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Messages - John Galt

Technical Corner / Re: Cant access web page!
April 02, 2014, 05:26:01 PM
Quote from: Archangel320420 on April 02, 2014, 05:21:32 PM

Let us all know about domain cost. I can pay some.

Technical Corner / Re: Cant access web page!
April 02, 2014, 07:52:07 AM
I can't get on from the house but I can at work.  Have no idea why.
Quote from: cockpitbob on March 28, 2014, 10:21:51 AM
I call B.S., or better yet, April Fools  ::)

Yup.  The article was written when? but came out with a dateline of April 1, 2014.   April 1, 2014 ain't happened yet.   ??? ;)

NWAradio, I'm thinking maybe that something regional would be the place to start with minimal participants.  Then when there is some level of established communication, add another participant which might mean changing bands to be effective.   The Sunday evening net on 3.818 is a good example in that apparently it's very useful regionally but I haven't been able to pick up much above the SNR.
My normal listening time is around 6:30 to 8 pm and I've noticed quite a change in the last few months.  In the dead of winter at those times, 40-80-160 were very active.  Now that the sun is up, the useful frequencies have definitely moved up.  Not to throw another wrench in but there may need to be a frequency or time shift to accommodate seasonal changes.

All that aside, whenever you feel like trying to start, I'm all over it!
TAPRN has a list of suggested frequencies that might be useful to start:

They only use a few frequencies but that list could certainly be expanded to include 80, 160, WARC bands etc.

Gil, what's your call?
Quote from: vwflyer on March 22, 2014, 08:55:47 PM
Like I said, the stars aren't aligned tonight.

I think this sums it up.  Normally Florida on 40, Arkansas and Texas on NVIS are everywhere.  It just didn't want to work tonight.  But I thank everyone for the QSOs even as limited as they were.  I am not going to give up!!  Hopefully, we can get to the point where we have regular ragchews or nets.

Special thanks to NWAradio for getting this going and to Gil for providing the forum for it.

Time for a cold brew...   8)

Nope. Nothing.   :(

I'm open to suggestions. 
One last try - 3.880  ??
I heard n7bhp briefly.  You want to try 80?
7.245 is clear.  40 meters has some static tho.
Well crap.  My antenna won't tune 18.170.  I can at 18.142
do you have 17 meters?

try 18.170
14.255 sounds clear.