[OhQP-mail] OhQP 80 Meter Daytime Mobile Frequency

Jim Stahl jimk8mr at aol.com
Thu Aug 25 14:25:40 CDT 2016

With the sunspots going away, we are likely to have an OhQP where 40 meters for in-state and nearby QSOs will often be difficult. While 20 and 40 meters will still be big bands, occasional visits to 80 meters during the daytime will be a good way to find in-state counties. 

Many counties are activated only by mobiles, who do not have great signals, especially on 80 meters, and who do not spend much time there. So to make it easier to find these guys on 80, please keep 3545 kHz +/- 1 KHz or so clear for mobiles/rovers during the daytime hours. That way, a quick listen on 3545 will find any mobile activity quickly, without having to tune around.

Last year, at times, several out of state stations spent time CQing on 3545 during the day. I’m sure they weren’t aware of the mobile frequency, but if you hear such people, you might politely ask them to move a bit to keep the mobile window open. 

This mobile frequency is less important by evening (22-2300Z) when 80 meter propagation improves, activity picks up, when several mobiles are likely to be on 80 at the same time, and when tuning around will produce other people to work as well. 

Thanks much for your cooperation!

73  -  Jim  K8MR

OhQP Chairman

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