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Discussion in 'QSO Planning & Schedules' started by W1MSG, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. W1MSG

    W1MSG Now W1MSG

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    Looking to make my first HF Contact on 10m 28.38 9-11 am EST or 5-10 pm.

    Not sure if the band will even be open, but I'll keep trying...


     
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  2. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    Listen on 28.400. If the band opens up, somebody will usually be on. If you make contact, try to remember to move to another frequency, thus leaving the calling freq open for others to use.
     
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  3. W1MSG

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    Thanks, 28.400 and listening ....
     
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    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    i know i'll just be wasting my time,but,.............. 28.400 is NOT the ssb calling freq.:whistle:
     
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  5. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    It isn't? Pray tell.
     
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  6. W1MSG

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  7. doctor

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    When you are not doing anything guys..download fldigi/flarq...flarq is a beacon sent out with call letters...they use it for nbems emcomm tfc some clubs...anyhow put that on 10 meters and if another member hears it you can connect directly to it for station to station qso ...we have made a few contacts with it....

    DOCTOR/795...

    P.S. Dont put it on ssb frequency just cw portion..and let guys know what frequency...
     
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  8. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    28.400 is NOT a "calling freq" by any KNOWN "official" amateur oganization, U.S. or INTERNATIONAL.
    anyone can start a website and put out MIS-information.:blink:

    this idea seems to have been fabricated by some people that have an HF SSB operating range of 28.300 - 28.500 and think that 28.400 (right in the middle of their band) is an INTERNATIONAL calling freq. it's not.

    the ONLY (world-wide) SSB 10 meter calling freq is 28.385 USB (QRP).
     
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  9. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    It is a "de facto" calling frequency. At the end of the day, band plans are not mandatory anyway, just a good idea and common courtesy to follow them. As far as I know, 14.230 is not "officially" anything other than another 20 meter frequency, but it is the de facto SSTV calling frequency for that band.
     
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  10. Beetle

    Beetle Well-Known Member

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    And if everybody is listening on a particular frequency, whatever it is, and nobody's transmitting, then nobody's going to hear another station, right?

    Try a CQ. I've called CQ on "dead" bands and had a ball with one QSO after another for an hour and more.
     
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  11. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    gee, i don't mean to come over as a whiner/bitcher, but,.......... CW PORTION???

    1. you CAN use CW in the "ssb frequency" area of 10 meters.

    2. this program transmits in OLIVIA or MT63 or DOMINIOex11(FEC) modes.

    if you simply use it in "just cw portion" of the band , you may have a problem.
    there are "gentlemans agreements" and then there are FCC regulations, don't get them confused. jus sayin:pop:
     
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  12. doctor

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    That is where all the digi modes operate..28.120 or lower...see you on 10 sometime..

    DOCTOR/795
     
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  13. W1MSG

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    Made my first contact, he is only a few towns over from me but its still a contact !! W1RIL !

    28.400 go figure, we moved to 28.410 as there may have been another station as well.

    It may not be an Official Calling Freq if there is such a thing, but it worked for me, I also listen on 28.385.
     
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  14. office888

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    I'll throw a call on 28.400 at about 8pm Eastern.

    130w USB + Maco V58 vertical

    Hope to see someone on?

    73 de KD8NPB. =)
     
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  15. W1MSG

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    Well maybe the band will open up a bit with the current events on the sun..
     
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