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11 meter is very quiet?

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

  1. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Yeah, conditions faded here and our summer time afternoon storms are popping up.


     
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  2. Rick330man

    Rick330man WDX 404

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    I'm up in Miami for a few days where I'm using a simple 1/4 wave ground plane base that uses a Workman hub with a single 102" whip for a vertical radiator and three downward sloping 102" whips. Using an almost-40-year-old TRC 490 base with an equally old Turner Super-Sidekick, this back-to-basics 101 little rig was making contacts with most of the southeastern U.S. including Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.
     
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  3. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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    Awesome!
     
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  4. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    There was very good international prop from here today. Best I've seen in quite some time.
     
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  5. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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    I'm on Cluster DX site now. You certainly did have a good day. (y)
     
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  6. Riverman

    Riverman Premium VIP Member

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    Rick,
    Where did you purchase that hub? I’ve looked everywhere for one.
    I plan on using a 102” steel whip for the vertical and three 4’ tunable Firestiks for the radials. My pole isn’t tall enough for 102” radials.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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  7. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    I've been testing out the Sirio Boomerang antenna the last couple of weeks as part of a compact antenna options video I'm working on - it's the aluminum one with a single radial. Very surprised in the results. Similar to a 102" whip style homebrew antenna but super lightweight and surprisingly SWR is low all the way up to 28.000 where it creeps up to 1.5. Made DX contacts with it at 10 foot height and can easily talk 15-20 miles with a S5-S7 on locals barefoot. Doesn't hear as well as my Gainmaster but TX isn't bad.
     
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  8. Riverman

    Riverman Premium VIP Member

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    (y):D That's good to know. I've eyeballed those forever. I know a single radial will work because I've used a single wire radial on my 10-40 vertical with great success.
     
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  9. WECSOG

    WECSOG Well-Known Member

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    I have a 271 reefer car generator. Never started it with a strap, though.
     
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  10. Unit 75

    Unit 75 "TRAINMAN"

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    Sounds like a Cheech and Chong mobile.
     
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  11. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    It’d be fun to have the whole fleet docked in the barn.
    From one-cylinder to twelve. Easy to find jobs for them all.

    Here’s the proper way to make a beer run:

     
  12. Unit 75

    Unit 75 "TRAINMAN"

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    Man, it looks like he is really moving lol....
     
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  13. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    It should. That’s waaay too much motor in a pickup. Light duty truck.

    It’s a medium duty engine (35-50k gross).

    So, just right for a beer run.

    .
     
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  14. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Just a few in the Caribbean and Central America today....better days knocking on the door.
     
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  15. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    he is 20 miles frm my home.. He never replys to me,a guy lives close to him tells him i called n he ignors me so i return the favor, friends east of me 30 miles try to get to him horizontal aand verticle same as me.all he wants is head count n i dont play head count game
     
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