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Offline GM0LVI

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Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« on: January 30, 2014, 22:25:03 UTC »
Anyone across the pond fancy trying a sked on 20m?
For the past couple of weeks I've been working into NA every evening from about 1630 to 1900z on what can seem like a dead band here, but the propagation is still there into Canada and the eastern USA. In fact there's a few surprises to be had - few evenings ago I worked into CA on 12m at 1630z, 1400 Watts one way v 5 Watts the other!
Anyone up for a try?? Then Just send me a pm.
Dave

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 00:28:42 UTC »
Hello Dave,

Yes the band looks dead here too for many days, but I'm redy to have
a try with you, it would be fun.

On 20 meters, say around 14,060, and we can QSY 14,062 + or - QRM at 16:30 Z
I shall be there.

By the way you have nice set-up on QRZ page.

See you tomorrow ?

72 Michel
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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 00:33:43 UTC »
Great Michel, lets give it a try!
Dave

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 16:47:52 UTC »
Well that was a success Michel. I was struggling to hear you at first on 14.060 as there was  a LZ station calling CQ and he was quite strong, however when we QSYd up you were fully readable - until a slight change in propagation brought up some QRM from other stations in NA.
My apologies for the QSD fist - I'm still getting back into cw after neglecting it for too many years!
We'll have to try again on some other bands.

72 Dave
Dave

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 17:50:12 UTC »

Yes that was a success Dave, and yes I heard a Californian station on .062 who was coming over S-9 here, but anyway we got it.

This part of the band is sometimes empty, and sometimes full of all kind of signals from all over.-

We'll have to gry again on some other bands.

72 Michel
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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 18:12:36 UTC »
I have a surprise for you. Stay tuned.  8)
72 de Nicola

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 19:28:45 UTC »
72 de Nicola

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 19:49:58 UTC »



Bravo Nicola! Thanks!

(I'm whispering now, but you've given me an English callsign :-)  )
Dave

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 20:46:56 UTC »
(I'm whispering now, but you've given me an English callsign :-)  )

(I'm sorry. Refresh the page.) :)
72 de Nicola

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 21:36:05 UTC »
(I'm whispering now, but you've given me an English callsign :-)  )

I'm sorry! Refresh the page.  :)

Thanks Nicola. Your time and trouble with QRP C are much appreciated.
Dave

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 21:39:06 UTC »
(I'm whispering now, but you've given me an English callsign :-)  )

I'm sorry! Refresh the page.  :)

Thanks Nicola. Your time and trouble with QRP C are much appreciated.

It's a pleasure for me.  :)
72 de Nicola

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 23:28:17 UTC »

GraziƩ Nicola,

it is fun and very much appreciated, a Great Idea and surprise too,

72 Michel VE2TH  QRP ;D
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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2014, 02:44:41 UTC »
I have the new homebrew 20M rig going and it is on 14052 but is a vfo. It drifts up slightly when cold but I can keep it in line. I m in for a qso if you have a slow fist
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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 11:20:51 UTC »
I could just hear my call on the return but noise floor was not good so I couldn't copy beyond that although I gave it a good try. I was reading 14051 on my rx . Time was 2 minutes ago from this post that I quit. Don't know who it was but would like to.
don

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Re: Any members in NA fancy a sked?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2014, 12:41:21 UTC »
SM5MEK is beaming Canada for a while to see if somebody is appearing there.
Best regards, 72 de SM5MEK, Jenny.