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what would be the appropriate cq call for trying to work over 100 miles .

I have been told not to call dx because i will be ignored thinking im looking for continental contacts .


If i just call cq without the dx , i get the local sharks calling me wanting to chat about how long the grass as grown from the last cut . :?

i love to work the British isles and Ireland , so what's the way forward i have all ready been told today that working into g is not really dx :shock: .

I've only been active on 2 meter ssb for a few days and i thought it would be like 28 mhz ssb but its not , so need a few pointers please :wink:

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I never use 'dx' anyway.
The implication of calling CQ is that you are not looking for local stations anyway.
You could state that you are looking for a particular area, distance or country I suppose.
Keep it short, listen often.

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Hi Dazza

I used to call outside merseyside.
Or call for counties ect in the direction i was beaming.

Worked for me.

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A general CQ would be the way to go..and you will just have to filter out the stations that are not what you were looking for...if you call CQ DX most will take it that this is out of the Country...

Theres no real rule as to what consitutes DX,it really depends on the station and location.And of course if you are running a decent station you might be great DX to someone who is running less of a station.


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I usually call giving my location and the direction I'm beaming with the DX bit added if the indicators are that there is a lift in conditions.
If I'm looking for somewhere specific I put that in the call.
A lot of time is spent monitoring the beacons and looking at what is happening on the lower bands.
You should be able to hear a few beacons and get a feeling as to what is going on.
The ES paths on 6M can give a good indication as to what might happen on 2M.
KST(http://www.on4kst.com/, DX Sherlock(http://www.vhfdx.info/spots/map.php) and Hepburn(http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_nwe.html) are good resources and, of course, the most important one, listening around the band.

If someone replies, that is too close, I'm polite but just exchange quick details and resume calling CQ.

Saying where you are gives the other station info as to which way to beam and approximately how far away you are.
I always assume there is someone just about reading me so give the callsign in phonetics as well. :D

It's about giving enough detail for the guy at the other end to home in on you.
That's why its useful to have your locator on QRZ.
If I enable it, putting a callsign into my log will call the info from QRZ and turn the beam automatically.

I wouldn't worry too much about locals calling you to discuss the grass :D .
It's not an SSB thing, unless they are using a vertical and are strangers to the low end of the band. :)

Cheers

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Perhaps 'calling cq from IO82 square' may help filter out some of the locals and give stations an idea of which way to beam.

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CQ CQ G0WCK in square: IO82xm looking for G stations outside (beyond) the Midlands

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CQ CQ CQ beaming (north) (south) (east) (west) from IO82 square is the best way to go about it repeat it a few times so the other station can get a heading on you


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cq 2mtrs con anybody ear me
i wood b m**** & standing by
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M6WIN wrote:
cq 2mtrs con anybody ear me
i wood b m**** & standing by
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now that really has me confused. :?
Obviously couldn't find the medication this morning. :lol:

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daz i'd just wait for the contests as 2 mtr ssb is dead till then fill ya boots ,give us some points & carry on using 10mtrs :cyclopsani:

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daz i'd just wait for the contests as 2 mtr ssb is dead till then fill ya boots ,give us some points & carry on using 10mtrs :cyclopsani:

So are the stations on at the moment figments of my imagination. :lol:
Dl3WW, DJ9PC, 9A2SB, YU1EV, YO2BB etc. worked from the UK, on 2M, today.
A few local stations on as well as those further South.
Also 4M is open to 9A and 6M open.

Lots of VHF activity :D

Delayed reply as I was in QSO on 2M. :lol:

Don't tell me.
You use a vertical on 2M. :lol:

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M6WIN wrote:
daz i'd just wait for the contests as 2 mtr ssb is dead till then fill ya boots ,give us some points & carry on using 10mtrs :cyclopsani:

So are the stations on at the moment figments of my imagination. :lol:
Dl3WW, DJ9PC, 9A2SB, YU1EV, YO2BB etc. worked from the UK, on 2M, today.
A few local stations on as well as those further South.
Also 4M is open to 9A and 6M open.

Lots of VHF activity :D

Delayed reply as I was in QSO on 2M. :lol:

Don't tell me.
You use a vertical on 2M. :lol:

Cheers

Tony



yes Keith uses a vertical and he's one of those sharks i told you about Tony. :mrgreen:

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emm a shark circling in a pool of rf .
prebaited & awaiting a pull on my wet piece of string
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