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Author Topic: QRP calling ssb frq.  (Read 823 times)
N4MJG
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« on: August 21, 2014, 03:34:41 AM »

Hi guys !


Do guy hang around on let just say 7.285.00 on 40 meter is this where ya hang around for QRP ssb calling frq ?

I just not to sure if i'm right place or wrong place . I 'm looking at frq chart  shows like 7.285.00 ! I went fall creek falls back july and heard no one since i try it 817ND since I brought back 2006


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Jackie
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 11:00:04 AM »

I have yet to use any of the QRP calling frequencies when QRP or QRO.  I say
that as I've never heard anyone there.  I generally scan the band to find someone
that is looking for a QSO and call.

One note is make sure your using an antenna that can be heard or plausibly so.
I say that as simple loaded whips are and short antennas not efficient don't hear
well or effective.  At 7mhz portability, size, and height are factors.

That said I have fun working people using a 7ft loaded whip on my truck with
my 817 SSB on 40 though I generally have better result on 20 and 15M.

Allison
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 02:33:25 PM »

I was thinking that band not that great i can hear some station never know Wink
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 12:12:19 PM »

Jackie

I spend a lot of time monitoring 14.060 CW, several hours a day, most days. (Semi-retired, now I have the time). There is not a huge amount of activity on this frequency, but you will hear some. If I am going to call CQ I will try there first. On the SSB freqs, where there is much less QRP activity, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for someone to show up on a QRP calling frequency. During QRP contests you'll hear a lot of activity around the regular published QRP freqs, but there aren't many QRP SSB events. 

I think GMX is right on. Scanning the band and listening around will likely net you more contacts.

Doc WB0FDJ
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