Getting west coast better than locals

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  1. Colorato

    Colorato Road Train Member

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    For a little over a month now I've been picking up signals from mostly CA and WA better than any local signals? Why is this?

    Set-up is Cobra 29 LE, Belden coax, Wilson 2000. Run dedicated IN to OH run.
     
  2. WA4GCH

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    SKIP works that way
     
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    Yep, what you are hearing is called skip. It's very common on CB radio and it comes and goes every 11 years.
     
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    The skip I've been picking up seems to come from Mexico. Can't understand a word, but man they've been LOUD.
     
  5. Logan76

    Logan76 <b>Crusty In Training</b>

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    Oh man Ive been running western pa to central oh lately and no matter what I do I can escape that mexican woman!!!
     
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    Her and her Rodger-Beep is on just about every channel all at the same time...
     
  7. Colorato

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    Yup getting her to.
     
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    you outta go to the superbowl chanel 6 and listen in 24/7 chatter box skip
     
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    Channel Jumper, tropo ducting is usually more a function for VHF and higher freq stuff. This skip is just normal propagation for 11 meters related to sunspot activity, which had been way down for an extended period of time, and now has finally increasing to it's cyclical peak levels.
     
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    SKIP has been seen all the way to 440 mhz it is not uncommon on 2 meters.