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Northstar's hot August 36LSB Contest.

Discussion in 'WDX Club Contest Information' started by NorthStar, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. NorthStar

    NorthStar Administrator

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    Maybe someone will donate a prize?


     
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  2. NorthStar

    NorthStar Administrator

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    I was thinking weekend of August 13th, 14th and 15th?
     
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  3. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Dates change to reflect Aug 13-15.
     
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  4. NorthStar

    NorthStar Administrator

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    Looking forward to this!!!!
     
  5. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    I may get the xyl's dx979 out for this.
     
  6. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    I got the tre-797 out and see what it can do. It seems to be off frequency on ssb but I'll try to compensate.
     
  7. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    If time allows, I'll try to listen in. Maybe I will hear some of y'all.
     
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  8. NorthStar

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    I hope to have some good conditions to make some contacts.
     
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  9. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

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    If I can I'd enjoy doing this. I have a legal type accepted CB. I can use. I have made numerous contacts with it without an amp. In fact, I have made numerous QRP contacts on the Amateur HF bands. It's much easier with good conditions, but try anyway. You never know until you try.
     
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  10. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Conditions have been poor lately. Hoping for better conditions for the contest..
     
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  11. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Nothing so far. Anybody make any contacts?
     
  12. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    I checked into the ditchbank SSB net on 36 lsb about 8:30 local time.
    There was no DX during the net, and the noise floor was really low.
    It made for nice local conditions, I had good copy on stations in the south valley 90 to 100 air miles away from up on the hill.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  13. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    We're about are you in so cal?
    Might be a couple places up on a hill there to do static mobile from.
    There is a guy that parks up on Mount Diablo up north and he can cover some real estate from up there.
    My old friend Tracy, used to park in his Chevy truck right below a place called meadow lake's it is a big repeater site east of Fresno.
    He could cover the valley all the way over to I5 on the west side of the valley.
    Hight is might and 3000 feet under your mobile is gold.



    73
    Jeff
     
  14. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I got my 797 out and finally checked it against my NESDR Smart usb on my computer. The upper side band transmit was almost perfect, the lower side was a little off. The NESDR is a neat gizmo for sure, it is only about $40 on Amazon.

    I am calling and listening but no DX. It seems that someone forgot to turn it on for the contest. I might have to flip the switch, for testing purposes only of course........
     
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  15. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    I am in the Pasadena area. I drive up to Chantry Flats but I would have the mountain behind me. The San Gabriel mountains run East and west. Think it’s on only mountain range in North America to do so.
     

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