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Author Topic: Anyone have a 6m prediction for field day?  (Read 16035 times)
WS4E
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« on: May 15, 2013, 07:58:06 AM »

So, anyone going to make a prediction for 6m on field day? 

Two years ago it was gangbusters....last year it was a complete bust.

Anyone have a guess as to what is it going to be this year?
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K2DFC
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 08:56:54 PM »

You might as well ask for winning lottery numbers while your at it.
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WB8VLC
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 10:07:06 PM »

It will open everywhere except CN84, only because I put up a new 5 El LFA with a new rotator.
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KQ6Q
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 08:55:50 PM »

Just make sure that if you don't hear anyone else making contacts, call CQ yourself several times, in case the band is open while everyone's listening! Also, since it's field day, don't be afraid to drop a bit below 50.100 and call CQ on CW !
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W4KVW
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 08:37:29 AM »

Just make sure that if you don't hear anyone else making contacts, call CQ yourself several times, in case the band is open while everyone's listening!

I hear people listening all of the time don't you? NOBODY knows when the band will open or from where & to where.It's like the weather guessers it's a guess only & like their guesses not usually vary accurate.As I recall the EXPERTS guessed this would be one of the BEST solar cycles EVER & unless you don't own a radio you know that is about as wrong as a guesser can get so far.The band has been open to Europe & even Japan several times this past week from the East Coast & other areas so you may get lucky? LOL  Cheesy   Shocked   Huh

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K9ZF
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 04:39:52 AM »

A little late for a prediction, but...

There are 3 things you can typically count on for Field Day:
1.  Heat!   and lots of it!
2.  Thunderstorms.  Yeah, they kind of go with the heat...
3.  At least one good 6 meter opening :-)


This year in southern IN, EM78, we had all three.  Saturday heated up fast with loads of humidity to boot.  Then, the storms started rolling through the area.  Luckily, we stayed dry as the storms all skirted our hill top and gave us a little relief from the heat.

6 meters was all quiet on Saturday.  Worked a few locals but no openings.   Sunday morning was a different story:-)  The band slowly opened up into south Florida and within a couple of hours had built into an opening that covered from FL to NM.  Fun stuff.

Ended up with around 100 in the log.  I think it could have been a lot higher, but I believe a lot of stations gave up on 6 after Saturday.

73
Dan

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