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Author Topic: 2M SSB in UK and Europe  (Read 10522 times)
M0NAF
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« on: September 08, 2013, 03:30:46 AM »

I have been trying to get contacts on 2M SSB from the south of the UK, but have not heard anyone on the air!

Is there any 2m SSB activity in UK or Europe? I would even have a go as US as I have a reasonable take off from my Shack.

Thanks

Nigel
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PA5MW
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 02:13:03 AM »

Guess you've missed the IARU VHF Region 1 contest on 2m this past weekend??
The band was wall-2-wall stacked with zillion of european stations.

Anyway; each 1st tuesday of the month there is the Nordic Activity Contest in the evening from 1900-2300 (Danish local time, CET).

Check their rules on http://www.vushf.dk/pages/contest/nac/nacopen.htm

Next to the scandinavians there's lots of activity from Germany and the UK on those tuesdays.

To closely follow current bandopenings, skeds etc; check the ON4KST chat at http://www.on4kst.com

Or go to: http://www.dxmaps.com/spots/map.php?Lan=E&Frec=144&ML=M&Map=EU&DXC=N&HF=N&GL=N

73 Mark, PA5MW
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K5LXP
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 06:28:43 AM »

I have been trying to get contacts on 2M SSB from the south of the UK, but have not heard anyone on the air!

What are you using for an antenna?  For 2M weak signal work you need some aluminum in the air.


Mark K5LXP
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K0CBA
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 08:48:45 AM »

I am certainly in no position to address the conditions on your side of the pond but here in the "colonies" the only time any 6 or 2 meter (excuse me; metre  Wink) SSB or CW stations show up is some lame contest or another.

This proves that communication on these bands is possible but try to get these same guys on with some regularity to enjoy a nice local chat??? Not a chance......it's grid squares or nothin'.

 

 

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G8YMW
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 12:31:36 PM »

Nigel,
First Tuesday of the month, 8 to 10:30 in the evening (Local time)
I dont know what you have up it the air at your QTH , although you can do SOME work with a vertical, it will not come any near a horizontal aerial in performance.

Good luck de Tony
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73 de Tony
Sent by WW2 Royal Navy signal lamp
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