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2019 VHF Low Band Logs

marvinsuggs

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It's not much, but it's a start. The ten meter ham band was open to California from my location.

Log: 2019/04/10
San Antonio, Texas
Uniden BCD996XT Scanner with G5RV Antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
33.1000 CSQ "let us know if you need any help"
45.0200 192.8 KCQ240 CA HP - Orange 3 - Baldwin Park (81)
Awesome thank u sir
 

kkn50

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Log: 2019/04/11
San Antonio, Texas
Uniden BCD996XT Scanner with G5RV Antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
36.9000 150.0 US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
39.2600 118.8 KVV806 CA HP - Copper 1 - Arrowhead (101) / San Bernardino (75). Input is 42.740.
43.7000 D156 Unidentified US business
 

trashman43

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Monitored from Central Ky using a Pro 197, Win500 and a 6 meter Ringo Ranger on 4-11-19

30.075 PL 150.0 unk US.mil possible RC, elevations given
30.450 PL 150.0 Ft. Hood
32.650 PL 150.0 unk US.mil
38.900 PL 150.0 Ft. Knox RC
 

kkn50

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Can you please post a photo or drawing of your antenna installation? Thanks Marvin
Mine is similar to the attached but it is not designed for the VHF low band and is overkill if you don't need to transmit. For 40 years I used dipoles cut for 28 MHz or 35 MHz with excellent results. Much simpler, easier and cheaper. If I wasn't transmitting on HF I would just go with a dipole. Of course, if land and money were not issues I would definitely go with a log periodic.
 

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marvinsuggs

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Mine is similar to the attached but it is not designed for the VHF low band and is overkill if you don't need to transmit. For 40 years I used dipoles cut for 28 MHz or 35 MHz with excellent results. Much simpler, easier and cheaper. If I wasn't transmitting on HF I would just go with a dipole. Of course, if land and money were not issues I would definitely go with a log periodic.
Thank u sir, I have a dipole cut for 10 meters so I hope I have room to install it. I hope I can hear some low band skip this season.
 

trashman43

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Monitored from Central Ky using a Pro 197, Win500 and a 6 meter Ringo Ranger on 4-14-19

32.650 PL 150.0 unk US.mil
40.250 PL 150.0 unk US.mil or Knob Creek Machinegun Shoot. Talking about 50 cal maghine gun ammo and range
 

trashman43

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Monitored from Central Ky using a Pro 197, Win500 and a 6 meter Ringo Ranger on 4-18-19 thru 4-23-19

32.650 PL 150.0 Unk US.mil
33.350 PL 150.0 Helo A-A
38.900 PL 150.0 Range Control
36.300 PL 150.0 Helo A-A
40.250 PL 150.0 Unk US.mil
49.950 PL 150.0 Possibly Spectre65 radio check (audio attached)

non .mil
48.660 PL 136.5 Tennessee Gas Pipeline KIE801 and 02

Dropbox - 162225 CONV 1795 A 10's 49.950000.mp3 - Simplify your life
 

kkn50

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Uniden BCD996XT Scanner with G5RV Antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV w/ full scale signal
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
36.9000 150.0 US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
40.6700 CSQ SNOTEL <---- this is a good marker frequency for band openings
43.2800 77.0 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.7000 D156 Unidentified US business (possibly local)
44.5800 CSQ BNSF Hy-Rail Limits Compliance System <---- this is a good marker frequency for band openings
49.5400 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 2 <nationwide contractors>

The signals on 40.67 and 44.58 preceded a strong but brief late night six meter opening from my location to Phoenix AZ.
 

nd5y

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44.5800 CSQ BNSF Hy-Rail Limits Compliance System <---- this is a good marker frequency for band openings
I have found that the data bursts are easier to hear if you put your scanner in AM mode and open the squelch. Even better would be if you had SSB.
 

trashman43

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Monitored from Central Ky using a Pro 197, Win500 and a 6 meter Ringo Ranger on 4-26-19 thru 4-30-19

25.000 WWV
30.450 PL 150.0 Ft. Hood
32.500 PL 150.0 Unk US.mil
32.950 PL 150.0 Helo A-A
38.900 PL 150.0 Range Control
41.200 PL 150.0 Helo A-A
 
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