10m opening on 2021/01/05 around 1900 UTC

vagrant

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I have 29.600 MHz FM programmed in on various scanners in order to catch 10 meter openings. Around 1900 UTC today I started to hear some noise and then full quieting FM simplex from a guy in San Antonio, TX. He was running 200 watts and his Yagi was not initially pointed at me. I gave him a call using 5 watts with an OCF inverted V antenna and he heard me fine. He noted that at times I was full quieting. I also heard some 0, 5 and 7 calls calling CQ.

We shall see what tomorrow brings.
 

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There have been a few openings here as well, but not big ones like last year. Oddly enough, I have heard more 12 meter activity than 10 meter this season.
 

vagrant

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Yes, 10 meters has been very quiet comparatively, which is why I posted. 29.620 MHz is also a good one to scan as the 10 meter repeaters throw out RF more often. When it rolls in like that, I also hear it on a scanner in my vehicle using a Larsen NMO antenna. Still, it was short lived and lasted only about 30 minutes.
 

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29.6 FM was open from oregon to texas and mississippi aound the same time but even better was that cw at 1745utc aaroud 28.025 MHZ was open to Angola, Africa and then later around 1840 utc to south american on ssb so 10 meters has been very good for both stateside and dx contacts. The Angolan stn was very strong on cw for close to a 30 minute opening.
 
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