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I think band conditions are not the major reason that the PSK segments are so quiet. It’s more a matter of little or no traffic. I’m seeing a lot of loud (s9) signals on 40m, 30m, 17m and 15m at various times of the day in the FT8 segments.
If you are seeing signals on the FT9 segments, obviously the propagation is there. PSK requires a lot more patience than FT8 - keep calling.
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On May 15, 2020, at 7:38 AM, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...
I've gotten into a rut to where I'm only using 20 meters to work PSK, but I know that there are opportunities on the other bands, but either I'm going to those bands at the wrong time, or everyone has just given up. I'm on 30 right now, and I see a signal, but no responses to my CQ
Since we are still in a challenging solar cycle, what is the thought of setting up schedules to try to work the different bands (even 10 meters).
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