Sunday Night NVIS Test

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by GhettoPass, May 20, 2015.


  1. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    I've got a 40 meter bazooka antenna. This Sunday before 6 p.m. I'm going to try to set it up and make calls on ssb 7.1955. I'd appreciate some signal reports to see how well I hit the Midwest region. I'll be calling CQ monkey with my call sign. If there is an issue getting on air, I'll give a heads up here.

    Sorry that was supposed to be NVIS in the title but the S, Z and my big fat finger are too close together. Didn't catch it till I posted.
     
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Fixed it for you Ghetto [winkthumb]
     
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  3. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Makes me want an HF rig again
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Last edited: May 21, 2015
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  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Yup, 6pm can mean several different things [beer]

    Hmmm...should be Central
     
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If we can nail down the Time Zone issue, or GMT, or UTC... I certainly will be listening, and try from Comms....
     
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  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    By the way, you can increase chances of a contact if we notify other hams, for example, on preparedham.com. @GhettoPass If you aren't a member there, BTPost, Tevin, or I can flag it there for you.
     
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  8. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    Please do. Thanks.

    Central
     
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    ack, ph notified.

    73s
     
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  10. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    Antenna set, low SWR. Definitely not ideal but I'm working with the yard and trees I've been blessed to have.

    nvis setup.
    Top photo is from shield end of bazooka to center conducted end. Center tied to 7.5' branch. Hot end is supported by shovel, deck supports braided end. Would of liked Inverted V with apex at 12' and ends running North and South at 6'.
     
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  11. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    QSY to 7.196

    Good Evening, It's 5:52 PM Central. I'm starting a little early.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
  12. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Listening in...7.19550

    Now 7.19600
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
  13. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Got a station from Fort Worth booming in.
     
  14. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    QSY to 7.196
     
  15. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Sitting there...just called CQ
     
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Missed the QSY (computer is nowhere near the rig.) I heard the call for monkey at 1900 local, strength 0, perfectly clear when I could hear you between the big stations that covered up just about everything for over half an hour; they were on 7.195. I believe there were some responses to your call, but could not get anything out of it. With the weak reception, I didn't think it worth asking for a short interruption to their QSO, not much chance you could hear me, either. For distance estimates, I'm in grid FN21.
     
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  17. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Nothing here, at all... To early for 40 to be open, this time of year....
     
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  18. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    The folks on 7195 were rather wide....nothing heard on 7196, even with a narrow passband. Perhaps another time or band?

    BTW, EM50.
     
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  19. GhettoPass

    GhettoPass Monkey

    I only had a Kansas station reply to CQ. I couldn't get his callsign as he was buried in the noise. He was able to hear me, my call, and QTH. His signal was S5-S8 in a lot of noise. Maybe another time and hopefully a little earlier in the day. Thanks for trying!
     
  20. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    [winkthumb]
     
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