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SKCC • View topic - 160 M suggested freq

160 M suggested freq

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160 M suggested freq

Postby k8jd » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:09 pm

I have been attempting some SKCC operation on 160 M lately but it seems like 1820 is at the edge of the DX "window".
When I am calling CQ SKCC I sometimes hear anolther station right on my freq and he just sends his call several times.
If I reply and say QRZ? (because he doesn't give my call, just his own) he keeps sending his call again...Then it dawned on me that he is calling some DX station who is transmitting farther up the band!
There are a few poor operators who operate split freq and don't bother to monitor their xmit freq before jumping into a pile-up.
My solutiion would be to move the SKCC suggested calling freq a bit down the band to maybe 1815 or some less busy freq.
What do you think?
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Postby N5BO » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:16 pm

I'm all for moving the freq down a bit. It will get us away from the DX window a bit and also away from this spur I get from a broadcast station on 1820 :)

If all goes well I'll have something on 160M this evening. I made 175 QSO's during the CQ contest, but it's a struggle with the 80M windom.
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160M freq

Postby k8jd » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:25 am

You must have a transmitter on 910 kHz nearby.
In my area there was a station relocated and granted a power increase from 5 to 50 kw. They built a transmitting facility about 25 miles south of me and have a 6 tower array aimed nearly dead on my direction. I can just detect their 2nd harmonic in the daylilght hours here.
Figuring the antenna gain they have an ERP of over 250 Kw in this direction!
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Postby k8jd » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:49 pm

73 from K8JD, SKCC 1395, Centurion 18, Tribune 12, Band Endorsements; 160, 80, 60, 40, 30M, 20, 17, and 10M

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Postby k8jd » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:52 pm

73 from K8JD, SKCC 1395, Centurion 18, Tribune 12, Band Endorsements; 160, 80, 60, 40, 30M, 20, 17, and 10M

Ham radio is real Radio, CW is real Hamming!
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Re: 160 M suggested freq

Postby af2z » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:53 pm

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Re: 160 M suggested freq

Postby k8jd » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:17 pm

Drew, just out of curiosity I checked the AMBC stations in yuor area to see what could interfere on 160M.
I found WURD on 900 kHz, 2nd harmonic falls on 1800
WCHR on 920, 2nd harmonic on 1840
WIP on 610, 3rd harmonic on 1830.
None have very strong transmitter power, 1-5 kW.
There are several 50 kw stations in your area and some mix could cause intermod almost on any frequency.
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