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Net Archives 2020.

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
55
17
9
6
10
13
46
13
8
13
12
47
10
12
11
14
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Total sessions: 26 Total participants: 148 Avg. part./session: 5.69

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
N4OW
K9TJL
W1SFR
W5UX
KA5TJS
80 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
K9TJL
W1SFR
KA5TJS
N4OW
40 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
W1SFR
N4OW
KT5LA
KD4ZFS
80 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
N4OW
K9TJL
40 m
KA5TJS*
W1SFR
N4NN
80 m
KA5TJS*
K9TJL
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
WA4FAT
N4OW
W1SFR
80 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
N4OW
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
WB8APR
N4OW
W5UX
WA4FAT
KO6AL
KA5TJS
KD4ZFS
NA5ET
W1SFR
80 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
N4NN
N4OW
KY8D
KA5TJS
NA5ET
FEB
40 m
AA7FV*
NA5ET
K9TJL
W5UX
KA5TJS
W1SFR
N4OW
80 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
N4OW
NA5ET
KA5TJS
40 m
AA7FV*
K7FD
KT5LA
K9TJL
W5UX
NA5ET
KA5TJS
KO6WL
80 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
KA5TJS
KT5LA
NA5ET
40 m
KA5TJS*
N4OW
W1SFR
NI4E
80 m
KA5TJS*
N4OW
NI4E
NA5ET
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
KA5TJS
WA4FAT
KD4ZFS
W5UX
N4OW
80 m
AA7FV*
N4OW
KA5TJS
K9TJL
KT5LA
/
MAR
40 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
W1SFR
WA4FAT
NA5ET
W5UX
N4OW
KT5LA
80 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
N4OW
NA5ET
KA5TJS
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
KT5LA
K7FD
W1SFR
N4OW
K7GND
KB4QQJ
80 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
N4OW
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
N4NN
W5UX
W1SFR
WA4FAT
KA5TJS
80 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KA5TJS
N4NN
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
N4OW
KA5TJS
N4NN
30 m
AA7FV*
N4OW
K9TJL
KA5TJS
W1SFR
/
APR
No data
9
16
23
30
MAY
7
14
21
28
/
JUN
4
11
18
25
/
JUL
2
9
16
23
30
AUG
6
13
20
27
/
SEP
3
10
17
24
/
OCT
1
8
15
22
29
NOV
5
12
19
26
/
DEC
3
10
17
24
31

Report Tables.

Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 watts, then QRO to kW after QRM came up on frequency. Conditions were fairly good, although not perfect, on both bands. A good first net of the year. Thanks for coming up on the net everyone, and looking forward to many more QSOs in the coming year.
- De KT5LA: A pleasure to join you for the first SSN Net of 2020. QSO with AA7FV before the net amidst a lot of local noise, chatting about his WSPR efforts using the rhombic. I put my end fed wire back up today, which is a noisier receive antenna than my vertical. Goals for 2020 include improving my receive antenna (planning a separate loop receive antenna). Happy New Year Sideswiper fans.
- De N4OW: 40 meters intentional QRM again for short time. Thanks to W1SFR for 2x QRP contact after QNF. Happy New Year to all!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAN4OWK9TJLW1SFRW5UXKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamFairly good, although not perfect/579459579579XX
KT5LA100W/End fed wireSome QSB57/99/-----
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalVery high band noise569-/589589X579
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-589229579/559229X

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

Notes:
- De KT5LA: 80 was quieter for me, and sadly AA7FV still the only station heard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAK9TJLW1SFRKA5TJSN4OW
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamFairly good, although not perfect/589589349589589
K9TJL50W/Windom-599+-/229599+599
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalVery good copy599-599569589/

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts on both bands tonight.
- De N4OW: Using my new N1DWJ sideswiper acquired on Ebay. Very smooth key that is very well made by a retired machinist at a reasonable price :).
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLW1SFRN4OWKT5LAKD4ZFS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood/599579569599579
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599/229599339599
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalVery high band noise55/79599579/33/59599

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A great net tonight. To Arizona, all signals were great copy on both bands. A little data QRM on 80m, but we could work around that. Thanks everyone. If only conditions could always be as good as tonight.
- De K9TJL: Data xmsn QRM. Ops do not monitor QRG. They just pound out the packets.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAN4OWK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood, a little data QRM/599599599
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalVery low band noise599349/599
K9TJL50W/WindomData xmsn QRM599229599/

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Very poor signals here in the Piney Woods tonight. I thought there was another stations in there but could not pull out a call.
- De W1SFR: Total crapola here on both bands, barely moving the S meter on my 7300. Heavy QRN and deep QSB. This is getting pretty annoying. I got spoiled coming in at the peak cycle in 2012 when I got my ticket and easily working WAS QRP and QRPp ;-). Well, hopefully I'll live long enough to do it again eh?
- De K9TJL: NIL.
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*W1SFRN4NN
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. VVery poor signals/229339
W1SFR-Heavy QRN and deep QSB229/339

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: NE was worse down here on 80 but TJ was breaking my head phones.
- De W1SFR: Had to bag it. VRY deep QSB.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*K9TJLW1SFR
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. V-/599+119
K9TJL50W/Windom-599+/229

 

Thursday, January 23, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first, QRO to kW later. Band folded quite dramatically at 0115 UTC. So, we QSY early to 80m.
- De WA4FAT: So pleased to be able to join the SSN after a rather prolonged absence... The venerable aging oak which supports the center of my 40 M dipole has been selected for removal by our Condo Association, so I'm afraid I'm off the air until I can finagle another solution. I've been blessed to have an outside antenna these past 30 years while living in a Condo community and am confident some other option will present itself.
- De N4OW: Unable to copy the 40 meter net this evening, due to heavy Plasma Screen TV RFI. 7044 appears to be a center frequency for this broadband shifting signal.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSWA4FATN4OWW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamBand folded quite dramatically/23/58957923/459559
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB was terrible33/579/559339119
WA4FAT-QSB at the end579579/579559

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Tonight 80m was much better. I was very surprised how quickly 40m had dropped out.
- De KA5TJS: Darrel was booming in but other stations still poor here on 80.
- De N4OW: 80 band noise was throbbing up and down. Sound unstable. Happy to check in on 80.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSN4OWW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam80m was much better/589579569
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-599+/339119
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalBand noise was throbbing up and down599+56/89/44/559

 

Thursday, January 30, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Signals from Steve in VT were down, but all other stations were great signals into AZ. I think conditions on both bands were the best they've been for a long time. A great net.
- De WB8APR: Good cpy mostly on all except Steve W1SFR was way out there on the east coast with a RST of 239. Good to be back on.
- De N4OW: Excellent participation on both nets with good copy on all stations.
- De KA5TJS: The band was long here and could not copy AL or TX.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WB8APRN4OWW5UXWA4FATKO6ALKA5TJSKD4ZFSNA5ETW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamThe best they've been for a long time/599579579579579569459589349
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalHigh band noise579599/589599-599579589119
WA4FAT--44/599599599-/--599+--
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VBand was long55/99599579589--/---
NA5ET-Mediocre589599579579539---/-

80 m: Friday, 0130 - 0153 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: WoW, could not believe the signals on 80 tonight. Great copy on all here. Great to hear Gan in there tonight. QRN was about S5 but all stations well over the noise for sure.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLN4NNN4OWKY8DKA5TJSNA5ET
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamThe best they've been for a long time/599599579579599589
K9TJL50W/WindomExcellent599/599599599599599
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalMuch quieter than 40m579599599/569599589
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VGreat copy on all, QRN about S5599599599589599/599
NA5ET-Superb599599579579559599/

 

Thursday, February 6, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: W1SFR 579 The strongest I've heard Steve for a while. Steve first called in with 1 watt, and was about 359 with that. Maybe another weak signal calling, but no copy here.
- De N4OW: Late start for me on 40m. QRN from an approaching frontal system in the Gulf.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*NA5ETK9TJLW5UXKA5TJSW1SFRN4OW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/5795894/559569579569
NA5ET-Heavy QRN559/---339599
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599-/--22/449-
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery poor229---/449-
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalQRN56/89569599-579599/

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: There was another weak station calling the net (RST 129), but I couldn't copy the call and nor could anyone in the net. Apologies. Conditions on 80m were the best tonight.
- De N4OW: Heavy QRN and QSB. Weak stn calling but failed to repeat call letters enough to copy.
- De NA5ET: Experiencing some QRN, but QSB more of a problem.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLN4OWNA5ETKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/589569579579
K9TJL50W/Windom-599/59922/599599
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalHeavy QRN and QSB579599/579589
NA5ET-Some QRN, QSB589589559/229
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VMuch better but QRN was ruff. Good copy on all599599+599579/

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0129 UTC, 7044.25 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 7044.25 kHz. (Another QSO already in progress on 7044.0 kHz). At 0129 UTC, QSY to 80m. A good net.
- De K7FD: Everyone Q5 in Oregon on 7044, some stronger than others. Had to duck out after first round for a phone call...
- De KT5LA: On 40 meters tonight I heard almost everyone, and that’s a good net for me here in the Los Angeles noise. I spent most of “Saturday” improving my station ground and adding a 1:1 balun to my end fed wire. I had been using the “balun” (a voltage balun, I’m told) in my auto tuner. The eternal 1:1 made tuning the wire better for 40 (I had been having issues on that band). I value the net for being able to check things out and am pleased that whatever I did helped improve my “ears”, on 40 meters at least.
- De NA5ET: Pretty ruff conditions here on 40m and just a tad better on 80m. Been so darned wet here all week, I am wondering if and how much that may be affecting my antennas. Very Heavy QRN/QSB on 40m... Eventually lost all stations at approx. 01:12 UTC.
- De WA4FAT: SWL report. I listened in but reception here in Alabama was about like Allen's in Texas ... Mostly slim to none. So I was there in spirit if not in RF :-).
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K7FDKT5LAK9TJLW5UXNA5ETKA5TJSKO6WL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/589589589459559559569
KT5LA-Good net599599/54/79--559-
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599229339/----
NA5ET-Very Heavy QRN/QSB559---589/--
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-449539229-559-/229

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Short skip was not there tonight. Could not hear Arnie and that was strange. 80 meters works much better to the Left coast in the early mornings here.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLKA5TJSKT5LANA5ET
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/589589579579
K9TJL50W/Windom-599/589-559
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VShort skip was not there599599/--
KT5LA-Not as good, noise, some QSB589--/-
NA5ET-Just a tad better on 80m589559--/

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Al relayed for Steve tonight but then he lost him as well. Signals from FL and NC were very good tonight.
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*N4OWW1SFRNI4E
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. V-/589229599
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalVery QSB entire session55/89/22/56958/99
NA5ET-All others NIL-579--

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Signals very good on 80 and all stations reported good signals to other stations. Great when everyone can hear everyone HI HI. No QRM problems tonight.
- De NA5ET: Some moderate QSB, but overall a very enjoyable net on 80m with good copy on all stations.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*N4OWNI4ENA5ET
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. VSignals very good/579599+10dB
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalVery solid copy on all stations589/599+57/89
NA5ET-Some moderate QSB599579559/

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0129 UTC, 7044.25 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: N4OW, Al called, but wasn't hearing the net. KO1E??? 459 (I only copied a partial call, because of QSB and QRM. He didn't reply to my answer or QRZ.)
- De KT5LA: Operating on battery power tonight just for fun and to make sure the “emergency supply” works. I used the battery bank I normally have in the car to power the mobile station. It’s packed in a tackle box and is charged when the car runs. It’s nice and portable too.
- De KA5TJS: Signals started out good on 40 and as the net progressed they steadily got worse. I did hear Jay in CA. pretty well tonight which is unusual.
- De WA4FAT: What a joy to hear Net Control booming in tonight on 40 after several weeks of dismal propagation between Alabama and Arizona. Great participation in the SSN this session too - wonderful to know all my SSN friends are still alive and swiping. KO1E 339 to start but didn't return.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRKA5TJSWA4FATKD4ZFSW5UXN4OW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent signals/599569569599589459569
KT5LA--599/-2/439239---
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-54/89229119/43/57944944/56933/579
WA4FAT--59944/559339339/599+--

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Signals into Arizona were excellent tonight on both bands, but not all stations were hearing each other.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N4OWKA5TJSK9TJLKT5LA
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent signals/569589599589
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VSolid signals589579/599119
K9TJL50W/Windom-599599599/-
KT5LA-High local noise level599+---/

 

Thursday, March 5, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0132 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95W, but conditions were a little poor so later QRO to kW.
- De WA4FAT: Unfortunately, as has been the case for me lately, only Darrel, AA7FV was rattling the speaker. All the others were mired down in the noise level. My temporary 40M antenna needs improvement, that's for sure.
- De N4OW: 40 meters was very long. I had RBN hits from EA8BFK.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSW1SFRWA4FATNA5ETW5UXN4OWKT5LA
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamA little poor/589459599569559569599
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VNo short skip tonight at all579/229---579119
WA4FAT--599-229/---449
NA5ET--579---/-579-
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V vertical40 meters was very long44/57944/569329-229-/-
KT5LA100W/End fed wireGreat599+549-576579--/

80 m: Friday, 0132 - 0155 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: For most stations, 80m was a little better than 40m tonight. Not everyone could copy everyone else.
- De KT5LA: NA5ET, KA5TJS, N4OW all the same: I can just hear a signal there but can’t quite copy. I wonder if the fact the net happens now around sunset (for me) makes conditions a little here. I get a little “grayline bump” here I’ve noticed.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAN4OWNA5ETKA5TJSW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamA little better than 40m/559589599599459
KT5LA100W/End fed wire-569/----
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V vertical-599+-/579589439
NA5ET--599439559/43/569339
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VMuch better here but still had some fast QSB599-589599/119

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0040 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts (no amplifier needed on either band tonight.) Welcome to Larry - K7GND, from Florence, OR. A busy net, so we were a little late with QSY to 80m.
- De KA5TJS: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLKT5LAK7FDW1SFRN4OWK7GNDKB4QQJ
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent signals/599599599579569579579
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599/339459579449--
KT5LA95W/End fed wireLocal noise, pretty good sigs599549/599--569-

80 m: Friday, 0040 - 0055 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A great net tonight. All signals coming into AZ were excellent, with near-perfect copy on everyone.
- De KT5LA: None but AA7FV and my local noise was rather high, so I made it a quick visit.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAN4OW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent signals/589569

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 watts, but QRO later because of condx.
- De KA5TJS: Well we were working in the garden planting stuff and I was late getting in the shack. Looks like I missed a great 40 meter segment. The QRN was pretty bad but signal levels were outstanding. I could even hear Steve well last night!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAN4NNW5UXW1SFRWA4FATKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/599569579579589599
KT5LA95W/End fed wireHigh local noise level (S8)58/99/-----
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQRN was pretty bad599119559589559599/

80 m: Friday, 0030 - 0055 UTC, 3568 kHz.

Notes:
- De KT5LA: I was able to check in on 80. But lost AA7FV to the noise. I do believe I heard you toss to me, but I was unsure, so I stayed silent. Some days, 80 is just a bit too noisy for me. We do have storm activity in my area, though I heard no crashes.
- De KA5TJS: 80 meters was a bust. Only heard Darrel at 589/599. Complete reversal of the norm before the time change.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKA5TJSN4NNW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamNot very good/589579579239
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VA bust58/99-/--

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020.

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

DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRN4OWKA5TJSN4NN
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood/579569579569
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB579549579/-

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Good conditions on 40m, but great conditions on 30m. The first net I can remember where all stations could copy all other stations so well.
- De KA5TJS: Signals were a little better on 30 than 40 with QSB on both bands. A very good session tonight. Great first try on 30 meters for sure.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N4OWK9TJLKA5TJSW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGreat/579589579589
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-599589/+10dB57/99
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQSB579589599/569

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020.

No data, QRX please.