10 Meter beacon log

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k9rzz

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I'm starting my log of 10 meter ham beacons heard. Just a simple list to see how propagation develops this year. I'll do the same for 6 once I get my antenna back up. These heard at home with a simple dipole. Others later may be logged from the car.

28.280.0 K5AB Central Texas
28.273.0 AC4DJ Cen Fl
28.272.0 W4TIY Dallas GA
28.265.5 KR4HO Lake City, FL EM80
28.261.5 N4VBV EM93
28.214.0 N4PAL
 

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I heard one beacon yesterday out of 5 land while in the car. Not too loud so didn't get the call through all the noise. Pretty lousy start to the season!
 

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Band is open a bit today. All heard with a 3ft whip in the car on IC706mkIIg. All less than S1. See photos of portable location under Shortwave listings here in RR.

28215.5 MS MS MS de kd5ckp/b kd5ckp/b em54
28214.0 vvv n4wal bcn qsl
28245.0 de n8rt/b n8rt/b n8rt/b n8rt/b em74 georgia
28257.3 dash vvv vvv de n5wyn/b n5wyn/b em12
28262.0 vvv de wf4ham wf4ham bcn cen fl wf4ham wf4ham pse qsl wf4ham
28261.5 vvv n4vbv/b sc ???? (very weak and qsb)
28265.0 nc4sw/b fm05 dash (loudest at S1)
28264.4 de w5za/b w5za/b w5za/b la 3w
28269.3 vvv de w3hh/b el89 ocala, fl
28280.0 k5ab em10 beacon dash
 

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May 18 - from the car:

28209.8 STEADY HET S7
28214.0 VVV N4PAL N4PAL BCN QSL
28215.0 MS MS MS DE KD5CKP/B KD5CKP/B EM54
28231.9 ?
28237.8 VVV VVV DE KB2SEO/B EM74 ETON, GA AR
28245.0 DE N8RT/B N8RT/B N8RT/B N8RT/B EM74 GEORGIA
28256.8 VVV VVV DE KB4UPI/B KB4UPI/B EM64 AL KB4UPI/B KB4UPI/D KB4UPI/B K
28258.9 DE AA4AN AA4AN AA4AN/B EM65 E E E E
28265.0 NC4SW/B FM05 DASH
28265.4 80 EM80 EM80 AR
 

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Heard in the last hour. First single hop skip to the west of me so far, most is Gulf Coast. Still waiting for 6 to open here.

25865.0 NBFM BCST TRANSMITTER LINK TEXAS ENGLISH/SPANISH
25910.0 NBFM BCST TRANSMITTER LINK

28234.5 DE KA0SWT/B DM78QD PUEBLO CO 5W HTX-100 TRANS DAVE
28250.0 K6FRC/B 2 K6FRC/B 2 K6FRC/B 2
28264.5 DE W5ZA/B W5ZA/B W5ZA/B LA 3W
28267.5 VVV W5EFR/B HOUSTON, TX W5EFR/B BT 3W BT W5EFR/B EL39EW PSL QSL
28274.0 V DE N7DGI/B N7DGI/B N7DGI/B
28280.0 DE K5EB EM10 BEACON DASH DE K5AB CENTRAL TEXAS DASH
28289.0 AL AL AL DE WJ5I/B WJ5O/B WJ5O/B
28298.2 (LONG SILENCE) K5TLL BCN QTH EM51HH
28300.0 K6FRC/B K6FRC/B K6FRC/B

Add: Just looked up the K6FRC beacons http://k6frc.10mbeacons.com/ double hop E's to California from here and I've heard #1, #2, and #3 so far. Cool!
 
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Plenty of beacons again today. All the usual suspects as listed above. NOBODY talking in the phone band though. Grab that mic. and make some noise!! Start on 28,400 +/- 5khz. Call CQ !
 

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Hi everyone,
I just bought a used HTX-10 from a friend that had passed. I have a technician license and know my restrictions. I'm trying to listen to 10 meter becaons but this radio doesn't come with CW. It just has USB LSB AM and FM. Am I still able to listen for beacons? If I'm able to how? BTW I have a mobile antenna set-up on my air conditioner unit, using my HTX-10 as a base since I dont have a car. Any information would be of help.
Thank you
KC0LKT George
 

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you may our may not be able to hear any beacons due to band conditions not being prime right now, listen in USB mode, the filters are kinda wide but you can copy the beacons. I have a HTX-10 and have made lots of good contacts when 10 is open with a home made vertical dipole and my home made inverted V

welcome to the world of HF, and 10 vertical is usually used for local contacts and horizontal for distance, although with DX contacts in reality antenna polarity doesn't matter, I worked E. Europe with a vertical.
 

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Right. As stated, tune in USB and don't be discouraged if you don't hear something every time you try. Whenever you go by the radio, turn it on and do a quick scan across the band. Some times you will hear nothing, some times you will hear a few weak beacons or stations in the USB portion of the band, other times the band will be *WOW!*.

Your radio and antenna should be okay, if the band is open to you, then you should hear something. If it's a Saturday or Sunday and you're hearing lots of contacts going on in the SSB part of the band, then tune across the top end, where the FM frequencies are. You might hear some simplex or repeaters on FM.

Just be patient and keep trying!
 
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