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11 meter is very quiet?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Tweetybird, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    DX running here but an absolute train wreck on 38. Was able to make contact with two stations in Louisiana and one in Mississippi.

    Went elsewhere and heard lots of stations on USB but I don’t understand their language.

    One guy did come back to me. He was continually repeating my number and adding “Venezuela”

    like....”2 November Charlie 357 Venezuela” again, again, etc. o_O Whatever else he said I dunno.


     
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  2. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    That's why I am on 10 meters...Plenty of space and no ROGER BEEPS and NOISE TOYS:whistle::ROFLMAO:
     
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  3. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    And everyone speaking the same language? :whistle:
     
  4. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    It was dead out here for me. There is always tomorrow....hopefully.
     
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  5. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Open yesterday and even more so today....Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Costa Rica, Bonaire, Uruguay and Panama for me.
     
  6. Rick330man

    Rick330man WDX 404

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    Does anyone know if USB 30 has some greater importance in latin America.

    Friday I wasn't hearing much in the way of domestic (U.S. based) skip. In fact, the band was almost completely dead. However, there was a steady flow of traffic on USB 30 in Spanish. The accents sounded either Mexican or from one of the central American countries. I was caught pretty off guard to be picking these guys up pretty consistently while the rest of the CB band was dead.

    It is not the first time I've picked up latin American on USB or LSB 30. A few years back, I was listening to a station in Spain speaking to a station in Argentina on USB 30.
     
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  7. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    There were some characters on the band yesterday...and a lot hanging out on t5.

     
  8. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Only on the bowl this morning but really weak. Maybe I'll make some adjustments on the dipole and on the mast this afternoon.
     
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  9. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Time to “borrow” that bucket truck from the yard next to the truck lot where y’all park.

    Log in your dispatcher on the Qualcomm.

    And with that last lame pitch of wit, time to go outside and pull the doorsill on the Pete.

    This thread to blame.

    .
     
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  10. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    No doubt, if only I could do it and not be seen haha
     
  11. WECSOG

    WECSOG Sr. Member

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    Usually, yes. Most ham DXers worldwide speak at least enough English to make a short qso.
     
  12. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    All my QSOs on 11 are in English. Don’t have a choice...it’s all I know aside from some rusty Arabic.

    With propagation the way its been, it is pretty helpful to at least know numbers 0-9 in Spanish. Some stations aren’t expecting propagation outside their region and if you can at least pick out the division numbers you might make a rare contact.
     
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  13. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    It's alright fellas, I'm Hispanic and even for me QSOs from the Latin world are tough because I really speak spanglish rather than fluent Spanish. Most of the time there's a long awkward pause for them to decipher what in the world my slang interprets to.
     
  14. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Nice opening right now...working in the mobile before the lockdown.

    17804C11-1AB5-47F8-92A6-7C92F72A5C96.jpeg
     
  15. Red012

    Red012 New Member

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    I have a cobra 29 ltd and a modulator plus (with push buttons not dial) to go on my bronco here soon maybe i will be able to get out some range
     
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