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Intercontinental Net.

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The following graph and tables provide an overview of the variations in the level of activity for this net and give a general idea of the HF conditions met during the sessions.

QNI Graph.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
59
14
16
17
12
54
15
7
15
17
50
12
9
9
10
10
38
10
5
10
13
45
12
13
8
12
56
16
8
8
10
14
12
12
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Total sessions: 54 Total participants: 314 Avg. part./session: 5.81

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
20 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
F5LAW
G4CPA
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
DL2KHU
F5LAW
G4CPA
CN8YR
NP3CW
FR4PU
20 m
AA7FV*
KP4Q
F5LAW
WA7SPY
WX7V
G3SGR
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
KE8UEX
DL2KHU
WX7V
F5LAW
KT5LA
G4WPS
NP3CW
G3SGR
DL9YCS
20 m
AA7FV*
FR4PU
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
KB2PIZ
WX7V
KK4PBJ
G4CPA
17 m
AA7FV*
FR4PU
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
DL2KHU
DL7USD
WX7V
NP3CW
20 m
AA7FV*
N2ZUT
KA5TJS
F5LAW
W1SFR
G4CPA
KN6BAZ
NP3CW
17 m
AA7FV*
NP3CW
F5LAW
DL2KHU
W1SFR
K9TJL
/
FEB
20 m
AA7FV*
FR4PU
KN6BAZ
WA7SPY
F5LAW
YB1JCD
WX7V
K1PUG
G4CPA
NP3CW
17 m
AA7FV*
NP3CW
F5LAW
KP4Q
WX7V
FR4PU
KN6BAZ
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
WX7V
KN6BAZ
KA5TJS
G4CPA
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
KP4Q
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
N9EE/4
CN8YR
NP3CW
G3WZP
20 m
K9TJL*
VA3TAR
17 m
K9TJL*
N2OTG
DL2KHU
W4MQC
N1EA
20 m
AA7FV*
N9EE/4
KN6BAZ
WX7V
KA5TJS
NP3CW
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
PA3BYW
NP3CW
G4CPA
WX7V
KN6BAZ
DL2KHU
IK4WKU
/
MAR
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
KA5TJS
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
NP3CW
K9TJL
CN8YR
G4CPA
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
KG5SSB
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
DL7USD
NP3CW
OK1GS
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
NP3CW
20 m
AA7FV*
WX7V
F5LAW
KP4Q
17 m
AA7FV*
WX7V
KP4Q
NC2M
IK4HLO
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
W0BET
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
W1BLU
KP4Q/W4
NC2M
KE8UEX
W0BZ
APR
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
YB1JCD
KN6BAZ
F5LAW
OE8GBK
N5QLZ
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
W1BLU
DL7ACH
NP3CW
NR4A
20 m
AA7FV*
FR4PU
KP4Q
WP4CLS
YB1JCD
K9TJL
W0BZ
NR3Z
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
20 m
AA7FV*
WX7V
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
WX7V
20 m
AA7FV*
JA7BWV
OH1HAQ
W0BET
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
N9EE
K9TJL
HB9KNT
/
MAY
20 m
AA7FV*
AC6YY
WP4CLS
KP4Q
KG5WYV
W1SFR
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
NP3CW
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
N9EE
WA4IAR
F5LAW
WB4YHJ
17 m
AA7FV*
N9EE
NC2M
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
N9EE
WX7V
KN6BAZ
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
DL2KHU
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
N9EE
WX7V/M
NP3CW
20 m
AA7FV*
VE3QEE
KP4Q
KN6BAZ
W5YE
N9EE
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
KP4Q
W1BLU
N7HTS
F5LAW
/
JUN
20 m
AA7FV*
WX7V
KN6BAZ
K4WYK
KP4Q
KK4PBJ
KF8DA
G4CPA
F5LAW
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K8DSS
NP3CW
N1EA
20 m
AA7FV*
W7PAU
WX7V
XE1YZY
KP4Q
NP3CW
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
WP4CLS
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
XE1YZY
WX7V
KO6ERN
AB7IC
17 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
17 m
AA7FV*
DL2KHU
F5LAW
W0FN
OK2BEI
DL9ZOG
20 m
AA7FV*
N9EE
KN6BAZ
F5LAW
JA7BWV
DL9UAS
LA6PH
W1BLU
W0BET
K9TJL
KW5CW
17 m
AA7FV*
W1BLU
F5LAW
KN6BAZ
DL6BBT
JUL
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
WB6DMX
N9EE
JA7BWV
WB4DKF
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
N9EE
WX7V
R5BE
14
21
28
/
AUG
4
11
18
25
/
SEP
1
8
15
22
29
OCT
6
13
20
27
/
NOV
3
10
17
24
/
DEC
1
8
15
22
29

Report Tables.

Sunday, January 7, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1528 UTC, 14054.6 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14054.6 kHz (QRM on 14055). Antenna the rhombic beaming to  EU, with optional 4-ft active vertical  on receive. Strong echo on EU stations received on the rhombic antenna, but switching to my active vertical the echo went down much more than the signal.
- De F5LAW: First Intercontinental sessions of 2024. Let's hope for good paths in 2024 and thanks to AA7FV for the superb NCS job. A Happy and Healthy Year 2024 to you and yours friends.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSF5LAWG4CPA
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamStrong echo on EU stations/5994/569349
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, echo, fast QSB499229/229
G4CPA100W/G5IJStrong echo on NCS449-339/

17 m: 1555 - 1639 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1555 UTC (a little early) 18088 kHz. FR4PU  via QSP from Yann.  I think I heard your signal there under other stations, but not certain. There was at least one other weak station calling but the echo made it impossible for me to copy any letters of the call.  Apologies. Thanks everyone for a great first Intercontinental SSN of the year. Conditions were far from perfect, but much better than we've been having recently. Keep safe, and I hope everyone  has a great 2024.
- De F5LAW: If no mistake, I heard FR4PU calling AA7FV on Geoff's first over at 1609 UTC, QSP to NCS.
- De G4CPA: Condx improving steadily ,but still erratic from week to week ,tnx TJ. great recordings, And Darrel great NCS. HNY Year to all, 73 de Geoff G4CPA.
- De FR4PU: I was not able to try my C-Pole for 14MHz and my 5/8 th for 18MHZ yesterday. My vertical was not available. I used a sloper but it really didn't do anything, neither in REC nor in EM.
- De KN6BAZ: Happy New Year and hope everything is going well! Signal today was very weak on the West Coast. I keyed in multiple times on 20m and 17m, but Darrel had no copy (100w and magloop). >From RBN report Darrel's signal traveled around the world but avoided CA (W6YX spotter had no copy). Hope conditions will be better next time.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLDL2KHUF5LAWG4CPACN8YRNP3CWFR4PU
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/599549579439359439-
DL2KHU25W/6.4m vertical-589-/449129589--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, slight QSB+10dB539219/-589559439
G4CPA100W/G5IJNo echo on NCS559---/229--
CN8YR60W/2x20m double ZeppEcho on NCS339-119229119/--

 

Sunday, January 14, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1535 UTC, 14055.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14055.5 kHz  (14055.0 was already busy). Antenna: rhombic beaming to EU, with optional 4-ft active vertical on receive only. F5LAW 369 on the rhombic antenna, 539 on my 4-ft active vertical. Very strong echo today, making copy with the rhombic difficult, but copy ok on the vertical. The rhombic is twice as high off the ground as the vertical.  Maybe the strong echo was coming in at very low elevation, which helped the low vertical reject the echo.  Just guessing.
- De WX7V: Reports from WX7V In Dallas, where temps yesterday were about 16F/ - 9 C during the net. We've kept power, but have had no TV or Internet since Saturday because of an outage in the Charter/Spectrum network. Still down this morning, sending this report using my phone's hotspot.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KP4QF5LAWWA7SPYWX7VG3SGR
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam/[4-ft active vertical]Strong echo on EU stations/589369, [539]359599459
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, echo, fast QSB499/+10dB449/369119589
WX7V100W/2 el. Mini beam-599/+10dB579-44/559/-

17 m: 1600 - 1641 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Just before the 17m SSN worked K9TJL. A great Intercontinental SSN today.  Many thanks everyone for calling in.  Keep safe and healthy, and enjoy the rest of 2024.
- De KT5LA: 17 meters in the morning is a challenge for me, but could hear most of the stations on the net this morning. Sadly, I could hear none of the European stations checking in.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLKE8UEXDL2KHUWX7VF5LAWKT5LAG4WPSNP3CWG3SGRDL9YCS
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/589589559579569439469559439549
DL2KHU25W/6.4m verticalGood589X339/129339129129239129349
WX7V100W/2 el. Mini beam-579X539-/-559-539--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, slight flutter and QSB+10dBX569219539/339559329329439
KT5LA100W/84' EFWQSB559X579-559-/-559--

 

Sunday, January 21, 2024.

20 m: 1455 - 1528 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1455 UTC: FR4PU. Sorry, missed G4CPA  (Thanks Yann for QSP).
- De KN6BAZ: Darrel was booming on the west coast today. Very strong signal, well above 599. During the 20m net, a new station KK4PBJ:429 tried to sign in. Not sure if anyone copied, but didn't stay...
- De G4CPA: Didn't try 17m, had to go, CU next time. Expecting big storm tonight. 80 mph winds expected, named storm isha. mebbe adios antenna!!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*FR4PUF5LAWKN6BAZKB2PIZWX7VKK4PBJG4CPA
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/559459599339569429-
FR4PU100W/C-pole-579/------
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, echo, fast QSB3/589229/119---329
KN6BAZ80W/Rectangular Magloop-+20dB--/319529429-
G4CPA100W/G5IJQSB/QRM339-339----/

17 m: 1555 - 1641 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1555 UTC: FR4PU.
- De FR4PU: Darrel, I received your strong and clear signals during all sessions. The only problem came from my right bencher key whose return spring was not doing its job even though I am talkative in QSO and I did not have any backup on hand. But for next Sunday everything will be ok. The main thing is that the link is operational on the SSN band...I've been dreaming of it for a long time.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*FR4PUF5LAWKN6BAZDL2KHUDL7USDWX7VNP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam17m much better than 20m again/54956959954954955/99549
FR4PU100W/Vertical 5/8-559/------
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, slight echo, fast QSB+10dB119/-2293/429439439
KN6BAZ80W/Rectangular Magloop-+10dB--/--539-
DL2KHU25W/6.4m verticalGood589-339-/-129239

 

Sunday, January 28, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1535 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: There was another weak station calling but sorry, I didn't get the call.
- De KN6BAZ: Darrel, I tried to join the 20m NET today, but your signal was pretty low, in the S1-S2 range, and I just stood no chance. I worked a few WFD QSOs and then, closer to the end of the NET, your signal started to rise to S9+. So, I called again, but heard you been in QSO with G4CPA. It is almost like the band needed 10-15 minutes more before it wormed up and opened to the west. Hope the next week will be more successful.
- De FR4PU: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N2ZUTKA5TJSF5LAWW1SFRG4CPAKN6BAZNP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/56958945/569579339579469
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, some echo and QSB489579219/579449-229
G4CPA100W/G5IJBig echo on NCS339--339339/--

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: As is often the case, conditions were better on 17m than 20m.  Today I was hearing a consistent and relatively strong echo on my own 17m signal,  enough to be putting me off my sending.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*NP3CWF5LAWDL2KHUW1SFRK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamBetter on 17m than 20m/55954911/239559579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, some flutter and fast QSB+10dB569/329589439
DL2KHU25W/6.4m monopoleGood, some QSB589239339/579-

 

Sunday, February 4, 2024.

20 m: 1445 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1445 UTC: FR4PU 569  Great to hear you Jean.  Excellent long path signal. On 20m conditions to the west, including to Jean long path, were excellent. Conditions on 20m to the east from Arizona were very poor because of the monster echo. There was at least one other weak station calling, but sorry I couldn't get the call.  Perhaps G4CPA?
- De KN6BAZ: Complicated conditions with weather and band propagation today, but otherwise great NET!
- De WX7V: My reports from the lake house on Richland Chambers Lake, about 60 miles south of Dallas. I have a Hexbeam up 35 feet here at the lake, fed from my FlexRadio 6600.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*FR4PUKN6BAZWA7SPYF5LAWYB1JCDWX7VK1PUGG4CPANP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor to the east: Monster echo/569589589259249589589-449
KN6BAZ95W/Rectangular Magloop-599-/---429539-329
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExecrable, strong echo, QSB, QRM279-119359/589229-339-
WX7V100W/Hexbeam-+20dB-579-229-/---

17 m: 1600 - 1638 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: As usual, 17m was better than 20m overall, although FR4PU had been slightly better on 20m LP.  The strong echo to the east from Arizona on 20m was a killer.
- De F5LAW: 20m very difficult, 17m superb. Great to hear YB1JCD on 20m and FR4PU on both bands.
- De FR4PU: I had a good reception signal on both frequencies. Nice job. I had a problem with my straight key which remained stuck – adjustment too fine – during my QSO on 18MHz but I quickly switched to my sideswiper. Sorry for this little technical problemSo I finally found the right location, the right height and the right orientation of my “Reverse Vee”.Yann a priori I heard your QSO with Darrel at 3:11 p.m. UTC on 14MHz and 4:05 p.m. UTC on 18Mhz.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*NP3CWF5LAWKP4QWX7VFR4PUKN6BAZ
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamBetter than 20m/559559569589449579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, slight echo and flutter, fast QSB599559/559559559219
WX7V100W/Hexbeam-589569549579/-589
KN6BAZ95W/Rectangular Magloop-+10dB--319529-/

 

Sunday, February 11, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1536 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De WX7V: For the 20M net I was operating at home, and the noise level was quite high (versus the lake house) - S6/S9 on 20M.  Lots of thunderstorms overnight.
- De FR4PU: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWWX7VKN6BAZKA5TJSG4CPAK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery strong echo on EU stns/459589579599129579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, echo, QRN 32/489/219-119339349
WX7V100W/2 el. Mini beamNoise level was quite high589-/229---
KN6BAZ90W/Rectangular Magloop-599-539/339--

17 m: 1600 - 1647 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After the SSN worked G3WZP (449) for a short chat, but not SSN.
- De KN6BAZ: Great NET, strong signal from Darrel/AA7FV and Chris/WX7V locally. Listened to other stations on SDR.
- De WX7V: For the 17M net I was operating mobile SWL only from the truck via Yaesu FT857 and ATAS 120.
- De DL2KHU: Today only a listener rprt for 17 m SSN. I tried a new combination of 12 m inverted L-antenna and a homebrew tuner. But it did not work. Vy weak sigs and some QRN. So I did not try for QNI.
- De K9TJL: Med - CN8YR was 5/8/9 on K3FEF Sdr.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KP4QF5LAWKN6BAZN9EE/4CN8YRNP3CWG3WZP
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamStrong echo on CN8YR/439559589569349549449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, some fast QSB, QRN 3599229/119579589449429
KN6BAZ90W/Rectangular Magloop-599--/339-229-
CN8YR60W/2x20m double ZeppEcho on NCS339-559--/--
WX7V/M--+10dB579-559599---
DL2KHU-/12m inv. LWeak sigs and some QRN549-439-----

 

Sunday, February 18, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Participants: K9TJL*, VA3TAR.
- De K9TJL: OP Note: 14349Khz Alt QRG NIL.
- De AA7FV, F5LAW: Unavailable.

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: No station heard on my RX, but solid copy via Northern Utah websdr. N1EA was calling NCS many times, after an before DL2KHU.
- De NP3CW: On 18088 kHz. I copy station from Europe LA4EJT but weak 339 with QRN on chat with another station I do not copy here.
DeStationConditionsK9TJL*N2OTGDL2KHUW4MQCN1EA
DL2KHU25W/3.6m verticalWeak sigs229229/--

 

Sunday, February 25, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Only USA stations on 20m today, but conditions were very good with very little QSB.
- De KN6BAZ: Great NET, and awesome conditions on 20m today! First time I could copy all participants without some help from the local SDR.
- De FR4PU: I tested a new horizontal wire antenna yesterday. Reception of the Darrel signal very very weak and transmission not received a priori. This on the two usual sked frequencies.
- De F5LAW: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N9EE/4KN6BAZWX7VKA5TJSNP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery good/579+10dB59958922/449
KN6BAZ90W/EFHWAwesome+10dB549/589569-

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After QNF was called by IK4WKU (559), Marco nr Modena, but not SSN.
- De G4CPA: Couldn't hear any other SSN guys.
- De KN6BAZ: 17m kind of disappointed, the band opened later on the West Coast, and I made a coast-to-coast contact with a historical W1WCC station.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLPA3BYWNP3CWG4CPAWX7VKN6BAZDL2KHUIK4WKU
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamImproving during the net/59955955933/559589439329559
PA3BYW80W/2x20m doublet-579229/559-559119229569
G4CPA100W/G5IJ-339---/----
KN6BAZ90W/EFHWDisappointing529--449-529/--
DL2KHU25W/3.6m vertical-579239439349---/-

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1528 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: We caught a geomagnetic storm following the arrival of a CME. The G1 storm was reached at 1424 UTC, in good time to be well established for our SSN today.
From qrz.com this morning (thanks to N0NBH) : 20m "Poor" and 17m "Fair" it says. Note Geomagnetic: "Minor Storm" with "S4-S6" noise level.
From www.spaceweather.gov: G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels were reached at 03/1424 UTC (03/0924 EST) following the likely arrival of the CME that departed the Sun on 28 Feb. Conditions are expected to last through 03/2359 UTC (03/1859 EST).
- De FR4PU: On 14.055 MHz from 15:00Z to 15:06Z RST 229 and QRM then inaudible, unusable signal, attempt to transmit, without response heard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWKA5TJS
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamExceptionally poor/59912/449579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAAtrocious, flutter, QRM, QRN 425/489239/119
FR4PU-QRM229---

17 m: 1600 - 1638 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De FR4PU: On 18.088 MHz Nothing, no signal heard, QRT FR4PU at 16:16Z.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWNP3CWK9TJLCN8YRG4CPA
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamMuch better/569549589449229
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExcellent, some QSB, QRN 3+10dB/589449589119

 

Sunday, March 10, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1531 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Today is the 60th anniversary of receiving my first ham call (G3SYS)!
- De F5LAW: Very nice sessions and thanks/congratulations and happy anniversary to NCS AKA G3SYS!
- De FR4PU: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWKG5SSBK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/459579599
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnstable, some echo, fast QSB599/219229

17 m: 1600 - 1638 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I believe there was another very weak station calling at RST 119, but sorry I couldn't get a call. After the net, was called by OK1GS (RST 549) but not SSN. A good net day.  Not great conditions, but better than we've been having recently.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLDL7USDNP3CWOK1GS
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/569589559449549
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExcellent, some QSB+10dB/339439559339

 

Sunday, March 17, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055.55 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14055.55 kHz  (Avoiding QRM on 14055). Conditions to EU were very poor on 20m, with a relatively high noise level this morning.
- De PG4I: Listened to the 20 meter net for the first time. Did not check into the net, I need a better antenna or better propagation, hi!
- De FR4PU: Unavailable. Technical problems (sudden REF back).
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWKN6BAZK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor to EU/359+10dB589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, band noisy, echo, deep QSB579/119119
KN6BAZ90W/EFHW-+20dB-/-
PG4I-Very strong echo on NCS3/459559--

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De KN6BAZ: Great NET! Conditions change frequently and dramatically. Darrel came super strong on 20m, and then 17m it was difficult to copy due to strong and rapid QSBs.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWKN6BAZNP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamExcellent to EU/58955/6955932/449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood, slight echo, fast QSB599229/219559
KN6BAZ90W/EFHWStrong and rapid QSBs429569219/419

 

Sunday, March 24, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After the 20m net, worked WA5YZB, K6QX, N3MVX and then Virgil, KP4Q (RST 569). After the relatively poor conditions in the Intercontinental SSN today, I looked for any explanation.
From N0NBH on QRZ.com: Major geomagnetic storm in progress, with high background noise.
From SWPC NOAA GOV: There was a G2 storm starting just before our net. There looks like an Auroral wall blocking the path from F to AZ. I guess conditions really were against us this morning.
Geomagnetic disturbance storm plot on Space Weather Live: The more negative the index is the worse things are. The timing was perfect.  The index took a dive at 1500 UTC, just as our net started, and got worse and worse until about 1630 UTC, when our net finished.
From SWPC NOAA GOV: Geomagnetic K index peak covering 15:00 UTC to 18:00 UTC on March 24. Our Intercontinental SSN covered 15:00 UTC to 16:30 UTC on March 24. A very good match in timing.
- De FR4PU: Unsurprisingly, given the ionospheric propagation forecasts, no signal usable for this is broadcast on the 2 usual frequencies. Very weak signals to which are added QRM and QRN.
- De N1EA: I tried but local noise was terrible.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WX7VF5LAWKP4Q
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/5992/339569
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, echo, flutter, QSB369239/X

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After the net I was called by and worked IK4HLO (RST 549), Fabri in Cervia.  Not SSN.
- De F5LAW: Exceptionally, nothing on 17m! Nothing heard, just very faint signal at 1610 UTC, then QRT.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WX7VKP4QNC2MIK4HLO
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/599549?549

 

Sunday, March 31, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1526 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions on both bands today were an improvement over what we've been having recently,  in spite of the radio blackouts and strong activity from the sun in the last week.
- De FR4PU: I wouldn't be on the air for sked. In any case, given the ionospheric propagation forecast parameters, it will a priori be the low bands which will be favored.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWW0BETK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/559+10dB589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood at first, deteriorating589/559229

17 m: 1600 - 1640 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I worked TJ  K9TJL (599) before the 17m  net.
- De W1BLU: My EFHW antenna is only up at 20 feet and the property owner might not like it that high. But here’s my report. Hope to see you all next week. I’ll be trying a ground mount vertical. My EFHW got me New Zealand last week but Europe has been elusive so far.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWW1BLUKP4Q/W4NC2MKE8UEXW0BZ
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/599559569449559559599
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnstable, echo, deep QSB599X/439339119119339
W1BLU--599X115/559559559359

 

Sunday, April 7, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1531 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Worked K9TJL TJ, RST 579 just before the net.
- De KN6BAZ: Good signal from Darrel/AA7FV on 20m, but noisy band with QSB, and mostly "partial to no  copy" on other stations.
- De FR4PU: I received the call signal, but my broadcast was not heard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLYB1JCDKN6BAZF5LAWOE8GBKN5QLZ
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/57955959945/569339589
KN6BAZ90W/Rectangular MagloopNoisy band with QSB599X229/--449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, deteriorating589X569-/589-

17 m: 1600 - 1633 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: Smashing signal from NCS in AZ: 20dB over S9!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWW1BLUDL7ACHNP3CWNR4A
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery deep QSB/55932/55932/549349?
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExcellent+20dB/-219539559
NP3CW100W/Vertical-229---/-

 

Sunday, April 14, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1540 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I believe there was another weak station calling, but sorry, I couldn't get the call. After the 20m net, also swapped SKCC numbers with W0BZ (559) and NR3Z (579), but not SSN.
- De FR4PU: Darrel, on 14.055 MHz, I heard your signal with RST 5NN from the start of the sked. I replied to you almost immediately around 3:01 p.m.-3:02 p.m.Z. But I did not get a response following my broadcast.
- De F5LAW: I didn't call, NCS was RST 149 at best, huge echo and deep QSB on signal, sorry. Here's my RX report, till 1540 UTC.
- De NP3CW: Today Poor propagation to my area in 10,17 and 20 mtrs bands. Heavy QSB. Nil copy in 20 mtrs, NO QRN, today. Nice to know Virgil and Millie made it on first SSN in 20 mtrs.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*FR4PUKP4QWP4CLSYB1JCDK9TJLW0BZNR3Z
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/33956957944/55958955/99579
FR4PU-QRM599/------
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAStrong echo on NCS, QRM149---569-579-

17 m: 1600 - 1635 UTC, 18088.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 18088.5 kHz  (avoiding a DX pileup on 18088.0). Thanks for the great chat Yann.  Perfect copy all the way, in spite of a slight echo. No other stations heard.
- De F5LAW: What a difference with 20m! Armchair copy all the way, thanks for the very nice chat Darrel. No other stations heard.
- De FR4PU: Nothing on 18 MHz.
- De NP3CW: Also nil in 18.088 MHz. I asked for QSP in 17 mtrs but apparently nobody heard my signal.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamSlight echo/559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExcellent, moderate echo599/

 

Sunday, April 21, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14054.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14054.5  kHz (14055 was busy). Not many signals on 20m this morning.
- De FR4PU: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WX7V
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/599
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, no path to AZ129559

17 m: 1600 - 1631 UTC, 18088.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Many thanks, Chris and Yann.  Conditions were not the best today, but we've had plenty worse.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWWX7V
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/44/559579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, moderate echo599/579

 

Sunday, April 28, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: There were two other stations calling  on 20m, but down in my noise level and I couldn't copy any calls.  Thanks for calling, and my apologies that I couldn't copy.
- De F5LAW: I didn't call, extremely poor conditions. Great to welcome JA7BWV and OH1HAQ.
- De WX7V: Heavy lightning and t-storms in Dallas/NTX this morning.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*JA7BWVOH1HAQW0BETK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamStrong echo on OH1HAQ/349459+10dB579
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExecrable, echo, fast QSB229-599119119

17 m: 1600 - 1647 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: There was one other weak station calling, but sorry I couldn't get the call. As is usually the case, 17m was much better than 20m to EU. After QNF I was called by HB9KNT (559), but not SSN.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWN9EEK9TJLHB9KNT
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamMuch better than 20m to EU/549549579559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, some fast QSB589/529-+10dB

 

Sunday, May 5, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1535 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Very poor conditions to EU.  There had been 2 X-class solar flares and 2 near-X flares in the hours before the net, with an R3 radio blackout over EU.
- De F5LAW: Could hear only NCS, NIL from the QNIs.
- De KN6BAZ: OK conditions on 20m and not so good on 17m here on the West Coast.
- De FR4PU: Weak and random reception signals. Not usable for QSO.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*AC6YYWP4CLSKP4QKG5WYVW1SFRF5LAWKN6BAZNP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor to EU/569559569-559339599-
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, echo, noise24/379-----/--
KN6BAZ90W/EFHW-+20dB-329339---/-

17 m: 1600 - 1636 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions on 17m were SO much better than 20m.  Perfect copy all the way with Yann this morning on 17m.
- De KN6BAZ: The signals during 17m NET been low.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamSO much better than 20m/549589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExcellent, some fast QSB599/-

 

Sunday, May 12, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055.5 kHz.

Notes:
Aurora visible from Tucson, (AA7FV), click to enlarge picture - De AA7FV: [May 11, 2024.] The geomagnetic field has been going crazy over the last day or two.The Aurora was visible from Tucson, latitude 32N, last night.  The first time I've seen it. This was just taken with my cell phone camera, handheld with a 10-second exposure, 11 pm looking North over the Catalina Mountains.  The Great Circle path to Europe (Azimuth 35 from here) would be at the right edge of the above photo.  The one star you can just see is the Pole Star. It'll be interesting to hear conditions on the Intercontinental SSN on Sunday.
14055.5 kHz  (14055.0 already busy). After the 20m  net I was called by WB4YHJ, Steve in Huntsville Al (RST 579)  Not SSN, but we had a nice chat.
- De WX7V: Unavailable, TSTM.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N9EEWA4IARF5LAWWB4YHJ
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/57956911/339579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, fast QSB, QRN 5569--/-

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: One more very weak station was calling, but in the noise and (RST 119) & I could not copy any characters. Very poor conditions, although considering the solar flares and the geomagnetic storms of the last couple of days, I suppose things could have been even worse.  Next week will be much better!
- De F5LAW: RX report, I didn't call. A 7X station was on QRG working Russian and EU stations. Could just hear Darrel's weak signal in the blanks. Gave up at 1620 UTC.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N9EENC2M
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/559219
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, QRN 4229--

 

Sunday, May 19, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: AB0CD also called on frequency, but didn't respond. NP3CW may also have been on frequency, but was not copying me.
- De FR4PU: no response to my broadcast.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWN9EEWX7VKN6BAZ
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor to outside of the continental US/239579599+559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, deep QSB, QRN 522/579/---
WX7V75W/2 el. Mini beam-+20dB-57/99/549
KN6BAZ90W/Rectangular Magloop-579-419549/
FR4PU--229----

17 m: 1600 - 1637 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1555 UTC: K9TJL. I thought I heard KP4Q call in too, but no reply to my call. Conditions on 17m were much better than 20m, as is often the case.
- De DL2KHU: Good conds, best sigs at the beginning of the session. Later deep QSB.
- De KN6BAZ: Strong signal from Darrel/AA7FV on 17m and much less noise. Solid copy from Ron and Chris, even after Chris went /M. Also, weak but could copy call and some info from Julio, NP3CW.
WX7V's Mobile Setup, click to enlarge picture - De WX7V: Fun net for me today with a chance to work mobile for the 17M net so that I could get out to the lake house to get the mowing done. The mobile setup in the GMC truck is a Yaesu Ft-857d with ATAS-120 antenna, grounded to the truck frame a feedline choke from the antenna to the radio to keep RFI out. The key is a CW Morse paddle with the contacts soldered into a side swiper. Fits really well in the middle console arm rest, secured with a magnets to a metal base.
- De FR4PU: On 18 MHz no audible signal.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLDL2KHUF5LAWKN6BAZN9EEWX7V/MNP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamMuch better than 20m/599559569569549?33/549
DL2KHU25W/7m monopoleGood, QSB599-/129239--129
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExcellent, some fast QSB, QRN 3+10dB-219/219449229449
KN6BAZ90W/Rectangular MagloopBetter than 20m, much less noise599---/549569319
WX7V/M--57/99---54/59579/559

 

Sunday, May 26, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14054 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14054 kHz.  Contest QRM on 14055 kHz (and almost everywhere else).
- De KN6BAZ: Lots of WPX Contest QRMs and some QRNs of unknown origin (sounded like an engine but different) on the West Coast. The signals propagation was OK. I worked multiple WPX stations around the world before and after the SSN. N9EE/QRP/Ron was low but strong enough to copy. Wonder what QRP radio/antenna/power you have been using and on what occasion.
- De F5LAW: Nothing heard on 14055 +/- (contest QRM 5) and 14349 kHz.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*VE3QEEKP4QKN6BAZW5YEN9EE
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamNot great/449569569559549
KN6BAZ90W/EFHWContest QRM, QRN599-55/99/319419

17 m: 1600 - 1623 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1540 UTC: K9TJL. Not great conditions today, although we've had worse.
- De W1BLU: I thought the band would be better. I was using a homebrew Cootie!
- De PG4I: Band conditions bad with S3-S4 noise and lots of thunderstorms audible. Switched between a 17m vertical endfed and a 2x14m doublet. Not much difference.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLKP4QW1BLUN7HTSF5LAW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamNot great/599549539569439
W1BLU-Fast cycling QSB w/mild QRN339--/--
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, fast QSB, QRN 3569X329219-/
PG4I-Bad, noise and QRN349-349---

 

Sunday, June 2, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: There was at least one other weak station calling in, but RST 119 here and I couldn't copy any of the call(s).  Sorry about that.
- De KN6BAZ: Strong signal from Darrel/AA7FV and Chris/WX7V.
- De F5LAW: QRM (S9 +20dB) from an EU station having a nice QRS QSO, so I didn't want to disturb them and didn't call the net. Then heard Geoff and we shifted up 0.5 and had a great QSO.
- De FR4PU: The conditions were good on the 20m, so I tried to receive with my vertical antenna of 8.20 meters, but it didn't do anything good. I should have stayed on my antisymmetric inverted V. Nothing also on 18MHz. Good week. See you next Sunday.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WX7VKN6BAZK4WYKKP4QKK4PBJKF8DAG4CPAF5LAW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/599579349569569569--
KN6BAZ90W/Rectangular MagloopGood599559/------
G4CPA100W/G5IJQRM, QSB-------/599
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, QRM 5, QRN 3559------589/

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Not brilliant conditions, but we've had plenty worse.  An excellent net.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK8DSSNP3CWN1EA
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamNot brilliant/549579439439
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnstable, QSB, QRN 4589/219229119
NP3CW100W/VerticalPoor, mild QRN and moderate QSB43/559119559/-

 

Sunday, June 9, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1532 UTC, 14055.1 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14055.1 kHz (QRM from another QSO slightly lower in frequency). I was called by another station, but too weak for me to copy the call. Just after I'd closed the net I worked: KP4Q, NP3CW.
- De F5LAW: I replied to NCS' calls after each round but was unheard, no surprise, very poor conditions.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W7PAUWX7VXE1YZYKP4QNP3CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/589599+?569229
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor439----219

17 m: 1600 - 1629 UTC, 18088 kHz.

DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWWP4CLS
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamAgain better on 17m/599559439
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, some fast QSB589229/559

 

Sunday, June 16, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1531 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: For some reason my background noise today was very low.  Wish it was always as low. After the net, I was called by AB7IC (RST 569) Tom, who is only about 10 km from me in Tucson.
- De FR4PU: Reception of Darrel's signal with a RST of 229. Response to the QSO transmitted but without response from AA7FV. The weather locally was bad with rain and storms.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWXE1YZYWX7VKO6ERNAB7IC
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamLow background noise/32/439579559569569
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExtremely unstable and noisy, QRN 422/569/---X
FR4PU100W/Asymmetrical inv. V-229-----

17 m: 1600 - 1637 UTC, 18088.6 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 18088.6 kHz.  A very busy international pileup on 18088.0 kHz.  My apologies to anyone who didn't find me on this frequency.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/549
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, some fast QSB and pileup QRM599/

 

Sunday, June 23, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1520 UTC, 14054.7 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Field day QRM.  14055.0 was permanently busy with contest traffic. There had been a class R2 radio blackout following a class M9.4 solar flare at 1300 UTC, which can't have helped conditions, but the biggest problem on 20m was ARRL Field Day QRM.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamAwful, contest QRM/439
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, QSB but low noise level569/

17 m: 1600 - 1636 UTC, 18087.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After QNF, was called by John, DL9ZOG (RST 569) but not SSN.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*DL2KHUF5LAWW0FNOK2BEIDL9ZOG
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamA great pleasure/439559599439569
DL2KHU25W/7m monopoleGold conds599/229229599X
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, some QSB589119/589589X

 

Sunday, June 30, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1548 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: W0BET called after QNF, but good to hear you Darrel. After QNF was also called by KW5CW (RST 569), James in TX using 5 W to a magnetic loop.
- De FR4PU, WX7V: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*N9EEKN6BAZF5LAWJA7BWVDL9UASLA6PHW1BLUW0BETK9TJLKW5CW
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/53/59599+44/569229439559-599589569
KN6BAZ120W/EFHW-+10dB-/---219449---
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood path to AZ, slight flutter+10dB219-/119119+10dB-569--

17 m: 1600 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: For a change, conditions on 20m were slightly better than 17m, but we've certainly had worse.
- De W1BLU: AA7FV usually booms in no matter where I am. Not today. 359 and then he faded into the static which never let up. I know the solar conditions predicted the A-Index at 14 even though the Kp factor was fair, so, mixed conditions. I thought today might be poor… and it was. Heard no one else.
- De KN6BAZ: Challenging NET with some very weak and echoing DX signals. 17M made Darrel's signal vanishing at times with strong QSBs and weak overall, but booming 599+10 on 20M.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W1BLUF5LAWKN6BAZDL6BBT
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/559539449569
W1BLU-QSB, static359/---
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAFair, some strong flutter and QSB589-/559219
KN6BAZ120W/EFHWQSB, echo419419229/429

 

Sunday, July 7, 2024.

20 m: 1500 - 1527 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Another station called, but RST 119 and I never could get the call. After the session I was called by WB4DKF (549) but not SSN. Signals were unusually weak on 20m today.
- De FR4PU: no signal heard on 14.055MHz at 3 p.m. I still tried to send a message but got no response. Nothing about 18.088MHz.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWWB6DMXN9EEJA7BWVWB4DKF
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamSignals were unusually weak on 20m/11/229559559449549
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAExecrable11/539/----

17 m: 1600 - 1641 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I worked TJ K9TJL (599) on 17m before the 17m net began.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWN9EEWX7VR5BE
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/599549559579449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAA bit unstable, QSB, slight flutter599X/229339219