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My first confirmed contact on ssb

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My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by poboy309 » Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 18:31 PM

375 in GA on 38 lsb. 8:18 pm on a home made dipole inverted v. Ive finally figured out my set up. I got rid of the power mic and have easier control of my mic gain. I'm proud of my little grant lt.

-- Tue, Oct 21 2014, 20:31 --

544 Maryland at 9:27 pm cst. It's wild that conditions are still good.

-- Tue, Oct 21 2014, 20:36 --

301 New Jersey.
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36 - 40 lsb
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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by 231 » Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 22:11 PM

Congrats'! The first is always the best. There will be more to come, too.

Ain't nothing wrong with a dipole...inverted 'V' or otherwise! After all, it's a 1/2 wave antenna and probably one of the best tried and true designs available. There is always a special satisfaction about making contacts on an antenna you made yourself too. Very cool indeed!

Thanks for sharing that with us and good luck DX-ing!

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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by poboy309 » Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 16:40 PM

Thanks! It was a lot easier with ssb. When skip was rolling on am, I was lucky to get out against the big stations. I know conditions lasted quite a while here in IL. My last contact was 11:15 pm cst.
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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by Lost Ram » Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 16:48 PM

Very nice!!! I remember my first SSB contact from a repaired ground plane I got when I was 16 and had just got a Sears roadtalker base. It was 16LSB to Idaho.
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Post by poboy309 » Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 20:46 PM

My first AM contact was on my mobile with a 2 pill on a 102" whip. I got out to GA and SC on my over driven 2 pill. My wife doesn't seem to share the enthusiasm in my successful dx so I have to find those who enjoy it to share. My friends look at me like I'm nuts. They ask who I talk to and how far I get. Of course after I tell them, they tell me that's what a phone is for.
They just won't understand.
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Post by Lost Ram » Thursday, 23 October 2014, 7:09 AM

Its not an understood hobby for sure.
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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by ironman1956 » Thursday, 23 October 2014, 8:45 AM

Hey great, having many hookups on skip here but conditions can change in a matter of seconds. It is a fun hobby. 333 Evergreen base LSB39,39,37 :bounce:
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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by bluemeanie » Saturday, 13 December 2014, 20:35 PM

That's awesome :cheers: On antenna you made and don't let anybody poo poo your Grant, they're a great radio. Keep it :biggrin:
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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 15 December 2014, 15:58 PM

First contact is always the best , after that is starts to be "old hat" until you get across the ponds to Europe and Australia.

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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by poboy309 » Monday, 15 December 2014, 17:47 PM

I'm working on my antenna setup. The more I read and learn the more I realize how lucky I've been to get any good contacts. I'm hoping to make it across the pond soon.
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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 18 June 2017, 16:29 PM

It is sure neat to be reading about these first contacts.
Today was my first contact -
11:31 USB 36
contact 240 Dayton, OH from my Doghouse base in Lititz, PA
President McKinley on a DR-Dipole mounted 8 inches off the tile on my roof.
Inverted V faces east

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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 18 June 2017, 16:47 PM

Just had another.
19:35 38 LSB
contact 360 Carolina

K, I'll stop now. Quite excited, is all.

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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by 295 antenna » Sunday, 18 June 2017, 21:16 PM

Thats great!! i get so excited when i make a dx contact ill tell my wife and she will just roll her eyes lol
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Re: My first confirmed contact on ssb

Post by Mtn Lynx » Sunday, 18 June 2017, 22:54 PM

Still getting as excited as a kid in a candy store here too when making confirmed contacts. Found out there is a local here that has a cb. He's listening to me make DX contacts. His antenna is too small to hear skip tho.

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