Ok guys... just read on... no flaming allowed
What is the trick with this "Ham Radio" thing? For the past 25 years i have been playing with, yes... mostly CB, but using my RCI-2950(not the DX) in 2003 i managed to talk to someone in Alaska during the winter time. Yes, i know, Sporadic E, etc...
I have been planning on getting a Ham licence for 20 years now, and finally am going through classes(ve3mis) the legal way.
Anyway... to make the story short....
Have my FT-847 with FC-20, I have a Come GP-15 for 2meter+70cm(that i dont use) and for 6m, all three of these bands are connected to a brand new Comet CX-514, which is a triplexer.
Rest of HF is fed with a jumper cable to FC-20, and from FC-20 there is two antennas for HF coming out.
One is a 10m dipole with a 4:1 balun fed with a RG-58
and one is a G5RV True-Talk from KErry, it is a 51foot version (JR). The Cable is fed with 58 through the foundation now, but will be shotened to about a third tommorow.
So far i can hear nothing. Not on 20, 40, 80... even with my dipole on 10, there is silence.
Am i missing something? I know about the sun cycles/spots etc, but hey, IS IT THAT BAD???
When would be the best time for these bands to open up? especially on 20m for EU or 10 and 6?