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10 meters has been happening!

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    If you haven't hopped on 10 meters lately, definitely give it some time during the day. It's been open all over the place and a lot of fun! Over the past weekend I was even able to work TE8X while mobile, the DXPedition station on Venado Island off the coast of Costa Rica :love:.


     
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  2. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    10 and 12 have been bouncing, I worked several stations yesterday on 12 with copper loop antenna that I have been playing with.
    50 watts and a 9 foot pc of 1/4 inch copper tubing formed into a circle was getting 5x7 signal reports yesterday all over the upper mid west, great band openings.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  3. T23

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    The freeband has been active as far as skip goes aswell, lots of Spanish stations on the upper frequencies.

    27.555 USB



    T23
     
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  4. kb6led

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    10 meters has been great, and the band has been staying open most all day long lately, been making some good contacts both on SSB and FM. If you have an old CB laying around hook it up to a mobile antenna and park it on channel 6 it’s a great way to see if the band is open. 10 has been quite for so many years now a lot of people don’t realize its open again, I have tuned across 10 in the past and don’t hear a single station but drop down 1 mhz to the 11 meter and its going nuts, u can bet if 11 is open 10 most likely is to(y)
     
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  5. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

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    Ill have to check 10 and 12 meters out, some said the other day 10 was really crazy.
     
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  6. dxhound

    dxhound Active Member

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    Its been great. I was on my way home from guard duty which was a 3 hour drive and heard alot of Arizona and New Mexico on 10. Called my father on the cell who lives in new mexico and he happened to be mobile with his rig. We talked for 30 min Mobile to Mobile with 5-7 to 5-9 the whole time. I was crossing the Virgina Bay bridge tunnel that spans the opening of the Chesapeake Bay.
     
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  7. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    Haven't heard "hookedon6" on 10m for awhile.
    Where have you been?

    Made Canada, NJ, and FL just after I read this post.
     
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  8. Sonwatcher

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    Yesterday I was sitting in the car waiting for some family to arrive and heard loud and clear a South African station speaking with a fellow from the Bahama's.
     
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  9. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    10, 12m is open here very well.
    I worked stations from Pacific, SA, Africa with barefoot since a week, maybe 10 days.
    Mike
     
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  10. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member

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    This coming weekend should be fun. Three state QSO parties and the 10-10 Intl. mobile QSO Party. 10m should be jumping.
     
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  11. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    i've been around, but not posting alot.;)
    i went north a little early this year. i'm already up in TN for the summer.


    thanks, i had forgotten the /M party this weekend. :oops:
    i only need 25 new 10-10 numbers for my V.P. award.
     
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  12. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur Staff Member

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    I haven't bothered with radio for quite some time lately. Now might be the time to clean the junk out of the den (again) and get back on the air. My antenna is not much,just a doublet cut for 80m and fed with ladder line with the feedpoint at about 38 feet but it's better than nothing, Still saving my pennies for that new tower to support the yagi I bought last year. I just missed out on a used but great shape 88 foot Trylon self supporting tower for $300!!!!! New they are over $4000. :cry: :censored: :headbang
     
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  13. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    10 meters has been crazy for propogation.

    8:30 pm local 00:30 Z listened in to a VK QSO with a W6 they were discussing the 6 meter contact they just finished making.

    I was able to make the contact with the VK station running 50 watts.
    28.385.

    Looks like this solar cycle is starting to show signs of life.
     
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  14. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown certifiable

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    freakn awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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  15. zp9mce

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    Dear friends, the 10 mts wide open in recent weeks, I was able to work smoothly in 10 new DXCC psk31 in Europe, but has not been heard 4A4A Here, I think are centered in Europe.
    Since yesterday, the band returned to silence or at least here in Paraguay, I have worked some stations on CW, but nothing great
    I hope that is so 10mts.
    73 to everyone.
     
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