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Skip today

sjm83651

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Did anybody get a chance to make some contacts today? The skip was rolling into central Ohio from late morning until about mid afternoon. I was making barefoot contacts into Arkansas and Oklahoma for about an hour. I was getting and giving good signal reports. It was a good day to play a little radio!
 

FPR1981

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Yep. Here in Mount Vernon, I was on lunch and caught my neighbor making many contacts from his base, so I rushed home, joined him and easily contacted many stations down south.

After I went back to work, he said he played for another hour or so.
 

sjm83651

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I made 13 contacts yesterday in Arkansas and Oklahoma. I heard stations in Georgia, Rhode Island, and Calgary, Canada but couldn't make contact. That's how it goes with skip, I guess!
 

FiveFilter

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Yep, lots of RF flying around on 11 meters nowadays. I was hearing it on a trip in South Louisiana yesterday. With a 56-inch Wilson 500 on the roof, I was hearing them from Florida to the Carolinas to Philly; all up-and-down the East Coast. Many channels.
 
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