very Happy



(If you think that's bad enough, 30 odd and plus years ago the magazines racks were packed with electronics interests....I can't remember the last time I had a conversation with someone about home/hobby electronics!!??!!)

Oh, back on topic Wink
No conditions to report today.......as per usual. Ha! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 12:42 pm

I miss reading all the car mags too, Martin. I still get a paper copy of Evo Mag every month. Fast Ford mag was one of my favourites.👍
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 12:45 pm

Well it's open now, but I'm not getting good reception. Can hear divs 26, 19 and 14 from here (15).
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Sounds promising, Ian.👍
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 12:55 pm

Got signs of life here but not moving the S meter but i can hear voices in the back of the box.
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 1:11 pm

A bit of a pile up on here to be honest. I can't get out past the traffic and the guys with more watts, but we had UK pretty clear - e.g. Norwich and Chester - on EU FM ch31 around there.
I even just heard a CT calling...
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 1:52 pm

I can't hear me Martin lol.
Can hear others but fading in and out.
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Apparently we are coming in 5&9 to UK - just had a QSO with a guy in Hull...
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 2:53 pm

The 555 is wild right now. Lots of continentals very very strong.
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I can hear a lot, but I'm not getting picked up with only 4W... the guys with +50W are taking all the calls  Rolling Eyes
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Captain Fantastic wrote:
I can hear a lot, but I'm not getting picked up with only 4W... the guys with +50W are taking all the calls  Rolling Eyes
 try 27.605 Wink
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Captain Fantastic wrote:
I can hear a lot, but I'm not getting picked up with only 4W... the guys with +50W are taking all the calls  Rolling Eyes
 try 27.605 Wink
Unfortunately I've only got a legal Jackson II... so that's out of my bandwidth  Sad
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I can hear a lot, but I'm not getting picked up with only 4W... the guys with +50W are taking all the calls  Rolling Eyes
 try 27.605 Wink
Unfortunately I've only got a legal Jackson II... so that's out of my bandwidth  Sad
to bad, more UK stations at the moment at 605. any clean channel/frequency for you?
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2021 5:34 pm

This was the 11 Metre DX this afternoon - Mega.

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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 13, 2021 12:48 am

NUBSTER wrote:
Yeah some just said on my WhatsApp group 11m is open but not brilliant, went out to the shack and it's so back in the box it's not worth it 


@John yeah I use to get Fast Ford and Performance Ford  every month being a old R.S owner , do you remember Max Power magazine
I remember Max Power, Martin. There was also Revs and Fast Car. I went to Donington  a few times to the RS Owner's national day.
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PostSubject: Re: 11m conditions   11m conditions - Page 17 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 13, 2021 12:50 am

Sounds like conditions have been good today. I will be glad when this lockdown is over and I can out with the radio.
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