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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    Cool. I guess I need to get on the robot modes too. I feel so left behind....
    With the bands as dead as they are- it's a way to stay active. Thought I still work my other modes.
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    Just made Greenland on 17 meters. Made my day!
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    FT8 or other?

    I made my first contact with this call to the Cook Islands on 17 ssb, about 13 months ago. Good work Mike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    FT8 or other?

    I made my first contact with this call to the Cook Islands on 17 ssb, about 13 months ago. Good work Mike!
    Yea it was cool. Been chasing countries I've not made contact with lately... Just for kicks.
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    It would be kickier from Route 66.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD8TUT View Post
    With the bands as dead as they are- it's a way to stay active. Thought I still work my other modes.
    Is everyone experiencing lousy lower HF (< 25MHz) band conditions, or is it just me/my antennas?

    Honestly, I cannot remember when 40M was this broken - though there's a nice Sporadic E opening helping out the upper HF spectrum at the moment.
    "Everyone wants to be an AM Gangsta until it's time to start doing AM Gangsta shit."

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    I most certainly am experiencing the same conditions in CN86jc
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8YX View Post
    Is everyone experiencing lousy lower HF (< 25MHz) band conditions, or is it just me/my antennas?

    Honestly, I cannot remember when 40M was this broken - though there's a nice Sporadic E opening helping out the upper HF spectrum at the moment.
    Well, things are worse than in 2013 when I became licensed. I've still made some good contacts. Still having fun.

    Maybe in 5 years I'll really be having fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    It would be kickier from Route 66.....
    That could be arranged...
    Encrypt everything. Even if you have nothing to hide. It increases the noise floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8YX View Post
    Is everyone experiencing lousy lower HF (< 25MHz) band conditions, or is it just me/my antennas?

    Honestly, I cannot remember when 40M was this broken - though there's a nice Sporadic E opening helping out the upper HF spectrum at the moment.
    seem dead here i keep thinking antenna is broken.

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