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US 40 m (80/30 m) 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
24
9
3
6
6
38
11
11
9
7
53
18
10
9
8
8
45
14
14
17
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Total sessions: 30 Total participants: 160 Avg. part./session: 5.33

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
40 m
AA7FV*
AC8LJ
KA5TJS
80 m
AA7FV*
AC8LJ
KA5TJS
40 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
KA5TJS
80 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
AC8LJ
KJ5XF/QRP
40 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
AC6OT
KT5LA
W1SFR
80 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
KA5TJS
AC5P
/
FEB
40 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
KA5TJS
AC8LJ
80 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KA5TJS
W1SFR
KD4ZFS
80 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KA5TJS
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
AC8LJ
W1SFR
N4LQ
KA5TJS
F5LAW
80 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
KT5LA
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
KA5TJS
W5PEH
K2HZO/QRP
AC8LJ
80 m
AA7FV*
AC8LJ
KT5LA
W1SFR
/
MAR
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
KR4TH
KA5TJS
80 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KA5TJS
40 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
AC8LJ
W1SFR
G4ZXN
G0IIK
KT5LA
F5LAW
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
KT5LA
W1SFR
K5MP
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KU5M
KF6C
30 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
KA5TJS
KT5LA
K5MP
KF6C
40 m
AA7FV*
K7VNE
KT5LA/M
K4UYQ
W1SFR
K9TJL
W5PEH
KU5M
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
K5MP
W5PEH
KA5TJS
K9TJL
K4UYQ
AC8LJ
KU5M
W1SFR
APR
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KF6C
K7EAU
W1SFR
K4UYQ
VA2SW
K5MP
W9OD
F5LAW
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
K5MP
K4UYQ
W9OD
W1SFR
KA5TJS
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
KA5TJS
K4UYQ
K7VNE
30 m
AA7FV*
K4UYQ
K5MP
K9TJL
W1SFR
AA2XB
AD0LI
K7VNE
40 m
AA7FV*
KF6C
KA5TJS
K7VNE
W1SFR
AE0P
K9TJL
KU5M
30 m
AA7FV*
K5MP
KA5TJS
W1SFR
K9TJL
AA2XB
26
/
MAY
3
10
17
24
31
JUN
7
14
21
28
/
JUL
5
12
19
26
/
AUG
2
9
16
23
30
SEP
6
13
20
27
/
OCT
4
11
18
25
/
NOV
1
8
15
22
29
DEC
6
13
20
27
/

Report Tables.

Thursday, January 4, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0125 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Running 95 watts into rhombic ant on 40m, except just before the QSY to 80m, when I turned on my amp. AC8LJ 569 with amp on. Many thanks Eric and Allen for coming up, and making it such an easy and pleasurable net.
- De KA5TJS: Very deep QSB tonight but great net. AA7FV 599 with amp. Both you guys did an outstanding job under not great conditions. Thanks for picking up the NCS Darrel. Great job.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*AC8LJKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamQRN/4/569579
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VVery deep QSB54/8952/69/

80 m: Friday, 0125 - 0155 UTC, 3568 kHz.

DeStationConditionsAA7FV*AC8LJKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/589589
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQSB54/89569/+10dB/

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0120 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Perfect copy on Allen, but very QSB on Steve, on both bands.
- De KA5TJS: QSB was bad and lost both of them about 01:18 and went to 80 meters.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB/449579
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB bad579559/

80 m: Friday, 0120 - 0155 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Darrel was much better on 80 but Steve dropped down into the noise. QSB has been ruff on all band this month so far.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB/589449
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB599/339

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0131 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Tonight was a high quality net, if not high quantity. Had a super chat with Eric. 0131 UTC, QSY to 3568 kHz: No replies to CQ calls.
- De AC8LJ: Yes, a wonderful chat with Darrel this evening - thanks OM!
- De W1SFR: Sri I missed you guys tonight. Have company for a few days. CU next week.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*AC8LJKJ5XF/QRP
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/579559
AC8LJ--579/589

 

Thursday, January 25, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0150 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: As I closed the 40m net to QSY to 80m, two other stations called, but I couldn't answer as QSY in progress. A good net. Good to hear some new calls.
- De KA5TJS: Think I heard K3LW call as the net moved. I had QRM from W1BD just sending his call, no CQ or info, just the call over and over! Wow, that was fun. Three new guys in one night and I think 1 or 2 may come back.
- De W1SFR: I'm hearing Allen at abt 559 with QSB but no copy on Darrel or any others on 7044. I'll hang in for 80m but sounded real noisy 1/2 hr ago.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSAC6OTKT5LAW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB/55/99579599129
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB/QRM52/59/549559529
W1SFR-QSB-559--/

80 m: Friday, 0150 - 0220 UTC, 3568 kHz.

DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRKA5TJSAC5P
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569599599
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-599599/589

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0120 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A great 40m net. Conditions very good, although somewhat higher than usual noise level in AZ.
- De KA5TJS: Eric had a good signal tonight and Darrel was strong with big QSB.
- De F5LAW: Apart from AC8LJ's transmissions, I could hear signals at 219 at times, too weak to id.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRKA5TJSAC8LJ
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery good, noise/579589589
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-57922/449/57/99
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor, deep QSB, QRN 4---469

80 m: Friday, 0120 - 0135 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Bad QRM from an unknown SSB station(s) that came up on the frequency. I did eventually QRO and that may have helped a little, but anyway a very high noise level so we didn't prolong the net. 40m was much the better band tonight.
- De KA5TJS: Yep the SSB QRM got ruff there for a while. Darrel's signal was much more consistent on 80 meters than 40. Sorry Eric could not make 80 so we could see what his prop. was on that band.
- De F5LAW: Again, other signals at 219 but too weak to id. No SSB QRM heard here.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamBad SSB QRM, very high noise level/589579
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-589/33/449
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor, band very noisy--22/339

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0130 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts (but QRO right at the end of the net because of condx.).
- De KT5LA: Well, that was pleasant. AA7FV had the big sig, and much better ears that me. KA5TJS was barely readable from my QTH, but I could tell there was a signal there. A bit better on 80 than 40. KD4ZFS nil, W1SFR nil both bands.
- De KA5TJS: Had bad QRM on 40 so missed my second turn I think! Someone started sending a string of V's and tuning up on the freq. I could not copy AA7FV over the QRM. Other than that you were Q5 copy at 559. I hate it when they do that!!!!! You were booming in on 80 meters.
- De F5LAW: AA7FV up to 579 with QRO. Some CW QRM from a station sending series of "VVV" on QRG, RST 449, no call sign heard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKA5TJSW1SFRKD4ZFS
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/599459569459
KT5LA90W/End fed wireNoise level at S3599/---
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQRM559559/229239
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor, some CW QRM33/579-229339119

80 m: Friday, 0130 - 0155 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Tonight, 80m was much the better band for me.
- De KA5TJS: 80 meters was much better to AZ but not improved to others much.
- De F5LAW: Just briefly tried, weak signals from SSN with some SSB QRM in background.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKA5TJSW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/579589589
KT5LA90W/End fed wireNoise level at S5-654/69/--
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-599229/439

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0135 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Extreme QSB on the band tonight, but into Arizona all US stations were good copy. A great net tonight. Both bands were good into Arizona, but everyone else found 40m much better tonight.
- De KA5TJS: Strange night. Signal levels were very low here. Darrel was much stronger on 80. I did not hear Yann at all.
- De F5LAW: Conditions better than expected on 40m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAAC8LJW1SFRN4LQKA5TJSF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExtreme QSB/59959945/57959955/99019
KT5LA100W/End fed wireQSB599/52/5942/549449439-
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. V-339219229219229/-
F5LAW50W/G5RVGood, deep QSB at times459-569569599119/

80 m: Friday, 0135 - 0155 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: Been briefly listening, weak signals from net, SSB QRM in background.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSKT5LAW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood/589599579
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. V-55/99/-339
KT5LA100W/End fed wireMuch noisier579-/-

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0135 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A very good net. A lot of QRN in the background and QSB on all sigs, but good copy in AZ on everyone.
- De KT5LA: AA7FV with his usual big signal to me from nearby AZ. I could hear a little bit of something from almost everyone on the net (on 40) tonight but lots of fading made for dismal copy. I got enough to know there are some nice fists on this net.
- De KA5TJS: At that point at about 01:20 I had to unplug because we had another thunderstorm moving over the area and lightning was getting to close, Dam! Would have loved to see how signals were on 80 but it was not in the cards. If I was not looking at the S meter, the best signals last night were Jay and then Darrel. CA is doing a great job into ETX.
- De AC8LJ: Nice sessions this eve. I was able to listen to much of the 40m net but was only able to check in right at the end. Great to hear everyone - haven't heard Pete in a long time: nice to hear you OM and to know all is well your way... So glad to hear so many great sideswipers on the air this evening!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRKA5TJSW5PEHK2HZO/QRPAC8LJ
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQRN in background, QSB on all sigs/59957955/79569599589
KT5LA100W/End fed wireLots of fading599/22922/449559-439
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. V-54/7956955/69/-53/59X
AC8LJ--589559-579549559/
F5LAW-/G5RVExtremely poor22/459-219----

80 m: Friday, 0135 - 0155 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Eric - AC8LJ, your signal was very strong on 80. Nice to hear you on the net!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*AC8LJKT5LAW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQRN in background, QSB on all sigs/579579579
AC8LJ--559/-579
KT5LA100W/End fed wireAA7FV was all I could hear599-/-

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0130 UTC, 7043.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 7043.5 kHz. (QRM on 7044). Both bands were good to AZ, but 40m had the slight edge tonight.
- De F5LAW: 7044 kHz was QRL, heard AA7FV calling on 7043.5 kHz. RX only and I didn't try 80m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRKR4THKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood to AZ/589579589579
KT5LA100W/End fed wireQSB599/339339-
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. V-599559--/
F5LAW-/G5RVNot bad, QSB at end229-589459-

80 m: Friday, 0130 - 0155 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Very hvy QRN QSB here on 80m tonight and nil copy on you all. 80 was much better last week for me.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood to AZ/579579
KT5LA100W/End fed wireMuch noisier569/-

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7045 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I was receiving non-SSN QRM on 7044, so I had moved up to 7045 kHz and put out a CQ SSN call. I was answered immediately by KA5TJS, so we started our SSN net there. Steve didn't know about the change in QRG, and had a parallel SSN going on 7044, with Europe. Great to hear the G stations, even though readability was not good in Arizona. With only slightly better conditions this could become a good intercontinental net.
- De KA5TJS: The QSB was deep and fast last night but managed a copy on all I heard. There was an EU station in there that I could not copy but did hear something! There was a station calling CQ on 7.044 so I opened the filters up and found Darrel 1 up.
- De W1SFR: Didn't follow you guys at first cuz I came in a couple of minutes late and QRM cleared up so I called for SSN. Heard Yann, Martin and Nigel so we had a bit of a chat before Yann let us know that you guys were up one. Much better sigs here tonight despite the poor WX and band condx. Solid signals all around. Nice change for me after the last couple of weeks.
- De F5LAW: QNI with W1SFR and the UK stations on 7044 kHz. QSP AA7FV was running the net up 1, QSY 7045 kHz at 0117Z but I didn't QNI there. QRM from a digital beacon on 7045 kHz.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSAC8LJW1SFRG4ZXNG0IIKKT5LAF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/57957/99579349229599X
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. VQSB deep and fast54/79/55/8953/59--54/79X
F5LAW50W/G5RVUS signals good, except AZ and CA; EU signals poor, no short skip339569579599339339-/

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0025 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A great net. In AZ, both bands were equally good.
- De KT5LA: I appreciate the signal reports and it's clear I can be heard better than hear. I have a too-often-delayed loop receiving antenna project here that I will start again soon, inspired by this net.
- De W1SFR: Good sigs here in VT tonight especially on 30. Tried to bring back my old Navy days intercepting CW traffic. No mill here, so laptop had to do...
- De KA5TJS: QSB was ruff but 40m band in pretty good shape. Had a good copy on all mostly.
- De F5LAW: Could only copy W1SFR, weak signals from other stations, below noise level. Briefly tried 30m, nothing heard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood/599579579
KT5LA100W/End fed wireQRN599/239239
W1SFR-QSB569239/23/569
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. VQSB ruff but band in pretty good shape55/7952/4953/69/
F5LAW-/G5RVVery poor, noise S5--459-

30 m: Friday, 0025 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: K5MP, Mike in FL, first time on the net. Promises to call in next week.
- De KA5TJS: Darrel started out low and then came up big time. About the same as 40 but Jay lost a little here in 30. Great hearing Mike last night on 30. Hope he makes it back.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSKT5LAW1SFRK5MP
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood/57/99579589569
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. V-55/79/51/3953/5953/69
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-56953/49/--
W1SFR--599599549/-

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0030 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Only stations I could copy were covered up with the SSB QRM. We could have moved up 1kc and been out of it. The scope was clear from 7.045 to 7.048. I went up early to 30 and saw the DX pileup and tried to tell Darrel to go to 80 but he did not copy me. Also sent UP 4 a couple of times but that did not work as well.
- De W1SFR: Heavy SSB QRM from CA ops here in VT. 40 will be a no go for me tonight. I'll hang around and try 80 at 8:30.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKU5MKF6C
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery noisy band, with SSB QRM/599469599
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-599/-599
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. V-56/99569--

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0055 UTC, 10122.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I started at 10121.5 kHz, but QRM from a pileup. Tried 10122.0 kHz, but pileup still there. Finally, 10122.5 kHz, on the edge of the pileup, was workable most of the time. Tonight 30m was much better than 40m. Without the pileup QRM, would have been perfect.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRKA5TJSKT5LAK5MPKF6C
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamMuch better than 40m/589599589579579
KT5LA100W/End fed wireDX QRM59933/449559/449449

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0030 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions in AZ were superb on both bands. The best net conditions I've heard. Good to hear so many familiar calls, as well as some new ones.
RBN AA7FV NA, click to enlarge picture RBN AA7FV transat, click to enlarge picture Pictures: I looked on the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) for responses to AA7FV CQ calls during the USA SSN last Thursday evening (=Friday UTC). This includes both 40m responses (orange lines) and 30m responses (red lines). It covers the period from 0000 UTC to 0043 UTC, with the change from 40m to 30m at 0027 UTC. I think it indicates better overall coverage on 30m, although from Arizona to the Northwest USA evidently 40m was better. There don't seem to be any RBN reports on either band of Arizona being heard in Texas. There was only one report from Europe (EA5WU on 30m).
- De K7VNE: I also heard Darrel when he first called CQ... We each had 569 but, then when everyone else came on, the band started to fade and I could only catch part of what was being Tx'd. I QSY'd to 10.1215 but... Condx was not much better there...
- De KT5LA/M: Heard W1SFR but faded. I could hear others too but none I could really copy. 30m sounded good too but I could not stay.
- De K5MP: 40M was a bummer for me with only a few stations heard above 449, and Darrel was below that so I never tried to break in.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K7VNEKT5LA/MK4UYQW1SFRK9TJLW5PEHKU5MKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamSuperb/569579-569589559589589
K7VNE-QSB569/-------
KT5LA/M--589589/------
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599579219579599/599579589
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. V-589549--559589559559/
K5MP--229--------
F5LAW-/G5RVGood, some fast QSB229--579599559449119229

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0055 UTC, 10122.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De K5MP: 30M was much better as Darrel blasted in at 599 along with W5PEH and Allen. Most were about 559 here, including K4UYQ, Don who was here for the first time. I could only tell Joe, KU5M was in there (on both bands), and Steve (W1SFR) was barely above the noise floor on both bands.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K5MPW5PEHKA5TJSK9TJLK4UYQAC8LJKU5MW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamSuperb/58959957959944/56958944/559599
K5MP--599/599599559559559--
KA5TJS80W/80m inv. VLots of QSB589599329/589559559-539
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-579459579599/229-229339

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0030 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I looked at reports of AA7FV on the reverse beacon network (RBN) during the net last night, between 0000 UTC and 0048 UTC.
RBN AA7FV NA, click to enlarge picture The orange lines are 40m reports, and the red lines 30m reports. There was one 30m report from EA5WU. The same as last week, the NW of the USA gives better RBN reports on 40m, but 30m has fair coverage of most of the USA. There were no RBN reports from Texas or its neighbouring states on either band. Perhaps 80m might have given better coverage at that distance?
- De F5LAW: Short QSO with W1SFR at very end.
- De KA5TJS: Forgot about the net. By the time I got in the shack and turned on Darrel was calling for the QSY to 30 meters. Darrel was 599 but I did not hear anything else but a bunch of Dit Dit's. I did a quick ID and went to 30.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKF6CK7EAUW1SFRK4UYQVA2SWK5MPW9ODF5LAWKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/589599579569569--589-599
KT5LA100W/End fed wireBand lively599/589599-229229----
W1SFR--449339559-/559339559599+??
K5MP--339-449-599589579/589--
F5LAW50W/G5RVGood, noise level S4119---599469559119579/339
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. V-599XXXXXXXXX/

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0055 UTC, 10122.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De K5MP: 30 Meters is a better band, and a better antenna for me.
- De KT5LA: 30m was not good for me. I heard AA7VF very lightly. That told me quickly 30 was sleeping.
- De F5LAW: Brief QSX, heard very weak signals, QRT 0040Z.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K5MPK4UYQW9ODW1SFRKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/589569579589589
K5MP--579/579559599599
W1SFR--599559399599/-
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VVery good; noise level low589579529569559/

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0028 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 40m: There was another weak station calling (RST 129), but I couldn't catch the call. Both bands were a little noisy here, but good copy on everyone most of the time. I looked at the aa7fv Reverse Beacon (RBN) reports from the period of last night's Thursday evening net.
RBN AA7FV NA, click to enlarge picture The map was essentially identical to last week, with good coverage over most of the USA on 30m (red lines), but only 40m (orange lines) making it from Arizona to the Northwest USA. However, unlike the last couple of weeks, there were NO reports from Europe last night on either band.
- De KT5LA: Well, 40 meters worked ok for the US west Coast stations for me, 30 was kaput!
- De KF6C: Sorry I missed the net last night. I went to call in on 40 at the last Minute but had forgotten to enable TX so I missed it. I could only here Darrel at workable strength.
- De W9OD: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRKA5TJSK4UYQK7VNE
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamBand a little noisy/599579569459459
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-599/---569
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQSB real bad again but I could hear everyone569229439/579449
K7VNE--339579---/

30 m: Friday, 0028 - 0055 UTC, 10122.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De K9TJL: Hrd. Vince K7VNE QNI However he was a little off net frequency. His sigs were good at 5-7-9.
- De K7VNE: Had heavy QRN right on 10.1215 and was only able to get pieces of signals. Not sure what was causing it but pretty made it impossible to hear anyone. If I went up 1k on either side all was fine?
- De KT5LA: Nil all, except for a few moments when I could hear AA7FV. I called, but could not hear response, if any. Such is radio!
- De KF6C: I went to 30 Meter but no one was workable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K4UYQK5MPK9TJLW1SFRAA2XBAD0LIK7VNE
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamBand a little noisy/449559589579579589-
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599-439/589--579

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0030 UTC, 7044.2 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: There was QRM on 7044.0 kHz, so I called CQ SSN on 7044.2 kHz. The net ended up split between the two frequencies. Email de Joe - KU5M: He had local QRN and QSB. He heard parts of 2 other stations. I never heard his calls.
- De K7VNE: Had to sign off and could not make 80m or 30m.
- De F5LAW: RX only on 40m, didn't try 30m. 7044 kHz QRL, heard W1SFR checking in on 7044.2 kHz. Heard 2 other stations at 229 but no call signs copied. Heard KU5M calling.
- De KT5LA: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KF6CKA5TJSK7VNEW1SFRAE0PK9TJLKU5M
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/59945/579459569599599-
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQRM bad at first, QSB bad again55/8954/79/-559599599-
K7VNE-Not great579589-/----
W1SFR-----449/---
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599449599239589+10dB/-
KU5M-Local QRN and QSB539------/
F5LAW-/G5RVPoor, QSB at end, noise S3----589449-339

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0055 UTC, 10122.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De K5MP: I failed to announce that I am using one of Steve's creations, one he named TBCP which stands for Torsion Bar Cootie Paddles. That's a great little cootie key with a very solid feel. I just can't wait for the next opportunity to put it on the air.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K5MPKA5TJSW1SFRK9TJLAA2XB
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamBetter tonight, lower background noise, less QRN/579579599589579
K5MP--579/579459-579
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. V-579569/559579559
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599449599589/43/599