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CB Band is Open Here

spongella

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Band is open to the South and Midwest USA, wall to wall signals. Started listening around 8 am and it was open. Have to check low band VHF to see if any distant sigs coming in.
 

Groeteschele

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Yes thank you. Much of American DX signals are booming in here too. Most is 10 & 11 meters. Your Super Bowl CB channel 6 27.205 MHz AM is like being next door.
 

bharvey2

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All right.
CB channel 6 is open again. On the west coast. 7:40 am.
I may dust off my 10 meter for field day this weekend. It's grungie but readable.


DW
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I was thinking the same thing with regard to 10m. I live in the SF Bay Area and tuned up 10m last weekend. I was picking up an operator out of Seattle, WA. Field Day could have some promise next weekend.

I never hear traffic on CB any more. (Not that I've had much interest, but I turn on a CB every few years) Maybe I'll tune in some CB just for fun and see if I can pick up a station or two.
 

bharvey2

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10m was open for a bit last year for Field Day. Nothing great, but it was open.
I suspect the same for this week. When on was on last weekend, I could hear Seattle at about 50%. I could hear others in the background but not nearly clear enough to copy.
 
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Last year I had a family reunion for my XYL side. 2 meters in Payson Az.
But I was thinking 10m. Mobile. Oh well, that was last year and this is this.
Good luck Harvey.


DW
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bharvey2

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Last year I had a family reunion for my XYL side. 2 meters in Payson Az.
But I was thinking 10m. Mobile. Oh well, that was last year and this is this.
Good luck Harvey.


DW
So. Cal


I'm not in to the contesting thing but I don't mind hanging out on the airwaves and helping those that do. It could be a fun weekend.
 

alcahuete

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There was no raping of 10m here in SoCal, sadly. :( Completely dead here. Though others down closer to LA did have some luck, as it looks like you did in Oxnard. It never picked up at all here in the Mojave Desert. 15m lasted a little bit but that died quickly as well. The only saving grace on 15m was zero noise floor where we were. I was pulling in S0 signals.

20m died today as well, and 40m went from a S0 noise floor to S9 within about an hour last night. That was reported all over the country. 20m and 40m were great while they lasted yesterday!
 

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I gave 10m a shot on Saturday afternoon. I made one contact who was about 15 miles away. He was a pretty weak at that though he reported that I was coming in strong. I heard 20m coming in from Idaho (into California) but never tried to make contact. 2m and 70cm were pretty active though and I made quite a few simplex contacts.
 
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