Tom, I went to that frequency last nite and it was dead. I have a really lousy antenna and only run a hundred watts so I probably would have problems having a QSO with you but maybe we could set up a time and date and give it a try. 73's. KE3MH
Most of the guys are running Winter Sport tires and they work fine in the snow, Check out AKLDRIDERS posts and pictures !!
The power limit on 60 is 50 watts ERP, so you won't hear many really loud signals.. I just use a 40 meter dipole and the internal tuner in the radio and get out OK with it. More and more people are using it, different but still interesting.
I'm just on 440 and 2m, running my D700A on the Wing and my little TH-D7AG at home.
I'll be putting up a Comet GP-9 about 25' above my house this weekend, but still using the TH-D7AG handy with a max of about 5.5w. I won't be getting out too far! :wink:
Going to try and see how far out I can go on simplex with the Handy and the GP-9 up on the roof. I may be able to reach out to Irvine, CA from Alhambra, CA about 33 miles SE as the crow flies.
Saving up some money to install a better base radio eventually. I am able to talk with my Ham/Motorcycle buddies all over Southern California with my current setup and the repeaters we have around here!
Still a newbie in the HAM radio arena, but enjoying it.
I have not operated 2 meters much in my life. I do have a 2 meter radio but hardly ever hear anything on it... I heard one station on it when I took a trip to Oregon, Talked to the guy for a few miles and then nothing. I know a lot of guys with bikes use it.
I guess I am just a HF op... CW op .. and some SSB !!
Think my TS850 would have to be traded in to get on that freq. I did give a quick listen tonight, sounded like 40 meters with lots of skip. By the way, if you like CW, I should get you a sked with my brother, AA2JZ, who doesn't even have a microphone in his shack. He was morse intercept in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. 73.
I monitor 7195 on 40 meters all the time. Give me a call any time, if conditions are good, we could have QSO !! I do a lot of CW also, I do it mostly mobile here lately, key is out in the car now.. Some times do it on the bike if going on a long trip..