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PostSubject: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeWed Feb 16, 2022 7:29 am

Does anyone else use this band and what are you working?

I think St Lucia would be my only station worked outside of Europe, still I really do like the band.
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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeWed Feb 16, 2022 8:15 am

I use it for FT8 in the evening.
Some nights are good and some are not just like the rest i think.
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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeWed Feb 16, 2022 2:54 pm

I use 40 & 20 all of the time.
I really like 40 as Alan has said it's a great evening band when 20 is dying down for the day.

73 Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeWed Feb 16, 2022 3:42 pm

Always have 40m on when in the shack making most of the 101d dual RX , antenna is a mono band dipole which is only 5m above the ground , great for inter G not so great for DX , saying that I have worked plenty of DX towards south/central and North America but struggle elsewhere apart from EU 


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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeWed Feb 16, 2022 7:43 pm

Am very much a novice to transmitting on this band. Have used random wire at low height in garden and zigzagged dipole in loft. SSB only. Both have worked ok for inter G. Nothing worked out of Europe yet, furthest to date is a 1124 mile contact into Serbia.
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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeThu Feb 17, 2022 7:17 pm

I use it a bit, FT8 of course and have worked all over the world.
ZL, VK, JA, NA, SA and various African countries.

Antenna is a Hustler 6BTV with 65 radials, most 4 to 5metres long with about 8 at 10metres long.
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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2022 11:23 am

Worked this morning on FT8 for a new country.
HI3K 08:06utc FK49

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2022 11:51 am

VE1JS last night was new for me
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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSun Feb 20, 2022 9:26 am

Worked RN2H, Moscow area on Fri evening. Nothing compared to the distances of the last few posts, but at 1640 miles is my furthest 40m so far and showing me a bit of my signal is clearly getting out at lower angles and not all straight up Smile

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSun Feb 20, 2022 5:48 pm

Thats not to bad for distance.

I normally get on weekend early mornings, 80/40metres to North and South America.
If not much on 80 I poke around on 40, although lately it's been a bit iffy.
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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSat Mar 05, 2022 4:42 pm

Upped my furthest 40m distance to a bit further this morning. 3623 miles. SSB 10w

K3LR - USA

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSun Mar 06, 2022 3:55 am

SangueG wrote:
Upped my furthest 40m distance to a bit further this morning. 3623 miles. SSB 10w

K3LR - USA
Well done.
Tim Duffy of DX Engineering, big multi multi station, you will see him a lot on Youtube.

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSat Mar 12, 2022 6:00 pm

SSB, 4w

PA1SVM - Netherlands

The contact itself is not that notable, but the QSO between Sven and an op from Switzerland afterwards was interesting. Sven was calling for any M7s, so I took the opportunity to go in with a lower power of 4w and got a 55 from him. The Switz op then came in after and gave him info that all M7s are limited to 10w, as are M3 and M6s but then insinuated that most of us much higher power and that Sven should maybe put a call out for QRP stations instead Rolling Eyes

Putting that to one side, Sven then told interesting info that very recently beginners level licences in his country that were originally allowed to use up to 25w on HF bands are now legally allowed to use 100w with their same licence. I haven't looked that up yet, but wonder how that came about. Noise related, as per other discussions on this forum previously, or maybe authorities just couldn't police? *wonders*

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2022 6:56 am

Ah, you've finally come across one of those 'Foundation' licence slurs, ahem, discussions then Neal. Wink

You're quite right, HB3 licence holders can use up to 50W at VHF and 100W on HF with the HB9 'Full' licence limit being 1KW.
(! Shocked!)

As you know the fun of QRP operations is not only in the low power limitations but also ensuring you understand your antennas and radio systems enough to overcome the apparent noise levels on receive. "If you can't hear them, you can't work them" and no amount of 'more watts Igor!' at your end can overcome that......unless you rely on the other end also pumping as many watts as you.

Well done with that 4 watt SSB contact mate. HF Contacts - 40m 1f44d 


Wait until you hear the SSB PEP discussions.......

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSun Aug 28, 2022 7:19 am

Some dx caught on 40m FT8

28/8/2022
05:42utc 3D2AG RH91 Fiji new country

20/8/2022
06:32utc XI0X EK09 Mexico new country
06:16utc ZL4TT RE54

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeMon Sep 19, 2022 1:11 am

Some FT8 DX from Sunday morning 18Sept.

06:34utc W6H DM65 New Mexico
07:26utc VK1TTY QF31

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeThu Sep 22, 2022 10:24 pm

Some nice FT8 contacts last night 21st Sept
Icom IC7300 Hustler 6BTV with 65 short radials.

19:05UTC HL2EIZ PM37 New country
19:14UTC RW9QA MO25 Asiatic Russia

Tonight 22nd Sept another new country
18:01UTC JT1DN/5 OO20 Mongolia

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSun Oct 16, 2022 8:30 am

15th Oct FT8
07:00utc TO2DL FK96 New DXCC
06:55utc N5RN EM34
06:49utc ZL3AIC RE66
06:35utc KE2UK FM30
06:26utc N9FME EM59

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PostSubject: Re: HF Contacts - 40m   HF Contacts - 40m Icon_minitimeSat Nov 12, 2022 9:52 pm

New country on FT8 today

07:20utc TI5CDA EK70

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