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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
43
9
9
8
8
9
36
6
12
11
7
44
12
10
10
12
18
14
4
- - - - -
Total sessions: 55 Total participants: 289 Avg. part./session: 5.25

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
40 m
W1SFR*
NA5ET
N4OW
KA5TJS
W5UX
WA4FAT
30 m
W1SFR*
N4OW
KA5TJS
40 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
W1SFR
WB8APR
NA5ET
30 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
NA5ET
40 m
KA5TJS*
N4NN
W5UX
W1SFR
WA4FAT
NI4E
30 m
KA5TJS*
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
K7FD
KT5LA
NI4E
W1SFR
K6GVG
30 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
W6LFB
40 m
W1SFR*
NA5ET
WB8APR
NI4E
WA4FAT
K6GVG
KA1ULN
30 m
W1SFR*
NA5ET
MAY
40 m
W1SFR*
W5UX
KA5TJS
G4EVR
N4NN
30 m
W1SFR*
K6GVG
40 m
AA7FV*
WA4FAT
N4NN
K6GVG
KA5TJS
KA1ULN
W1SFR
30 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
KA5TJS
K6GVG
40 m
KA5TJS*
N4NN
W5UX
N4OW
WA4FAT
W1SFR
K6GVG
ON4ADI
30 m
KA5TJS*
K6GVG
N4OW
W1SFR
40 m
AA7FV*
K6GVG
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
K6GVG
/
JUN
40 m
W1SFR*
K6GVG
NA5ET
WA4FAT
KD4ZFS
W5UX
KA5TJS
30 m
W1SFR*
NA5ET
KA5TJS
K6GVG
KA1ULN
40 m
AA7FV*
K6GVG
W1SFR
K9TJL
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
K9TJL
W1SFR
K6GVG
40 m
KA5TJS*
WA4FAT
N4NN
NA5ET
K6GVG
W1SFR
30 m
KA5TJS*
WA4FAT
K9TJL
K6GVG
40 m
AA7FV*
K6GVG
W1SFR
WA4FAT
WB8APR
KA5TJS
30 m
AA7FV*
K6GVG
W1SFR
KA5TJS
WA4FAT
KA1ULN
/
JUL
40 m
W1SFR*
K9TJL
N4OW
WB8APR
40 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
W1SFR
WA4FAT
KA5TJS
N4NN
W5UX
WB8APR
K6GVG
K5LYT
30 m
AA7FV*
W1SFR
KA5TJS
K6GVG
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.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0030 UTC, 7045 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: 40m QRM from Spanish beacon. I sent him an email and asked him to QSY but we know how that goes. QSY’d up to 7045. Hope we didn’t lose any folks. If so, vy sorry about that.
- De NA5ET: It was so nice to hear every station so well on 40 meters tonight! 7044 KHz (RST's didn't change significantly after we QSYed to 7.045). My antennas usually don't work well to VT, so it was very fun to have sustained, solid copy on Steve tonight--and tnx for a great job as NCS.
- De N4OW: Thanks to W1SFR for an excellent NCS job! Very pleased to hear all of the stations over riding my RFI, not a normal condition.
- De KA5TJS: Signals on 40 tonight were great! Best I have heard Steve in a while. Great job Steve.
- De WA4FAT: Using a VIZkey Cootie tonight, my preferred weapon of destruction :-).
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*NA5ETN4OWKA5TJSW5UXWA4FAT
W1SFR*-QRM from beacon on 7044 kHz/579599559-579
NA5ET--559/599599-599
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V vertical-?589/589599599
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VSignals were great55/79599589/589+10dB
WA4FAT--579599599599599/

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

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Al was using a key made by N1DWJ. Bill was using a Begali SS. Another FB key.
- De NA5ET: 599 on N4OW, but insufficient copy on others to join the net.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*N4OWKA5TJS
W1SFR*--/599579
N4OW-/Elevated HP6V verticalGood copy, QSB55/79/579
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery good copy but more QSB than 40579599/
NA5ET---599-

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: KT5LA RST 189. Good signal strength, but an intermittent keying problem. An excellent net. Great signals into AZ on both bands.
- De KT5LA: So sorry I could not join you today. An auto tuner mounted outside near the feed point of my antenna took in some water in heavy rain we had here today. We had some of the heaviest rain this year today and I have some drying out to do (and maybe a rethink on the location).
- De W1SFR: Pretty good sigs tonight.
- De NA5ET: Experiencing vy hvy QRN bursts from a series of small T-Storms headed our way—doesn’t look like they’re going to produce much except noise at my QTH.
- De KA5TJS: SWL report. We had thunderstorms move in about 30 min. before the net. I came out and listened for a few but had to unplug again.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAW1SFRWB8APRNA5ET
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGreat signals/189579599579
KT5LA95W/End fed wire-589/-579459
W1SFR-Very noisy with static crashes from "local" storms579-/559569
NA5ET-Vy hvy QRN bursts469-43/559579/
KA5TJS-/80m inv. VStatic crashes were S9+20579-569599599

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

DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRNA5ET
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGreat signals/569569
W1SFR-Sigs clean so FB copy all the way579/579
NA5ET--599559/

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0032 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Signals were pretty good but the QSB was very deep. Conditions have been flaky here this week for sure.
- De W1SFR: Good copy on all even though the deep QSB had all stns at 129 at times.
- De KT5LA: Nothing heard from my location sadly. I will try listening on an SDR site next time, but stations might have a hard time hearing me. We shall see.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*N4NNW5UXW1SFRWA4FATNI4E
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. VSignals pretty good but very deep QSB/589559559599599

30 m: Friday, 0032 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Ok copy on Allen but again the band was vy weak with continuing deep QSB. Had to call it quits after the first exchange.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*W1SFR
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. VVery deep QSB/339

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0035 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Welcome to the net, Roy - K6GVG. Still learning to use his cootie - and doing a very good job indeed.
- De KT5LA: K6GVG, welcome Roy. Big signal here 599 at first round, then faded to 539, like the band folded locally or something. Welcome neighbor.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K7FDKT5LANI4EW1SFRK6GVG
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/58958956955/69599
KT5LA95W/End fed wireA good turnout and pretty good conditions here... until they weren’t589589/129-53/99

30 m: Friday, 0035 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After QNF, worked Jim W6LFB. As far as Arizona is concerned, it was a great net night.
- De KT5LA: No signals heard on 80 for me. The band was quite noisy here.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRW6LFB
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569569

 

Thursday, April 30, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0024 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: There was another call in there but i lost it to QRN/QSB. K6GVG QSP via Bill. Thanks! Niece, I did hear you and copied the KA1ULN and called 3 times but Nil on this end... Sorry.
- De NA5ET: Rough going on 40m tonight. Despite some relatively strong sigs, QRN, QRM, and QSB converged for the perfect storm. Several stations could not hear each other and were doubling, adding to the difficulties. A tip of the hat to NCS (Steve, W1SFR) for making sense of it. I think one or two others called, but were obscured by doubling... didn't get the call signs.
- De WA4FAT: KA1ULN heard fleetingly.
- De K6GVG: Thanks all for even hearing me! At 5:00 PM local (PDT), 40 m is still quite noisy and all signals were 339 at best. Plus, using a Hustler mobile antenna on a condo balcony (facing west no less) is also not optimum. So, I much appreciate the QSPs and reports.
- De KA1ULN: I Niece-KA1ULN was there BBUT.. did not hear anyone come back. I thought the net was over. Oh well see ya next time.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*NA5ETWB8APRNI4EWA4FATK6GVGKA1ULN
W1SFR*-QRN/QSB/3/439-44/579599--
NA5ET-QRN, QRM, and QSB43/569/579599599579-
WA4FAT-Thunderous QRN559599-599/559-

30 m: Friday, 0024 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De NA5ET: 30m was much better, but had limited participants. No other stations heard.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*NA5ET
W1SFR*--/55/89
NA5ET-Much better589/

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0024 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Things still pretty rough on 40 with QSB and QRN but we still have a few brave souls check in. Thanks folks!
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*W5UXKA5TJSG4EVRN4NN
W1SFR*-QSB and QRN/339--339

30 m: Friday, 0024 - 0044 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: As it has been the last few weeks, 30M was quieter here and signals were fairly low, but without the hvy QSB and QRN stns were much more readable so good copy on 30 from VT. Roy - K6GVG was using a mini hamstick out condo window. How awesome is that?
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*K6GVG
W1SFR*-Band quieter, good copy/339

 

Thursday, May 14, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0035 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started with 95 watts, but conditions were not great so later QRO to kW. Active 4-ft vertical for receive on 40m. I had heavy QRN on 40m from local storms, but using my 4-ft active vertical on receive helped a lot. I'm guessing the QRN may have been strongly horizontally polarized. It didn't help so much on 30m.
- De WA4FAT: Conditions from Alabama were noisy but I could hear every station that joined in.
- De KA5TJS: QRN/QSB was pretty rough but has a copy on all at one time or another.
- De KA1ULN: I checked in tonight on the net AA7FV running the net. Noise is terrible.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WA4FATN4NNK6GVGKA5TJSKA1ULNW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam/Active 4-ft vertical for RXHeavy QRN/57957959957944944/559
WA4FAT-Noisy599/599+569599449559
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQRN/QSB22/599599599339/22922/559

30 m: Friday, 0035 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Steve was much better to AZ on 30m than 40m, but other stations were better on 40m. A great net night.
- De KA5TJS: Steve and Roy both better on 30 meters tonight.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRKA5TJSK6GVG
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/579569349
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQRN was lower but still some QSB55/99449/339

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0035 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Al picked up Roy and gave him a good report. I just could not pull him out of the noise.
- De ON4ADI: At the end of the SSN session i had a QSO with Steve in Vermont. His RST was a steady 569.
- De AA7FV: I wasn't able to stay long enough to check in this evening, but on 40m I did just hear KA5TJS and K6GVG. Sorry I couldn't stay.
- De KA1ULN: I could not hear anything last night. I missed everyone.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*N4NNW5UXN4OWWA4FATW1SFRK6GVGON4ADI
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. V-/599559589599229229X
ON4ADI50W/33m LW--329-439-569-/
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-569XXXXX599X

30 m: Friday, 0035 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Roy and Steve were both better up here and Al lost a little but still solid copy.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*K6GVGN4OWW1SFR
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. V-/22/339579549

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Thanks Arnie, NA5ET for the email and for calling in, but very sorry I didn't copy you.
- De KA5TJS: The QRN was pretty bad here making copy marginal. The band was getting better as it got later.
- De NA5ET: Unable to check into SSN on 40m this eve. Copied AA7FV calling the net & responding (559 w/QRN & QSB) to a few stations, but NCS could not hear my station and I could not hear the others (so, apologies to anyone I may have doubled). Just put up a new 134' EFHW which works quite well, and I had hoped it would help on the net--but not this evening. Tried the G5RV Jr. also, but results the same.
- De KA1ULN: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K6GVGKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamMixed/599579
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQRN was pretty bad56/7922/449/

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: At end of net, KA5TJS was able to work K6GVG, but Roy was only 229 on peaks in Arizona.
- De KA5TJS: Darrel was booming in on 30 meters and heard some others but could not copy. Picked up Roy after the close and was able to copy. We did not hear anything from the East tonight.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSK6GVG
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamMixed/589229
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-599/339

 

Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Pretty nasty QRN here on 40m but we stuck it out.
- De NA5ET: Some solid, workable sigs on 40m tonight, despite a little QSB and QRN.
- De WA4FAT: Hats off to Steve, W1SFR, for a great job as NCS! 40M was noisy as usual but signals were surprisingly strong (with the exception of Steve :-)
- De KA5TJS: Very noisy here tonight made anything under 569 tough copy. Guy calling CQ on 7.044 tonight but found you guys a little up the band.
- De AA7FV: Listener-only reports from aa7fv in AZ. Very high QRN here. Even though I could copy many stations, it was unpleasant listening. (K6GVG on 7044 kHz).
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*K6GVGNA5ETWA4FATKD4ZFSW5UXKA5TJS
W1SFR*-Pretty nasty QRN/-449559549-549
NA5ET-Some solid, workable sigs, little QSB and QRN559-/59954/6943953/69
WA4FAT-Noisy, but strong signals559-599/599599599
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery noisy44/559-55/79599599-/
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beamVery high QRN459599579569459-569

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

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Better on 30m still weak sigs but much less QRN. Thanks Allen for the QSP to Roy. I could hear him but not well enough to copy. Tnx for giving it a go Roy! It's a bit of a haul from VT to San Diego.
- De NA5ET: Heard W1SFR calling with RST 579 on 30 meters and tried to join the net, but my dog informed me that he had a preemptive need for my attention. Oh well, the price we pay for unconditional love I guess.
- De KA5TJS: Signal levels about the same but QRN much lower. Solid copy on Steve up here. Pulled Roy and Niece out fairly well tonight. Going coast to coast and top to bottom of the country I think we are doing pretty well HI HI.
- De K6GVG: I couldn't hear any SSN folks on 40, and really only Allen on 30, though Steve was -229 on that band. But then using a Hustler mobile antenna on my balcony railing doesn't enhance reception.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*NA5ETKA5TJSK6GVGKA1ULN
W1SFR*-Weak sigs but less QRN/-559229-
NA5ET--579/XXX
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQRN much lower559-/549549
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-579559569599459

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts first, then later QRO to kW because of conditions.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K6GVGW1SFRK9TJLKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/kw/Rhombic wire beamHeavy QRN on all signals except Roy/599469579569

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Thanks to Allen for the QSPs from Roy.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSK9TJLW1SFRK6GVG
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/559569549349

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: QSB was not too bad here but Roy and Steve got relayed by Bill (FAT). Tnx for the QSP. Someone started calling CQ rite at the start on 7.044 so had to move up a half Kc!
- De WA4FAT: It was another excellent SSN last night with Allen, KA5TJS, handling NCS duties like a pro.
- De K9TJL: SWL Report this band.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*WA4FATN4NNNA5ETK6GVGW1SFR
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. VQSB was not too bad/599579599229119
WA4FAT--599/599599569569
K9TJL-/Coaxial dipoleGreat559599599-339599

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: QSB was worse on 30 tonight. Bill again QSPed Roy. He is just jumping rite over me HI HI. Bills new antenna is working very well and great to hear him on 30 meters.
- De WA4FAT: So happy to tune my new 40M Doublet for 30 Meters and join in the fun!
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*WA4FATK9TJLK6GVG
KA5TJS*70W/80m inv. VQSB was worse/59957/99549
WA4FAT--599/229569
K9TJL50W/WindomFair/good55/9922/579/559

 

Thursday, June 25, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts. Rhombic wire antenna, 4-ft active vertical for receive. Very high QRN on both bands tonight - temperature was 109 F in Tucson. The active vertical had much lower QRN, which helped reception a lot.
- De WA4FAT: Conditions in Alabama were hampered by nearby thunderstorms, but such is life in the south at this time of the year.
- De KA5TJS: The QRN and QSB on 40 were ruff here tonight. Thunder storms all of the SE.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K6GVGW1SFRWA4FATWB8APRKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery high QRN/589569579599559
W1SFR--339-/579-339
WA4FAT--579449579/58958/99
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VQRN and QSB were ruff439229229599559/

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Thanks Niece for being so patient. I think I heard a station calling earlier, which may have been you, but I only just caught the call immediately after QNF.
- De KA5TJS: 30 was very good with NIL QRN here. To close for Bama thought! I did hear Niece after the net and there may have been one other in there that I could not copy.
- De WA4FAT: My new 40M doublet is working well, allowing me the use of additional bands including 6 Meters where I had several exciting CW contacts recently. These were my first-ever CW contacts on 6 and first QSOs of any mode on 6 since the AM days of the Heathkit 'Lunchbox' in the early 60s.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K6GVGW1SFRKA5TJSWA4FATKA1ULN
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery high QRN/589559569579229
W1SFR--559319/559229X
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery good with NIL QRN579339549/-229
WA4FAT--579449449-/339

 

Thursday, July 2, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De W1SFR: 30m: NIL hrd. Had to move up one because of QRM. Called for some time just to make sure I didn't miss anyone. Called it quits after no checkins at 0033.
- De K9TJL: 40m: Many stations calling at once but on top of each other. 30m: W1SFR 339. Net had closed QNF. KA5TJS, K6GVG.
- De WB8APR: W1SFR too weak no one could cpy him. Band cndx: poor.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*K9TJLN4OWWB8APR
W1SFR*--/559569-
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipoleExtremely poor conditions both 40/30559/579559

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020.

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

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I had heavy QRN and was having trouble copying many stations on 40m, but the situation was saved by K9TJL giving very professional QSP help. Thanks TJ!
- De K9TJL: K6GVG WEB SDR 599 UTAH SERVER 4.
- De WA4FAT: A terrific SSN with Darrel, AA7FV, doing his usual excellent job as NCS. We had one of the larger turnouts in recent memory. Sorry I couldn't make the 30M session, but I spent some time welcoming Robert, K5LYT, in Corpus Christi, TX. Robert said he had a single-paddle key he could rewire for sideswiper service and would try that the next time he joins us.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLW1SFRWA4FATKA5TJSN4NNW5UXWB8APRK6GVGK5LYT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamHeavy QRN/579359579469469-579599589
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipole-56/99/55959955957/99-599339559
WA4FAT--579599569/59959959955/79449599
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VLots of QRN/QSB55/79579229599/599-339-599

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

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Listened for a time to Bill work Robert down on 40 mtrs. I did hear K6GVG call after the 30 mtr segment 549.
- De K6GVG: Tried 30 m; only heard a few words here and there on QSB peaks. So, my Hustler mobile antenna didn’t make it anywhere! Band begins to open here about an hour later.
- De K9TJL: Roy, I heard your mobile antenna, how ever it was much later after QNF. On 30 Meters. I called you couple times. Hang in there.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1SFRKA5TJSK6GVG
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569459X
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. V-559559/549