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Old 05-15-2018, 10:06 AM
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Okay, I am sitting here in my basement. Just because I hate to see any antenna go unused, I have an old discone, with the top whip removed.. hanging from the ceiling of my basement. The butchered discone is attached to an old PRO 94. That ridiculous rig lit up on 29.6200. I am listening to two gentleman right now, one in Lake City Florida, the other in Upstate New York communicating. I know this is no fluke because I have my better rigs running the same thing, very cool....
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:39 AM
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It is nearly 12:00 p.m. EDT in Asheville. 29.6200 is still active on my butchered, basement discone. I love it...That's going on an hour for this reception
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:45 AM
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Looks like ten meters is active on the east coast,good for you.....
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Roger That, take care. Should be 29.6200
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:15 AM
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You're right. Great opening today on east coast. 10 and 6 meters both hot this afternoon
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a mag mount with a 20in piece of wire jammed in it was lit up all afternoon yesterday.
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Looks like 10 Meter is still going strong today also.

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Old 05-16-2018, 12:35 PM
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This is why I Love radio,, search, search, search some more. Then land on something totally unexpected. Must search more.
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Fantastic map by the way! Thank you. Maps are # 2 on the my favorites list, right after any radio...
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There are several repeaters on 29.620, and it doesn't doesn't take much of antenna to hear one when conditions are good. During the peak of the solar cycle in the 1990's, I regularly copied the W1OJ repeater near Boston with a Uniden BC55XLT handheld and the stock antenna. The repeater is about 2,300 miles from my location in Ogden, UT, and the F layer propagation was very good that year!
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