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US 40 m (80/30 m) Net.

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QNI Graph.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
33
12
7
9
5
41
8
8
7
12
6
32
7
11
8
6
33
9
8
6
10
39
8
6
6
10
9
26
6
6
6
8
3
3
- - - - -
Total sessions: 28 Total participants: 207 Avg. part./session: 7.39

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
40 m
AA7FV*
KA5TJS
KT5LA
K6GVG
KP4Q/W4
40 m
AA7FV*
K6GVG
WA4FAT
KT5LA
WA7SPY
W1LJ
W1SFR
KA5TJS
KM6RRS
40 m
KA5TJS*
AA7FV
K6GVG
AG5XU
WA4FAT
W1SFR
NP3CW
40 m
W1SFR*
K9TJL
WA4FAT
KA5TJS
AA7FV
KT5LA
K6GVG
N2TNN
WA7SPY
W5EZ
AG5XU
DL9FCS
/
FEB
40 m
AA7FV*
K6GVG
WA4FAT
KT5LA
NP3CW
KA5TJS
40 m
WA4FAT*
NU5D
AG5XU
N2TNN
KT5LA
WA7SPY
AA7FV
W4LRB
KA5TJS
NP3CW
AF4QK/M
K4IBZ
40 m
KA5TJS*
AA7FV
WA4FAT
KT5LA
W1SFR
N2OTG
K6GVG
40 m
AA7FV*
WA4FAT
WA7SPY
K6GVG
KA5TJS
KF6NCX
KT5LA
K5MP
40 m
AA7FV*
WA4FAT
KT5LA
NP3CW
K6GVG
KG5SSB
W1SFR
KA5TJS
MAR
40 m
AA7FV*
WA4FAT
KT5LA
K6GVG
KA5TJS
W1SFR
40 m
WA4FAT*
KP4Q
W3DF
W1SFR
K6GVG
KT5LA
K7RV
AA7FV
40 m
KA5TJS*
K9TJL
WA4FAT
KG5SSB
W1SFR
KD5KKI
30 m
KA5TJS*
K9TJL
WA4FAT
KG5SSB
W1SFR
30 m
W1SFR*
AA7FV
WA4FAT
KT5LA
KA5TJS
K5RIX
K6GVG
/
APR
30 m
AA7FV*
WA4FAT
K6GVG
W1SFR
WA7SPY
KA5TJS
KG5SSB
KT5LA
KP4Q
NP3CW
30 m
WA4FAT*
KT5LA
AA7FV
K6GVG
KA5TJS
WD9DWE
30 m
KA5TJS*
WA4FAT
AA7FV
W1SFR
K6GVG
KT5LA
WP4CLS
NP3CW
30 m
W1SFR*
AA7FV
WA4FAT
K6GVG
NP3CW
KG5SSB
KP4Q
WA5DTK
WP4CLS
/
MAY
30 m
AA7FV*
WA4FAT
KA5TJS
W1SFR
W1BLU
WA7SPY
NP3CW
K6GVG
KG5SSB
30 m
WA4FAT*
K6GVG
KT5LA
AA7FV
WP4CLS
KA5TJS
W1SFR
WA7SPY
NP3CW
KP4Q
30 m
KA5TJS*
AA7FV
K6GVG
KT5LA
K4VIZ
WA4FAT
30 m
AA7FV*
KT5LA
KY8D
WA4FAT
K4VIZ
KP4Q
30 m
W1SFR*
KQ4CW
WA4FAT
AA7FV
K4VIZ
W1BLU
K6GVG
K5RIX
JUN
30 m
AA7FV*
WA4FAT
KT5LA
NP3CW
K6GVG
W1BLU
W1SFR
XE1YZY
30 m
WA4FAT*
AA7FV
W0KOM
KT5LA
W1SFR
XE1YZY
30 m
KA5TJS*
WA4FAT
KT5LA
K6GVG
K4VIZ
KD8AZO
30 m
W1SFR*
AA7FV
WA4FAT
KT5LA
K6GVG
K6JJR
/
JUL
30 m
AA7FV*
K6JJR
WX7V
No data
18
25
/
AUG
1
8
15
22
29
SEP
5
12
19
26
/
OCT
3
10
17
24
31
NOV
7
14
21
28
/
DEC
5
12
19
26
/

Report Tables.

Thursday, January 4, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Conditions were good, and it was a nice relaxed net.  Many thanks everyone for calling in, keep safe and enjoy the rest of 2024.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA5TJSKT5LAK6GVGKP4Q/W4
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood/599+10dB+20dB589
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletSignals were real good599/559579599

 

Thursday, January 11, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A great net, in outstanding conditions.  A little QRM from time to time, but nothing serious. I was also called by KM6RRS (579), but he didn't hear my replies.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K6GVGWA4FATKT5LAWA7SPYW1LJW1SFRKA5TJSKM6RRS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamOutstanding, little QRM/+10dB/+20dB59959959958/99599589579
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletGood58/99589+10dB549599539569/X

 

Thursday, January 18, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Apologies, I left early to join my local radio club meeting.  The net was going well - thanks, Allen.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*AA7FVK6GVGAG5XUWA4FATW1SFRNP3CW
KA5TJS*90W/80m inv. V doubletGood signals all around/589569579599449569
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-589/+10dB57958/99589X

 

Thursday, January 25, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Great net but had QRN from storms east of me. Made it a little rough. Good to hear Lawrence and Louis and wish they had hung around. FB job Steve! Drying out after 16.5in of rain this week. Makes tuning the antenna fun.
- De AA7FV: Congrats to the NCS, Steve.  A great net, with some of the best conditions I can remember, and I think a new record for the number of SSN check-ins.
- De KT5LA: Could hear the west coast just fine; the southeast ok, but NCS not well. I could hear a signal but not well enough to copy. So if Steve called, I missed it. My reports for stations I could hear (or were aware of).
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*K9TJLWA4FATKA5TJSAA7FVKT5LAK6GVGN2TNNWA7SPYW5EZAG5XUDL9FCS
W1SFR*100W/OCF-/599599579599339549599599579599+20dB
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletQRN569599599/589439579579579579579-
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-599599599589/599+10dB599599589579349
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire-21/29439439449599/599-599---

 

Thursday, February 1, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De KT5LA: I had the same observation as Roy: as the sun set, the signals got better here. Funny how that works... Sigs were good enough that I dispensed with the SDR for the second round and still followed the conversation.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K6GVGWA4FATKT5LANP3CWKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamGood signals from everyone, no QRN and no QRM/+10dB+10dB599569579
WA4FAT100W/40m doublet-59958/99/559589599
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire/[Utah webSDR]-599599+53/79/[539]53/69
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletGood signals from CA. again. 40m doing real good here58955/69+10dB559549/

 

Thursday, February 8, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0149 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De WA4FAT: Thanks to all for a super SSN tonight! Conditions for me were stellar with almost everyone at S9 or better. I could get used to that! I would have enjoyed a second round but the first round stretched to almost 0145Z, so I'm certainly not complaining. Welcome to Ben, W4LRB, on his very first CW Net check-in! I don't recall having Kenny join us before, and it was terrific to have Gatesville, TX represented by both NU5D and AG5XU.  Let's keep the momentum going - invite your friends to join us next week!
- De AA7FV: There was a strong solar flare this evening just before our SSN. The Xray flare peaked just before 0h UTC, but was still strong enough to give a radio blackout at 01h,  the time of our net. Fortunately, the blackout region was west of most of us. The blackout regions at 0h UTC, just clipping California and Arizona on 7 MHz. By the start of our net at 01h the blackout region had moved far enough west not to bother us.  We were very lucky tonight.
- De KA5TJS: I had some strange signal levels on the net for sure. Some stations that should have been 559 were not and a few weak ones were 589. All together it was pretty good.
DeStationConditionsWA4FAT*NU5DAG5XUN2TNNKT5LAWA7SPYAA7FVW4LRBKA5TJSNP3CWAF4QK/MK4IBZ
WA4FAT*100W/40m doubletStellar/599599599599599599599599599599599
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-+10dB579569569599599/56/89589569459579
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doublet-599599589579229559X549/559459579

 

Thursday, February 15, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I had to leave early to join my local radio club monthly meeting.
- De WA4FAT: It was another smooth and enjoyable SSN with Allen, KA5TJS doing a fine job as NCS, thanks! Conditions steadily improved during the session with excellent signals all the way around. Hearing Steve, W1SFR, when he initially checked in running 1 watt was especially rewarding. I never cease to be amazed at how successful you can be with very low power. It was a pleasure having Bob, N2OTG, join us and I hope he can make it often. He had a tremendous signal from Port Chester, NY. What a vast country we live in. I'm thinking of Steve digging out from more snow up in Vermont while it will be a balmy 70° here in Birmingham today.
- De W1SFR: Well as I mentioned I started out at 1W cuz I was working on making some QRPp contacts. Always fun to work states out West and DX with crazy low power.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*AA7FVWA4FATKT5LAW1SFRN2OTGK6GVG
KA5TJS*90W/80m inv. V doublet-/58/99599+32957956/7953/89
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-589/59959955/89569599
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletSteadily improved during the session59957/99/56933/57958/9957/99
W1SFR1W/100W/OCF-579589589329/589449

 

Thursday, February 22, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De WA4FAT: The band was extremely noisy tonight with frequent strong static crashes and QSB as well, possibly a byproduct of the powerful x6.3 solar flare earlier. We didn't let it bother us though, did we -- CW always manages to find a way :-).
- De KA5TJS: High QRN here S9 on peaks but managed to copy most. Glenn is getting better! Good to hear Larry from CA. last night.
- De W1SFR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WA4FATWA7SPYK6GVGKA5TJSKF6NCXKT5LAK5MP
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery good sigs, static wasn't too bad/599599+10dB599589599-
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletBand extremely noisy599/57/8957/8959944955/69229
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletHigh QRN here S955/99+10dB589589/579589-

 

Thursday, February 29, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Another great net, and on a Leap Day too.  Conditions into AZ were excellent.  I do enjoy these nets, and thanks very much everyone for calling in.
- De WA4FAT: Conditions were good for me but QRN was higher than normal and QSB was also rather pronounced. Welcome to Dan, KG5SSB, for joining the party with a big signal and fine fist - great to have you and I hope you can join us often.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WA4FATKT5LANP3CWK6GVGKG5SSBW1SFRKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamExcellent/599599579+10dB589589599
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletGood but QRN and QSB599/54/6957/9955/7959956/79599

 

Thursday, March 7, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0100 - 0155 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Heavy static from nearby storms, but everyone was strong enough to be easy to copy. Remember next week DST will have started in parts of the USA, but the net remains at the same local time everywhere except in AZ and PR.  We'll stay on 40m for now.
- De WA4FAT: Extremely noisy band conditions with heavy QRN along with static crashes and some signal fading too.
Rainbow (KT5LA), click to enlarge picture - De KT5LA: Picture: Sky after Thursday North American Net. SSN generated rainbow over Southern California... The wire “not like the others” is my antenna. Darrel and Roy both peaked over S9 tonight. I could hear Allen and Bill at home, but ended up relying on the SDR (KFS, No. CA) for following the net otherwise. Putting my FT-857D mobile setup back together. Looking forward to some "field radio" as the days get longer. Yeah!
- De KA5TJS: Good signals but QRN from storms S9 at times. Rough copy sometimes.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WA4FATKT5LAK6GVGKA5TJSW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamHeavy static/599589+10dB589589
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletExtremely noisy band599/559579599579
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire-589539/589229-
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletQRN S958/99+10dB57957/89/579

 

Thursday, March 14, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 7044 kHz.

Notes:
- De WA4FAT: Our first SSN after the time change and it was pretty rough on this end. In addition to the earlier start, approaching storms here were generating substantial QRN and we had QSB on top of that. But it was no problem for our stalwart SSN operators who can face whatever the ionosphere throws our way.
- De W1SFR: Lots of QRN here and QSB. Copy on you Bill was the worst ever but still 100% copy. Gotta love CW!
- De KT5LA: Very noisy band here. Heard everyone well on the Utah SDR.
- De AA7FV: Very high QRN made copy less pleasant than usual, but still R5 on everyone.
- De KA5TJS: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsWA4FAT*KP4QW3DFW1SFRK6GVGKT5LAK7RVAA7FV
WA4FAT*100W/40m doubletQRN, QSB/599+599559549559-589
W1SFR100W/OCFLots of QRN and QSB559599589/---559
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wireVery noisy band339---579/-579
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery high QRN589569579569+10dB579589/

 

Thursday, March 21, 2024.

40 m: Friday, 0000 - 0035 UTC, 7044.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: QSO on .44 so moved up a little. Mixed results tonight and lots of QRN/QSB. All signals pretty good copy. 30 was quieter than 40 for sure but signal levels about the same. Great to hear Ross tonight.
- De WX7V: Allen, I caught the last 15 minutes of the SSN on 7.044 ish. (hi hi). Excellent work, I didn't jump in and double with anyone. This was also my first time to listen in on the 40m SSN yet.
- De KT5LA: I did try and found the conditions very noisy here. The same on the Utah SDR. I did not try 30 m. The sun is still quite high here at that time and it’s pretty noisy on 40.
- De K6GVG: I did hear a pre-QNI tuneup, perhaps Jay? But during the 40 m net, nary a peep. Called a few times too. But to no avail. Oh well, next week, and perhaps best to start on 30 m. We west-coasters truly miss Darrel and his many, much-appreciated QSP's.
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*K9TJLWA4FATKG5SSBW1SFRKD5KKI
KA5TJS*75W/80m inv. V doubletLots of QRN/QSB/599599589569599
WA4FAT100W/40m doublet-599599/599579599
WX7V--579589599599579X

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

Notes:
- De WA4FAT: Our first foray to 30 Meters was a successful one, with conditions similar to 40 Meters. Absent, however, were any of our western check-ins, so it's unclear how propagation might have been to that region. Perhaps we'll have a better test next week.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*K9TJLWA4FATKG5SSBW1SFR
KA5TJS*75W/80m inv. V doubletQuieter than 40/599599569559
WA4FAT100W/40m doublet-599599/599579

 

Thursday, March 28, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Our first move to 30m was pretty good tonight. I had a hard time hearing Jay and Roy but Darrel provided QSP's and all was well.
- De AA7FV: Another good net.  All stations perfect copy in AZ, so 30m is working out well for me.
- De WA4FAT: Our first all-30 Meter session and it went well, except that propagation between both coasts was poor. No problem for the SSN, though, we pulled through nicely.
- De KT5LA: Those are my local listening reports, but I could here all stations pretty well on the Utah SDR. Listening on an SDR works great until one starts to get dropouts. I have a little mixer to switch between the audio sources to my headphones. I think I may have missed my call second round due to dropouts...makes it REAL hard to copy CW. Otherwise, from my location, 30 meters was much less noisy than 40 at this hour.
- De KA5TJS: Lots of QSB here last night and a little noisy. Sun still up during the net here but not bad for the end of March I guess. Good to hear Ric back in here from Corpus!
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*AA7FVWA4FATKT5LAKA5TJSK5RIXK6GVG
W1SFR*100W/OCF-/599599329579589229
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam-579/58958957957/89589
WA4FAT100W/40m doublet-589599/579599+599569
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire--57953/59/43943/49599
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletLots of QSB and a little noisy559579599+329/599439

 

Thursday, April 4, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: QSB on most signals, but near perfect copy on everyone.  Conditions to AZ on 30m were very good tonight.
- De WA4FAT: 30 Meters was noisy with QSB but all stations were readable.
- De KT5LA: Excellent conditions here, generally. I could hear everyone west of Bill, and had good copy on everyone else on the Utah SDR.
- De NP3CW: Poor condx, Called in several times to Darrel es Bill but they did not copy me.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WA4FATK6GVGW1SFRWA7SPYKA5TJSKG5SSBKT5LAKP4QNP3CW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery good, QSB/599589579579579569599569449
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletNoisy with QSB56/99/55/6956/8956959959954/59599579
KT5LA100W/84 ft EFW/[Utah webSDR]Excellent599549599[579]599449549/329-
NP3CW100W/DipolePoor, lot of QSB, some QRN229339-229-229--529/

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De WA4FAT: The band was surprisingly quiet tonight but with deep QSB. Excellent copy on all stations and a big welcome to Dennis for joining us.
- De KT5LA: Delightful net. I had the Utah SDR into the headphone mixer as a backup, but found I didn't use it all that much...sigs were pretty good.
- De AA7FV: Very deep QSB on all stations tonight, but nevertheless perfect copy on everyone here in Arizona.
- De KA5TJS: Great to hear Dennis tonight. We have had many QSO's. Yea deep QSB but all stations in there in ETX.
- De W1SFR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsWA4FAT*KT5LAAA7FVK6GVGKA5TJSWD9DWE
WA4FAT*100W/40m doubletBand quiet but deep QSB/579599589599+599
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wireSigs were pretty good55/79/58/995994/539549
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery deep QSB599599/589589569
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletDeep QSB59954/7955/9953/79/579

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Despite poor conditions according to QRZ we had a pretty good net. QRN S3/S4 so could pull most out of the noise. Thanks for the help again Bill.
- De AA7FV: Apologies, I had to leave early for my monthly club meeting.
- De NP3CW: Entered the net but no body copy me. Near the End WA4FAT Bill heard my 73 es dit dit and called me. Tnx Bill.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*WA4FATAA7FVW1SFRK6GVGKT5LAWP4CLSNP3CW
KA5TJS*90W/80m inv. V doubletQRN S3/S4/59957955955932957/89329
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamFairly good589599/579579589589X
NP3CW100W/DipolePoor, no QRN/QRM but a lot of QSB22922/339----119/

 

Thursday, April 25, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Very high QRN.  The 4-ft active vertical rx ant gave better s/n on all stations, so reports are all using that receive antenna. After the net had closed, I heard WP4CLS calling CQ, RST 469. Receive conditions in Arizona were the worst they've been for many months, because of the high QRN level.  The active 4-ft vertical gave better s/n on all stations.
- De WA4FAT: 30 Meters was especially angry tonight with high QRN and rolling QSB. Nevertheless, all were good copy here in Alabama.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*AA7FVWA4FATK6GVGNP3CWKG5SSBKP4QWA5DTKWP4CLS
W1SFR*100W/OCFRather crappy/579589459559569599589X
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam/[Active 4-ft vertical]Very high QRN[469]/[579]-[139][459][459][579][469]
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletHigh QRN and rolling QSB589589/-578599+579599X

 

Thursday, May 2, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Fairly poor conditions tonight, with high QRN and low signal strengths, but a good list of participants.
- De WA4FAT: The QRN was steady and ferocious but the QSB was unusual and unpredictable. AA7FV's signal faded so quickly on occasion that I imagined he must surely have an antenna/coax issue. But when the band played that same trick on other signals I knew it was QSB instead. I sure hope we have improved conditions next week when I'm the designated NCS :-).
- De W1BLU: Fairly poor conditions tonight but with unusually low QRN given the solar wx. Signal strengths were low. The QSB was slow and quite deep for all but WA4FAT. Perhaps Alabama was a direct highway for me, (as Georgia was on 20M for me earlier in the day). The QSB would take Darrel’s signal to 1 from 3. It was quite the exercise for my hand adjusting the volume control, hihi.
- De K6GVG: Thanks much Bill for the QSP.  Unusual conditions indeed.  I was using the same Hustler mobile antenna; same place on the balcony railing.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WA4FATKA5TJSW1SFRW1BLUWA7SPYNP3CWK6GVGKG5SSB
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamFairly poor, high QRN/58958955956953935911/359569
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletQRN, QSB589/59933/55956/9933/55956944/559-
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletStrange, QRN was real bad55/89589/559559539219319-
W1BLU100W/EFHWFairly poor359599-339/-359--
K6GVG-Unusual, lot of QSB21955/79439----/-

 

Thursday, May 9, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De WA4FAT: I apologize for the brevity of last night's SSN but I could hardly copy with the continual weather radio alarms blaring away throughout my home. In addition, thunder was almost continuous and I feared an antenna strike or power failure could occur at any moment.
- De KT5LA: Conditions were rather poor for me here. I think I stepped on Darrel as he tried to QSP (?) I was listening on the Utah SDR, but it began to cut out on me just before Bill sent it over my way. I thought I was doubling with someone so I stopped. The SDR works great, until it doesn’t. And when you get dropouts it makes copying CW impossible. Otherwise I could hear everyone on the net on the SDR, even Steve.
- De WA7SPY: I could not copy Bill very well. I put my call out one time but probably stepped on someone. Conditions in Northern California were poor. I could copy Darrell at 539.
- De NP3CW: Tried to enter SSN but I think Bill did not copy me. The only station I copy was Bill WA4FAT in AL. After the net was over KP4Q called me.
DeStationConditionsWA4FAT*K6GVGKT5LAAA7FVWP4CLSKA5TJSW1SFRWA7SPYNP3CWKP4Q
WA4FAT*100W/40m doublet/[webSDR]-/[589][599]579579599449---
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire-439599/579------
KA5TJS90W/80m inv. V doubletGood except for CA599--569559/569---
WA7SPY-Poor---539---/--
NP3CW100W/DipoleLot of QSB and QRN33/579-------/229
KP4Q----------219/

 

Thursday, May 16, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Rough night, weather was bad with storms and much rain. Storms moved south of us about 6:30 so I hocked the antenna back up. The power did finally go off about 8:30 and came back during the night. Thanks to Bill for the QSP's to CA. Hope for better conditions next week and welcome to Tom K4VIZ. Good job with the Viz bug. Been looking at them but they are still out of production now.
- De AA7FV: High QRN here from not-too-distant lightning, but everyone was easy to read. Another great net, and sorry I had to leave early to join my local radio club meeting.
- De WA4FAT: Really rugged conditions tonight on 30 Meters, perhaps Solar activity still impacting HF. QSB and QRN, although the noise level for me wasn't as high as last week.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*AA7FVK6GVGKT5LAK4VIZWA4FAT
KA5TJS*90W/80m inv. V doublet-/579229219579579
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamHigh QRN579/579599579579
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire-339589-/-559
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletReally rugged, QSB/QRN57958955955957/99/

 

Thursday, May 23, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Another excellent net.  QRN was a bit high, but I had perfect copy on everyone.
- De WA4FAT: Forgive my early exit but the family had a special birthday dinner waiting for me.
- De W1SFR, KA5TJS: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT5LAKY8DWA4FATK4VIZKP4Q
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQRN a bit high/599579589569579
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire/[Utah webSDR]-599/[55/89]579[55/89][55/89]
WA4FAT100W/40m doublet/[webSDR]High-level QRN599[449]599/599X

 

Thursday, May 30, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De NP3CW: Only copy W1SFR. Other stations nil.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*KQ4CWWA4FATAA7FVK4VIZW1BLUK6GVGK5RIX
W1SFR*100W/OCFPretty heavy QRN across the board/589589569549579-549
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamVery high QRN459359589/569459569569
NP3CW100W/DipoleQSB es lot of QRN33/449-------

 

Thursday, June 6, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: QSB and QRN, but good copy on most in AZ.
- De WA4FAT: Welcome to Pedro (Pete)! Booming signal from near Mexico City. Noise levels were down from previous weeks but so were signals. Never-the-less it was a fine Net with AA7FV ably in charge.
- De KT5LA: What was quite surprising is that I could not hear K6GVG at all up here. That’s a rare case. Used the Northern Utah SDR for a crutch. All stations good copy there, variable 57 to +10.
- De W1BLU: Called in initially and thought I just might be able to participate tonight. Deep QSB in and out but I could still copy (with creative use of filters). Then QRN got severe. Checked the radar… nothing close but some strong storms SW of me, (100 miles or so). W4??? then transmitted and everything from that point blurred to QRN.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*WA4FATKT5LANP3CWK6GVGW1BLUW1SFRXE1YZY
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB and QRN/58958/99-57/89569579?
WA4FAT100W/40m doublet/[webSDR]-579/449, [599]449229, [569]558569599
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire-589439/----439
W1BLU100W/30m dipoleDeep QSB in and out, QRN339599---/--

 

Thursday, June 13, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De WA4FAT: Conditions were not the best this evening. Steve in Vermont said he could copy only me, so no fun for him, and W0KOM with his Argonaut was NIL for most, but we persevered nevertheless. Can't stop the SSN :~) I hope Tom will join us again and that conditions improve a bit so that everyone can hear each other. Great to have XE1YZY back again after joining us last week.
- De KT5LA: All stations heard on the Utah SDR.
- De KA5TJS: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsWA4FAT*AA7FVW0KOMKT5LAW1SFRXE1YZY
WA4FAT*100W/40m doubletNot the best/589559449569599
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamFairly high QRN589/-58/99569589
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire/[Utah webSDR]-569599-/[549]449, [589]

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De KA5TJS: Rough copy on the West coast tonight. Thanks for all the help from Bill. Was 92 deg. and the power went out about 4:40. Did not come back on till about 5:50. Just had time to turn on the AC in the garage and cool it down enough to do the net. QRN levels were pretty low here.
- De WA4FAT: Frequent relays were required but we Sideswipers don't let adversity get in our way! Welcome to Dave, KD8AZO. I hope he might visit us again, and also very nice to have Tom, K4VIZ back for the second consecutive week. It's rare to miss Darrel, so I certainly hope he's well, and unusual not to hear Steve or any of our KP4 check-ins. The west coast signals were challenging for me this week, both over the air and via the Northern Utah SDR. Noise levels were high and some signals suffered from QSB as well. I couldn't help but wonder what 40 meters might have been like.
- De AA7FV: I was about to call into the net when lightning arrived.  I went outside and used my ceramic knife switch to ground the rhombic antenna outside the shack, which literally drew sparks as I worked the switch. I carried on listening only, using my 4-ft active vertical, receive-only antenna.
- De W1SFR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsKA5TJS*WA4FATKT5LAK6GVGK4VIZKD8AZO
KA5TJS*90W/80m inv. V doubletQRN pretty low/599549-579579
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletHigh noise level, some QSB599/449339599579
AA7FV-/4-ft active verticalLightning QRN579589599599579469

 

Thursday, June 27, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De W1SFR: Sorry for the lack contact last night. The QRN level here was pretty nasty and  I was only hearing Darrel and Bill so I thought it was best to pass it to Darrel. Not what you want to do when you’re NCS of a net, but I thought it was better than Darrel having to QSP Back and forth with me and the NIL stations. I wish I had Darrel’s Rhombic!
- De AA7FV: QRN was quite high this evening.  Steve was doing a great job as NCS, but most signals were arriving into AZ much stronger than into VT, so at Steve's request I took over as NCS for the latter part of the net.  Thanks for starting the net Steve, in spite of the frustrating conditions.
- De WA4FAT: Another Net with challenging conditions but we persevered as always, thanks to AA7FV and his QSPs. KT5LA and K6GVG: Weak over the air but Q5 via SDR. K6JJR: NIL over the air but Q5 via SDR - Hi Mark & welcome!
- De KT5LA: Was unable to copy NCS tonight and apologize for QRM to AA7FV at start of net, who could. When Darrel passed it back to Steve after helping us on the West coast, I heard W1SFR at about a 22. CW heard but not decoded.
DeStationConditionsW1SFR*AA7FVWA4FATKT5LAK6GVGK6JJR
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamQRN was quite high56/79/589599599589
WA4FAT100W/40m doubletChallenging conditions589589/---
KT5LA100W/84 ft end fed wire-22958/99+559/55/89599

 

Thursday, July 4, 2024.

30 m: Friday, 0000 - 0055 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Fairly high background static level, but excellent signals into AZ and armchair copy all the way.  A very select group this evening, to be expected on July 4th.  Thanks, Mark and Chris and enjoy the rest of July 4th.
- De KA5TJS, KT5LA: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K6JJRWX7V
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamFairly high background static level/589589

 

Thursday, July 11, 2024.

No data, QRX please.