[OhQP-mail] 80 meter daylight ops

Kenneth Silverman kenny.k2kw at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 23:31:17 EDT 2009

Last year as a new-comer to OhQP, I didn't know which bands to be on, and I
started going to 75/80 for 10-15 minute periods starting around 1710, and
each hour afterwards (purely coincidental).  Looking back at the log, I was
running 60-90 QSOs an hour during those periods with low power.  There may
be more people trolling 75/80 during the day than most people think.  And
nearly all of them were OH mults.

And thanks for calling in Ralph!  You were one of the guys who often found

73, Kenny K2KW

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Ralph Matheny <mathenyr at marietta.edu>wrote:

> My experience is that 80 and 75 are good enough to allow state-wide
> contacts all afternoon, especially on CW. But...
> my CQ's on both SSB and CW as a rover in the past have been a
> waste of energy, as not many are tuned into those bands.  I
> always work K8MR and 3 or 4 other guys at the start of the
> party on 80, but then all is dead until about 4:00 or so.  I'd
> think the band was closed except for hearing other stations
> chewing rag on the band...mostly 8 area stations within a couple
> hundred miles.  By dark 80 is the place to be, QRN and all.
> So...as K8MR suggests, I second the idea of a  radio tuned to
> 3545 or 3800 as a great idea for a few mults.  Setting a time
> for mobiles/rovers to be on a particular freq just won't work.
> I cant afford to abandon a pileup on the outside chance that
> I'll make a conact or two someplace else.  The ole bird in the
> hand concept, you know......  But...before I leave each setup
> I will make some noise on 75/80 at some point.  I'd love to
> add a few mults/Q's there.
> Still no driver, still looking.
> See you all 22 Aug.
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