Bert McClellan wrote: > Hi Chad, > Hang in there. Sometimes I can go thru a entire pass and not hear anything > except my downlink. > I think there is some one listening . (Maybe they just dont want to talk to > me. HI) Reminds me of AO-13. I have called CQ for a long time and could > not find any one on the band. But when I finally get a good dx come back, > all of the sudden there would be dozens trying to get back to him. I see the same thing on HF too. Sometimes 30M is completely quiet. I'll do a long call -- nothing. Then, do a long call, and a pile of J's call back. Hmm, can you work Japan from California on FO's? Do you guys collect grid squares or something? As I understand it, the entire SF bay area is in one grid square.