- Jun 22, 2006
The ARRL 10 meter contest is this weekend. CW/SSB, The band has had spotty openings all week so people need to get on the air to make it happen. Turn on your radio, but stick around as it opens suddenly and can close just as fast. Monitor and spin the dial looking for signals as often as you can The band can seem closed, then suddenly spring to life. Participants will be looking for you, so even if you don't contest it's a chance to make some 10 meter contacts at the lower part of the sunspot cycle. Call CQ as well. Need lots of callers. Listen to 28.2, to 28.3 for distant beacons, then you know for sure the band is open somewhere. The exchange is simple, RST / state or province, DX will give RST /serial number and any MM will give RST/region.