What's your favorite channel for talking skip?

Let's Just talk skip... great place to put your boys name in the all might hall of fame.

What is your favorite channel?

Lower Channels
0
No votes
6
1
3%
11
2
7%
17
1
3%
19
4
14%
26
2
7%
28
2
7%
38-40
13
45%
Above 40
4
14%
 
Total votes: 29

User avatar
Bad Clams
6 PILL USER
6 PILL USER
Posts: 54
Joined: March 25th, 2010, 12:19 pm
Age: 55
11

#273772

Post by Bad Clams »

I allways ran on 36 and 37 lower, guess it depends on which ones got too much traffic.






Leaders did what others werent willing to do, now they enjoy the things that others do not.

Donate to CBRT
User avatar
gruvin
2 PILL USER
2 PILL USER
Posts: 15
Joined: March 23rd, 2010, 4:57 pm
11

#273976

Post by gruvin »

I generally like to stick to LSB38 for skip.






The mobile Rig: 2008 Chevy Silverado(Work Truck): DX949 with Connex 6 digit. Astatic tear drop mic, Texas Star 250hdv, through a 102" whip.

Donate to CBRT
User avatar
HonkyTonk
Mud-Duck Sr.
Mud-Duck Sr.
Posts: 7
Joined: March 27th, 2010, 2:48 pm
Age: 55
11

#274027

Post by HonkyTonk »

wifi wrote:
CrazyShellsSlam wrote:
wifi wrote:[quote="Hey roger on locking down 27.185 all day. Sitting off the interstate's exit on top a hill.... I run channel 19, passing on any information as a relay.
So wait...you chill on a hill all day relaying information? Not to make u sound silly or sad or anything...
Haha thats too funny. No, dont worry about it , you did no such thing...
Hey I think thats great. It can be a big help to truckers and if you enjoy it then do it all you can. There used to be some ladies and a young man in a wheel chair in the Sacramento Ca. area on base stations doing the samr thing and giving out directions to all the places that drivers needed. GOOD FOR YOU!! Keep it up.







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
ltmdl90
4 PILL USER
4 PILL USER
Posts: 27
Joined: March 9th, 2010, 5:29 pm
11

#274915

Post by ltmdl90 »

37lsb, 38lsb







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
Bad Clams
6 PILL USER
6 PILL USER
Posts: 54
Joined: March 25th, 2010, 12:19 pm
Age: 55
11

#280031

Post by Bad Clams »

Back in the day I would be on 36 thru 38lsb and 535,555usb made some really good contacts there. 16 seems to be the main AM rag chew around here.






Leaders did what others werent willing to do, now they enjoy the things that others do not.

Donate to CBRT
User avatar
Nagant
Wordwide & Qualified
Wordwide & Qualified
Posts: 1,338
Joined: December 31st, 2009, 4:15 am
Age: 47
11

#280093

Post by Nagant »

38 LSB for me as well.







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
insomniac
Mud-Duck Jr.
Mud-Duck Jr.
Posts: 4
Joined: October 14th, 2009, 7:08 pm
12

#281202

Post by insomniac »

wifi wrote:I hate when operators will start rag chewing on 38 LSB when skip is rolling in. And its annoying when operators talk AM on 36-40. Dont get me wrong I am far from a conformist but 36-40 should be reserved for SSB.

Ohhh and 909wis. Where I am from channel 22 is the local superbowl. Guys down in baltimore crank power down there and 22 is there stomping , hand holding channel. I guess every area is different.
I agree you should use it for a calling channel and then jump out 10, 20 or 30 khz to talk. :r&r:







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
420Snowman

#281329

Post by 420Snowman »

28, 34, and 38 AM, dont get on SSB much, thats too easy!!! JK, I dont even attempt the bowl anymore, those boys rolling in the big body suburbans with the 1KW and motor mauls are killing it on the bowl, not worth wasting my breath.


Snowman, 3-1-4 St Louis and I'm back quiet............







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
Sporty Mike
Wordwide & Qualified
Wordwide & Qualified
Posts: 1,631
Joined: November 13th, 2009, 5:02 pm
Age: 46
12

#282245

Post by Sporty Mike »

16 21 28 31 38lsb and 10, 16, and 18 on band E.....gotta get me a Freq. counter!!!


Mike






Redbeard 759 , your non profit Prophet from the 'Bam!!!


[ external image ]

Donate to CBRT
User avatar
Chazman321
2 PILL USER
2 PILL USER
Posts: 19
Joined: May 28th, 2010, 10:09 pm
Age: 38
11

#282336

Post by Chazman321 »

I've been trying with 38LSB, but without an amp and so many powerful stations, I doubt anyone can hear me in the mobile... I really need to get a base antenna and try... I don't run an amp or anything, just a bone stock DX949 that has the power turned up... I'm running 18 watts on AM, no clue on SSB as I don't have a meter and my meter pegs at 18 watts... I know if I turn my RF power all the way down on AM I put out 12 watts, maybe I should try that on SSB and see if it registers...

-Chaz







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
420Snowman

#282337

Post by 420Snowman »

On a 949 with the RF power tuned, your probably swinging in the region of 35 on AM and I am not sure on SSB. You can get an RFX75 kit for that radio, its a small black box that mounts to the back of the radio and makes it dead key about 30 and swing to 90-100 on AM and at least that on SSB. They are inexpensive also, but you do have to have a tech install it, one of our sponsors could do that for you!!
I have a DX959 with the RFX kit and I love it!!

Snowman







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
str8stroke
Donor
Donor
Posts: 953
Joined: April 30th, 2010, 2:49 pm
11

#282345

Post by str8stroke »

I stay on 24 for the most part. Its also the main local channel and most locals are very good about sharing the waves. When skip rolls in, its easy to chat without all the "national" traffic. Aometimes i venture to 11, 28 and where ever I find good operators talking.






Ric Flair is on the Air, with Pink Underwear!!! WHAOOO!!!

Donate to CBRT
User avatar
MDYoungblood
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10,279
Joined: June 12th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Age: 69
11

#407552

Post by MDYoungblood »

Looking at some polls the forum had, this one I didn't post to so now I am. I am a SSB'er at heart so channels 36 through 40 are my frequented channels, since I'm a hammie, I do a lot of the ham bands as well!

3's

Greg






"321, the Middle of Maryland"

Official Moderator - CBRT Complaint Department

Donate to CBRT
User avatar
KP68
Donor
Donor
Posts: 316
Joined: November 1st, 2012, 4:21 pm
Age: 101
9

#407576

Post by KP68 »

On AM definitely CH28 but in the past couple of years it has become more and crowded so I have been bouncing around different channels. After a long hiatus from sideband I'm back in and ready to go. Next time skip rolls in I'll be floating around CH36 thru CH40 lower side.







Donate to CBRT
User avatar
295 antenna
Verified
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1,862
Joined: October 23rd, 2016, 10:45 pm
Age: 63
5

#408148

Post by 295 antenna »

38 lsb always. Then I'll go to 39lsb for a qso






Keep smiling ...It makes people wonder what your up too !

American eagle SSB group : AE1577

TWRC - The world radio group : WR2950

world wide sidebanders - WWS2950

Donate to CBRT
User avatar
u1tramax94
NEW DUCK
NEW DUCK
Posts: 0
Joined: November 29th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Age: 53

#408383

Post by u1tramax94 »

28 always







Donate to CBRT
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic