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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 30, 2021 9:12 pm

That is such a cool looking car, V8?
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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 30, 2021 9:13 pm

yeah SBC... Always had mad American cars in the UK.... Had a few here as well. But thought it would be fun to drive a UK hot rod here in N. America!
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love it Jeff Smile
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10 is rather quiet at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 30, 2021 9:31 pm

Not going to be able to have a go until probably the weekend, damn work getting in the way haha
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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 30, 2021 9:59 pm

I wouldn't worry Tim, it should all be fun.

I'm sat waiting with my 10 Watts and Inverted V dipole waiting for the Radio Gods to open the ionosphere. Very Happy


For my first go at 10m I'll be chuffed to bits with any contacts I make! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 pm

So it all starts tomorrow!

I take it this is SSB only? I don’t use digimodes or CW anyway, but to keep it reasonably fair I’m assuming there’s no modes being used that are below the audibility of the human ear, as in no computer assisted “QSOs” (if you can call them that) 😂😂😂😂

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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 4:42 pm

Had a listen this morning.   Nothing!  Rotor is not connected, so not sure if to point toward states or Europe.
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West it is mateys!10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Screen10

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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 5:02 pm

Yes it all starts tomorrow 1st April so good luck everyone


I will be activating SOTA G/NP -005 in the morning so no 10m for me until I return home


Cheers N beers

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Just a thought, if there are more than 10 involved, you can set up a club log  in 
www.clublog.org

May mean less work for you.
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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 10:28 pm

Anyway, managed to sort the logging software to create a Charie-Tango 10m contest log only.
Something to do while the bands were quite today, Best I could do was Spain!10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Screen11
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53 Prefect wrote:
Just a thought, if there are more than 10 involved, you can set up a club log  in 
www.clublog.org

May mean less work for you.


Club log has been used in the past and is very good but not everyone uses it so thought we would keep it just on the forum

Not much work involved on my part so no problem

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Very Happy
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Had a listen today. Nothing, just a few contacts on 20m.
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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 02, 2021 7:33 am

Silence round my way yesterday.
Will try again today.
I did learn to set the record bit on my ft991a so i can just touch the screen ant it will do the cq call for me.
Still got no answer lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 02, 2021 10:29 am

just counted my contacts

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PostSubject: Re: 10m Dxcc summer challenge    10m Dxcc summer challenge  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 02, 2021 1:43 pm

Yup gave a few calls and scanned about. Not a dickie bird, made a few contacts in 20 meters though

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just been calling again, nothing!
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I don't even have any noise on 10! hahaha
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Used completely the wrong antenna for my contacts on 20 meters but hey its worked and they both gave me great signal reports! Thank god for antenna tuners lol

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solar flux index of 73 and dropping.  Guess we will just have to wait it out!

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Not a dickie-bird here either!
(There was me thinking it was my rubbish station.Very Happy)

Looks like the Radio Gods aren't smiling just yet. Scanning 10m the last couple of days felt like scanning the old CB bands again.....static, static, static! Wink



Fingers crossed for some activity.

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Breaking news!!!!!!

Had my first contact today on 10m SSB

2EODXM - Paddy on 28.350 we both live in the same town Very Happy sadly no dxcc other than my own lol

Craig

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A awesome 8 mile QSO from Barnstaple to M7PDH in Bideford at 15.00 on 28500.

To make this astonishing contact I used my finest equipment worth about £120, namely a Yeticom Optima with 10 watts into a T2LT! 

At least I won’t finish with a total of zero...

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