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11 meter is very quiet?

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

  1. Red012

    Red012 New Member

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    I believe we are supposed to stay home from 11-6 here south central KY


     

  2. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    How many cases up there?
     
  3. Red012

    Red012 New Member

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    7 so far
     
  4. Red012

    Red012 New Member

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    Testing is still goin
     
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  5. Red012

    Red012 New Member

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    I wish my stuff to hook it up was here i had to get a mini coax end to regular coax adapter for the back of the amp and my antenna also ordered a speaker
     
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  6. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Just out of curiosity...did you wake up early or midday with 31 Div?

    I had a very weak copy on a couple 1 div stations this afternoon, but no way I could QSO with South America hitting them at S9+.
     
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  7. Unit 75

    Unit 75 "TRAINMAN"

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    Well, I was on there today and didn't hear y'all in there on 38 LSB. Talked all the way up into Canada and around the great lakes.
     
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  8. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Dam! Missed another good opening.:(
    Hope the conditions stick around for me to try tomorrow. I'll have more time then.
     
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  9. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Pretty sure I heard ol’ Witch Doctor calling you yesterday.
     
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  10. Rick330man

    Rick330man WDX 404

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    This afternoon around 4:15P.M. eastern I was anchored off of one of the barrier islands down here right off of the Gulf of Mexico. As usual, I had my trusty Cherokee AH 100 walkie talkie. Unfortunately, however, I was limited antenna-wise to my little 2' plus walkie-talkie antenna. My "Big Stick" which appears in my avatar took a dive after 20+ years and my BNC/TNC adapter on my 4', center loaded walkie antenna has become unusable.

    No one heard me, but I heard stations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. However, the skip was very sporadic. They'd be booming in one minute and they would be barely audible the next time they keyed up.

    I have a simple but pretty effective portable 1/4 wave dipole rig and a tripod to go with it. I can set up the whole contraption up on the front of my open fisherman in about 5 minutes. If there is any skip rolling in this upcoming week, I'll take my dipole rig and spend some social isolation time shooting skip anchored off of some remote island down here.
     
  11. S&W357

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

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    Yes Sir that was me talking to 177 "Dave" near Sioux City Iowa. He has a great sounding station. Talked to him on both LSB & USB. He had never tried USB on his radio and wanted to check it out.

    Pretty good afternoon for DX contacts here today. Illinois (2) Oklahoma (2) Iowa (3) Minnesota (3) Mississippi (1) Missouri (4) Wisconsin (1) Brazil (1)
     
  12. Red012

    Red012 New Member

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    So maybe a bit of a newb question but as I understand my cb is just on AM correct
     
  13. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    Hi Red, some CB radios are AM only -

    Cobra 29, Uniden 68 are examples

    other CB radios have LSB and USB modes-

    President McKinley, Uniden 980, Galaxy 959 are examples

    If your CB radio does not have a mode switch with USB/LSB lettering than it is likely AM only.
     
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  14. Red012

    Red012 New Member

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    Thank you its a cobra 29 ltd so am only oh well i know a good place to park to get good signal right off the interstate a little ways maybe i can get some distance
     
  15. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    No reason you can’t work skip on AM.
     

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