[AMRadio] Re: 40m tonight

Geoff/W5OMR ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 23:01:22 EDT 2007

Ellen Rugowski wrote:
> I'm going to be late to the party.  I ended up forgetting about this one,
> and making a sked with K9ACT on 3710.  I'll try to jump in later on if it's
> still going on.
> Ellen - AF9J

Well, it wasn't a complete bust, for me.

While I never heard any of -you- guys (Todd, Larry, Ellen, Bian), I 
-did- get to work Dave/W9AD from near Chicago (strong - but 
disappeared.  He mentioned something about getting some sleep before the 
hamfest in his area in the morning.)  I did get a 20/9 report from Dave 
on his Flex radio.  After that, I heard Bill/W8VYZ calling CQ from 
Ashtabula, OH.  Bill didn't come back to my calls to him, but Ralph/W3GL 
did, there in Newcastle, Delaware.  Cool!  There's hope of working New 
Hampshire and VT!  Alas, never heard you guys, and Ralph faded out into 
the noise, then Bill was back up to strong again, and he and I worked 
for a good 30mins or so... even had a breaker - KF6RNT/Terry from near 
LA, but he didn't come back when we turned it to him.

So, there is your 40m report, from San Antonio, TX.  I heard a couple of 
other unidentifiable carriers in there, and heard audio on one, but he 
was doubling with Bill, so never heard that.  I -thought- I heard 
someone say "..Os*bzzt*r Mike Ro*crah*o"... that's how the noise was, 
here.  When the signals were there, it was good, but the band conditions 
were very 'dynamic'. 

Change happens.

Maybe tomorrow night, 40m will be better and we can get a round table going.

7.290 is now void of a Broadcast station, and the frequency is pretty 
much clear.

I just signed out about 7 mins ago, and pulled the big switch.

Good night Mr. and Mrs Ship, and all the Americans at sea...

Driving your AM Rig without a scope, 
is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)

73 = Best Regards,

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