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N. Ireland

I check evil 11 to see how big it is buzzin' out of the N. Eastern US on 27.3850. When the signals are strong State side (major pile up) I'll monitor 27.3650. Beam headings depend on time of day/evening. I mostly enjoy the off the wall stuff. On the downside of cycle 23 a few of those were several contacts with both with a sailboat on the Congo River, a C-130 cargo, and three with CVN 73 U.S.S. G. Washington. With the later the propagation was strong and coming solely out of the N. Western US when he made the call(s), and no one returned. Out of curiosity I swung the beam around to the N. East and made contact. He was 70 miles off the coast of the Azores, gave him my cords and had blanket signal coverage on my end. I asked what antenna he was using...satellite. Those contacts were between 27.4050 and 27.3650.
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    ARRL September VHF Contest: 1800Z, Sep 9 to 0300Z, Sep 11 :coffee: (y)
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