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Author Topic: If limited to only 2 HF bands which would you choose?  (Read 46493 times)
K1THP
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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 03:54:36 PM »

I built a K1 that came with a 4-Band board. The bands were 40, 30, 20 and a choice of 17 or 15. They still sell it that way and the rig rocks! BTW I chose 17 meters.
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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2013, 02:19:38 AM »

I conquer with 40 and 20 which are my very primary choices day and night.
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KB2HSH
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2013, 06:14:50 AM »

40 and 10.

40 is great no matter what time of year (in my opinion), and 10 always has a surprise or two...even in the bottom of the solar cycle.
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KA0HVE
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2013, 08:10:36 AM »

I worked on getting set up for 20 meters Friday night and tried it out a little bit Saturday afternoon and some last night.  1270+ miles to a guy in Maine that gave me a 589 while I was running 5 watts.  Now I have 40 meters and 20 meters working well enough to have some fun.

Of course there's always room for antenna improvements.  That's my next goal.
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W8GP
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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2013, 10:53:40 AM »

40 and 160, 40 'cause it's easy, and 160 because it's not!
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KA0HVE
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2013, 10:11:53 AM »

Yesterday morning, 1,500+ miles on just under 5 watts.  That was my goal.  Not that it's something to brag about but with a better antenna system I can expect even better.

QRP amazes me! Smiley
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AA4PB
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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2013, 10:52:38 AM »

10,000+ miles, 10W PEP SSB, 20M, with a 3el Yagi at 60 feet. A lucky combination of good propagation, a decent antenna, and a well equipped station with low noise levels at the other end.  Wink
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KA0HVE
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2013, 12:13:35 PM »

Yesterday, 1,157.9 miles with 1 watt on 20 meters using CW.

I'm amazed with every contact.
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PA1ZP
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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2013, 08:50:18 AM »

Hi to you all

My order is SSB:

40, 20, 80, 17, 30.

If I had to do it for CW it would look like:

80 , 40
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K7CB
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2013, 10:44:19 AM »

Which 2 HF bands would you choose if you had to make a choice?

I'd go with 40 and 20.  I like 40 because, living in CO, I have friends in AZ and NM I like to keep in touch with and I can do so on 40 during both day and night hours for the most part and 20M because it's almost always open to somewhere during the day and evening.
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NO2A
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2013, 04:59:33 PM »

For qrp certainly 40/30  40/20  40/17.  I`ve worked quite a few qrp stations (not me) on 80 fairly local is good. If you were limited to 1 band which would you choose?
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 10:09:06 AM »

If I was limited to only ONE band: 40
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G4YVM
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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 10:16:01 AM »

30m. 40m.

David
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KD5TXX
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2013, 08:06:51 PM »

40m then either 20 or 17m.  I have been enjoying 10m lately but is is a random thing....
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KE7TMA
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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2013, 09:15:46 PM »

I've not upgraded yet but the challenge and possibilities of top-band are hard to resist (hence the reason I want to upgrade) and 40m is of course pretty useful day or night.

Then again, 15m is also a bit of a fun one, with openings to Japan reachable with QRP power from here in Oregon.

I don't seem to have much luck with 6m or 10m, especially when it comes to digital or CW.  Maybe nobody's listening!
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