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US 40 m (80/30 m) Net.

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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
59
14
14
14
17
38
10
4
2
8
14
44
12
12
9
11
17
8
9
- - - - -
Total sessions: 53 Total participants: 273 Avg. part./session: 5.15

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
40 m
AA7FV*
K5MP
KT5LA
K4UYQ
W1SFR
AE0P
30 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
K5MP
K4UYQ
K9TJL
KU5M
KA5TJS
/
MAY
40 m
AA7FV*
K7VNE
KT5LA
KF6C
K4UYQ
KA5TJS
K5MP
ON4ADI
30 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KA5TJS
K4UYQ
K5MP
WA6HZY
40 m
K9TJL*
W1SFR
WU1V
K4UYQ
AC8LJ
30 m
K9TJL*
W1SFR
K4UYQ
40 m
W1SFR*
F5LAW
40 m
W1SFR*
F5LAW
30 m
W1SFR*
F5LAW
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
K4UYQ
W1SFR
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
W1SFR
K4UYQ
K5MP
JUN
40 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
W1SFR
K4UYQ
30 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
W1SFR
N4OW
K4UYQ
K5MP
KB3VQU
40 m
AA7FV*
W5PEH
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
KB3VQU
KA5TJS
K5MP
W5PEH
KT5LA/M
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
K4UYQ
KA5TJS
KF7YHB/QRP
30 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
W1SFR
K5MP
K4UYQ
KT5LA
40 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
KT5LA
N4OW
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
N4OW
KT5LA
KA5TJS
W1SFR
K5MP
F5LAW
/
JUL
40 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
K9TJL
KB3VQU
30 m
AA7FV*
K5MP
W1SFR
K9TJL
K6ELQ
40 m
W1SFR*
KA5TJS
K4UYQ
KB3VQU
KD4ZFS
30 m
W1SFR*
K4UYQ
KA5TJS
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, 10121.5 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, 10121.5 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, 10121.5 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, 10121.5 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

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018.

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

Notes:
- De K5MP: Actually I have rebuilt my 40M antenna in hopes of making a contribution on the 40 Meter segment of the net. It appears the antenna is going to work, but not during high levels of QRN and rapid QSB, as was prevalent here tonight.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K5MPKT5LAK4UYQW1SFRAE0P
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood/-59956956958/99
K5MP100W/LWHigh level of QRN, rapid QSB449/-599599559
KT5LA100W/End fed wireBetter band tonight, QSB579-/--529
W1SFR-OK559229-579/579
AE0P--599-339599599/
K9TJL-/Coaxial dipole-599-229599599599
F5LAW-/G5RVNot bad, noise S3-559-57959922/339

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Using 4-ft vertical as RX ant on 30m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRK5MPK4UYQK9TJLKU5MKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam/4-ft RX verticalGood/559579449559589459559
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-539/------
W1SFR-Much better as usual599339/339449579559599
K5MP100W/LWMuch better, fading at end599-339/579-339459
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599349589459579/229599
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB was fast but good copy on all but Joe55/99-559559539599219/

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Both bands were a little noisy, and many stations had trouble copying each other, but we've had much worse conditions. QSP de Joe, KU5M: Unavailable tonight.
- De K7VNE: Best signal I have ever had with Darrel.. Some others were also good but I had to QRT after 40m.
- De KT5LA: I was also listening tonight on a WebSDR receiver located at the KFS Maritime station (still in commercial operation too) at Half Moon Bay, CA. AA7FV, K7VNE, KF6C loud on SDR. K4UYQ nil at home, about 359, QRM/QRN on SDR. KA5TJS, heard at home station, but easier copy on the SDR. K5MP, nil at home, heard on the SDR.
- De KA5TJS: Got in late so did not hear any other stations. Very QRN due to Storms over TX, AR and MO.
- De ON4ADI: Must say, K4UYQ (I made this recording) was the only stn i could hear. Did call a couple of times but no luck.
- De F5LAW: Heard Paul - ON4ADI calling at end, but faint signal, very QSB, too close. I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K7VNEKT5LAKF6CK4UYQKA5TJSK5MPON4ADI
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamLittle noisy/589-599559569459-
K7VNE--589/579599359229--
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-57/9957/99/579----
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery QRN579XXXX/559-
ON4ADI?/23m LW-----53/59--/
F5LAW-/G5RVNot so good, fast QSB, deeper at end119---579339229229

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0049 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De KT5LA: No SDR receiver for 30m, so I was on my own at 50 watts because I had a higher than expected SWR on 30. Another reminder of the need for some pre-summer antenna work.
- De KA5TJS: Pretty good signals from 6 land tonight. 30 was better than 40 here due to less QRN.
- De KF6C: For 30 Meters I was late getting my antenna retuned and did not login. Received reports 30 meters.
- De F5LAW: With beam as RX antenna, all stations received S2 or over on G5RV were QRK 5. I briefly called at very end but was unheard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKA5TJSK4UYQK5MPWA6HZY
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamLittle noisy/589569559579589
KT5LA50W/End fed wire-599/439---
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VLess QRN55/79339/549559549
KF6C--599229-129349?
F5LAW50W/G5RVNot bad, less noisy than 40m42/549-429119429-

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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

Notes:
- De K9TJL: Welcome new check in Rick - WU1V, with new key from Steve.
- De KT5LA: No joy from the US West Coast (at least for me). I called CQ SSN on 7.044, but heard no response. I did hear stations, at one time the call K9TJL came through clearly, but could not copy anything coherent. AA7FV, you were missed!
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsK9TJL*W1SFRWU1VK4UYQAC8LJ
K9TJL*50W/Coaxial dipole-/579579599599
F5LAW-/G5RVGood339599599469589

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

DeStationConditionsK9TJL*W1SFRK4UYQ
K9TJL*50W/Coaxial dipole-/579559

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0010 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: 7044 kHz QRL at first, then short QSO with W1SFR who took NCS. 0010Z QSY 30m, very faint signals on 10121.5 kHz here, NIL on 3568 kHz.
- De KA5TJS: I got in late, 0024 and nil. Tried 40 and 30 with no response.
- De K7VNE: I also got in a bit late, nothing on 7.044, put out CQs on 10.1215 for about 10 minutes with no response.
- De KT5LA: I too arrived a bit late and from my mobile station. Positioned 10 meters or so from the edge of the Pacific Ocean, I heard nothing. Tried both 40 and 30m. Noisy on 40 from my home and didn't quiet down till later in the evening.
- De AA7FV, K9TJL: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*F5LAW
W1SFR*100W/OCF dipoleQSB/QRN/22/39
F5LAW50W/G5RVPoor, very unstable, deep QSB579/

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0030 UTC, 7044.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: When I heard someone calling QRL on 7044 I thought the net was starting..... Wrong! I went up .50 and Yann answered so We proceeded to have a nice chat. The bands were kinda strange but that's nothing new eh?
- De F5LAW: 7044 kHz at 0000Z QRL, shifted up 0.5 kHz, heard Steve calling. Steve took NCS, several CQ SSN calls but no other stations heard. W1SFR had smashing signals on both bands.
- De K4UYQ: Was able to hear W1SFR 339, no other stations heard due heavy QRM on 40 meters.
- De KA5TJS: I was listening but the signals were very weak here and QRN rough.
- De AA7FV, K9TJL: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*F5LAW
W1SFR*100W/OCF dipoleQSB at end/549
F5LAW50W/G5RVVery good, some QSB at end599/
K4UYQ-Heavy QRM339-

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0046 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Went up to 30 at 8:30 and more pleasantries were exchanged but nil heard on other stations.
- De F5LAW: NCS called several CQ SSN but no response.
- De K4UYQ: 30 meters - nil.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*F5LAW
W1SFR*100W/OCF dipoleQSB at end/55/89
F5LAW50W/G5RVVery good, some QSB at end589/

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018.

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

DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAK4UYQW1SFRKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/589559459569
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-599/--229
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. V-579229449449/

30 m: Friday, 0025 - 0055 UTC, 10121.3 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Tonight, 30m was overall a much better band.
- De KA5TJS: QRN was much better here on 30 meters. Signal levels were a little better as well.
- De KT5LA: I could not hear SSN activity on 30. Strong QRM on 10.121.9, Tuned around but heard to SSN activity...
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSW1SFRK4UYQK5MP
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569579459579
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. V-589/549559579

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0020 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions on 40m were very poor. Very high lightning static level here in AZ. We QSY to 30m early.
- De KA5TJS: All with lots of QRN and then some digital QRM started which about wiped everyone out. We went to 30 meters a little early.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSW1SFRK4UYQ
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor. Very high lightning static level/57934/469349
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VLots of QRN, some digital QRM559/549569

30 m: Friday, 0020 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After net closed, I heard a weak station calling, but only 349 and I didn't get the call. It turned out to be Cliff, KB3VQU, who then worked Steve. Sorry, Cliff, that I missed you.
- De KA5TJS: QRN levels much lower and some signals came up. Mike and Al got the same report but Al was much more copy-able for some reason? Darrel was hitting 589 on the peaks. QSB was not as bad as 40 and digital stuff!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSW1SFRN4OWK4UYQK5MPKB3VQU
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamMUCH better than 40m tonight/579589579459589349
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQRN levels much lower and some signals came up579/339559449559-

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018.

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: 30 was much better here than 40 both QRN and QSB. Could not believe Pete was so strong because we are so close!
- De F5LAW: Low noise level, slight QRN but very weak signals. Heard different SSN stations at 229 at best but no call signs copied.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W5PEHKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamHigh QRN level, with the usual QSB/469589
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VHigh QRN level, with the usual QSB589599/

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

Notes:
- De F5LAW: 30m was MUCH better than 40m, I briefly called but was unheard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KB3VQUKA5TJSK5MPW5PEHKT5LA/M
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamStill high QRN on 30m, but sigs stronger than on 40m/579579579599569
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQRN/QSB but much better than 40m589229/579219-
F5LAW50W/G5RVGood, some fast QSB569549339559339-

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Condition were marginal on 40m, with deep QSB and QRN, and most stations not hearing everyone else. KF7YHB, Wyatt, in Kingman, AZ. Running QRP, 3 watts, and home made cootie.
- De KT5LA: Both 40 meters and 30 meters sounded the same from here. But with a rather low antenna, I probably get better NVIS performance, and signals from the Western US are strong to me. The summer antenna project is underway though!
- De KA5TJS: Conditions pretty bad here, Darrel was the best but Don in GA. was a little better.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRK4UYQKA5TJSKF7YHB/QRP
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamMarginal, deep QSB and QRN/579459459549579
KT5LA100W/End fed wireQSB, deep and frequent fading579/---569
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VPretty bad44/579-229569/-

30 m: Friday, 0028 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Tonight 30m was much better than 40m, but could still have been much better. Just after we had closed the net, I think I heard another station calling at 339, but didn't copy a call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSW1SFRK5MPK4UYQKT5LA
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamMuch better than 40m/559569579459589
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQRN was better on 30 but signals not much559/449339--
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-589----/

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0020 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Fairly heavy distant lightning QRN here. (Fortunately it stays distant.) We QSY a little early to 30m.
- De W1SFR: 40 VERY noisy with very poor copy on all. We had storms here so things were not good.
- De KT5LA: There was QRM on top of net which was likely local but I was able to notch it away.
- De KA5TJS: The QRN on 40 sounded like 80 meters at 6 in the morning. S8 at least most of the time. Darrel did peak about 579 just before we QSYed to 30.
- De F5LAW: Smashing signals from Steve and Al, NIL from others, I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRKT5LAN4OWKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamFairly heavy distant lightning QRN/449589459569
KT5LA100W/End fed wireQSB/QRM589-/--
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VHeavy QRN55/79339-579/
F5LAW-/G5RVExcellent path to VT/FL, fast QSB, no QRN-599-599-

30 m: Friday, 0020 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions were much better on 30m, in spite of (much weaker) QRN and deep QSB.
- De KT5LA: On 30, Darrel dropped down a bit but I could hear others.
- De KA5TJS: Much better, could copy even low signals on this band. Great to hear Al (N4OW) in there tonight. Also heard K6ELQ in there with Darrel after the shut down. He was using a SK but has a cootie and working on trying to use it. He is very active in the SKCC contests.
- De W1SFR: 30 as always lately was much more quiet and heard decent signals on all. Heard Yann check in at the end of the net with a solid 559.
- De F5LAW: I called at very end of session. Glad my signals were heard in VT and AZ.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N4OWKT5LAKA5TJSW1SFRK5MPF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQRN and deep QSB but much better/579579569459569139
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-55/99129/129-3/439-
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VMuch better559559329/339549-
F5LAW50W/G5RVUnsettled, QSB, QRN 3459459--449559/

 

Thursday, July 5, 2018.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0020 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions not very good, lots of QRN. QSY to 30m a little early. TJ stayed longer on 40m in case of any later check ins there. Thanks, TJ.
- De KA5TJS: We had thunder storms move in just at net time from LA. Had to unhook.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRK9TJLKB3VQU
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamNot very good, lots of QRN/459589449
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipoleHeavy QRN599599/599

30 m: Friday, 0020 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: K6ELQ, Tony came up just after QNF.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K5MPW1SFRK9TJLK6ELQ
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamMUCH better than 40m, at least in AZ/579579589599
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599449579/X

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018.

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

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Well, I didn't hear any run up to the net so I took over so we at least didn't have dead air this week. Condx were terrible (surprise) so 40 QRN QSB was nasty to say the least. I didn't transmit the opening greeting to the net due to the condx and the fact that I didn't write it down before hand.
- De KA5TJS: Very bad QRN and QSB here. Hard to copy much of anything except for Jon. Good to hear him on tonight.
- De K4UYQ: There was a lot of local noise on my end for the 40 meter session, so I had a hard time copying everyone. Steve was the loudest signal.
- De AA7FV, K5MP: Unavailable, warning for lightning, antennas disconnected.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*KA5TJSK4UYQKB3VQUKD4ZFS
W1SFR*100W/OCF dipoleQRN QSB nasty/549-129579
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VVery bad QRN and QSB559/569-579
K4UYQ-Local noise, QSB569589/--
KD4ZFS-Heavy QSB/QRN499---/

30 m: Friday, 0030 - 0058 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: QRN was much better but signal levels were much lower. Not a good night for ETX.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*K4UYQKA5TJS
W1SFR*100W/OCF dipoleQSB/56/89569
K4UYQ-A little better, but still lots of QSB45/589/-
KA5TJS50W/80m inv. VQRN much better but sig lvls much lower229229/