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Net Archives 2017.

Intercontinental Net.

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The following graph and tables provide an overview of the variations in the level of activity for this net and give a general idea of the HF conditions met during the sessions.

QNI Graph.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
49
14
11
4
12
8
52
14
11
11
16
38
7
7
12
12
37
11
9
6
5
6
26
7
6
10
3
31
3
7
10
11
28
3
3
7
8
7
32
16
7
4
5
21
10
6
3
2
37
9
6
6
8
8
37
8
12
9
8
42
10
11
7
7
7
Total sessions: 118 Total participants: 430 Avg. part./session: 3.64

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
5T0JL
W8EO
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
AA7FV
K3CKT
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
N9SE
5T0JL
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
K3CKT
K4JWA
N9SE
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
5T0JL
G4CPA
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
N4SSD
W8AV
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
20 m
K3CKT*
K9TJL
W1SFR
AA7FV
5T0JL
G4CPA
G4ZXN
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
AA7FV
K9TJL
K3CKT
FEB
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
F5LAW
KA5TJS
K9TJL
5T0JL
G4ZXN
15 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
5T0JL
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
K9TJL
G4ZXN
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
G4FAD
5T0JL
G4CPA
15 m
CN8YR*
G4CPA
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
KA5TJS
F5LAW
VE3OZO
5T0JL
G4CPA
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
AA7FV
K3CKT
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
KA5TJS
5T0ITU
W1SFR
K9TJL
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0ITU
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0ITU
AA7FV
K3CKT
K9TJL
GM1KNP
/
MAR
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
VE3OZO
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
VE3OZO
K3CKT
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
K3CKT
DL8MX
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
5T0JL
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
K3CKT
VE3OZO
17 m
CN8YR*
K3CKT
K3RA
G4WGR
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
5T0JL
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
20 m
5T0ITU*
W1SFR
AA7FV
F5LAW
15 m
5T0ITU*
G4ZXN
VE3OZO
/
APR
20 m
5T0JL*
W1SFR
AA7FV
15 m
5T0JL*
W1SFR
IK0IKE
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0ITU
LU5FF
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0ITU
20 m
K9TJL*
W5UX
9V1VV
F5LAW
15 m
5T0JL*
W3PV
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
W2RS
KD9VT
15 m
CN8YR*
YO5TO
5T0JL
R4BZ
PT2AZ
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
KA5TJS
15 m
CN8YR/P*
5T0JL
17 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
10 m
CN8YR/P*
5T0JL
F6GRR
MAY
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
F5LAW
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
NM1W
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
AA7FV
K3CKT
15 m
CN8YR/P*
5T0JL
17 m
CN8YR/P*
5T0JL
K9TJL
K3CKT
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
W5PEH
N9VV
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
/
JUN
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K1DJ
5T0JL
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
AA7FV
K9TJL
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
W6PHZ
KA5TJS
K1PUG
WP4CW
G4CPA
PA3BYW
F5LAW
15 m
CN8YR*
5T0ITU
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
5T0JL
AA7FV
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
K9TJL
/
JUL
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
W9EBE
F5LAW
17 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
NM1W
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
W9OD
17 m
CN8YR*
EA6NP
F5PRH
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
RM2D
EA6AJ
YU7SOL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
KA5TJS
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
W9OD
AUG
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
17 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
17 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
W1SFR
KA5TJS
17 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
KA5TJS
W1SFR
W9OD
CN8YR
OF6XU
LZ3XT
YO9AVK
15 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
17 m
CN8YR*
OK2MDI
AA7FV
K3CKT
/
SEP
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
W8RDG
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
KA5TJS
15 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
F5LAW
K3CKT
/
OCT
20 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
F5LAW
WA9FZP
17 m
CN8YR*
K3CKT
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
K3CKT
KA5TJS
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
20 m
K3CKT*
F5LAW
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
K3CKT
F5NZY
20 m
K3CKT*
F5LAW
W1SFR
K9TJL
G4CPA
15 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
NOV
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K3CKT
G4CPA
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K3CKT
K9TJL
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
K9TJL
KA5TJS
F5LAW
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
F5LAW
K9TJL
K3CKT
W1SFR
15 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
F5LAW
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
CN8YR
K3CKT
/
DEC
20 m
K3CKT*
AA7FV
F5LAW
K9TJL
G4CPA
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
K9TJL
F5LAW
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
ON4ADR
17 m
CN8YR*
K9TJL
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
K3CKT
15 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
F5LAW
W1SFR
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
K9TJL
K3CKT
F5LAW
17 m
AA7FV*
CN8YR
K3CKT
K9TJL
F5LAW

Report Tables.

Sunday, January 1, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Not a bad start to the year. I wish everyone all the best for a great 2017.
- De G4CPA: Listening on 20/15m, NIL heard on 15m, HNY to all.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FV5T0JLW8EO
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-569/569449
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-44/579589/119
G4CPA-/G5IJ--339--

15 m: 1600 - 1645 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: As I was not heard in NA, I asked Jean to beam USA and take NCS. I heard him well with his spider side lobe. Darrel, I copied you 539, when you signed out with Jean. Happy New Year!
- De AA7FV: CN8YR Nil during the net, but after I'd signed out, Med became 539 in AZ, working Jean.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLAA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/+20dB539-
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-589/??
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-539559/559

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJLN9SE5T0JL
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamStrong QRM569/589459259
K9TJL75W/Inv. VQRM-589/--
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamTrying to QNI but heavy QRM-589-539/

15 m: 1600 - 1633 UTC, 21055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLK3CKTK4JWAN9SE
CN8YR*50W/2x3.5m vertical dipole-/599---
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-599/-599449
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam--21/329569--
K9TJL-/Inv. V--339---

17 m: 1633 - 1645 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*50W/2x3.5m vertical dipole-/599
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-579/
K9TJL-/Inv. V--229

 

Sunday, January 15, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: NIL on 15m; The worst SSN conditions I can remember.
- De 5T0JL: Very weak signals on 20m; 15m band dead.
- De CN8YR: NIL heard on 20/15m.
- De G4CPA: I could hear some faint CW on 20m; NIL on 15/17m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamSlow but deep QSB. Few signals heard on the band/569
K9TJL75W/Inv. VQRK 5 but heavy QSB at times56/79/

17 m: 1605 - 1615 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doubletDeep QSB, a few seconds with 599 then disappeared/599
5T0JL95W/Spiderbeam1609Z 579 but no return579/
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-219-
K9TJL-/Inv. V--229

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJL5T0JLG4CPA
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamQuite good559/559559-
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--559/22/339-
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamFast QSB22/55933/559-/-
G4CPA100W/G5IJStill down339339-579/

15 m: 1600 - 1639 UTC, 21055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLN4SSDW8AV
CN8YR*40W/2x15m doublet-/+40dB-339
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-599+/599599
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-429429--

17 m: 1639 - 1649 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De K9TJL: 1638z hrd 5T0JL working U/I sta. May of been CN8YR.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*40W/2x15m doubletNot so good as on 15m, QSB/579
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-559/
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-329559

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I arrived a little late for the net, and found it split on two simultaneous sessions, 200 Hz apart, that couldn't hear each other. Also, a lot of non-net QRM on and near both frequencies. This was a very confusing session. Very selective propagation on all bands.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*K9TJLW1SFRAA7FV5T0JLG4CPAG4ZXN
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--/569579339--
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-579569559/55/69239549
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-579-579589/--
G4CPA100W/G5IJBad339--349339/-

15 m: 1600 - 1616 UTC, 21055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*40W/2x15m doublet-/+20dB
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-449-

17 m: 1617 - 1635 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLAA7FVK9TJLK3CKT
CN8YR*40W/2x15m doubletNot as good as on 15m/579---
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-579/---
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam---/56933/559
K9TJL75W/Inv. V---579/-

 

Sunday, February 5, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1600 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions on 15m and 17m not so good as 20m had been, so just for 15 & 17m turned on amp; 1 kW. Seen from Arizona, conditions overall this morning were fairly good, but superb on 20m. With the VK net earlier this morning, this has been an excellent SSN Sunday!
- De G4CPA: NIL heard on SSN QRGs, faint CW on 14349 kHz.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVF5LAWKA5TJSK9TJL5T0JLG4ZXN
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery excellent579/559599589559-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, bad QSB, QRN589569/22/339-599229
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-22/569569579--/58/99
G4ZXN100W/G5RV-33/559----599/

15 m: 1600 - 1612 UTC, 21055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKT5T0JL
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/229--
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-53/49/439229
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam--229-/

17 m: 1612 - 1650 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKTK9TJLG4ZXN
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/339229-229
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamBand was fading out towards the end43/549/559569439
G4ZXN100W/G5RV-33/5494/549--/

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14054.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Things would have been easier today without the QRM. NIL heard on 15m.
- De G4CPA: Very strange condx today with Sigs coming up very strong then disappearing. I tried QNI on 17m but couldn't get in.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJLG4FAD5T0JLG4CPA
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam14055 QRM, shifted 500 Hz low579/57/89579549-
G4FAD400W/Hex beam-569579-/--
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam--579579-/579
G4CPA100W/G5IJVery strange----579/

15 m: 1600 - 1618 UTC, 21055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*G4CPA
CN8YR*40W/2x15m doubletQSB/539
G4CPA100W/G5IJQSB559/

17 m: 1619 - 1636 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*40W/2x15m doubletQSB/549229
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamQRM, QSY 18089 kHz439/449
G4CPA-/G5IJ-349339-

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1554 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Thanks all. Conditions not perfect, but in spite of the QRM much better than some recent nets.
- De 5T0JL: Very heavy SSB QRM, heard G4CPA calling.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVKA5TJSF5LAWVE3OZO5T0JLG4CPA
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-579/589459559559-
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-559599/229559339-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, fast QSB, improving 1525Z579579229/56/89559-

17 m: 1600 - 1654 UTC, 18089 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: As 15m was contest QRL, I went directly to 17m QRG; Regular QRG was QRL by Italian stns, while standing by, I heard Jean 5T0JL calling me. So we moved UP 1.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLAA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*40W/2x15m doublet-/57953/59-
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-339/559-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-439569/569

 

Sunday, February 26, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 watts, then later turned on amp to 1 kW. Thanks everyone. Fun sessions - I wish propagation were just a little better.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVKA5TJS5T0ITUW1SFRK9TJL
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-34/559/56/89339559599
5T0ITU90W/Spiderbeam-33933/579-/--
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--599--559/

15 m: 1600 - 1614 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Jean called with his spiderbeam to NA but no QNI.
- De AA7FV: Nothing heard.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0ITU
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/+20dB
5T0ITU90W/Spiderbeam-57/99/

17 m: 1614 - 1650 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0ITUAA7FVK3CKTK9TJLGM1KNP
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/589549---
5T0ITU90W/SpiderbeamA lot poorer than 15m599?/57933/449--
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-21943/569/43/559599559
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--449599-/-

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600-1630 I alternated between listening on 21055 kHz and on 18088 kHz No signals heard on either band. I think this is my worst SSN report ever.
- De PA3CLQ: Listened between 1500 - 1528 on 14055 & 1528 1545 on 21055 heard nothing with my poor antenna an HF6-V on ground level in my backyard between buildings around.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJLVE3OZO
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamAwful; No other stations heard-/579-
5T0JL-/SpiderbeamQSB/QRM11/229--569
KA5TJS-NIL on all else. Bad Day219---

15 m: 1600 - 1619 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De 5T0JL: 1608Z, took NCS for a while.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLVE3OZOK3CKT
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/+20dB--
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-589/579579
K3CKT---579229/

17 m: 1619 - 1643 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLK3CKTDL8MX
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/589-569
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamQRM, total confusion549/-589

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1527 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 20m: 95 watts at first, increased to kW because of condx. 15m and 17m: hopeless; listening only, very weak signals barely detectable. Local power line QRN on all bands today, making for poor copy on weak stations. This used to be a quiet location.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJL5T0JL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-569/589449
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--589/11/229
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamQRM44/559559449/

15 m: 1600 - 1619 UTC, 21055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLK3CKTVE3OZO
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/599+339-
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-599/579579
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam--229--

17 m: 1619 - 1636 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De 5T0JL: 1619Z Power Failure... so sorry...!!!!!
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*K3CKTK3RAG4WGR
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/339599339
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-219549--

 

Sunday, March 19, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1540 UTC, 14055.5 kHz.

DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAW5T0JL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamStrange, band very quiet, no US stns, just some EU stns/54/6933/449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, QRM at beginning56/99/579
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamHeavy QRM, confusion54/59449/

15 m: 1600 - 1615 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Jean called on both bands (15/17m) with his Spiderbeam beaming NA, but didn't get any reply.
- AA7FV, F5LAW not QRV on 15/17m.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/+10dB
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-599/

17 m: 1615 - 1638 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doubletQSB/599
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamQSB449/

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1535 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I heard no SSN stations at all. I put out a couple of CQ SSN calls, but no response. At 1524 UTC had a QSO with F5LAW on 14053 kHz. Yann was 559.
- De F5LAW: Confusion and QRM on 14055 kHz; very rough copy on NCS, US stations strong, poor paths or NIL between the 3 SSN stations heard, I didn't call. Checked around 055 and heard AA7FV on 14053 kHz working a G station, called Darrel once QSO was over and we had a nice chat. I didn't try 15/17m.
DeStationConditions5T0ITU*W1SFRAA7FVF5LAW
5T0ITU*90W/SpiderbeamPoor, 1520Z Nil heard anymore despite more CQ SSN/119-X
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam---/559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood path to USA, poor path to AF, QRM on 14055 kHz229589599/

15 m: 1530 - 1625 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600-1650 UTC, I listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz, alternating between the bands. No SSN stations heard.
- De 5T0ITU: 1532Z trying 18088 CQ SSN nil return. 1623Z A last check on 18088 but nil, QRG non active. 1625Z Final Closure for this SSN session.
DeStationConditions5T0ITU*G4ZXNVE3OZO
5T0ITU*90W/Spiderbeam-/55/6933/559
G4ZXN100W/G5RV-33/549/-
VE3OZO--559-/

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1520 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De 5T0JL: Not the best SSN session for sure despite good Sunspot and a K2. Weak signals, QRN/QSB. 1509, 1516Z CQ... nil activity.
- De AA7FV: 20m, nil. No SSN stations heard. Couldn't stay for the 15m and 17m sessions.
- De F5LAW: Been listening for a few minutes on 20m but poor paths, QRM and confusion, didn't call. Didn't try 15/17m.
DeStationConditions5T0JL*W1SFRAA7FV
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAPoor, NCS NIL, US stations weak. No paths between participants, QSB/QRM-339229

15 m: 1530 - 1622 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De 5T0JL: 1621, 1622Z CQ SSNx3 on 18088 kHz, Nil return. Signing off.
DeStationConditions5T0JL*W1SFRIK0IKE
5T0JL*90W/Spiderbeam-/579579
W1SFR--579/-
IK0IKE--599-/

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017.

15 m: 1600 - 1624 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De 5T0ITU: 1500Z - 1540Z; Weak signals on 14055, NIL on 14349 kHz.
- De W1SFR: I clearly heard an Italian station on 14055 but no other signals on any other freqs. I called CQ SSN just for grins a few times and nada.
- De AA7FV: In Geneva but using remote webSDR receivers. 1500-1530 UTC, 14055 kHz on Twente SDR and K2SDR SDR. Nothing heard. 1530-1630 UTC, 21055 kHz or 18088 kHz on Twente SDR. Nothing heard. 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz. Using Twente SDR, I heard 5T0ITU signing off with CN8YR. The only SSN station heard today!
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0ITULU5FF
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/+10dB-
5T0ITU90W/SpiderbeamVariable, down at 1620Z53/89/559
LU5FF---579/

17 m: 1624 - 1635 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0ITU
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doubletDeep QSB/579
5T0ITU90W/Spiderbeam-53/59/
AA7FVTwente webSDRVery poor-35/59

 

Sunday, April 16, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De K9TJL: Ran across Bob calling at 1540Z. He was using a whip antenna on fence post. Some QSB but we did manage a good chat.
- De F5LAW: 9V1VV was the only SSN station heard on QRG. RST 599 +10dB with beam pointing USA, about same report on G5RV, amazing. Well done John!
DeStationConditionsK9TJL*W5UX9V1VVF5LAW
K9TJL*75W/Inv. VQSB/449--
9V1VV500W/DipoleQSB--/44/559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDANIL from USA; Amazingly good path to Singapore--+10dB/

15 m: 1600 - 1625 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- NB: CN8YR unavailable today, 5T0JL took NCS.
DeStationConditions5T0JL*W3PV
5T0JL*90W/Spiderbeam-/599
W3PVkw/40m SteppIR yagi-599/

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: K9TJL 229 at 1459Z, 579 at 1515Z. 1501 - 1515 alternately listened, and put out the occasional CQ SSN call. About the worst SSN day I can remember. Thanks TJ for coming up, or I'd have thought my antenna had fallen down.
- De W1SFR: Darrel, I hear you calling on 14055, but just barely there. I returned your call, but looks like it's a no-go on 20.
- De 5T0JL: 1508Z, 1517Z Chopped SSN in the deepdeep outspace but no way! CQ SSN, nil results. Another very bad SSN session for the Int Net Reg1.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLW2RSKD9VT
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamBand conditions unusually bad this morning/22/579229449
K9TJL75W/Inv. VHeavy QSB43/589/--

15 m: 1600 - 1620 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: I could hear CN8YR and 5T0JL calling on 21055, but sigs too weak for QSO.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz and 1606 UTC alternated between 18088 kHz and 21055 kHz; Nothing heard. No response to any CQ SSN calls. 1630 UTC Gave up and closed down.
- De CN8YR and 5T0JL: 1609 - 1615 UTC; CQ SSN on 18088 kHz, NIL heard.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*YO5TO5T0JLR4BZPT2AZ
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/589-XX
YO5TO--599/XXX
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam---/599++599++
R4BZ--XX579/X
PT2AZ--XX599++X/

 

Sunday, April 30, 2017.

20 m: 1504 - 1530 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC, 14055 kHz: Contest QRM, so QSY to 14349 kHz.
- De KA5TJS: Got in a little late at 15:16z. TJ was having trouble hearing me and Darrel relayed. Heard nothing here on 18.088 or 21.055.
- De 5T0JL: 1500 - 1542 UTC: 20m band noisy, 14055 kHz weak signals, 14349 kHz SSB QRM. Called CQ SSN on 20/17m, nil return.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/589569
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599/339
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-55/8932/559/

15 m: 1600 - 1650 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR and 5T0JL: Long chat, power testing, FB at 2x5W. Called the US side at full power but nil results.
- De AA7FV: Nothing heard. Put out some CQ SSN calls, but no response. QSY to 17m.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR/P*5T0JL
CN8YR/P*20W/2x8m dipole-/+10dB
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-589/

17 m: 1610 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Jim was calling "CQ SSN", but didn't hear me reply. Turning on the amp didn't help. After a couple of minutes, Jim disappeared into the QSB altogether.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, QSB449/549

10 m: 1650 - 1710 UTC, 28025 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR/P*5T0JLF6GRR
CN8YR/P*20W/2x8m dipole-/599-
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-599/579

 

Sunday, May 7, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started with 95 watts, then QRO to kW. 1600 - 1630 UTC: Started on 21055 kHz, then switched to 18088 kHz. Alternating between the two bands. Put out several CQ SSN calls on both bands, but nothing heard.
- De F5LAW: CN8YR and 5T0JL unavailable today, I took NCS on 15/17m. 1600 - 1610 UTC, 21055 kHz and 1610 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz: NIL heard, no response to my CQ SSN.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/56911/229
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VVery deep QSB21/599/-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, fast QSB, local QRM22/359-/

 

Sunday, May 14, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1526 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC, 14055 kHz QRM. 1502 UTC QSY to 14349 kHz. 1525 UTC QRM on QRG from another CW station, who did not give his call, asking us to "Please QSY because this is SSB part of the band". We were all signing out at that point anyway, so it wasn't an issue. 15m and 17m seemed fairly dead.
- De F5LAW: 1500 UTC 14055 kHz QRM with contest, QSY to 14349 kHz. Deliberate phone QRM (various modes) on alt QRG. AA7FV was 22/339 at first, peaking 589 later with amp. Didn't try 15/17m.
- De 5T0JL: Didn't hear any SSN stations on 14055 kHz.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamApart from the QRM, not too bad/579449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, fast QSB, SSB QRM22/589219/

15 m: 1600 - 1639 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 5T0JL 229 at start, 599 +20dB later. NIL from NM1W.
- De 5T0JL: It started very weak with Med/CN8YR then booming at 579 and lately at 599.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1613 UTC, listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz, nothing heard.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLNM1W
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/+20dB-
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-57/99/589

17 m: 1600 - 1703 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Shifted to 17m at 1656 UTC, QNF 1703 UTC.
- De 5T0JL: Signals weaker than on 15m.
- De AA7FV: 1613 UTC heard snatches of K3CKT calling CQ SSN. 1615 UTC worked K3CKT. Jim was 229, fading down to 119. I didn't hear any other SSN (or non-SSN) stations. 1650 UTC closed down.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLAA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*50W/2x15m doublet-/+20dBXX
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-XX/11/229

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017.

15 m: 1600 - 1621 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De 5T0JL: Another bad day! 14055 at 1500Z - Simply dead with a S4 to 5 noise, despite this some instantaneous cootie music but impossible to identify, EU QSO. On 15/17m CN8YR booming in, I tried to call US friends without results. Successful QSO with CN8YR on 10/12m, 599 reports.
- De F5LAW: Very briefly tried 20m, very weak signals, didn't call. Didn't try 15/17m.
- De AA7FV: Unavailable today.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR/P*5T0JL
CN8YR/P*20W/2x8m dipole-/+20dB
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-589/

17 m: 1614 - 1645 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De K9TJL: What a surprise, as Jim and I had a 30 Minute QSO on 17 this AM between 1614-1645z. It was such a joy to work Jims sweet, solid Swiper. He is well and had done some work on his Antenna. We had lite QSB, but Q5 from Mr. Jim. I told him i would make a report summary for SSN group.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR/P*5T0JLK9TJLK3CKT
CN8YR/P*20W/2x8m dipole-/599--
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-599/--
K9TJL75W/Inv. VLight QSB--/549
K3CKT----579/

 

Sunday, May 28, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: QRM from contest on 14055 kHz, so went to 14349 kHz.
- De KA5TJS: Had thunder storms moving in about 14:00 so disconnected and went to breakfast and figured I could get back by 15:00. 14:40 power went out and was off for an hour and a half. Conditions here were very bad before this on 80 and 40 here.
- De 5T0JL: Won't QNI on 20m, involved in WPX contest.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJLW5PEHN9VV
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor. Stations were there on 20m, but all very weak219/34/459229459

17 m: 1600 - 1645 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1607 UTC 21055 kHz: No reply to CQ SSN. 1607 - 1613 UTC 18088 kHz: No SSN stns heard. Sent email to Jean so we arranged a sked at 1630.
- De 5T0JL: 1600 - 1613 UTC 21055 kHz: NIL, calling CQ SSN, no return.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1620 UTC: Listened on 21055, then on 18088 kHz. Nothing heard of SSN on either band. Only a very few signals weak signals anywhere on either band.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*40W/2x3.5m vertical dipoleSigs were under usual level, deep QSB/559
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamUnstable, slow and deep QSB359/

 

Sunday, June 4, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I heard 2 separate weak stations calling us, but both 219, and could not copy any calls. I now believe one of them was 5T0JL, RST 219, from working Jean later on 17m.
- De 5T0JL: 1528Z Tried a call to AA7FV but NO Return.
- De KA5TJS: We had thunder storms again at 15:00z on Sunday so I missed another one for this week.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK1DJ5T0JL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/579569219
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-56/99/439-
5T0JL90W/SpiderbeamQSB11/229--/

15 m: 1600 - 1609 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I missed any 21 MHz net.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JL
CN8YR*40W/2x3.5m vertical dipoleQSB/229
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-119/

17 m: 1600 - 1650 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De 5T0JL: A bit of confusion at first, then solid copy on CN8YR and AA7FV.
- De AA7FV: I heard K3CKT and 5T0JL both calling simultaneously, but not hearing each other. We've had worse conditions, but we've also had much better conditions.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLAA7FVK9TJLK3CKT
CN8YR*40W/2x3.5m vertical dipole-/599---
5T0JL90W/Spiderbeam-579/559--
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam--559/-32/559
K9TJL75W/Inv. V---22/449/449

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1520 UTC KA5TJS called. 1530 UTC: I gave quick reports to K1PUG and WP4CW and went QRT. After the excellent 30m conditions to Region 3 earlier this morning, 20, 15 and 17m conditions now are very disappointing.
- De G4CPA: Sure nice to get back on! Should be up and running again for next week ,As stated G5IJ half outside plus half inside on window sill, I just couldn't wait to give it a buzz hi!
- De 5T0ITU: 1512Z Some sigs coming up, in fact it sounds like two SSN nets being on same QRG. I could detect F5LAW in QSO with PA3BYW both swinging 0/1or2/9 weak, QRN and QSB, I was unable to decode the second SSN running on same QRG! But I have no doubt about the two nets.
- De ON4ADR: Heard PA3BYW, not very strong, G4CPA in the noise, poor conditions.
- De F6EEQ: Heard PA3BYW and F5LAW, weak signals, poor conditions, didn't call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W6PHZKA5TJSK1PUGWP4CWG4CPAPA3BYWF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569569579569---
G4CPA100W/G5IJ------/599599
PA3BYW40W/2x15m doublet------589/569
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAAmazing short skip conditions, QSB at end-----+10dB579/

15 m: 1600 - 1621 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1621-1627 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil SSN heard. Went back to 21055 kHz and heard Jean weak, working F5??? Didn't stay more.
- De 5T0ITU: 1611Z to 1615 LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG SSN CQ to the US, nil return. 1618Z QSY to 18088, 1620Z Nil hrd... Calling hard beaming US but nil return... 1622Z Back to 21055, QSOs...
- De AA7FV: 1615 UTC, listened on 21055 kHz and 18088 kHz, but nothing heard.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0ITU
CN8YR*40W/2x3.5m vertical dipoleVery bad, deep QSB/579
5T0ITU90W/Spiderbeam-559/

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I occasionally heard some very additional weak CW in the noise, but at RST 019; could not discern any characters.
- De 5T0JL: 1455Z: I heard AA7FV typical cootie keying before SSN time but so weak in the noise 0/1 0/1 9/9 !! 1500Z - 1523Z: No SSN activity heard.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamExtremely poor339/579
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-33/44957/89/

17 m: 1600 - 1645 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605Z 21055 kHz: NIL. 1607 - 1615Z 18088 kHz: Heard 5T0JL Jean calling, he didn't copy my reply.
- De 5T0JL: 1600Z: Power out. 1607Z: Power back, calling CQ SSN on 15/17m: No return. 1623Z: Signing off.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC nothing heard on 15m or 17m, until 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz K3CKT.
- De K9TJL: Received both JIM and Darrel but could not raise them.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*5T0JLAA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*40W/2x3.5m vertical dipoleDeep QSB/229--
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamExtremely poor--/339
K9TJL75W/Inv. V---22/449229

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: USA Field Day QRM on 14055 kHz, QSY to 14349 kHz. 1600 - 1630 UTC: 21055 kHz: Some Field Day QRM, no SSN heard; 18088 kHz: Nothing heard.
- De KA5TJS: Did not even try 14.055 due to FD. Picked up Darrel about 15:04z and TJ joined about 15:13. Good copy on both stations. No others heard.
- De K9TJL: The bands white noise was very low here in the Midwest, thus QSO was QRK 5, with low S meter readings. That why S units to me is a element I give to the other parties involved in a QSO. Personally I do not give much meaning but report the mechanical reading, as accurate as I may.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz and 1605 - 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil heard.
- De 5T0JL: Unavailable today.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569569
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQSB and some QRM in the back ground569/559
K9TJL75W/Inv. VBand white noise very low569559/

 

Sunday, July 2, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Exceptionally poor conditions today. I'm still suffering from local power line QRN, which doesn't help my reception.
- De 5T0JL: 14055 was completely dead via Twente webSDR, The Netherlands.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVW9EBEF5LAW
AA7FV95W/800W/Rhombic wire beamExceptionally poor339/569119
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, high noise level-219-/
5T0JLWebSDR in Indiana, USA--559--

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: From 1600 to 1610 UTC Nil stations heard on 15m / 17m. Both bands closed here in Casablanca.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard, until: 1619 UTC 18088 kHz. K3CKT calling CQ SSN at 339. I don't think Jim could hear my reply.
- De 5T0JL: NIL on 15/17m via Twente webSDR.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKTNM1W
AA7FV*95W/800W/Rhombic wire beamExceptionally poor/339459

 

Sunday, July 9, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1540 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Craig, W9OD, I did hear you call - you were about 569 - but I had to QRT quickly as I was late for another net.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLW9OD
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569569
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-559/229

17 m: 1600 - 1640 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1606 21055 kHz: No reply to my CQs. 1607 - 1622 18088 kHz: No SSN stations heard.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1628 UTC, listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard until: 1628 UTC 18088 kHz, K9TJL 539 with QSB. Weak, but perfect readability.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*EA6NPF5PRHAA7FVK9TJL
CN8YR*40W/2x7m vertical dipole-/589579--
EA6NP--599/---
F5PRH--579-/--
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB---/539
K9TJL75W/Inv. V----339/

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Just copying Jim on peaks of QSB. Perfect copy on TJ.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamExtremely poor229/559

17 m: 1605 - 1646 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil SSN stn heard.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1610 UTC 21055 kHz: ???? 119. I think I heard a "SSN" at one peak of QSB, but nothing else I could decipher in the noise. No call copied. 1600 to 1630 UTC, alternating between 18088 and 21055 kHz, nothing else heard. Extremely poor conditions today.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*RM2DEA6AJYU7SOL
CN8YR*40W/2x7m vertical dipole-/599599559

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 20m was good for USA, but no other continents heard on any band. 1600 UTC - 1630 UTC: Listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard.
- De CN8YR: 1500 UTC 14055 kHz: Heard some EU stns. 1600 - 1606 UTC 21055 kHz and 1606 - 1611 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery good conditions to TJ and Allen, perfect copy on both. No other stations heard/569569
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VNoise levels low and QSB active but good copy on both569549/

 

Sunday, July 30, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: My power: for W9OD (1503Z) 95 watts, but for K3CKT (1510Z) QRO to kW. 1600 - 1625 UTC: Listened alternately on 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard on either frequency.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC, 15m and 1605 - 1610 UTC, 17m: Nil.
- De G4CPA: No SSN stns hrd over here, vy poor condx on all bands.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVW9OD
AA7FV95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, QSB449/579

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14056 kHz.

Notes:
- De G4CPA: Nothing heard, I tried all combinations, grim condx indeedy.
- De 5T0JL: RX report from Belgium. Poor conditions indeed, checked the net from the SDR in Twente, Holland and there was just noise. I was hoping for signals from CN8 at least on 14 and 18 but NIHIL. My Sony 7610D was even worse, just a long wire 6m long, no signal at all.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamNot very good/579
K9TJL75W/Inv. VHeavy QSB579/

17 m: 1605 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Another SSN 15m/17m session without QSO. Nil heard on both bands. Lets hope for good conditions in the coming weeks.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz, nothing heard. 17m: Jim eventually faded into the noise.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamNot very good429/539
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--539/

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- NB: It is with great sadness that we announce that our good friend Jean Lewuillon - 5T0JL (also ON8RA) passed away at age 88 on August 8, 2017. Jean will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to Jean's family and friends.
Obituary notice, condolences, Obituary on UBA website (F), Obituary on UBA website (NL).
- De AA7FV: Heard K3CKT calling on both frequencies, but we contacted on 14349 kHz.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FV
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-349/

17 m: 1605 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: As 15m band was crowded with WAE contest, I went directly to Alt QRG. Called till 1615Z, but no sig heard. I have not stopped thinking about my neighbor Jean. Always the first to answer my calls.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC Nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 17m: Very deep QSB, but thanks to Jim's technique, sending every word twice, near perfect copy. No other SSN stations heard, although it was hard not to imagine 5T0JL there calling, deep in the noise.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FV
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery deep QSB439/

 

Sunday, August 20, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: QRO to kW at end; Rhombic antenna, optional short active vertical on receive. Conditions all round fairly poor today.
- De KA5TJS: I got there just as you guys were signing off. Heard Darrel and Jim.
- De CN8YR: Listened to 14055 kHz but nothing heard.
- De N1EA: Nothing heard at N1EA on short vertical on balcony or via the WebSDR in Netherlands.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJLW1SFRKA5TJS
AA7FV95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam/[4-ft RX vertical]QSB559/569[23/459]569
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--56/79/22/339-

17 m: 1605 - 1615 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1607 UTC 21055 kHz and 1607 - 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1605 UTC on 18088 kHz: K3CKT.
- De N1EA: Got confused about 1600Z being on 18 MHz and was listening still on 14055 kHz. So no reports for that time.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FV
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, deep QSB32/439/

 

Sunday, August 27, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I had to QRT for local net, but at 1550 UTC returned and heard W9OD signing with K3CKT.
- De CN8YR: Nil SSN STNs heard. Called CQ SSN and worked EU with nice sigs.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVKA5TJSW1SFRW9ODCN8YROF6XULZ3XTYO9AVK
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-549/549119569----
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VNoise levels low so all Q5 copy569549/539559----
CN8YR40W/2x7m vertical dipole------/579579569
OF6XU-------579/--
LZ3XT-------579-/-
YO9AVK-------569--/

15 m: 1600 - 1610 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil.
- De AA7FV: Heard weak station calling CQ. K3CKT? 229. Didn't catch call for certain.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKT
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam--/229

17 m: 1606 - 1649 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Great chat with K3CKT, but signals faded out at the end of our QSO, at 1649 UTC. Conditions poor, but really enjoyed the ragchew with Jim on 17m.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*OK2MDIAA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*40W/2x7m vertical dipole-/579--
OK2MDI--579/--
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam---/569

 

Sunday, September 3, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: No other stations heard. TJ & I had a good chat. 1600 - 1630 UTC: Listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard.
- De N1EA: I heard Med CN8YR on 18088 kHz at 1600Z using Netherlands web SDR, so wonderful to hear sideswiper music again. He was S3 in PA0 and nothing heard on my Mackay Marine 3031 with FET E probe.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/579

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Fairly heavy contest QRM on and around the frequency. 1600 to 1630 UTC: Listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz, nothing heard.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVW8RDG
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamHeavy contest QRM559/569

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: TJ on 20m and Jim on 17m were excellent signals, but I hope conditions will improve one day to allow more SSN stations to be heard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/599
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599/

17 m: 1605 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Nil SSN stns heard on 15m. Neither on 17m, I just worked a SP stn with a gud signal 589.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1608 UTC, 18088 kHz: I only copied a partial call, but assume it was Med. He was calling CQ Sideswiper. By 1610 UTC disappeared into the noise. 1610 UTC: K3CKT, deep QSB, but perfect copy. Good chat.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKTK9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamDeep QSB219/579-
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--119-/

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions to Europe/N. Africa were the best they've been for many months. Let's hope it continues this way. 20m: Great to hear Yann again after such poor conditions in last few months.
- De F5LAW: Great to hear my DX cootie pals again... Heard Darrel booming in so I couldn't resist calling the gang.
- De KA5TJS: I had a copy on Yann in between QSB dips. Darrel was solid and heard no one else. Did not stick around for the other bands.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/59954/69589
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599/119-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, QSB at end589229/119
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. V-589-219/

15 m: 1600 - 1610 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Very good sessions, it seems conditions getting better. Nice to copy Darrel again.
- De AA7FV: It's been a while since conditions were good enough to QSO Med from Arizona.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1610 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL or very weak signals, band noisy.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB/339
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent copy539/

17 m: 1610 - 1655 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Signals were weak, so QRO to kW for 17m. CN8YR and F5LAW fading down by 1630 UTC. 1645 UTC: I had another great chat with Jim - K3CKT, but he hadn't heard the other stations earlier.
- De F5LAW: Beam pointing N. America, using G5RV to communicate with NCS - CN8YR. QRT 1640 UTC.
- De K9TJL: No sigs heard. Checked Eur / US SDR. Nil from F5LAW or CN8YR via K2SDR SDR.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVF5LAWK3CKT
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB/339559, [579]X
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-329/449, [219]559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Fine, QRM from VE2, QSB at end559, [589]579, [449]/X

 

Sunday, October 1, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A truly international net this time. Great signals from Jim on 20 & 17m. I wish sunspots had allowed other signals to be just a little stronger, but a good net. 95 watts at first, then QRO to kW.
- De F5LAW: Very pleased to work Jim - K3CKT again, last QSO was on Feb 19.
- De G4CPA: Nothing hrd in Skipton nth Yorkshire, I tried all the SSN QRG's.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKTF5LAWWA9FZP
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/57944911/449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, fast/deep QSB33/57933/579/-

17 m: 1605 - 1635 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz:No SSN stns heard. Glad to copy Jim - K3CKT again, lost at end. Heard K9TJL calling AA7FV, TJ didn't hear my call.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: NCS faded out at 1630 UTC. K9TJL: nil, NCS called TJ but nothing heard here.
- De F5LAW: I didn't QNI, couldn't stay. Here are just some reports...
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*K3CKTAA7FVK9TJL
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipole-/549559?
AA7FV95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-439569/-
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Very deep QSB[579]219559X

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1558 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: On both bands, all stations were perfect copy, in spite of QSB. Yann especially was one of the best signals I've heard from him. 20m: Too much QRM on 14055 kHz. At first 95 watts, then later QRO to kW.
- De F5LAW: QRM on 14055 kHz, shifted to alt QRG. Excellent path to AZ.
- De KA5TJS: Very light copy on TJ and I got about 60% of Yann's info. QSB was pretty bad here.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable today, QRV in the south with a little RX, the Eton E5. Nil heard on 14055/14349 kHz.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWK3CKTKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/589559579589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood; fast QSB, deep at end599229/569229
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQSB was pretty bad+20dB119229579/

17 m: 1605 - 1625 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: CN8YR unavailable, I took NCS. 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz: CQ SSN but nothing heard, only very weak signals in the background. 1605 - 1625 UTC, 18088 kHz: AA7FV took NCS.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Heard a weak "CQ SSN" at RST 119, but couldn't catch the call. I am guessing this was F5LAW, but too weak to QSO so I didn't reply. 1608 UTC 18088 kHz: 95 watts, linear amplifier turned off.
- De CN8YR: Listening on Eton E5 RX. 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Heard CQ SSN calls de F5LAW. Nil heard on 18088 kHz.
- De G4CPA: I was calling on 21.055 @ 16 .00 I tried all SSN QRG's but couldn't hear anyone except some Russian stns.
- De EA7HAA: I tried it today on 15m, may be that weak CQ SSN heard by Darrel was mine.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/589559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDASignals stronger at end, deep QSB579119/

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1540 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: No stations outside the USA heard on any of our frequencies today. Very poor conditions compared to last week.
- De K9TJL: K3CKT 5-4-9 First xmsn then fdz in the clouds...
- De F5LAW: Called once but unheard.
- De CN8YR: This afternoon, i was with my K1 (4 bands 40/30/20/17) and 10m LW, so unable to copy 15m, + webSDR on 20m. 14055 kHz: Nil.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor compared to last week/579559
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-57/99/549
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, EU QRM119229229

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: CN8YR unavailable, I took NCS. 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz. CQ SSN, NIL heard. 1605 - 1615 UTC, 18088 kHz. CQ SSN, unheard, QRM 5 with DX pileup.
- De AA7FV: Nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 18088 kHz: We had been chatting on the frequency for about 10 minutes, when a DX pileup arrived on our frequency. This is exactly what Jean used to complain most about. Obviously none of the stations calling the DX had checked whether the frequency was already in use before swamping us with their calls. The worst case of poor operating QRM I've experienced in a long time.
- De CN8YR: 18088 kHz: I heard Darrel copying TJ and Jim, but 3C0L pile up made lot of QRM. As usual, I'm sure Jean would have sent him a message of protest.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor compared to last week/58954/69
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-58/99/-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, QRM 5 with DX pileup329--

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1604 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: NCS and I tried several CQ SSN, NIL heard, heavy QRM.
- De K9TJL: Jim was up/dwn. I feel he was not on QSK thus he would of copied my sig. on the upswing xmsn.
- De KA5TJS: We had a front come thru at 5:30am and the power went out till 13:00. What we get for living out in the woods. I did have the FT-817 running on battery going but did not make the net. The bands were not good here this morning.
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*F5LAW
K3CKT*-Heavy contest QRM, QSB/45/69
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, bad contest QRM, QSB57/89/
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-22/589229

17 m: 1605 - 1645 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil heard.
- De F5LAW: 1605 UTC 21055 kHz: Heard NCS announcing QSY 17m. 18088 kHz: Weak signals in background, K9TJL?
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAWK3CKTF5NZY
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipole-/[559]22/339+20dB
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Good, deep QSB at end[599]/22/579X
K3CKT--459459/X
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-229---

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1602 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Because of the bad QRN and weak sigs from EU stns, I couldn't tell if I was sending on top of anyone or not so apologies if I muddied up the airwaves for you guys.
- De K9TJL: Tried new Web SDR for me: Kiwisdr G8JNT Southwestern U.K. Monitored the following: F5LAW, W1SFR, K3CKT.
- De G4CPA: I could hear Jim 339 ,I tried a few times to QNI but other stns started calling me so had quick QSO's with IZ3 then SP called me I thought that they were SSN stns so SRI fer any QRM this was on 14055 kHz could then hear TJ just a whisper in QSB.
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*F5LAWW1SFRK9TJLG4CPA
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, deep QSB, noise569/33/549229-
W1SFR-Very heavy QRN with QSB599339/599-
G4CPA100W/G5IJ-339---/

15 m: 1600 - 1616 UTC, 21055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAW
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB/559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood path to N. Af.589/

17 m: 1616 - 1625 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAW
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleVery deep QSB, we lost together at the end/559
F5LAW50W/G5RVVery poor, deep QSB559/

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1549 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: This was one of the best nets for a long while. Conditions in AZ on 20m and 17m were excellent. I hope conditions stay as good.
- De G4CPA: Condx improving on 20m. Nil hrd on other bands.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK3CKTG4CPA
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/56955/69549
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, QSB, improving at end589/45/579119
G4CPA100W/G5IJImproving579119339/

17 m: 1605 - 1700 UTC, 18088.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: CN8YR unavailable, I took NCS. 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz: CQ SSN, NIL heard. On 17m AA7FV took NCS as I was NIL at K3CKT. QRT 1648Z.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC: Nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 17m: QSO F5LAW and K3CKT, later, 1700 UTC, 18088.0 kHz, K9TJL.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK3CKTK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/559559589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, deteriorating at end, very deep QSB579/339X

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1557 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De K9TJL: The pipeline between here and Darrel was back today.
- De KA5TJS: Good to hear Jim and Darrel. TJ was way down in the mud here. I did not try the other bands as I continued the WES hunt.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVK9TJLKA5TJSF5LAW
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamSome QRM from contest stations569/589579-
K9TJL75W/Inv. VLots of sigs from WES-589/--
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VDeep QSB on all579579219/-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, unsettled, QSB/noise and QRM, improving 1527Z22/569229--/

17 m: 1604 - 1633 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: CN8YR unavailable, I took NCS. 1600 - 1603 UTC, 21055 kHz: CQ SSN, NIL heard. AA7FV took NCS on 17m.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 17m: I started with 95 watts into the rhombic, then QRO to kW. Great to work Yann on 17m, and Jim and TJ on two bands today. Just a slight improvement in conditions would make a huge difference in readabilities on 17m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamDeep QSB/33/449589459
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, deep QSB at end579/-439
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-+20dB-/-

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1523 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Allen was a great signal, but apart from the usual pipeline from Arizona to K9TJL, most signals were down a lot this week. I started with 95 watts, then QRO to kW. Conditions were poor on both bands (20/17m). Signals were there, but mostly too weak to be comfortable.
- De KA5TJS: Darrel was booming in (589-599 after amp) and I could hear Yann 20%. TJ was not there and Steve was 50%. I had a copy on Jim. Not a great day.
- De F5LAW: Extremely poor conditions, all stations much weaker than usual. AA7FV peaking 579 with amp but readability not optimal due to strong echo and QSB.
- De G4CPA: I could only hear Darrel AA7FV, on 14055 kHz he came up 549 in QSB, he was wkg USA stns at, I tried a few times to QNI to no avail.
- De CN8YR: Absolutely nothing heard on 20m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSF5LAWK9TJLK3CKTW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamPoor/589339589569449
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. V-58/99/119-539229
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAAwful33/579119/119119229
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-+10dB--/-549
G4CPA100W/G5IJQSB549-----

15 m: 1600 - 1612 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: Nice to have our NCS Med - CN8YR back with us, good path, QSB at end.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz, did not try today.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAW
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleDeep QSB/559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDADeep QSB at end569/

17 m: 1610 - 1643 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: QSB, very rough copy at the end. Lost both AA7FV and F5LAW.
- De F5LAW: Super path to AZ and good signals from N. Af..
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAWAA7FVK9TJL
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB, very rough copy at end/569549-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, QSB and QRM at end559/58/99-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamPoor, QSB, QRM2/33944/559/599
K9TJL75W/Inv. VQSB119229+10dB/

 

Sunday, November 26, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC. Contest QRM on 14055 kHz, so went to 14349 kHz. I started with 95 watts, but QRO to kW at end of net. Very poor conditions on all bands today. I'm glad we at least made contact between different continents. Surely, conditions can only get better!
- De N1EA: I did not hear a ting, not a ting. Contest QRM, yes on 14055 kHz and at 1530Z I heard a LZ station calling CQ TEST.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKTF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, QSB/5794/55934/459
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-+20dB/--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, very poor path to USA33/57911/22911/229/

17 m: 1600 - 1633 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC. Nothing heard on 21055 kHz, so QSY to 18088 kHz.
- De CN8YR: 21055 kHz, contest QRM. 18088 kHz, thanks to Darrel who took NCS.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1615 UTC, 21055 and 18088 kHz; 15m: NIL but contest QRM; 17m: Just extremely faint signals at 1610Z, 1612Z.
- De N1EA: 18088 no ting except nice noise. I miss those cootie sounds here!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLCN8YRK3CKT
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, QSB/58934922/559
K9TJL75W/Inv. VHeavy QSB599/229-
CN8YR50W/2x7m vertical dipole-349-/559

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1556 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: 20m better than expected and better than usual.
- De G4CPA: I also heard Jim but very weak, still it's an improvement i reckon...
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*AA7FVF5LAWK9TJLG4CPA
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam20m in great shape569/569589329
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, good path to USA, QSB, worsening at end589589/439339
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--589-/-
G4CPA100W/G5IJStrong QSB-549--/

17 m: 1606 - 1620 UTC, 18089 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC: 15m was dead, nothing heard. 17m: As regular QRG was in use by V5/DK1CE, I called up 1. After we signed out, i came back to 18088 kHz for some CQs, but nothing heard.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: K3CKT 239 calling CQ SSN. I didn't reply. At 1605 up to 349, but announcing QSY to 17m. 1610 UTC, 18089 kHz: QRM pileup on 18088 kHz. I tuned around and found Med on 18089 kHz.
- De K9TJL: 17m: Heard CN8YR, heavy QSB, Didn't call Med as he would not of heard me. Interesting, I tried several Web SDR-s Nil also on the rest.
- De F5LAW: 15m: NIL. 17m: QRM 5 from DX pileup.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleDeep QSB/329
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam15m and 17m very poor22/439/
K9TJL-/Inv. VHeavy QSB229-

 

Sunday, December 10, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1525 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions not very good today, although they've been worse. Glad that we did have a truly intercontinental net today.
- De KA5TJS: Conditions mixed here for sure! Deep QSB and then the WES clobbered up. I would have had a solid copy on Yann but for the QRM.
- De G4CPA: I didn't hear a soul from SSN on any band an i called on them all. Lots of Fist test 599 boys hi!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSK9TJLF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamSome QRM, but only from very weak stations in the background/58/9958944/559
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VMixed, deep QSB, QRM58/99/11922/39
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, deep QSB, QRM 4/5569329-/

17 m: 1605 - 1655 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: CN8YR unavailable today, I took NCS but nothing heard. 1600 - 1615 UTC, 21055 and 18088 kHz: CQ SSN, NIL.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 1605 UTC 18088 kHz: I had just signed, when I heard Jim calling. VERY deep QSB, but great to work Jim again.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery deep QSB/589549

 

Sunday, December 17, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1536 UTC, 14056 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: All stations were good copy with me, but were not hearing each other.
- De ON4ADR: Listened today to see if I could hear stations from America. And yes right away I heard AA7FV in QSO with a RST 559 and after my response to his next call I heard 3x QRZ ON4? And bingo they had heard me in Tucson. Darrel's signal with clear tone had no QSB!
- De CN8YR: Heard F6HKA / Bert in QSO with Darrel then with TJ, but nil from US stns.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLON4ADR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQuite good/559589559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, QSB, good path to AZ55/69/119229
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-589119/-
ON4ADR90W/3 el. Yagi/No QSB559569-/

17 m: 1605 - 1625 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1606 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Nothing heard, 15m dead. 17m: K3CKT started at 339, then came up to 559, but faded back to 339 and then nothing. CN8YR nothing heard. After Jim finished working Med I called, but was not heard.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nil heard. 17m: No path at all to NCS. I called K3CKT several times but unheard.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*K9TJLK3CKT
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipolePoor/229239
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-229/-
K3CKT--339-/
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor--33/559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, bad QSB--22/549

 

Sunday, December 24, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1554 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: On all bands, started at 95 watts, then eventually QRO to kW. A very good net, but could have been even better if the ionosphere had been more friendly. I can't wait for the next 11-year cycle to begin. A very Happy Christmas to all.
- De F5LAW: Nice sessions, some bad QSB but better than usual. Merry Xmas to you and yours fellows.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/57955955/89
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-579/339339
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, some fast QSB589549/589
K3CKT-Better than usual; QRN, bad QSB at end59933944/569/

15 m: 1605 - 1610 UTC, 21055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: NIL, tried 2 CQ SSN, NIL.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKT
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/439

17 m: 1605 - 1648 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: F5LAW faded to 119 at end of net.
- De F5LAW: Solid copy on AA7FV, good path to AZ, but lost in the noise at end, around 1640Z.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKTF5LAWW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/59955/7911/579559
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599/449--
K3CKT--599-/129-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, unstable at end11/57911933/569/339

 

Sunday, December 31, 2017.

20 m: 1500 - 1541 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A great net. 95 watts to rhombic (QRO not needed on 20m.)
- De KA5TJS: Good way to end the year! Look for you guys next year.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSK9TJLK3CKTF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/579579579559
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQSB589/119599219
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, fast QSB at end579229439569/

17 m: 1605 - 1631 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. QRO to kW for 17m. All signals were fading into the noise by the end of the 17m net. A good, truly intercontinental SSN to end the year, although I wish signals on 15m had been stronger. Thanks to all for a great year of SSN, and I look forward to more great Sideswiper nets in 2018. Thanks to all the NCS for running the nets (...) All the best for 2018.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil sigs heard. 17m: Thanks Darrel for taking NCS and all QSPs. Thanks to all sideswipers for keeping this net alive whatever the conditions (...) Happy New Year to all.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz: Heard very weak signals at 119/NIL, probably CN8YR calling. Nice sessions on both bands in spite of QSB. Thanks fellows, 2017 SSN has been great and we'll do even better in 2018! HNY to you and yours gents, take care and BCNU.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*CN8YRK3CKTK9TJLF5LAW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/449449569559
CN8YR50W/2x7m vertical dipole-21/339/339--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, deep QSB at end589-339-/