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  • Paul
    Just got an all mode 2 meter rig.Any tips on getting started with SSB? Or times and places to find activities? 73 KD8CBJ
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
      Just got an all mode 2 meter rig.Any tips on getting started with SSB?
      Or times and places to find activities?

      73 KD8CBJ
    • Wilson
      Hi Paul, Go to the groups site and under files I uploaded a spread sheet listing all the known, so far, net s from 160 M ~ 70 cm. Add any you run across to
      Message 2 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
        Hi Paul,
         
        Go to the groups site and under "files" I uploaded a spread sheet listing all the known, so far, net's from 160 M ~ 70 cm. Add any you run across to the sheet and upload it to the file's section.
         
        73
         
        de Tom KD8DEG
         
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Paul
        Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 1:31 PM
        Subject: [WestMichiganHams] SSB getting started

        Just got an all mode 2 meter rig.Any tips on getting started with SSB?
        Or times and places to find activities?

        73 KD8CBJ

      • KD8CBJ@aol.com
        Thank you. 73 KD8CBJ **************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape. http://body.aol.com/fitness/winter-exercise?NCID=aolcmp00300000002489
        Message 3 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
          Thank you.
           
                                                                                                                                       73 KD8CBJ




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        • KD8CBJ@aol.com
          OOOPs can t do spread sheet,other options? 73 KD8CBJ **************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.
          Message 4 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
            OOOPs can't do spread sheet,other options?
             
                                                                                                                               73 KD8CBJ




            Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape in the new year.
          • Joe Veldhuis
            There are two nets I can think off off the top of my mind. Both are on 144.155 USB. One is run every day at 8:30 AM by N9NDP in Racine, WI. The other is on
            Message 5 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
              There are two nets I can think off off the top of my mind. Both are on 144.155 USB. One is run every day at 8:30 AM by N9NDP in Racine, WI. The other is on Sunday nights at 9:30 PM by K8NFT in Holland.

              The USB calling frequency is 144.200. The keyboard digital frequency is 144.150, and the meteor scatter calling frequency is 144.140.

              At the moment, I'm down to using a half-deaf Icom 706 for 2m SSB but it's probably enough for digital, and maybe SSB if you want to set up a sked.

              -Joe, N8FQ

              On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 18:31:13 -0000
              "Paul" <KD8CBJ@...> wrote:

              > Just got an all mode 2 meter rig.Any tips on getting started with SSB?
              > Or times and places to find activities?
              >
              > 73 KD8CBJ
            • Al Pepping
              Hi Paul.. A couple of tips for SSB operation on 2 meters. First, you have to use horizontal polarization for SSB and CW on 2 meters. Vertical will work, IF
              Message 6 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
                Hi Paul..
                 
                        A couple of tips for SSB operation on 2 meters.  First, you have to use horizontal polarization for SSB and CW on 2 meters.  Vertical will work, IF the other station is using a vertical also, but horizontal polarization is the convention.  Most CQ and calling activity centers around 144.200 USB.  There is a 2 meter SSB net that meets Sunday nights at 2130 hrs local time, on a freq of 144.155.  The net control is located in Holland.  When the band is open, you can typically talk 200-300 miles without any problem.  Simplex range is around 100 miles with station using yagis.  Don't forget meteor scatter and there are beacons to test how good your antenna is working.  This should get your feet wet.
                 
                                                                                                                                        Al...KV8X 
                 
                -------Original Message-------
                 
                From: Wilson
                Date: 1/7/2008 2:31:07 PM
                Subject: Re: [WestMichiganHams] SSB getting started
                 

                Hi Paul,
                 
                Go to the groups site and under "files" I uploaded a spread sheet listing all the known, so far, net's from 160 M ~ 70 cm. Add any you run across to the sheet and upload it to the file's section.
                 
                73
                 
                de Tom KD8DEG
                 
                ----- Original Message -----
                From: Paul
                Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 1:31 PM
                Subject: [WestMichiganHams] SSB getting started

                Just got an all mode 2 meter rig.Any tips on getting started with SSB?
                Or times and places to find activities?

                73 KD8CBJ

                 
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              • Laryn Lohman
                ... When the band ... Simplex ... I was on 2M SSB a number of years ago and my range was typically 200+ miles with a dead band, and up from there with better
                Message 7 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
                  --- In WestMichiganHams@yahoogroups.com, "Al Pepping" <kv8x@...> wrote:
                  When the band
                  > is open, you can typically talk 200-300 miles without any problem.
                  Simplex
                  > range is around 100 miles with station using yagis.

                  I was on 2M SSB a number of years ago and my range was typically 200+
                  miles with a dead band, and up from there with better conditions. Of
                  course there are numerous variables here.

                  Laryn K8TVZ
                  >
                • wd8usa@aol.com
                  Don t skimp on feed line! Antenna,feedline then power and height! Can t beat that combo! DE WD8USA ...-.- **************Start the year off right. Easy ways
                  Message 8 of 8 , Jan 8, 2008
                    Don't skimp on feed line! Antenna,feedline then power and height! Can't beat that combo! DE WD8USA   ...-.-



                    Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape in the new year.
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