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N0ZNA
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« on: May 07, 2011, 07:18:31 PM »

use 12mtrs?Im thinking of trying it...what freq is everyone on usb on?I have ran only 10 and 2 and 6mtrs and 75...trying something new...73s de n0zna/John
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K2OWK
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 08:32:07 PM »

Hello N0ZNA, The 12 meter band is similar to the old 11 meter ham band (given over to CB use). Its propagation is very similar to 10 meters, but less crowded. I use it on occasion for DX when the band is open. Try it you will like it as the saying goes. I find no one using any particular frequency, but like 10 meters the lower frequency,s 24.950 are used for DX and the high end 24.900 for local chatter if there is any.

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N3OX
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 08:50:01 AM »

24.930 to 24.990 is USB.

24.890 to 24.930 is CW/Digi

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Hambands_color.pdf

12m is a great band and the propagation, while somewhat similar to 10m, will start earlier in the sunspot cycle than 10 (or CB) will.

I worked VU2PAI on 12m SSB a couple months ago  when the solar flux was a bit higher.  I was using about 400W to a Moxon rectangle at 30 feet high.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 11:31:41 AM »

I've noticed it open sometimes when 10 isnt quite open........ as someone else said, try it, you'll like it!
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N7DM
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 12:05:28 PM »

The last two Cycles 12 and 17 were my Main Bands, with the nod going to Twelve whenever it was open to EU from here deep in Seven-Land. There have been no Boot-Leg CBers on Twelve, and I've never seen it crowded... from  WWA. [Maybe from the East Coast?]  I have often gone up to 24.940 and called CQ on CW; getting CW answers and the occasional cross mode reply. Much as I detest admitting it, the Phone Sub-Band is 'more tuned across' than the Low End.  Almost any old short dipole works fine, although I hung a 12 meter loop FROM the feed insulator on my 17 meter loop... the array looked like an upside down figure eight.

Good band.... Any mode, I think you will like it **when there are a few Spots and some Warm-Bodies around**

dm
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N0ZNA
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 05:31:03 PM »

Thanks alot,i been hanging on 2,10,and 6 and 75...i ordered a rci2950 10 and 12 mtr radio...i have been using a a99 on 10 mtrs and with a tuner it should work on 12....thanks for the info...73s de n0zna/John
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W7ETA
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 05:52:08 PM »

Cancel your order for that rig; buy a ham rig for the same amount of $$$.  You'll get much BETTER performance with ham rigs and be able to get on all of the HF bands.

73
Bob
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W3LK
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011, 06:55:05 PM »

Agreed. For what you paid for an overblown CB, you can get a decent HF rig that covers ALL the HF ham bands.
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N0ZNA
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 06:35:03 PM »

qsl,i have had the older ones with just 28mhz....i will run it in the truck when we are out and about instead of 2 mtrs....i am ordering a new ft450d and astron35a for the house...something new,i have for years ran a ts520 on hf except for 28mhz and run a siltronix1011d no 11mtrs in it...73s thanks for the info...de n0zna/John
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 05:56:53 PM »

Agreed. For what you paid for an overblown CB, you can get a decent HF rig that covers ALL the HF ham bands.

Used, not new of course.
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W3LK
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 06:56:43 PM »

Agreed. For what you paid for an overblown CB, you can get a decent HF rig that covers ALL the HF ham bands.

Used, not new of course.

Never claimed otherwise.
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MAGNUM257
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 04:50:07 PM »

Agreed. For what you paid for an overblown CB, you can get a decent HF rig that covers ALL the HF ham bands.

Used, not new of course.

Never claimed otherwise.

Agreed. Never specified either way, actually.
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