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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
33
8
7
9
9
25
2
8
7
8
25
9
4
3
9
35
7
8
4
7
9
22
9
5
3
5
21
2
7
7
5
12
7
5
- - - - -
Total sessions: 49 Total participants: 173 Avg. part./session: 3.53

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
G4CPA
I5ECW
KA5TJS
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
AA7FV
K3CKT
20 m
K3CKT*
KA5TJS
F5LAW
AA7FV
K9TJL
W1SFR
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
KA5TJS
G4CPA
K3CKT
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
20 m
K3CKT*
F5LAW
AA7FV
KA5TJS
W1SFR
17 m
K3CKT*
F5LAW
W1SFR
/
FEB
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
G4CPA
K3CKT
KA5TJS
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
AA7FV
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
G4CPA
KA5TJS
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
F5LAW
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
F5LAW
K3CKT
W1SFR
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
20 m
F5LAW*
KA5TJS
/
MAR
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K3CKT
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
W1SFR
F5LAW
AA7FV
AE0P
20 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
F5LAW
20 m
K3CKT*
F5LAW
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
F5LAW
K7VNE
K9TJL
WF1S/QRP
17 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
K7VNE
/
APR
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
K7VNE
KA5TJS
W5PEH
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
F5LAW
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
K3CKT
SM0VNZ
20 m
AA7FV*
AE0P
K9TJL
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
K7VNE
K3CKT
AE0P
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
AE0P
K3CKT
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
MAY
20 m
AA7FV*
AE0P
W6VIO
17 m
CN8YR*
EA8CPN
17 m
CN8YR*
DL3SXW
F6FLF
20 m
K3CKT*
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
K9TJL
K9IBM
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
K3CKT
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
30 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
/
JUN
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
17 m
CN8YR*
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
W9OD
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
K3CKT
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K3CKT
K9TJL
20 m
G4CPA*
F5LAW
/
JUL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
N4OW
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
20 m
G4CPA*
F5LAW
M0VRW
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K7MOA
K9TJL
No data
22
29
AUG
5
12
19
26
/
SEP
2
9
16
23
30
OCT
7
14
21
28
/
NOV
4
11
18
25
/
DEC
2
9
16
23
30

Report Tables.

Sunday, January 7, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 W at first, then QRO to kW. Another 3 or more dB s/n on the intercontinental signals would make a big difference! Conditions for this first intercontinental net of 2018 were not great. Hopefully things will improve later in the year. All the best for 2018 to everyone.
- De F5LAW: HNY to all, let's hope for better conditions in 2018.
- De KA5TJS: AA7FV Nil to 599 at the end. Signals very low but Darrel came up nicely. TNX and CUL.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWG4CPAI5ECWKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamQSB, some EU QRM/44/559329449599
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, fast QSB/echo on sigs from AZ579/119119119
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VSignals very low599229229229/

17 m: 1604 - 1636 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil sigs. 17m: Yann and me heard K3CKT Jim and AA7FV Darrel calling SSN from time to time. I lost Yann completely around 1630z. Jim and Darrel signed off at 1636z.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: Good path to CN but Completely lost NCS' signals at 1618Z. Signals back at 1629Z, then QSB, NIL again. NIL from USA here at end.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz, nothing heard. 17m: I briefly heard another "CQ SSN" under Jim at 1615 UTC (de F5LAW: that was me, sorry, I had lost all signals), but it disappeared in QSB. After signing with Jim at 1635 UTC I heard Med's call clearly, before it disappeared again into the QSB. I tried calling Med, but he couldn't hear me.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAWAA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*50W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB/55/99329549
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Strange, good path to CN, deep QSB[589]/339-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamVery QSB219-/43/559

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: It was ruff but glad to hear you guys. I could not hear TJ at all and only pulled out about 50% on Yann. Jim started to drop out toward the end.
- De F5LAW: QRM 5 at first on 14055 kHz, but heard K3CKT calling, checked in. Checked alt QRG and heard AA7FV and K9TJL, QSPed net on 14055 kHz, QSY back to regular QRG.
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC. Contest QRM on 14055 kHz, so listened on 14349 kHz, and found TJ (1502 UTC). Yann came up to tell us that Jim and Allen were in QSO on 14055 kHz. So, QSY: 1515 UTC 14055 kHz.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*KA5TJSF5LAWAA7FVK9TJLW1SFR
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB53/79/21953/89-X
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, very deep QSB at end589229/559229589
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-579589559/579X

17 m: 1604 - 1625 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Band totally closed here. 17m: Many QRM from EU stns working up XT2AW who was on 18086 kHz.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1604 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: Good path to NCS, no other stations heard.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1610 UTC, 18088 kHz: Heard K3CKT and CN8YR, both equally weak, both calling CQ SSN, but not hearing each other at all. Med was in QSO with F5LAW, but I couldn't hear Yann at all. I tried calling both K3CKT and CN8YR, but neither could hear me, even with QRO. Surely conditions MUST get better soon?
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAWK3CKT
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletPoor at end, deep QSB, QRM/33/579-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood path to CN, deep QSB579/-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamExtremely poor339-339

 

Sunday, January 21, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1535 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Running 95 watts, until last 2 minutes I went QRO to kW. I could hear another weak signal in the noise, but too weak to copy any characters. I'm not sure if it was a SSN station or not.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWKA5TJSG4CPAK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamNot good today, QSB/539599--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, QSB, local noise55/79/239219239
G4CPA100W/G5IJVery poor on all bands229--/-

17 m: 1604 - 1616 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: QSB, lost AA7FV from time to time.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard.
- De F5LAW: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: Could just hear weak signals, 219 at best, no call signs copied.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletVery poor, QSB/229
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamNot good today339/

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1544 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: Unusually poor paths intra USA on 20m, crazy conditions.
- De AA7FV: Yann was the only station I could copy well. Exceptionally poor conditions today, but Yann was a good signal in AZ on 20m, doing a great NCS job with all the QSPs.
- De KA5TJS: AA7FV: Very weak this morning, very unusual. K3CKT: Good copy all the way thru. F5LAW Weak but band was quiet. 95% copy.
- De G4CPA: Nothing hrd in Yorkshire, except an EA stn calling for FISTS contacts on 14.055 and nearby contest stns. Condx were bad to say the least, dead on 21 & 18 MHz also!
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*F5LAWAA7FVKA5TJSW1SFR
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, unstable, very deep QSB569/55/892/339449
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamExceptionally poor11944/559/339119
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-55/6922/3921/29/-

17 m: 1545 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
- De F5LAW: W1SFR and I shifted to 18088 kHz at 1545Z, good signals but awful QSB. 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard, tried 1 CQ SSN. NIL later on 17m, just very puny signals at 1615Z, no copy. Tried several CQ SSN calls, NIL.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1606 UTC, 18088 kHz: K3CKT 339, then faded out and disappeared completely.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*F5LAWW1SFR
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, deep QSB-/569
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamExceptionally poor339--

 

Sunday, February 4, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1601 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first, then at end of 20m net QRO to kW. 1500 UTC: QRM on 14055 kHz, so QSY to 14055.5 kHz... I heard K3CKT already in QSO with KA5TJS on 14055, so with Yann we QSY back to 14055 kHz. I did not hear G4CPA after our QSY.
- De F5LAW: 1500 UTC: 14055 kHz QRM 5. AA7FV took NCS on 14055.5 kHz till 1523Z, then back to 14055 kHz with K3CKT and KA5TJS. AA7FV had to QSP most transmissions.
- De KA5TJS: Well I did not hear anything when I came on freq. so made a call and heard Jim. We had a good QSO and then we made a couple of calls. I heard a signal above us and went up .50 and heard Darrel talking to someone. I went back down so Jim did not think he lost me to tell him about Darrel and then he joined us. No other stations heard here in ETX.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWG4CPAK3CKTKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamQuite good to EU, inter-USA not so good/55/6944/559559589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, good path to AZ57/99/-33/549229
G4CPA100W/G5IJQRM44/559-/--
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-58/99--43/559/

17 m: 1604 - 1635 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: F5LAW Yann 579 to Nil deep QSB. Didn't absolutely heard Darrel AA7FV, QRM from DL stations over Yann's QTC.
- De F5LAW: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 17m: Lost NCS at end, very deep QSB + QRM.
- De AA7FV: I did not try 15m today.
- De G4CPA: I hrd Med CN8YR clng CQ 559 on 15 mtrs. Called but he didn't hr me then he QSY'd to 18.087 559, tried agn but no luck. Best I can do!!
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAWAA7FV
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletDeep QSB, QRM from EU/579-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely unstable, very deep QSB579/559
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamMarginal44/55933/449/
G4CPA100W/G5IJ-559--

 

Sunday, February 11, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1542 UTC, 14055.2 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions not too bad on 20m. No QRO needed. (Just a little HF, to avoid QRM).
- De KA5TJS: Band was very QSB but good copy and both stations. Did not hang around for a QSY as it was breakfast time and upper band above 20 had been bad this morning.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWG4CPAKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamNot too bad/54/59449579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDANot bad but some QRM, QSB at end589/-339
G4CPA100W/G5IJPipeline to AZ, nil anyone else559-/-
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery QSB56/9922/339-/

17 m: 1604 - 1621 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Closed bands here at Casablanca. I called on 15m from 1600 to 1604, Nil and on 17m from 1604 to 1611. Heard a weak VV on 17m I guessed it was Darrel, but who fainted so early.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz, nothing heard. 17m: CN8YR was calling CQ SSN, but faded out. I _think_ he heard me call, but I'm not sure. F5LAW, fading out after a few minutes.
- De F5LAW: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard, local noise. 17m: No path to NCS, lost AA7FV in QSB at end.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVF5LAW
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamQSB329/339
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, QSB, band noisy-33/569/

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1537 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Mixed conditions today. Contest QRM on 14055 kHz, so went to 14349 kHz. F5LAW and K3CKT faded out by 1520 UTC. Initially I was using 95 watts, but QRO to kW at end, when signals were disappearing.
- De KA5TJS: Very QSB again today, Got 90% of Yann and Steve. Darrel and Jim were Q5 copy through out. Band was quiet here. CW contest covered up lower portion of the band.
- De F5LAW: Thanks to AA7FV for all QSPs. Extremely deep QSB at end, lost all stations.
- De G4CPA: Nil SSN all QRGs.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSF5LAWK3CKTW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamAZ/EU quite good at first, but dropped out at end/58/99559559559
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VVery QSB55/89/22/3955/6922/39
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, deep QSB, band very noisy569339/44/569329

17 m: 1600 - 1640 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 21055 kHz: Didn't call as I heard weak sigs fm contest stns. 17m: Thanks Darrel for QSP fm Jim and for taking NCS.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC: Nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 17m: Both Med and Jim were solid signals with me, albeit with QSB. However, Med and Jim both only gave each other RST 119. No other stations heard.
- De F5LAW: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: NIL at first, then at 1618Z, K3CKT at 329 giving report to CN8YR, other signals at 119. I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletQSB/34/569119
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamAZ/CN8 fairly good, QSB549/549
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAVery poor--329

 

Sunday, February 25, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1525 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: AA7FV unavailable (RX only) and NIL from K3CKT so I tried some CQ SSN. Heard very weak signals from KA5TJS and a W? station but no copy. 15m: NIL. 17m: Just heard some faint signals at 119 at times, no copy at all. From the group: Get well soon Darrel!
- De KA5TJS: I did not hear any other stations. Thunder storms again in the area!
- De AA7FV: I just listened using an indoor antenna (a tuned 2-ft whip) on my FT857D. I also listened at 1600 UTC on 18088 kHz, but nothing heard.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz; 1605 - 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: No slightest signal on the 2 bands. We miss Darrel's Rhombic. Quick recovery dear Darrel, take care.
- De G4CPA, ON4ADI, PA3BYW: Nothing heard on QRGs.
DeStationConditionsF5LAW*KA5TJS
F5LAW*50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, band noisy/219
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VBand was ruff219/
AA7FV-/Tuned 2-ft indoor whip--589

 

Sunday, March 4, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Some of the worst band conditions I've heard for the net.
- De G4CPA: Nothing at all.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK3CKTK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/449-579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, deep QSB, QRN 322/549/339339

17 m: 1600 - 1640 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: Steve heard Darrel AA7FV, nil in my side. Thanks Steve for report QSP.
- De F5LAW: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: Solid copy on W1SFR relaying messages from/to AA7FV. Deep QSB on NCS at end.
- De AA7FV: I did not listen on 21055 kHz.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*W1SFRF5LAWAA7FVAE0P
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletDeep QSB at end on F5LAW/579579--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAStrange, unsettled, QSB at end589559/-539
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-229449-/-

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1533 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
- De AA7FV: Not very good conditions today, although Yann was a nice signal on 20m. Also a weak station in the background (119) but no call copied. 1600 UTC. Briefly listened on 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1605 UTC 18088 kHz. Put out CQ SSN, but no replies heard. 1615 UTC heard K3CKT calling CQ SSN, 339, then faded out. I tried calling Jim, but no reply heard.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1604 UTC, 21055 kHz and 1604 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz: NCS Med - CN8YR being unavailable, I tried several CQ SSN on both bands but nothing heard, not a squeak.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKTF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamNot very good/44/559559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, deep QSB569229/

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Again sorry not providing you company. I have an issue with my tuner with an infinite SWR.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1603 UTC, 21055 kHz and 1603 - 1610 UTC, 18088 kHz. NIL heard, I didn't call.
- De AA7FV: I think these were the worst conditions I've yet experienced on this Intercontinental net, although the long-standing pipeline between IL and AZ on 20m does seem still to be working. I could hear a weak signal at 119, but could not copy any characters. I'm guessing that my weak signal heard was Yann. 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1605 UTC, 18088 kHz: I just caught some snatches of "CQ SSN" in the noise, but could not catch any call. Probably Jim; K3CKT 219. Put out a few CQ SSN calls myself, but no replies.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*F5LAWAA7FVK9TJL
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAStrange, extremely unstable, local noise54/59/-559
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam--119/589

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Ruff here. Heard Darrel well at first and then QSB cut in. When he called the second time he could not hear my reply.
- De K7VNE: I tried to check in on 14.055 did not have much success... I did see someone try to call me but could not copy their call sign. I also seen Darrel aa7FV on but was not able to connect.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSF5LAWK7VNEK9TJLWF1S/QRP
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/57934/559449599349
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VRuff32/579/32/43921/339--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, very deep and slow QSB, QRN 322/569-/-33/549-
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599--579/229

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Nil heard on 15/17m. Called from 1600 to 1613 UTC.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC Nothing heard on 21055 kHz.
- De K7VNE: I then tried on 18.088 for about 10min from 16:00 - 16:10 with nothing heard then finally I got Darrel at 16:22 but.... Condx very poor. Oh well.... At least we made contact I copied his 449 from me and I copied him at 339 .... I also believe I may have heard K3cd? (K3CKT) Could not cpi anything else from him.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1603 UTC, 21055 kHz and 1603 - 1610 UTC, 18088 kHz: NIL heard, both bands dead, I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKTK7VNE
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/34/55933/449
K7VNE-Very poor339-/
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-229-549

 

Sunday, April 1, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1535 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: K3CKT faded into the noise at 1530 UTC. No signals heard from outside the USA. Intra-USA signals were mostly marginal, although to and from Arizona was not too bad.
- De KA5TJS: Darrel was strong thru the hole net and good copy on Jim. Pete is a little to close to me and did not hear TJ at all.
- De F5LAW: RX report, I didn't call, rough copy, tuner QRM at end. K3CKT: best signal around 1520Z. Heard Jim QNF net at 1535Z.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKTK7VNEKA5TJSW5PEH
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamFairly poor/599589-589579
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599/-569--
K7VNE---589-/--
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. V-57/99-53/59-/22/329
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, band noisy, QRM22/449-22/449---

17 m: 1600 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1602 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 1602 - 1617 UTC 18088 kHz: Lost Darrel at 1610. I gave up at 16:17. QRM from many stations calling a dx (7Q7EI who was on 18086).
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: nothing heard. 1605 UTC 18088 kHz: CN8YR faded into the noise after 5 minutes. By 1615 UTC a DX pileup starting spilling over onto the frequency.
- De K9TJL: Heard med calling CQ SSN several times. I called no reply.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz and 1602 - 1610 UTC, 18088 kHz: NIL heard, both bands dead, I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletAgain very bad/54/59-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamFairly poor549/559
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-22/339--

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055.3 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14055.3 kHz (There was QRM on 14055.0): K3CKT was calling CQ SSN, Jim couldn't hear my calls.
- De F5LAW: 14055 kHz QRL, heard AA7FV calling K3CKT on 55.3. K3CKT and K9TJL NIL here, strange conditions.
- De CN8YR: 20m: Heard only F6HKA IN QSOs. Nil from SSN stns.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKTF5LAWK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/44944/559589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, deep QSB, local noise S455/79-/-
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599--/

17 m: 1600 - 1623 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 15m, 1600 - 1604 UTC: Nil. 17m, 1600 - 1623 UTC: Deep QSB, lost Jim.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC Nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 1608 UTC 18088 kHz: Jim was in QSO with Med (disappearing completely into the noise), but signals were so poor that I didn't call.
- De K9TJL: Heard NCS Med CN8YR @ 1612Z Sigs. 2-2-9.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz and 18088 kHz: Brief QSX, NIL.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*K3CKTSM0VNZ
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletDeep QSB/339569
K3CKT--339/-
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, QSB119329-
K9TJL-/Inv. V-229--

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: QRO to kW while talking to K3CKT (QSB down to 119 at end) on 20m. 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1605 - 1620 UTC 18088 kHz: K9TJL peaked at 329 calling CQ SSN, but faded down completely into the noise. Tried CQ SSN, but no replies heard. I checked RBN for any reports on aa7fv's calls during SSN this morning. On 20m, just a selection of continental USA stations. On 17m, just two reports on RBN, close to each other from the far side of the USA: More than averagely poor conditions!
- De F5LAW: 1500 - 1515 UTC, 14055 kHz: No SSN stations heard. 1600 - 1610 UTC, 21055 kHz and 18088 kHz: NIL.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*AE0PK9TJLK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor again/56957911/559
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-579-/-

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 watts, but conditions were so bad QRO to kW. As well as weak signals between most stations, there was strong QSB on everyone. The bad conditions caused some accidental simultaneous transmissions within the net, and then a non-SSN station started calling CQ exactly on our frequency. Good to hear everyone, but all in all, very poor conditions today.
- De F5LAW: QSX only on 20m. Didn't try 15/17m.
- De N1EA: Hearing nothing today. SWL only.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K7VNEK3CKTAE0PK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, strong QSB, QRM/449459569589
K7VNE-Heavy QRN right on QRG339/439--
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599329229-/
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, band noisy219----

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Nil today on 15/17 m 1600 - 1610 UTC.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1605 UTC, 18088 kHz: K3CKT, Jim was calling CQ SSN, but didn't hear my reply. His signal faded down below the noise. K9TJL: The AZ - IL pipeline managed to beat the terrible conditions.
- De K9TJL: No other station heard on CW portion of 17 meters Today.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKTK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamTerrible/22953/49
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-54/79-/

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1543 UTC, 14055.1 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 watts, then QRO to kW. Weak QRM on 14055 kHz, so QSY to 14055.1 kHz, try a CQ SSN. Conditions on 20m not bad to AZ, but other stations were not copying each other well, or at all.
- De F5LAW: 14055 kHz QRL, heard AA7FV calling up 0.1 kHz.
- De AE0P: Conditions were generally poor with higher QRN that I suspect were a result of very high local winds and storms.
- De N1EA: SWL report from N1EA. I heard Brian, AE0P during the 1500Z run. I did not hear anyone else.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWAE0PK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamHeavy QSB on all stations/44/559569559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, fast QSB, band noisy56/89/22921/449
AE0P100W/Steppir verticalPoor, QRN, unusual SSB QRM599339/559

17 m: 1604 - 1621 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: Heard Darrel calling Jim so i also tried calling him, but nil. Sigs faded at the end.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 17m: K3CKT calling CQ SSN. Did not hear my replies. Jim then faded into the noise. Med replied to me, deep QSB. Both eventually faded into the noise.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: Only heard brief peaks at 229 from NCS, I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKT
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doubletFast changing/229-
AA7FV95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, deep QSB on both33/549/449
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDA/G5RVExtremely poor, fast QSB229--

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Was also called by W6VIO (Mike, LA) RST 589, but Mike did not know it was the SSN and didn't stay.
- De F5LAW: 1500 - 1515 UTC, 14055 kHz: NIL.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*AE0PW6VIO
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/579589

17 m: 1604 - 1613 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: Nil from SSN stns.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1603 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: NIL from NCS, very deep QSB on EA8CPN, I didn't call.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz nothing heard. 1605 - 1620 UTC 18088 kHz nothing heard. Very few signals on the band at all.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*EA8CPN
CN8YR*80W/2x20m doublet-/599
EA8CPN--599/
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, fast QSB-[559]

 

Sunday, May 13, 2018.

17 m: 1606 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 14055 kHz at 1551 UTC: IR0UN Dom 599/599.
- De F5LAW: 1500 - 1510 UTC, 14055 kHz: Very faint signals, no copy. 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 1602 - 1612 UTC, 18088 kHz: NIL from NCS most of time, I called but was unheard. Other stations: NIL.
- De AA7FV: From 1500 to 1540 UTC I tried listening on 14055 and 14349 kHz, alternating between the web SDR stations at: Twente, Holland, DJ3LE, Germany, KFS, California, NA5B, Washington DC. No SSN stations heard at any SDR. Twente was suffering from high (S7) lightning static, and contest stations were active on the American receivers, but I heard no hint of any SSN station. 17m: Med had QSOs with DL3SXW and F6FLF (whom I couldn't hear) and was calling CQ SSN. High lightning static on the Twente receiver, but Med was coming in above the QRN. Great to hear such a strong and clear signal from Med, until he faded into the QRN at 1620 UTC.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*DL3SXWF6FLF
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, deep QSB[329]--
AA7FVTwente webSDRHigh lightning static579--

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: Extremely weak signals from NCS, I didn't call.
- De N1EA: I was very happy to hear Jim K3CKT on the 1500Z session about 1520Z. At any rate, Jim sadly was very weak but I'm amazed I could even hear him because he is so close. But the station he worked on the SSN was even weaker and I didn't catch his call sign, nor when Jim came back as QSB had taken him out of my little receiver. I use an ITT/Mackay 3030 receiver.
DeStationConditionsK3CKT*K9TJL
K3CKT*--/569
K9TJL75W/Inv. VHeavy QSB539/
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, band noisy21/29-

17 m: 1602 - 1615 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De K9TJL: K9IBM - Dan was some 200 Miles from this location. Extremely rare conditions.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: NIL from NCS most of time, no other stations heard. I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*K9TJLK9IBM
K9TJL75W/Inv. VExtremely rare conditions-/549
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, deep QSB[219]--

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Listened first on 14055 kHz, but so much QRM that I went straight to 14349, as predicted by Allen. I started with 95 watts, then QRO to kW halfway though 20m net. This was also my first QSO with my new Begali HST Mk2 key.
- De K9TJL: F5LAW, just a Tweet. Copied a Letter now and then with heavy/deep QSB. Nice to hear Jim, K3CKT working his station piercing thru the deep QSB.
- De G4CPA: Condx very poor once again + contest rubbish everywhere. I tried QNI but no one heard me. I listen every week awaiting condx to improve HI!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamFairly poor/579449449
K9TJL75W/Inv. VDeep QSB54/79/-22/339
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, bad QSB, QRN 555/79-/-
G4CPA100W/G5IJVery poor once again339---

17 m: 1602 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: This day of WPX contest I didn't try 21055 kHz, and went directly to 17m. Called from 1602 to 1608 UTC but no sigs heard. Hope some improvement next week.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: nothing heard.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: NCS QSB down into noise + QRN 5, I didn't call. Another station was transmitting at same time, I heard "K3CKT", (RST 219) maybe Jim or another station calling him. 1608Z, TSTM/rain, had to disconnect antennas.
- De N1EA: I heard Med - CN8YR at 1608Z but only by cheating and listening by the SDR at the University of Twente, Netherlands. Sadly conditions must be terrible, you were 339 there where usually you'd be 579 to 599 plus depending on conditions.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKT
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB-/21/529
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, QSB, QRN 5[219]--
N1EATwente webSDRTerrible339--

30 m: 1620 - 1630 UTC, 10121 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: As a test, we QSY to 30m. K3CKT fading into the noise. 30m no better than 17m had been.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB/349

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: K3CKT, QSB and disappearing. There was another, very weak station calling us, at RST 219, but I couldn't copy the call. Today probably had the worst SSN conditions I've experienced, although the AZ-IL pipeline is still there.
- De K9TJL: Heavy QRM from County Hunters Net (CHN). Strong sigs.
- De F5LAW: NIL but EU stations.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExtremely poor/57922/339
K9TJL75W/Inv. VHeavy QRM579/339

17 m: 1600 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: I think this is the worst year since 2011. No signal heard on 15m and 17m. 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 1604 - 1618 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1530 UTC 18088 kHz: K9TJL calling CQ SSN, but I couldn't stay to reply. 1600-1615 UTC 21055 kHz, nothing heard. 1600 to 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz, nothing heard. I put out some CQ SSN calls, but no replies.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: Heard CN8YR calling, 219. In the noise/NIL most of time, I didn't call. 17m: CN8YR calling. Rough copy, brief peaks at 539 at 1607Z, I called but was unheard. Down into noise again later.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*K9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamExtremely poor-569
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, deep QSB[21539]-

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: SKCC QRM exactly on frequency, especially at the end of the 20m net.
- De K9TJL: Post Net Jim and I had short chat. Many Stns rude and no clue how to operate a station. No QSK or maybe no Receivers. Makes it rather difficult and Jim and i Ole school. We both cranked up the speed with double words. We did get our Two cents in regardless. Miss BEN.
- De F5LAW: Heard some EU and US stations on QRG, mostly contesters. No SSN stations heard.
- De KA5TJS: I did not make it again. Rain and thunder storms here in ETX. Then the power went out again.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKTW9OD
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamNot very good, QRM/569229589
K9TJL75W/Inv. VHeavy QRM569/22/339589

17 m: 1600 - 1615 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Again bad conditions on both bands; 1600 - 1602 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 1602 - 1607 UTC 18088 kHz: AO18FCW has mobilized our regular frequency, so went 0.5kHz up. Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1610 UTC 21055 kHz, nothing heard. 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: Our AZ-IL pipeline is holding up, but no other stations heard.
- De F5LAW: 15m: Think I heard Med - CN8YR calling, RST 119, no copy. 17m: Heard CN8YR calling but in the noise most of time. QRM from pileup. Med shifted up 0.5 kHz but very rough copy, I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor-/569
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, deep QSB, QRM[219]--

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Signals were relatively weak this morning, with deep QSB, but I was receiving both Jim and TJ nearly 100%. The real problem for me was contest QRM that came up on the frequency after we had been been in QSO for 15 minutes. No signals from outside the USA heard on either band today.
- De K9TJL: I will say "It is what it is". It could be worse as NO/MUF.
- De F5LAW: Very faint signals from unidentified SSN stations till 1514Z, then Jim popped out of the noise, 549 for a while, down into noise again afterwards. I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamPoor, sigs weak, deep QSB, contest QRM/569449
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-579/22/579
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, deep QSB, contest QRM--549

17 m: 1600 - 1625 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: As usual these last weeks: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil, 1603 - 1613 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC Listened on 21055 for few minutes. Nothing heard.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL. 17m: Very faint signals from CN8YR. AA7FV 329 at first, 549 at 1618Z with QRO but down into noise. I replied to CQ but was unheard.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK3CKTK9TJL
AA7FV95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamPoor-/33/449549
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--479339/
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, awful QSB[219]32/549--

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De G4CPA: Yann, looks like u & I were the only fish in the net yesterday... Just great to have a nice QSO wid u in sporadic E condx ,there were two other stns in QSO at the end of our session it was a G stn and an Italian just as condx were changing hi! But nothing hrd of SSN on the other QRG's.
- De F5LAW: NIL on QRG until Geoff started calling CQ SSN at 1506Z, smashing signals, incredible... We had a very nice chat. No other stations heard. At 1530Z, just before QSY, deep QSB. NIL on 15/17m. 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: CN8YR? 119, no copy. 1602 - 1615 UTC, 18088 kHz: CN8YR 319, I called but couldn't QNI, very poor path.
- De CN8YR: Yes Yann, it was me, but didn't hear anything on both bands. No worries, we will follow the whims of "lady propagation" and we'll get it soon.
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsG4CPA*F5LAW
G4CPA*100W/G5IJSporadic E condx, changing at end/+20dB
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor but short skip exceptionally good, deep QSB at end+20dB/

 

Sunday, July 1, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Slow QSB on N4OW and Al eventually faded into the noise. There was another very weak signal in the background, but no characters copied.
- De F5LAW: NIL or very faint signals from an SSN stations at times, no call sign copied.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLN4OW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/579449
K9TJL75W/Inv. VPoor579/449

17 m: 1605 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Nothing here on both bands from 1600 to 1615 UTC.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1610 UTC nil heard on 21055 kHz. The AZ-IL pipeline is holding up, but otherwise conditions are awful. I see (RBN) that Jim - K3CKT was calling on 15m during the SSN net this morning, although none of us copied him.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1610 UTC, 21055 and 18088 kHz: NIL, both bands dead.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/54/59
K9TJL75W/Inv. VPoor, heavy QSB54/69/

 

Sunday, July 8, 2018.

20 m: 1500 - 1546 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: NIL until G4CPA showed up at 1510Z. Smashing signals from Yorkshire. We had a very nice chat, some deep QSB at 1530Z. Then M0VRW called me, very nice QSO as well. No other stations heard.
- De AA7FV: Contest QRM on and around 14055. Tried a call on 140349 kHz, no replies. Then tried a call on 14055.5 kHz, still no replies. Gave up at 1530 UTC, after a QSO with NO8C, who was in SKCC contest. Extremely poor conditions today. This may be the first time I've not heard ANY SSN stations on 20m. Checked RBN: Looks like Jim may have given up on 20m and gone to 30m at 1524Z.
DeStationConditionsG4CPA*F5LAWM0VRW
G4CPA*100W/G5IJFantastic pipeline thru E Sporadic prop/+20dBX
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAShort skip unusually good, QSB at end+20dB/+10dB

17 m: 1602 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1610 UTC, listened on 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: Put out CQ SSN, and was answered by K7MOA. We had a nice QSO. 1612 UTC K9TJL. Good that the AZ-IL pipeline didn't let us down.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: 119 signals, probably CN8YR calling. 1602 - 1615 UTC, 18088 kHz: Faint signals from CN8YR, QSB to NIL, path not good enough to QNI.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK7MOAK9TJL
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam--/579579
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Extremely poor, deep QSB[219]---

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018.

No data, QRX please.