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Steve W3HF
 

Anyone still around? Is 40m open anywhere?


Just got to my hotel room and trying to make a 40m QSO via remote access for my 365 of the day.


Steve

W3HF


Bill Garwood
 

Heading to the shack.  Bill in NC.

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From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of w3hf@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:48:30 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] CQ
 
 

Anyone still around? Is 40m open anywhere?


Just got to my hotel room and trying to make a 40m QSO via remote access for my 365 of the day.


Steve

W3HF


Adam Rezac <Adam.rezac@...>
 

40 has been a ghost town for an hour or so. 
Adam N8AWR

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:52 PM Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Heading to the shack.  Bill in NC.

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From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of w3hf@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:48:30 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] CQ
 

 

Anyone still around? Is 40m open anywhere?


Just got to my hotel room and trying to make a 40m QSO via remote access for my 365 of the day.


Steve

W3HF


Steve W3HF
 

Bad news is that I have no remote rig control, so I can't switch bands. In fact I have no idea what the radio is really doing.

Good news is that KE6KJD, Bob in Arizona, replied to my CQ so I have my contact for the 16th. Looks like the band is going long now. I also see YV5IAL calling CQ. 
 
Thanks to the group for listening, and for Bob and Adam's replies and attempts to hear me. I should be home early enough on Friday to get a QSO on the 17th, which is my last missing day in February.

Steve
W3HF
 

On 02/15/17, Adam Rezac Adam.rezac@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


40 has been a ghost town for an hour or so. 
Adam N8AWR

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:52 PM Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Heading to the shack.  Bill in NC.

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From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of w3hf@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:48:30 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] CQ
 

 

Anyone still around? Is 40m open anywhere?


Just got to my hotel room and trying to make a 40m QSO via remote access for my 365 of the day.


Steve

W3HF




Bill Garwood
 

Glad to hear you made it.  Saw WH6S working a K7 and a couple of Cubans calling cq.   80 meters has been better than 40 here at night lately.

73,  Bill. N4GBK

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From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:05:00 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: Re: [070] CQ
 
 

Bad news is that I have no remote rig control, so I can't switch bands. In fact I have no idea what the radio is really doing.

Good news is that KE6KJD, Bob in Arizona, replied to my CQ so I have my contact for the 16th. Looks like the band is going long now. I also see YV5IAL calling CQ. 
 
Thanks to the group for listening, and for Bob and Adam's replies and attempts to hear me. I should be home early enough on Friday to get a QSO on the 17th, which is my last missing day in February.

Steve
W3HF
 
On 02/15/17, Adam Rezac Adam.rezac@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


40 has been a ghost town for an hour or so. 
Adam N8AWR

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:52 PM Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Heading to the shack.  Bill in NC.

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From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of w3hf@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:48:30 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] CQ
 

 

Anyone still around? Is 40m open anywhere?


Just got to my hotel room and trying to make a 40m QSO via remote access for my 365 of the day.


Steve

W3HF




David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

What time are you finding activity on 80m at night?  I usually get on around 06:00 UTC or so every night and haven't seen anyone there lately.  Rarely anyone on 40m lately at that time either.  I'm in NV.  I should note that JT65 is usually quite busy at those times on both bands.

Dave
AK7DB


Jim K5SP
 

I am on 80 quite often around 0100-0200Z (not recently due to illness).  Have worked western states during that time frame.

Will try to be there this evening.

Jim, K5SP

On 2/16/2017 12:02 PM, ak7db@... [070] wrote:
 

What time are you finding activity on 80m at night?  I usually get on around 06:00 UTC or so every night and haven't seen anyone there lately.  Rarely anyone on 40m lately at that time either.  I'm in NV.  I should note that JT65 is usually quite busy at those times on both bands.


Dave
AK7DB


Bill Garwood
 

I'm on the east coast.  Recently, 40 meters has been terrible while 80 meters has been about normal so in the recent Valentine's Sprint, I worked more 80 meter stations than 40 meter stations.  40 meters is closing up here around 0200 UTC.  It used to be open much later in the evening.  I do get the occasional DX station on 40 meters an hour or two before sunset beginning around 2100 UTC.  Last night, Hawaii was coming in on 40 meters when the band seemed to be dead.


I started with JT-65 in January and it seems like the stations I'm seeing on 40 and 80 meters at night are a lot of the same ones I used to see on PSK31.  I think some of the time the PSK bands are not completely dead, it is just there are not many operators on there.  We've seen this for years on 30 meter PSK31, band is open but nobody's home.


I'm usually not in the shack much after 0400 UTC.


Y'all keep posting when you need a QSO for the 365 award and I'll try to look for you.


Are 60 meter QSOs accepted for the PODXS Awards?  That might be another option when 40 meters is "dead".


73,


Bill N4GBK


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:14:39 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: CQ
 
 

I am on 80 quite often around 0100-0200Z (not recently due to illness).  Have worked western states during that time frame.

Will try to be there this evening.

Jim, K5SP

On 2/16/2017 12:02 PM, ak7db@... [070] wrote:
 

What time are you finding activity on 80m at night?  I usually get on around 06:00 UTC or so every night and haven't seen anyone there lately.  Rarely anyone on 40m lately at that time either.  I'm in NV.  I should note that JT65 is usually quite busy at those times on both bands.


Dave
AK7DB