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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2013, 11:44:22 PM »
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Thanks for the heads up on the new 'old' book to read. And as usual we've completely hijacked another thread 

The comet just hit! I need to read more RIGHT NOW!  :o

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2013, 12:07:48 AM »
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Gil, I think ISON is going the other way. Anyway, if I'm wrong you've got 8 minutes....

Ah, yes, LOL. The comet in the book I'm reading did hit though!  :o

I'd be in trouble here, being 28ft above sea level... I might thing about relocation!

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2013, 12:40:37 AM »
Now you know WHY I'm buying the Kevlar kayak!  I intend to ride the BIG wave all the way back to either Wes or Chris' house, depending upon who's serving dinner and drinkies!!




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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 08:45:07 PM »
I am on the air tonight again (EST):

- 14068.5 now.
- 7108 at 22:00.
- 7030 after 22:30.

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2013, 10:36:54 PM »
Update:
Wes and I have found our 'sweet spot' concerning band, frequency, time, propagation, antennas etc and are now having armchair copy QSO's at QRP levels on very regular basis most evenings of the week other than a few missed nights due to mainly me having other obligations at sked time. I have no doubt that if the SHTF tomorrow and all infrastructure went down, we could quite easily contact each other tomorrow evening at sked time and pass traffic. The next challenge will be to continue our little experiment throughout the next year while adjusting for the shift in propagation due to changing seasons.
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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2013, 10:58:09 PM »
I heard Wes last night, but could barely hear you Chris...

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2013, 11:15:06 PM »
I heard Wes & Chris, though I was using the old marine SSB (ship's radio, not USMC radio...) so that filter was WAAAAAAY wide.  Lots' of Spanich language SSB interference, but I could copy both of them.


Yup - Morse code is excellent for SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, WROL, SOL, FUBAR communications. 


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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2013, 11:39:36 PM »
Sandbaggers! 8)


But seriously, anyone here is welcome to drop in. Don't worry if you're not a high speed code op....... we're not either; we're running at around 12 WPM but we'd be more than happy to slow WAY down if you need us to.
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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2013, 10:09:11 PM »
Listening as often now on 7108 at 22:00, I hear CW, but the SSB QRM is always too much of a problem...
7108 is definitely not a very good choice of a frequency, being inside the SSB portion of the band.
Back on 7030.

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2013, 10:55:32 PM »
Listening as often now on 7108 at 22:00, I hear CW, but the SSB QRM is always too much of a problem...
7108 is definitely not a very good choice of a frequency, being inside the SSB portion of the band.
Back on 7030.

Gil.


That's interesting to know. I'm guessing that you're getting good (bad in this case) propagation from where ever that portion of 40 meters is legal for phone because I've used that portion for hundreds of CW QSO's and while I experience SSB QRM there on occasion, it's seldom enough to cause a problem here.
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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2013, 12:43:41 AM »
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I'm guessing that you're getting good (bad in this case) propagation from where ever that portion of 40 meters is legal for phone

Right... It's hard to tell with a 400Hz filter, but it does sound Spanish...

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2013, 01:47:23 PM »
Wes and I have had pretty decent luck on 7.108 MHz but recent SSB QRM is causing us problems and apparently a big problem for Gil so we're making further refinements to the sked. We're now going to try 7.037 MHz and work up from there according to QRM. Time is still 0200Z so listen for us and don't hesitate to join in.
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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2013, 03:13:09 PM »
7108 is definitely not a very good choice of a frequency, being inside the SSB portion of some other countries' band plans.

Gil.
Fixed. :)  Canada's band plan for 40m basically has key up your mic almost anywhere; get it all the time up here.

The stuff last night was definitely from south of the border. I've encountered this before on SSB as well, and there are some amps running with no thought given to how to load the thing so that it doesn't splatter wider than a Mississippi River barge.

We'll explore 7037 & vicinity & see what happens.  I'll be there briefly tonight before sacking out to get up early & go chase smallies up north for the weekend  8).

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2013, 04:32:41 PM »
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We'll explore 7037 & vicinity & see what happens.  I'll be there briefly tonight before sacking out to get up early & go chase smallies up north for the weekend

What time?

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Re: Setting up regular skeds - do it now, not after SHTF
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2013, 05:03:08 PM »
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We'll explore 7037 & vicinity & see what happens.  I'll be there briefly tonight before sacking out to get up early & go chase smallies up north for the weekend

What time?

Gil.
Usual time, 0200Z. Sometimes one or both is busy, it's a no-sweat type sked. Still easier than a no-fault divorce.