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How to shoot skip

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by nat19, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    I logged a 357.. :)


     
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Shame shame shame
     
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  3. S&W357

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

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    Hey...looks like we made radio contact! On 5-9-19 I logged in 770 "AL" Catskills NY (y)
     
  4. Rick330man

    Rick330man WDX 404

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    I'm using a barefoot SSB radio (either my Cherokee AH100, my Uniden PC 122 or my TRC 490) and a 1/2 wave Big Stick. Works fine.
     
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  5. Bandit1

    Bandit1 Active Member

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    I got to get a better antenna the Lil Wilson on a uniden 980 doesn't shoot skip to good
     
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  6. DXman

    DXman Yes, that's 3100 degrees F. Nine yrs of hard work.

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    4 years ago (in Oct.) I was talking to a lady on Corsica Island on 27.490 usb. After we were done talking I heard a station from Europe call me, so I replied saying "please qsy down to ".480" and then I asked who was calling me?

    Well for the next hour & 20 minutes, stations just kept calling me. So for that hour & 20 min's here is what I did:
    worked 36 stations.
    7 different countries - all in Europe.

    (this was all with a barefoot radio - no amps in line)

    This is what I mean by having good communications. Just give your call sign and they will come to you.

    Back around 2003, I use to talk to a nice lady in Indonesia. One evening in the winter time we got hooked up on 11 meters and we talked for 1 hour & 10 minutes. She was using a 4 element Yagi with a 75 watt Icom and I was just using the 5 element Yagi with 100 watt rig.
    So be polite and try dropping the "waving the hand bit"!
     
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    Last edited: May 27, 2019
  7. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    And pray that mother nature is on your side.
     
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  8. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    How much skip could a skip shooter skip if a skip shooter couldn't shoot skip?
     
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  9. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    very little maybe sh¡÷
     
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  10. Robert Foster

    Robert Foster Member

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    Use lsb ch 38 or freq 27.383630 for cq or call and request qsy or request other lsb 35,36,37 ,39 ,40 for contact or qso or extended conversation's been this way for hundreds of years it's the only way to make skip tolerable so that USA is not all talking about there radeos on lsb 38.
     
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  11. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    The band is jumping today in Delaware.
     
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  12. Bigboytoy

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    Ok what dose DC mean when skip shoots on channel 6 say look at this dc ?
     
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  13. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    "How to shoot Skip"

    Kinda depends on what Skip did to deserve a round or two, don't it?
     
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  14. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Lustrous Potentate

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    I don't know anyone named Skip, I prefer not to talk about people I do not know.
     
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  15. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    especially, when having just shot them.
     
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