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Region 3 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
14
4
4
4
2
26
7
6
7
6
24
7
4
5
8
26
5
7
7
7
18
5
5
3
5
29
5
6
8
10
5
2
3
- - - - -
Total sessions: 48 Total participants: 142 Avg. part./session: 2.96

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
/
FEB
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK2IOW
VK7CW
VK4BGR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
F5LAW
ON4ADI
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
G4FAD
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
/
MAR
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
G4FAD
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
VK2JDR
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
DU1NA
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2IOW
VK4AAN
/
APR
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
K7VNE
W1YL/7
JS6TMW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
YC1JCD
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
K7VNE
G4BUE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK6RR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE
K7VNE
No net
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
YC1JCD
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
MAY
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
K7VNE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
YC1JCD
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
W1YL/7
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
/
JUN
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK4BGR
VK7CW
VK5EEE
VK6RR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE
VK6RR
7J1ATG/2
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE
VK4AAN
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE
VK2IOW
20 m
JL1MUT*
YC1JCD
VK5EEE
VK4AAN
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
YC1JCD
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
/
JUL
20 m
JL1MUT*
YC1JCD
VK5EEE
20 m
JL1MUT*
YC1JCD
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: 0859 - 0916 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San checked out at 0916 UTC. 0916 - 0922 UTC 14349 kHz; 0925 - 0936 UTC 10149 kHz; 0937 - 0945 UTC 14349 kHz: No reply for CQ. I was hoping LP EU/AF. But it might be too late or poor band conditions.
- De VK7CW: Nil other stations were heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ. I checked out of the net early at 0916utc due to participating in SKCC K3Y event.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/569
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood between JA and VK, slight SSB QRM569/

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0931 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: Good conditions on 20m between JA and VK. There was some initial radar intermittently on frequency but we could both work through it. It did not last long (...) Band was very quiet apart from initial radar QRM with good conditions. Nil other stations were heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiExcellent/579
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood, radar QRM599/

30 m: 0931 - 0945 UTC, 10149 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: The radar QRM was heard on 30m at the beginning but it was gone soon. No other station than VK7CW, Steve San checked in but we enjoyed chat putting out CQ several times.
- De VK7CW: Once again nil other stations heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ. It would be nice if we could encourage more stations to participate in the Region 3 SSN.
- De F5LAW: Heard sideswiper signals, RST 219, a letter now and then but no call signs copied. Heavy bursts of digital transmissions at times. My G5RV is poor on 30m.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleExcellent, radar QRM/569
VK7CW100W/GPGood, band very quiet, no QRM/QRN579/

 

Sunday, January 21, 2018.

20 m: 0902 - 0928 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We run the new frequencies, 14055.0 and 10121.5 kHz. They were clear, no QRM (...) I heard the station sending ? ? to ask about our callsigns after Steve San checked out at 0955 UTC. Immediately I put out CQ but until 1005utc but no reply was heard. Someone was listening our QSO. I hope that he is interested in our net.
- De VK7CW: Our new freq of 14.055 was very successful and clear. Even though there was a contest in progress we experienced no QRM or QRN. However despite Yo San and I calling CQ several times nil other stations were heard.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiQRG clear, no QRM/579
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood between JA and VK599/

30 m: 0929 - 0955 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: The band was a bit noisy but Yo San was 599 so no problem. Once again our new freq of 10121.5 proved to be clear of QRM. Despite Yo San and I calling CQ once again nil other stations were heard.
- De F5LAW: RX only, clearly copied both call signs, parts of messages, both signals of same strength.
- De ON4ADI: Could only listen from 09.55 to 10.00 UTC and could hear some station calling CQ SSN and I think it was YO SAN de JL1MUT.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleQRG clear, no QRM/579
VK7CW100W/GPGood between JA and VK599/
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor, EU QRM at times219219
ON4ADI-/LW-219X

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018.

20 m: 0858 - 0930 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: 20/30m: Once again nil other check ins with Yo San and I calling CQ.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/579
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood between JA and VK; QRG very clear, band very quiet, no QRM/QRN599/

30 m: 0936 - 0952 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San checked out at 0952 UTC. Afterwards I continued to put out CQ SSN until 1000 UTC. But no reply was heard.
- De VK7CW: I checked into the 30m net a few minutes late (...) Nil other check ins when I checked out at 0953 UTC.
- De F5LAW: Poor conditions, permanent carrier QRM until 0945Z, SSB splatters, carrier back at 0950Z, I gave up at 0953Z.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/569
VK7CW100W/GPGood between JA and VK; band a bit noisy579/
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor, QRM, carrier and SSB splatters219229

 

Sunday, February 4, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0941 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Steve San, VK7CW informed Pat San of SSN last Friday. We had 3 stations on the net. So the net became a real net. Pat San tried to use 20m yagi heading to JA in the middle of the net. It was no problem to communicate with VK7CW, Steve San.
- De VK7CW: A big welcome to VK2IOW Pat, for joining us tonight on the net with his homebrew steel ruler cootie. Great to have you on the SSN Pat and the cootie sounded great! 599 on your Yagi and Inverted vee, great signals on both.
- De ON4ADI and F5LAW: Nothing heard on either band.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiNot too bad between VK and JA, good inter VK/579569
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood JA/VK, QRG very clear, band very quiet, no QRM/QRN599/599
VK2IOW80W/Inv. V/4 el. monoband Yagi-569599/

30 m: 0942 - 1008 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/579439
VK7CW100W/GPGood JA/VK, band very quiet569/599
VK2IOW70W/Inv. V-549599/

 

Sunday, February 11, 2018.

20 m: 0900 - 0943 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Everyone could copy all the participant with solid signals. I have never seen such a wonderful band conditions on SSN Region 3. I had a great time. VK4BGR checked out just before QSY to 30m for the dinner.
- De VK7CW: Nice to have George check in on 20m and very nice to meet him for the 1st time.
- De F5LAW: Can't rotate the beam so receiving from the sides of the antenna, about same signal strengths on G5RV but better S/N ratio on beam.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK2IOWVK7CWVK4BGR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiExcellent, good inter VK/599599589
VK2IOW?W/4 el. monoband Yagi-599/579579
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGreat JA/VK and inter VK599579/599
VK4BGR40W/Inv. V-599579599/
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAPoor, QSB, noise329129219119

30 m: 0944 - 1027 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: I think it was the best condx we have seen on 30m since region 3 net began!
- De F5LAW: VK7CW was 549 steady at 0950Z, 339 later at 1002Z so part copy on WX info but amazing signals with the GP, excellent indeed!
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleExcellent, good inter VK/599569
VK7CW100W/GPGreat JA/VK and inter VK599/599
VK2IOW60W/Inv. V-569599/
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor but very good path to VK711933/549119

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0929 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Few checked in but we had a great net. F5LAW, Yann San checked in 30m session.
- De VK7CW: Nil other stations heard this week on 20m despite Yo San and I calling CQ.
- De F5LAW: Been listening for a few minutes, very weak signals + local noise.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/599
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGreat between JA and VK599/

30 m: 0930 - 1004 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Yann San replied to VK7CW, Steve San's CQ SSN. I didn't hear Yann San but Steve San relayed the messages for Yann San and me. Just before Yann San checked in, Steve San had a reply from G3 station but didn't copy the callsign.
- De VK7CW: We also had a surprise check in, F5LAW Yann. It was very nice to have him check into the Region 3 SSN on 30m. Also when I called CQ I did hear a very weak signal from a G3 but sadly I could not get his call and I did not hear him again. Unfortunately Yann and Yo San could not hear each other so I had to relay.
- De F5LAW: Thanks Steve for QSPs to/from NCS. I couldn't hear the G3 station calling the net, skip too long, also very faint signals from ON4ADI - Paul.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWF5LAWON4ADI
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/589--
VK7CW100W/GPgood between JA and VK599/319-
F5LAW50W/G5RVGood path to VK7, no QRM/QRN11922/449/219

 

Sunday, February 25, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0954 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San was using his new key, KDM-2. His keying was so beautiful as usual. It worked well. VK2IOW, Pat San couldn't use his 20m beam because of the windy WX. But his signals were solid with his inverted Vee antenna and 50w output power. 0935 UTC: VK2IOW QSPed call de G4FAD. I increased the output power to 200w for G4FAD. Rich San replied to my CQ. I managed to copy his callsign but hardly copied the details for the weak signals. My 20m beam was heading to LP EU during the net at all the time. Rich San checked in SSN Region 3 three times last February and March. The propagation to England may be good at this time. Hopefully we hear him again next week.
- De VK7CW: Pat was initially 559 on 20m but his signal degraded significantly during the net; heavy QSB and was down to 219 by the end of the 20m net. Rich was 319 with me on the short path, however when I called him there was no reply. So I presume that unfortunately he was not hearing my call.
- De G4FAD: I first heard VK2IOW at 339, but Pat you soon dropped below readability. Then Yo JL1MUT also 339 solid copy all the way. Steve VK7CW nothing heard this time sorry.
- De ON4ADI: Nothing heard on either band.
- De F5LAW: NIL on 20m.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOWG4FAD
JL1MUT*100W/200W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/589589349
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood JA/VK, heavy QSB on VK2 sigs599/21/559319
VK2IOW50W/Inv. V-579549/339
G4FAD400W/Hex beamQSB on VK2 sigs339-339/

30 m: 0954 - 1029 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: I heard very faint cootie signals at 0959Z on 10121.5 kHz, RST 119; beginning of net but had to go QRT.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOW
JL1MUT*200W/Rotary dipole-/579579
VK7CW100W/GPGreat conditions all round599/599
VK2IOW50W/Inv. V-579579/

 

Sunday, March 4, 2018.

20 m: 0859 - 0954 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: G4FAD, Rich San checked in 20m net again at 0922 UTC. His signals were better than last week and RST 449 on peak but it was going down soon. My 20m beam was heading to LP EU during 20m net. The opening time to England may be very short.
- De VK7CW: Conditions between VK fair and when Pat tested beaming different directions his signal dropped to 319 with a bad echo and once again got progressively worse to 219 towards the end of the net even when beaming towards VK7. I could only just tell that Rich was there on the long path with weak CW heard, but nil copy.
- De G4FAD: JL1MUT, was a good signal today inasmuch as he was solid copy at 449/559, I could hear Pat VK2IOW but no copy, Steve VK7CW nothing at all again Steve sorry.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOWG4FAD
JL1MUT*100W/200W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/599599449
VK7CW400W/Hex beamGreat JA/VK, inter VK fair/QSB599/539119
VK2IOW--599449/339
G4FAD400W/Hex beamJA sigs good, others bad44/559--/
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor but short path good219--569

30 m: 0955 - 1033 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: The net was closed at 1033 UTC. Afterwards I heard that someone was calling me. I tried to figure out his callsign but it was too weak. I couldn't read him.
- De VK2JDR: Yo san was very strong 479 however I could just make out Steve, nil heard from Pat.
- De F5LAW: I could hear some cootie sending at 219 at best but no call signs copied. QRT at 1005Z.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOWVK2JDR
JL1MUT*200W/Rotary dipoleInter VK poor/579569559
VK7CW300W/GPGreat JA/VK, inter VK very poor599/119119
VK2IOW50W/Inv. V-559229/119
VK2JDR50W/EFHW-479--/

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0931 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We heard DU1NA was checking in the net but didn't hear his reply.
- De VK7CW: DU1NA initially checked into the net but was not heard again by Yo San or my self? Nil other stations heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ.
- De G4FAD: Sorry lads nothing heard here today, the BERU contest is rubbish here too.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWDU1NA
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiExcellent/599569
VK7CW400W/Hex beamGreat JA/VK599/549

30 m: 0932 - 0952 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: There were SSB QRM on 10121.5 kHz during the 30m net. I think that they were pirate radio stations. It was no problem to copy VK7CW, Steve San as his signals were strong.
- De VK7CW: The band was very noisy with SSB QRM and some QRN with a slight tone just above our freq. Noise was no problem as Yo San was easy copy with great signal. When I was calling CQ I heard a very weak station come back to me but it was too weak to copy. Nil other stations heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ.
- De F5LAW: Didn't try 20m; just RX on 30m.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleExcellent, SSB QRM, QRN/589
VK7CW200W/GPGreat JA/VK, SSB QRM, QRN599/
F5LAW-/G5RVBand noisy, fast QSB219439

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018.

20 m: 0859 - 0928 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: Some weak contest QRM but no problem hearing Yo San. Nil other stations heard.
- De F5LAW: QRM 5 with contest on 14055 kHz so QSY to alt QRG but nothing heard.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiGood/599
VK7CW400W/Hex beamGreat JA/VK, weak contest QRM599/

30 m: 0930 - 0946 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San checked out at 0946 UTC. Afterwards I was putting out CQ SSN until at 0950 UTC.
- De VK7CW: Some weak SSB QRM but once again no problem hearing Yo San. Nil other stations heard so I checked out at 0945 UTC.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleGood/589
VK7CW300W/GPGreat JA/VK, weak SSB QRM589/
F5LAW-/G5RVBand noisy, QRM 5 from EU stations-229

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0931 UTC, 14055 kHz.

DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiGood VK/JA; poor VK7/VK2/599579
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGreat JA/VK; inter VK very poor599/119
VK2IOW?W/Inv. V-579119/

30 m: 0932 - 1022 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK4AAN, Alan San checked in on 30m. We welcome Alan San. He was running 20w output into G5RV antenna. It was doing a great job. 4 stations checked in tonight. I was busy to run the net but had a fun time.
- De VK7CW: Welcome to Alan VK4AAN on the 30m net. Your 20w and G5RV doing a great job, well done. Once again we had some SSB QRM but no problem to copy Yo San or Alan. Just a reminder that daylight savings in South East VK finishes next Sunday morning, which means the clock goes back one hour and net will start at 1900 hrs local time.
- De K7VNE: Steve - VK7CW, I did copy you on 10.1215 at about 10:15 UTC. I got your callsign and tried to call in but looks like I was not heard. As a new member to SSN who has only been on CW about 3 weeks now with a whopping 40 or so QSO's under my belt hi hi.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2IOWVK4AAN
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleGood VK/JA; poor VK7/VK2/569559449
VK7CW100W/GPGood JA/VK; mixed for inter VK; SSB QRM599/119589
VK2IOW--559119/?
VK4AAN20W/G5RV-559589?/

 

Sunday, April 1, 2018.

20 m: 0858 - 0929 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: Nil other stations heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ several times.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/599
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGreat JA/VK599/

30 m: 0930 - 1031 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We had two North Americans checking in. K7VNE, Vince San was initially very weak but going up to RST 439 and readable on peak. QNF 1008Z. W1YL/7, QNI 1008Z, Ellen San was so loud as usual. The propagation to North America may be good at around 0930 UTC on 30m and especially in VK. JS6TMW, QNI 1019Z, Steve San seemed to be testing his MLA and it was working well.
- De VK7CW: Very nice to have Vince check into the net this evening and a very nice signal to boot. Vince had some QRN his end and checked out of the net early (...) As we were closing the net we also had W1YL/7, Ellen, and JS6TMW, Steve, call in. It was very nice for Yo San and I to have a quick QSO/chat with Ellen. Yo San had quick QSO with Steve and I tried to call him when they finished but nil reply (...) Some SSB QRM, very light to start with, louder at end, not causing any great problem.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWK7VNEW1YL/7JS6TMW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/57922/449599559
VK7CW100W/GPGreat; very light SSB QRM, louder at end599/579579449
K7VNE-QRN at end229569/XX
W1YL/7--579?X/X
JS6TMW?W/MLA-559XXX/

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018.

20 m: 0904 - 0935 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San was getting weaker little by little and fading out almost at the end of the 20m net. YC1JCD, Edy San joined the 20m net and we welcome him.
- De VK7CW: Very nice to have YC1JCD, Edy, join us tonight on 20m and a very warm welcome.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWYC1JCD
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiNot too bad, QSB on VK7CW/54/89589
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood, signals went down towards the end589/559
YC1JCD--589559/

30 m: 0935 - 1017 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: K7VNE, Vince San and G4BUE, Chris San checked in on 30m but both were not heard in my QTH.
- De VK7CW: Nice to have Vince check into the net again this evening and a very nice signal again but he had bad QRN at his QTH. Also a very warm welcome to G4BUE, Chris, and thanks for checking in. Very difficult copy this end but glad you could copy me at 559. I did not hear the usual SSB QRM that we have been experiencing the last few weeks on 30m which is good news.
- De K7VNE: I was able to QSO with Steve enough to get a signal report @ 09:46 - 10.1215 but band condx became very poor in short order due to heavy QRN. I thought I may have also heard JL1MUT in there but very weak.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWK7VNEG4BUE
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleNot too bad/579--
VK7CW100W/GPVery good, no SSB QRM599/579339
K7VNE-Became very poor, heavy QRN229559/-
G4BUE--?559-/

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018.

20 m: 0858 - 0928 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We had a great net because VK6RR, Roy San and VK5EEE, Lou San checked in after a long time.
- De VK7CW: Good conditions initially between JA and VK on 20m this evening, however signals went down progressively during the net and Yo San was 219 with QSB at the conclusion. Unfortunately inter VK was poor and nil heard from Roy, VK6RR.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK6RR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/569559
VK7CW100W/Hex beamJA/VK initially good; inter VK poor21/579/-
VK6RR--579-/

30 m: 0929 - 1026 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: There was much SSB QRM on 10121.5 kHz. We had to move up 1 kHz at 1016 UTC.
- De VK7CW: Conditions good on 30m between JA and VK but inter VK poor with nothing heard from Lou VK5EEE. I heard Vince K7VNE calling several times and he was 559 with me, unfortunately he was calling every time that Yo San was TXing. I did call Vince several times but with no replies. Unfortunately Vince and Yo San were not hearing each other and kept on doubling with each other. Good to see Lou back on the 30m SSN after a long absence. There was very light SSB QRM again this week which I think was bad with Yo San towards the end of the net as we had to QSY up 1.
- De K7VNE: The only station I could copy but was still very faint was Steve and even his sig went from bad to worse after I sent him the 229.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEEK7VNE
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/549349-
VK7CW100W/GPJA/VK good, inter VK poor, light SSB QRM589/-559
VK5EEE--569?/-
K7VNE-Very poor-229-/

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018.

No net:
- NB: JL1MUT unavailable, VK7CW took NCS.
- De VK7CW:
* 0900 UTC 20m 14.055 running 100w into Hex Beam with Russian KDM-2 Sideswiper:
Called CQ from 0900 - 0930 UTC. Nil stations heard despite beaming North, then North West and then North East.
* 0930 utc 10.1215 running 100w into GP:
Called CQ from 0930 - 0940 UTC. Nil stations heard. Experienced slight SSB QRM as usual.
I am not sure if conditions were bad this evening or there was just no one around (maybe both?). I certainly hope for better conditions next week and to have some stations checking in. Looking forward to having Yo San back as NCS next week.
- De F5LAW:
RX summary, using G5RV antenna:
* 099 - 0930 UTC, 14055 kHz;
* 0930 - 0945 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.
NIL from VK7CW, no SSN stations heard. QRM from EU stations on both QRGs.
Thanks Steve, no reward for your efforts. Sorry. Better luck next time.

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018.

20 m: 0858 - 0935 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: It was great to have Edy San, YC1JCD on 20m. But YC1JCD and VK7CW couldn't copy each other.
- De VK7CW: There was some JA contest QRM on the high end of 20m but it was no problem to the net. Even beaming towards Indonesia I could not copy Edy, YC1JCD, but could only just tell that he was there.
- De K7VNE: Nothing heard on 14.055. I made several CQ's on both 20m and 30m but heard no response.
- De F5LAW: 0900 - 0930 UTC, 14055 kHz: QSX intermittently, NIL but EU stations.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWYC1JCD
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiNot too bad/569559
VK7CW100W/Hex beamJA/VK nice579/119
YC1JCD--559-/

30 m: 0936 - 0955 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San and I put out CQ SSN alternately to look for other stations on 30m. No reply was heard.
- De VK7CW: I had very light SSB QRM on freq but no problem at all. Nil other stations heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ.
- De K7VNE: @ 09:40-09:42 thought I either heard JL1MUT calling or someone calling JL1MUT but, only received bits and pieces, not enough to confirm a QSO. Finally gave up @ 09:53.
- De F5LAW: 0930 - 0955 UTC, 10121.5 kHz: QSX attentively, NIL but EU stations.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleNot too bad/559
VK7CW100W/GPJA/VK nice, very light SSB QRM579/

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0927 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: Conditions on 20m and 30m were very good this evening between JA and VK with solid signals. Both bands were very quiet and no QRM/QRN was experienced on either net. Nil other station heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ several times.
- De K7VNE: Very poor condx. Nothing heard on 20m.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiVK/JA good again/579
VK7CW100W/Hex beamJA/VK good, band very quiet589/

30 m: 0928 - 1007 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Few checked in but it was encouraging to have K7VNE, Vince San in North America.
- De VK7CW: It was very nice to hear Vince check in again on 30m (...) Unfortunately Yo San and Vince could not hear each other.
- De K7VNE: I did hear another very faint signal in there but was not able to piece it together.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWK7VNE
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleVK/JA good again/579-
VK7CW100W/GPJA/VK good, band very quiet589/339
K7VNE-Very poor, QRN-22/339/

 

Sunday, May 13, 2018.

20 m: 0858 - 0933 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San had to check out earlier (0906 UTC). Afterwards YC1JCD, Edy San checked in. We run the net putting out CQ to check others. No other replied. But I enjoyed to talk to Edy San.
0934 - 0948 UTC, 10121.5 kHz: I had SSB QRM and much rain noise. WX was heavy rain here. I called YC1JCD a few times at the beginning. And then I put out CQ SSN several times. But no reply was heard.
- De VK7CW: Unfortunately I could only stay on the 20m net for about 10 minutes and had to miss the 30m net due to other commitments.
- De K7VNE: Was a little late, slept in until 09:45 UTC or, 02:45 am local hi hi.. Tried to call for about 10 minutes on 10.121.5 but nothing heard so I checked out..
- De AA7FV: I also listened on both bands, 20m & 30m including the alternative QRGs, using the Twente SDR. Lots of contest QRM on 14.055, but nothing else.
- De F5LAW: 20m: Brief QSX but QRM 5 from contest, went QRT. 30m: QSX for 10 minutes, nothing heard.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWYC1JCD
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/589599
VK7CW100W/Hex beamJA/VK good589/X
YC1JCD100W/Dipole-579X/

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018.

20 m: 0859 - 0929 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: There was some JA contest QRM on 14.055 so we ran the net on 14.0558. Despite Yo San and I calling CQ several times each nil other stations heard.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiNot better/569
VK7CW100W/Hex beamJA/VK nice, sigs a bit lower than usual579/

30 m: 0929 - 0950 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: On 30m VK7CW, Steve San was fading out almostly at the end of the net.
- De VK7CW: Yo San started off at 559 with QSB but quickly went down to 539 with QSB by the end of the net. Yo San and I called CQ but again nil other stations heard. However, just as we closed the net W1YL/7, Ellen, called me and we had a quick QSO with 559 RST both ways. Always a great pleasure to work Ellen who has joined us on 30m previously.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWW1YL/7
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleNot better, QSB/549X
VK7CW100W/GPJA/VK not too good, light SSB QRM, QSB53/59/559
W1YL/7--X559/

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018.

20 m: 0856 - 0929 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 14055.0 kHz had been clear until just before QSY to 30m though during the contest. VK7CW, Steve San checked out earlier (0905Z) for the contest. And then VK5EEE, Lou San checked in (0905Z) after a long long time. It is a welcome news that Lou San came back to SSN Region 3.
- De VK7CW: Very quick check in this week as I was participating in the CQ WW WPX contest. 20m Frequency was clear despite contest conditions.
- De F5LAW: QSX to the 20m session via the KFS webSDR. Very good signals from JL1MUT, I really enjoyed listening to Yo San's excellent NCS job. Too bad no path from VK stations to KFS.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiQRG clear till before QSY 30m/549559
VK7CW100W/Hex beamQRG clear despite contest conditions569/X
VK5EEE--579X/

30 m: 0930 - 0944 UTC, 10122 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 10122.0 kHz (not 121.5). Lou San checked out at 0944 UTC and then I put out CQ SSN until 0948 UTC on 30m. No reply was heard.
- De VK7CW: I didnt check into the 30m net.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/559
VK5EEE--579/

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018.

20 m: 0854 - 0945 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Five stations checked in. The nets were busy. VK4BGR was remote-controlled by George San in JA.
- De VK7CW: Nice to have George and Lou check in but as usual inter VK conditions poor.
- De F5LAW: QSX to 20m session via the KFS webSDR, California, USA. Band noisy, fast QSB on NCS, no path to VK.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK4BGRVK7CWVK5EEEVK6RR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/579569549569
VK4BGR30W/Inv. V-579/229-?
VK7CW100W/Hex beamJA/VK great, inter VK poor, band very quiet599559/--
VK5EEE100W/Doublet-569QRK 1/2-/?
VK6RR--579---/

30 m: 0945 - 1036 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 10121.5 kHz at the beginning and QSY to 10121.0 kHz due to carrier QRM in VK5EEE at 0953 UTC. 7J1ATG/2 was not remote controlled but run by VK4BGR, George San who was in Izu, Japan.
- De VK7CW: Conditions poor on 30m this evening and Yo San requested QSY to 10.121. Yo San signals were going down so I checked out early. Nil heard again from Lou.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEEVK6RR7J1ATG/2
JL1MUT*200W/Rotary dipoleInter VK poor/549549339439
VK7CW100W/GPPoor549/---
VK5EEE--55/79?/??
VK6RR--549--/-
7J1ATG/250W/Vertical up 8m-559???/

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018.

20 m: 0857 - 0933 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK7CW, Steve San was fading out at the end of the 20m net and the signals were still weak at the beginning of the 30m net. But it was improved to 569 just before his check out. VK5EEE, Lou San was sometimes sending Wabun (Japanese Morse code, QOD6) to me in his telegrams. It was so beautiful. VK4AAN, Alan San checked in 20m in the middle of the net. Solid signals were heard and it came from 50w power and a G5RV antenna. He didn't hear VK7CW and VK5EEE. Unfortunately I didn't hear him on 30m. I hope to hear him on 30m next week.
- De VK7CW: Average conditions on 20m between JA and VK at the start of the net. However as the net progressed signals dropped dramatically with Yo San barely audible at the end of the net. 20m inter VK conditions non existent with nil heard from either Lou or Alan.
- De F5LAW: QSX to 20m session via the KFS webSDR, California, USA. Permanent carrier in background, fast QSB on NCS, no path to VK.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEEVK4AAN
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/22/559549569
VK7CW100W/Hex beamJA/VK average/QSB, inter VK non existent33/579/--
VK5EEE100W/Doublet-579-/-
VK4AAN50W/G5RV-559--/

30 m: 0934 - 1024 UTC, 10121 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK2IOW, Pat San checked in 30m lately. The signals were not solid. I copied his power and antenna as 80w and an inverted Vee but I was not sure. It was very nice to hear him after a while.
- De VK7CW: Conditions started out poor on 30m this evening between JA and VK. However conditions improved during the net with signals going up both ways. 30m inter VK conditions non existent with nil head from Lou.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEEVK2IOW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/44/569449449
VK7CW100W/GPJA/VK poor/improving, inter VK non existent44/579/--
VK5EEE100W/Half λ doublet-579-/-
VK2IOW--539219-/

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018.

20 m: 0900 - 0940 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We missed VK4AAN, Alan San in the middle of 20m net.
- De F5LAW: QSX to 20m session via the KFS webSDR, California, USA. Very good path to JA and YC, no path to VK, carrier in background at beginning.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*YC1JCDVK5EEEVK4AAN
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/589569579
YC1JCD100W/Dipole-599/--
VK5EEE100W/Doublet-579569/119
VK4AAN50W/G5RV-569-119/

30 m: 0941 - 0951 UTC, 10121 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 30m net started, maybe too late. No other checked in than VK5EEE.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/549
VK5EEE100W/Half λ doublet-469/

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018.

20 m: 0900 - 0930 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 0900 - 0906 UTC, 14055.5 kHz. 14055.5 kHz was used because of JA contest QRM. VK5EEE had to go QRT. 14055.0kHz became to be clear. I did QSY to 14055.0kHz and continued to put out CQ SSN. 0918 - 0930 UTC, YC1JCD checked in.
- De F5LAW: No luck via the KFS webSDR, tried 9V1RM webSDR in Singapore. Heard Yo San calling on 14055.5 kHz. Weak signals and band very noisy with local noise in 9V.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEYC1JCD
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/569589
VK5EEE100W/Doublet-579/X
YC1JCD100W/Dipole-579X/

30 m: 0931 - 0955 UTC, 10122 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 0931 - 0945 UTC, No reply was heard for my CQ SSN. Afterwards I put out just CQ several times. VK5EEE, Lou San called me again. But he said 73 soon for his QRL.
- De F5LAW: At 0938Z heard Yo San calling CQ SSN on ~ 10122 kHz via VK5KEN webSDR. Good signals in Southern VK but QSB.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/569
VK5EEE100W/Half λ doublet-579/

 

Sunday, July 1, 2018.

20 m: 0859 - 0933 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 14055.0 kHz: 0859 - 0908 UTC, CQ SSN; 0908 - 0933 UTC, YC1JCD and VK5EEE checked in. 0934 - 0955 UTC, 10121.0 kHz: CQ SSN, no reply was heard.
- De F5LAW: Listening via the KFS webSDR on 14055 kHz: Good path to JA and YC, solid copy, some QSB. YC1JCD QNI 0908Z, VK5EEE QNI 0918Z. No path to VK. 0935Z, 10121 kHz: Brief QSX via ZMH292 webSDR, heard CQ SSN from JL1MUT, weak signals, no other stations heard.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*YC1JCDVK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/599439
YC1JCD100W/Dipole-599/509
VK5EEE100W/Doublet-559449/

 

Sunday, July 8, 2018.

20 m: 0907 - 0931 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 20m was quiet before the net here. The band conditions looked poor. 0932 - 0945 UTC, 10121.0 kHz: No reply was heard for my CQ SSN.
- De F5LAW: 0900 - 0931 UTC, 14055 kHz: Listening via KFS webSDR, good condx, some fast QSB, solid copy on both stations: JL1MUT and YC1JCD. 0935 - 1000 UTC, 10121 kHz: Listening via ZMH292 webSDR, very good path to JA, no QRN/QRM. Excellent signals from JL1MUT calling CQ SSN. Too bad no takers.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*YC1JCD
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiBand quiet, poor condx/599
YC1JCD100W/Dipole-599/

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018.

No data, QRX please.