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Skip for Low wattage Stock cb crowd lsb 30

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by xm49north7, May 9, 2019.

  1. xm49north7

    xm49north7 Active Member

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    Skip was crazy here last night right across the board every channel on lower side band was in use or flooded from am amp bleed. I managed to get out on the lower 30's twice down to Virginia Beach a nice skip from my local near Ottawa Ontario.


     
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  2. Dragon449

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    Great idea on CH16 LSB. In fact during the pile up this afternoon on 38 I was thinking the very same thing... lets try to spread out a bit and use other channels. I run barefoot to an A99 and with a little effort I was able to talk to a few stations in KY and 33 in IL though it really was just a swap of callsigns QRM and other stations were making it hard to have any sort of meaningful conversation.
     
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  3. xm49north7

    xm49north7 Active Member

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    Yes I got out a few times, I called on many channels, including 16, 38 was bogged for sure, had luck above and below. I was getting tons of amp bleed on many channels from the am channels, but last 2 days have been really crazy. I am not sure my more people don't spread out on the band more. I think us low watt people need to move out a bit and call to the low power signals. I tend to do that a lot, call to the low signals that I think are running stock like myself . That is what interests me.
     
  4. TheRealPorkchop

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    17, 22, 38 seems like maybe 20 was hopping this afternoon. I was too busy working on some junk to drag out the 955 and see what I could do. Maybe tomorrow it’ll pick back up again.
     
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  5. S&W357

    S&W357 This Space Is For Rent

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    DX was strong and abundant here in NC yesterday and today. Many contacts made.

    38 was ridiculous. Tried 16 several times but never heard any SSB there and no one heard me that I’m aware off.

    Actually got to talk to my friend Leo “1182 Rhode Island” (357magnum on the Forum) for a short time yesterday. (y)
     
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  6. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Skip was crazy on 38 today. I called out few times but alas,my mudduck station couldn't get out of the swamp.
     
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  7. Chevboy0167

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    I woke up to 19 AM just hammering my meter at an S9...... I thought it would have been a futile attempt to call out so.... I went on to re-fitting a new Molex power plug to this Colt Black Shadow 485 I have here.
     
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  8. Rick330man

    Rick330man Well-Known Member

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    xm49north7 may have started something good here.

    From the comments folks have posted, I'm thinking those on this thread and on WWDX should just make it a point over the upcoming Memorial Day week-end to try to shoot some skip on LSB 16. If our reclamation project is successful, it'll take some of the load off of LSB 38.

    A related suggestion: operators who have established a contact should QSY to another frequency once contact has been confirmed. In other words, use LSB 16 as a hailing frequency and then switch to another frequency with your contact so you don't bog down the channel. In the old days, it was common practice to QSY over to USB or LSB 17 or 18 once you established contact on LSB 16.

    WDX 404 in the Florida Keys, with my barefoot, untouched Uniden PC 122 and my thirty-five (35) year old 1/2 wave Radio Shack Crossbow (a Shakespeare Big Stick dyed in sky blue) will be there.
     
  9. xm49north7

    xm49north7 Active Member

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    Good points for sure. I did find yesterday people were moving out some. It would be better if people would move off the call channels , my best contact a few days ago (wisconsin 123) we rolled off to 36, and talked for a few mins stock to stock, and never did lose contact. It all depends on your goals as well I guess. Many just want to hit as many as they can, just say hello. My interest is in other stockers, and in getting in an exchange get a good log of info , their personal etc. So then I can look for them on the next skip.
     
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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  11. Rick330man

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    The skip was really good down here in the lower Florida Keys this past week-end, which was our Memorial Day week-end in the U.S.

    I pulled out my old Shakespeare 176-1 marine "Big Stick" and mounted it on my 19' open fisherman. My radio was a Cherokee AH100 SSB walkie talkie. I dropped anchor off 3 different islands - a different one each day - and sent my 7 watt signal into the heavens (gave the skip my best efforts).

    I made a ton of contacts on LSB 38. Typically, we'd then QSY to LSB 36 or LSB 37 so as not to tie up the main channel. On several occasions, efforts were made to get some contact on LSB 16, but those resulted in ZERO responses. Heck, I didn't hear a single station on LSB 16.

    The LSB 30 idea completely slipped my mind. I did hear one QSO on there yesterday (5/27) but just the one. Is LSB 30 gaining some serious traction as an SSB hailing frequency?
     
  12. Dragon449

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    Working DX in the Key's on a boat sounds like a dream to me :) cool write up Rick330man.

    I was away from the radio for the most part this holiday weekend. I just got my cobra 139 (23 channel) worked over and back in the shack this Sunday and plan on having this radio parked on 16 lsb. I hope we do not give up on this idea as it will help breathe some life into some classic gear.
     
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  13. Gypsy707

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    Just food for thought, propagation naturally runs north and south with the magnetic poles. For this reason I usually point my dipoles east and west pointing the lobes toward the sides that need the most help. 49N huh? Is it easy to get can-am dx up there? How many elements on your cubical quad? Have fun, don’t let the smoke out.
     
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  14. Gypsy707

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    [Typically, we'd then QSY to LSB 36 or LSB 37 so as not to tie up the main channel.] I’d guess the main problem is operators not using this practice.
     
  15. Bandit1

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    It was pure static yesterday in Alabama
    Till 9pm the loudmouth on 6 showed up
    28 had a guy talking about 10
    38lsb one guy came on at 9 then he cut out

    Skip was horrible yesterday
     

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