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11 meter is very quiet?

Rick330man

WDX 404
Mar 16, 2013
624
808
103
Florida Keys
The DX was hopping big time Sunday afternoon between 3:00P.M. and 5:00P.M. eastern, I was on my boat, where I rigged up this 1/4 wave set up using a Radio Shack 102" stainless steel whip for my vertical radiator. It was rolling in non-stop.

Using just a barefoot Cherokee AH 100 walkie talkie into my antenna set up, I spoke to several stations in the Delaware/Ocean City, MD area; New Egypt, NJ; Catskill Mountains, NY; Appomatox, VA; Connecticut Radio 1 and a bunch of others. I then got 634 in NJ on AM 10.

The skip had not been that good in probably over a year. A sign of things to come?
 

codeman

Recovering Crackerhead
Jul 10, 2011
625
869
103
DX has been real good the past few days for about 3 to 4 hours a day usually rolling in around 11 and dropping off by 3. Mostly been hearing the northwest corner and down to Southern California, but a little far northeast has been coming in as well.

I made a few contacts barefoot, a whole 10 watts on sideband up to Washington state and up to Maine the other day. It was not real easy though. Next week I will be sure to put my RM Italy 203 back in the semi. a hundred watts makes getting contacts much easier.
 

Tokin

The Man With No Shoes
Oct 31, 2019
1,670
2,990
273
55
SandBox
Its been the usual Westcoast around 10-11 am where we get to listen to douchebag hardass, i mean hard drive in new mexico pat himself on the back for buying test equipment and having it calibrated occasionally.
Other than that there's been some afternoon skip but its usually gone by the time I get home. There was some short skip from Melbourne Florida making its way to Tampa and Space weather says there's a 25% chance of an m class flare today.
 

Cabover Bob

567 on the west side
Nov 17, 2020
363
599
103
111
Its been the usual Westcoast around 10-11 am where we get to listen to douchebag hardass, i mean hard drive in new mexico pat himself on the back for buying test equipment and having it calibrated occasionally.
Other than that there's been some afternoon skip but its usually gone by the time I get home. There was some short skip from Melbourne Florida making its way to Tampa and Space weather says there's a 25% chance of an m class flare today.

I was thru Lordsburg NM a few times recently, kept my eyes open for pixie dust and certificates, even used my douchebag whistle, no response.......anyone ever able to see the dates on those certs he waves around ?
 

Rick330man

WDX 404
Mar 16, 2013
624
808
103
Florida Keys
Its been the usual Westcoast around 10-11 am where we get to listen to douchebag hardass, i mean hard drive in new mexico pat himself on the back for buying test equipment and having it calibrated occasionally.
Other than that there's been some afternoon skip but its usually gone by the time I get home. There was some short skip from Melbourne Florida making its way to Tampa and Space weather says there's a 25% chance of an m class flare today.

I've picked up Arizona and California a couple of times in the last week. It has been a while since I got stations from that far west.

Short hop skip does funny things here in the Keys. Some Miami and Florida west coast stations (Sanibel) can be heard, but that is probably ground wave. However, I've had skip conditions pull in Tampa, Orlando and other parts of Central Florida. On other occasions, I pick Panama City and Pensacola.

Conditions definitely seem to be changing. Looks like I'll soon get to add a few contacts to my logbook.
 

ForestRunner98

917 SoCal
Feb 9, 2020
1,086
2,342
273
51
Pasadena, California
Motor Mouth Maul and a couple others were booming on the bowl couple hours ago on the bowl. Fun to jump up and down with the big boys now and the.

Still was on up until 30min ago here in SoCal. I just sit back and listen.

Did make a few contacts in Iowa and Ohio. I probably had more because when a station would get back a pack of other stations start coming through. So it was hard to tell how many more I had. LOL
 

codeman

Recovering Crackerhead
Jul 10, 2011
625
869
103
Good Morning, well Skip conditions are starting to slowly come in up here in Central Pennsylvania,as I just made contact with unit 001 in Austria, Europe,was very faint but was able to copy the gentleman and wish him and his family a merry Christmas from Pennsylvania!!

Nice. I am standing in a long line waiting to get some tamales. Got to get back home!
 

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