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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
34
11
9
7
7
31
8
8
8
7
27
4
5
2
7
9
17
3
3
6
5
13
2
6
2
3
19
9
5
5
9
3
2
2
2
9
6
3
17
4
5
2
3
3
10
7
3
- -
Total sessions: 55 Total participants: 186 Avg. part./session: 3.38

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
G4CPA
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
KA5TJS
K3CKT
17 m
AA7FV*
K3CKT
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
G4CPA
F5LAW
KA5TJS
K3CKT
W1SFR
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
G4CPA
W1SFR
K9TJL
KA5TJS
K3CKT
AK4NY
17 m
CN8YR*
N6WT
K3CKT
/
FEB
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
KA5TJS
K2MD
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
G4CPA
EA7HAA
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
EA7HAA
OE8GBK
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
OE8GBK
G4CPA
W1SFR
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
/
MAR
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
G4CPA
EA7HAA
F5LAW
17 m
CN8YR*
OK8AU
IT9PBR
DK3ABM
20 m
AA7FV*
OE8GBK
F5LAW
K9TJL
EA7HAA
17 m
CN8YR*
W1ND
20 m
AA7FV*
KA4UPI
20 m
AA7FV*
OE8GBK
F5LAW
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
OE8GBK
APR
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
F5LAW
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
N3FZ
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
F5LAW
/
MAY
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
K2HZO/5
W0BAV
NP3K
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
/
JUN
No net
20 m
AA7FV*
NP3K
K9TJL
N3MLB
AE5HL
20 m
AA7FV*
W4AMV
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
No net
20 m
AA7FV*
K1PUG
KG5DKG
KE8KLE
K9TJL
17 m
CN8YR*
G4BUE
AA7FV
K9TJL
JUL
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
17 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
W0BAV
20 m
AA7FV*
KC0CCR
KT4AS
/
AUG
20 m
AA7FV*
W0BAV
K9TJL
No net No net
20 m
AA7FV*
KT4AS
I5EFO
K9TJL
KB5RCF/P
G4CPA
/
SEP
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
W4RQ
20 m
AA7FV*
K9TJL
KA5TJS
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
G4CPA
17 m
CN8YR*
AA7FV
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
DL1KBY
K9TJL
OCT
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
20 m
AA7FV*
F5LAW
K9TJL
EA7HAA
17 m
CN8YR*
F5LAW
AA7FV
20
27
/
NOV
3
10
17
24
/
DEC
1
8
15
22
29

Report Tables.

Sunday, January 6, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1533 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first but then QRO to kW for most of net. Poor conditions, but we've had worse. Given the conditions, a fairly successful, truly intercontinental net. The IL-AZ pipeline was blocked at first, but we cleared it!
- De K9TJL: I did hear Geoff @ 1-1-9 but failure to let NCS aware of fact. Sorry Geoff.
- De F5LAW: First Intercontinental net of the year. To all SSN stations, a very Happy and Healthy Year 2019 to you and yours.
- De G4CPA: No one else hrd other bands dead hr, I was calling like mad but to no avail hi! HNY TO ALL SSN!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWG4CPA
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamPoor/54/794/549-
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-229/+10dB/22/349119
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, very deep QSB589339/-
G4CPA100W/G5IJ-339339339/

17 m: 1605 - 1628 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: AA7FV, FB sigs all the way down. K9TJL, 229 dwn to 119 QSB; At the end heard u 549.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Heard a station calling CQ at RST 119, but don't know if it was SSN and didn't get any call. 17m: Again, we seemed to clear an initially blocked AZ-IL pipeline.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1602 UTC, 21055 kHz: NIL, band dead.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK9TJL
CN8YR*50W/2x20m double Zepp-/57911/549
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamPoor53/49/21/599
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-22/439119/+10dB/
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAVery poor-329-

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1536 UTC, 14055.2 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Allen, sorry I missed you and Jim. I put out a SSN call on 14055.2 kHz, because there was QRM on 14055.0 - but the QRM wasn't either Jim or you. I had a great chat with Yann on 14055.2. No other SSN stations heard. It's raining here, so ground reflections probably helped the signal from the rhombic today more than usual. The soil conductivity here is normally very poor.
- De F5LAW: I heard just weak signals on 55, then AA7FV calling on 55.2 kHz.
- De K9TJL: W9EBE (Chip) reported a QSO of over an hour with K3CKT on 30 Meters. Jim reported he was doing fine, same issues with Antenna. I may tune to 30 more and I just might catch Jim. We had first Snow yesterday abt 5 Inches.
- De KA5TJS: Well managed to hear Jim K3CKT fairly well on 14.055 today.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLKA5TJSK3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/559589XX
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, very deep QSB, band noisy56/89/229XX
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-11/599119/XX
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery poor, QSB and QRMXXX/339

17 m: 1603 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 1603 - 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: Band empty, noise.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 18088 kHz: 1610 UTC Heard a station calling CQ SSN, at RST 119, but no call copied. May have been Med? I see from RBN that Med was calling and being heard in the USA. 1615 UTC, I heard K3CKT calling CQ SSN. I called Jim, but he faded out completely and I don't think he heard me. There were no RBN reports of Jim this morning. So at least from Arizona, 17/15 meters were not useful this morning.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K3CKT
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamK3CKT faded out completely/229

 

Sunday, January 20, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1543 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 watts, but QRM came up so QRO to kW on 20m. W1SFR was called by F3OA, who didn't know about SSN: [F3OA 449]. In spite of poor conditions, it was a busy net. Just a very few more dB better propagation would help such a lot!
- De G4CPA: SRI couldn't hear any other stns on other SSN QRGs.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLG4CPAF5LAWKA5TJSK3CKTW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/599349559569449459
G4CPA100W/G5IJ-459-/----
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAAtrocious, awful QSB, band very noisy589219119/219119329

17 m: 1600 - 1640 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1612 UTC 15/17m: Bands dead Nil heard.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC I took a listen on both 21055 and 18088 kHz, but nothing heard on either band, until: 1630 UTC 18088 kHz, K9TJL 599.
- De F5LAW: I had to go QRT, didn't try 15/17m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/599

 

Sunday, January 27, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1535 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first, then partway through the net QRO to kW. G4CPA 349. Peaked to 449, then faded down to 239. I _thought_ I heard W1SFR calling into the net too (RST 459), but with so much QRM and QRM I think I was mistaken. No replies heard from Steve. There was a lot of QRM on or very close to the frequency this week, added to the usual QSB and QRN. After QNF I was called by AK4NY, but I don't believe he was using a sideswiper.
- De F5LAW: Heavy QRM from 9H1 and IT9 stations calling CQ on QRG. AA7FV was S6 at first, S8 with QRO. I won't try 15/17m, QRT.
- De K9TJL: AA7FV/K9TJL Vpn still works.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWG4CPAW1SFRK9TJLKA5TJSK3CKTAK4NY
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamHeavy QRM + usual QSB and QRN/55922/449459579449559569
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, deep QSB, EU QRM56/89/--229229119569
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599---/---

17 m: 1600 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1609 UTC 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 17m: QSO N6WT Kent / CA. Some other stations calling but to weak to copy their call.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC listened on 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1605 UTC 18088 kHz: CN8YR Med was calling CQ SSN. I only caught occasional snatches of his call, but he was called by and worked a couple of US stations. By 1612 UTC Med had disappeared completely. I tried calling, but not surprisingly was not heard. 1610 UTC: I just caught a brief call from K3CKT 50 Hz higher in frequency than Med. By 1615 UTC Jim had disappeared completely. I guess 15m and 17m were not workable today.
- De N1EA: Nothing heard here on 18088 kHz. ITT/MACKAY Marine 3031A with E probe.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*N6WTK3CKT
CN8YR*50W/2x20m double Zepp-/559-
N6WT--569/X
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamBoth stations disappeared completely219-219

 

Sunday, February 3, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1534 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started with 95 watts, then QRO to kW. I think I heard another weak station calling, but could not get any call and wasn't sure they were calling SSN. Maybe that was Allen. After the net I worked K2MD, but he was not SSN. I agree with Allen. Conditions this morning were the worst we've had on 20m for many months. When will conditions start getting better?
- De F5LAW: I heard a weak station (Allen - KA5TJS) calling but no copy. I can't stay for 2nd session, sorry.
- De KA5TJS: Well conditions sucked here this morning. I could hear Darrel 229 and Yann about the same. I called once but nothing. Very poor here today.
- De G4CPA: Absolutely ZILCH, sry!! Condx rubbish! Cu next time???.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLKA5TJSK2MD
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamThe worst we've had on 20m for many months/449589-559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, deep QSB589/229119559
K9TJL75W/Inv. VSome QSB599119/--
KA5TJS70W/80m inv. VVery poor229229-/-

17 m: 1603 - 1613 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1602 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: Darrel, AA7FV faded at the end, TNX for making the effort to copy my weak signal.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz, nothing heard. 17m: CN8YR with QSB... But with many repeats we were at least able to swap reports.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*50W/2x20m double ZeppQSB/119
AA7FV95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamReally poor, QSB229/

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1555 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- NB: The net split up in 2 groups: Due to QRM, F5LAW and K9TJL shifted to 14349 kHz with NCS; G4CPA and EA7HAA were able to QSO on 14055 kHz.
- De AA7FV: QRM on 14055 kHz, so QSY to 14349 kHz.
- De F5LAW: QRM 5 on 14055 kHz, shifted to 14349 kHz. Unavailable for second session, sorry.
- De G4CPA: At 1545 UTC I had my first QSO wid Jose ,EA7HAA, on 14.055 kHz. I cud hr weak CW on 14 .349. Nothing on other SSN QRG's.
- De EA7HAA: Long time without being on the Net. Today, just one QSO. No more SSN Stations were heard by me. I'll try to be more active. BCNU.
- De KA5TJS: Well, I tried! Heard a little on 14.349 but not good enough for a QSO. Better luck next week.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLG4CPAEA7HAA
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB/549589XX
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, deep QSB, band noisy579/339XX
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599229/XX
G4CPA100W/G5IJ----/569
EA7HAA100W/8.2m verticalPoor, QRM, QSB at endXXX569/

17 m: 1603 - 1623 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1602 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: AA7FV Darrel, QSB but fine copy all the way. QRO/KW helps indeed. Tnx for all QSPs from TJ and Yann. K9TJL TJ gave me 229 but nil in my side.
- De AA7FV: CN8YR much better than last week.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK9TJL
CN8YR*50W/2x20m double ZeppQSB/22/579-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamQSB43/549/56/89
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-229599/

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1539 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Contest QRM on 14055. Mostly 95 watts, QRO to kW at end of 20m session. I could hear both Jose and Fried there every time - a solid, steady RST 119 (!), but just too weak to copy anything. Conditions very poor today. 20m was the worst we've had for many weeks.
- De F5LAW: Very poor on 20m again but great to have Jose and Fried with us. QRT, can't try 2nd session, sorry.
- De EA7HAA: AA7FV, Darrel, I'm sorry. Too weak signals, however I knew you were there, but I couldn't copy you.
- De G4CPA: Darrel, I heard you wkg Yann on 20 m you were 339, Yann barely audible SRI, I tried lots of QNI's but nil.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWEA7HAAOE8GBK
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/56/8922/549119119
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, unsettled, deep QSB55/8933/449/589-
K9TJL75W/Inv. VQSB569/+30dB/11/339--
EA7HAA100W/8.2m vertical---55/79/57/89
OE8GBK80W/GP-559-22957/99/
G4CPA100W/G5IJ-339----

17 m: 1600 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: Didn't try 15m du to contest QRM and went directly to 17m. Band was noisy here and heard a very weak sig, guess it was Darrel, but unable to copy the call correctly.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC Nothing heard on 21055 kHz. 1605 UTC 18088 kHz: CN8YR 329, fading out after a few minutes. Med was calling CQ SSN. I replied but I don't think Med ever copied my call.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVK9TJL
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor329/599
K9TJL75W/Inv. V--+20dB/

 

Sunday, February 24, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1533 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first, then later during the net QRO to kW.
- De F5LAW: AA7FV was 559 QSB at beginning, 599 later with QRO, UFB. No copy on EU stations, no short skip. QRT, can't try 2nd session.
- De OE8GBK: AA7FV 449 and 559 after QRO. Darrel: many thanks for QSP.
- De G4CPA: 20m, Condx not good this end ,nothing hrd anywhere else on SSN QRG's.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAWOE8GBKG4CPAW1SFR
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamGood/589559449339449
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, bad QSB, noise S355/99339/119-449
OE8GBK80W/GP-44/559-229/-229
G4CPA100W/G5IJNot good349---/-

17 m: 1603 - 1628 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 15m: Nil. 17m: Nice chat with Darrel AA7FV, he was peaking S6 with QRO/KW and Rhombic. At the last round got heavy QRM from EU stations calling me while Darrel XMT, so Darrel SRI for shortening our QSO. Best condx since many months.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz nothing heard. 17m: CN8YR, we had a good chat. No other SSN stations heard. This was the best signal I've heard from Med for a long time. Med was almost as strong on my 4-foot active vertical antenna as on the rhombic; CN8 is only in a sidelobe of the rhombic. For me, conditions on both 20m and 17m (at least to CN8) were good today.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*80W/2x7m verticalQRM from EU stations/569
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamQuite good, QSB, little QRM549/

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1542 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: No other SSN stations heard, although had a great chat with TJ. Conditions were the worst I've yet experienced on the 20m Intercontinental net. Fortunately the AZ-IL pipeline is still holding up well.
- De G4CPA: No other stns hrd.
- De EA7HAA: No more stations were heard. Switching between two vertical antennas: 8,2 m (original) and the new vertical for low bands made with two wires running up in parallel: abt 21 m and 11 m (finally, I set up another wire to my vertical, the second wire is a bit longer than a quarter wave on 40 m and now works FB on 30, 40 and 80 m bands). TNX Darrel for your advices.
- De F5LAW: Strange conditions on 20m, great QSO with Jose. S6 with big vertical, S8 with shorter version. Solid copy all the way in spite of QSB. Unavailable for 2nd session.
- De KA5TJS: 20 was totally dead here this morning. Heard something way down in the noise!
- De W1SFR: NIL HERE.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLG4CPAEA7HAAF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/599---
G4CPA100W/G5IJVery poor--/569-
EA7HAA100W/8.2m and 21+11m verticals---22/439/54/79
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, deep QSB-229-56/89/

17 m: 1600 - 1617 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 15m: Nil. 17m: No SSN stns heard. Band open to EU.
- De AA7FV: I did listen on 15m and 17m,1600-1620 UTC, but not surprisingly given the conditions, nothing heard on either band.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*OK8AUIT9PBRDK3ABM
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical-/589579589

 

Sunday, March 10, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1531 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC: QRM on 14055 kHz, from WES contest. 1505 UTC QSY to 14349 kHz. I heard Fried work Jose after I'd signed, but nothing heard here of Jose. Conditions this morning were much better than last week, but still not as good as the nets before last week.
- De F5LAW: Very poor conditions again, no short skip. Very stormy WX, strong winds at 116 kph here. Unavailable for 2nd session.
- De EA7HAA: Today, I just was able to copy one station on 14349 kHz.
- De G4CPA: Nothing heard anywhere. Condx as dreadful as the WX ,snow showers hr today.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*OE8GBKF5LAWK9TJLEA7HAA
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beam-/44933/449589-
OE8GBK80W/GPStrong QSB on EA7HAA's sigs559/--579
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, deep QSB56/89-/229-
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-589-119/-
EA7HAA100W/8.2m and 21+11m verticals--559--/

17 m: 1604 - 1614 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 15m Nil. 17m: No SSN stns.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1605 UTC, listened on 21055 kHz but nothing heard. 1606 - 1610 UTC, 18088 kHz. Heard a very weak signal, which may have been Med. I think I copied a "SSN" at one point, but no call copied - not even a "CQ" copied. Assuming I was hearing CN8YR, then he was RST 119 on peaks(!). I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*W1ND
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical-/539
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beamNot good119-

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC, no SSN heard. Called CQ. No SSN replies but 1510-1520 UTC QSO KA4UPI. Until 1530 UTC I put out some more CQ SSN calls, but no responses. 1600 - 1615 UTC. Listened on 15m and 17m. Nothing heard. On 17m the ONLY signal on the band was one weak S. American station, briefly rising above the noise. Very poor conditions indeed. No SSN stations.
- De OE8GBK: I heard no signals on 14055/ 15.00 UTC. Calling SSN but no answer.
- De G4CPA: Got to agree worst condx ever... Nothing hrd on SSN QRG's.
- De F5LAW: No SSN stations heard. EU QSO on QRG but nothing heard before and afterwards. I didn't call. Conditions seem pretty good today, heard several W and VE stations on the band. Unavailable for 2nd session.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz and 1603 - 1608 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil. Nice reports from EU RBNs: 10 to 35 dB.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KA4UPI
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamTerrible, very few sigs heard on 20m./549
KA4UPI--579/

 

Sunday, March 24, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Today's conditions were the best propagation, both on 20m and 17m, that we've had for a long time. The Ap and Kp indices has been very low indeed for the last couple of days, so the promised geomagnetic storm from the recent solar CME evidently hasn't yet arrived.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*OE8GBKF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/54955/69
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDANot bad, some deep QSB, noise at end589-/

17 m: 1604 - 1623 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz nothing heard. Band sounded dead. 17m: Best QSO with Med for a long time. Very deep QSB, but switching back and forth between rhombic and active vertical helped a lot on receive. Peaks on the rhombic corresponded to nulls on the vertical, and vice versa. The rhombic points to EU and has a narrow beam, so Med is in a sidelobe, which is predominantly horizontally polarized in Med's direction. The vertical is of course vertically polarized, so the QSB must have been mainly because of rotation of the linear polarization direction. Med was about equally strong on peaks in the 4-ft vertical and the rhombic - if anything, the vertical was stronger - confirming that the rhombic has no gain in his direction. I really must put up a better antenna for North Africa.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB/229
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam/RX 4-ft active verticalVery deep QSB429/

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1520 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts, rhombic antenna, QRO to kW later. Very pleased to hear Yann this morning. The Ap geomagnetic index had been a little high in the last 3 days (6,10,6,4) and the Kp indices for this morning (3,4,3,1,2) had been their highest since 17th March. The 10.7 cm solar flux was only 69. I was surprised that conditions were as good as they were.
- De F5LAW: 20m poor but better than anticipated, NCS s6 and S8 later with QRO. Unavailable for 2nd session.
- De K9TJL: Web SDR report for F5LAW. K3FEF Sdr on Northeastern coast of USA. Yann sig from 549 / 559 with QSB.
- De W1SFR: I was going to check in and heard Yann at Nil/329 but decided against it. Called SSN a couple of times with no response. Nil on you Darrel so I packed it in.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1608 UTC 15m / 17m. Called on 21055 kHz and 18088 kHz but Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1610 UTC. I did listen on 21055 and 18088 kHz, and put out a call on 18088 kHz, but nothing heard. No signals heard on the band. Not surprising, given the conditions.
- De K9TJL: 17m: AA7FV and CN8YR Both received on the East coast SDR Calling CQ SSN. Sigs at 439. (SIMO) At the same time.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLOE8GBK
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/43/559579329
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAUnsettled, very deep QSB, noise S356/89/229-
K9TJL75W/Inv. V/[K3FEF webSDR]-589229, [54/59]/119
W1SFR---329--

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1525 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 30 seconds silence in memory of Jim, K3CKT. RIP Jim.
Very poor condx this morning. Very few signals audible on the band, and high QRN from lightning near Tucson. The Ap index has been relatively high for the 10 days or so.
- De F5LAW: Very moving 20m session in spite of awful conditions. Thanks to NCS for special QTC + 30 second SP in honor of Jim - K3CKT. So nice to send "73 to Jim - K3CKT"... Unavailable for 2nd session.
- De KF6C: I heard Darrel AA7FV and TJ K9TJL. Darrel was a little further above the noise than TJ but neither was strong enough for me to attempt to join in.
- De N1EA: I feel like I was listening to a dream in my head! At 1502Z I heard AA7FV Darrell and I believe a G4 station who was the net control station. They both got very weak as if having difficulty hearing each other. Within a transmission from each station they were gone! I see from the reports that I must have been wrong about the G4 station and that it was K9TJL instead. I didn't hear the tribute - or maybe I did - maybe that's why the two stations suddenly went off the air. I said my morning prayers, and I remembered our dear friend Jim, K3CKT...
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamVery poor, high QRN/56922/339
K9TJL75W/Inv. V/[K3FEF webSDR]-55/99/[339]
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAAwful, deep QSB, noise S322/449119/

17 m: 1604 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: QTC K3CKT SK was sent before Darrel's QNI.
- De AA7FV: rhombic ant on tx, 4-ft active vertical on rx. 1600 UTC 21055 kHz, nothing heard. Dead band. 17m: I did copy Med sending the tribute to K3CKT.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical dipoleVery poor on 15/17m/339
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam/RX 4-ft active verticalTerrible[11/229]/
K9TJL-/Inv. V--439

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1524 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Contest QRM on 14055 kHz, so QSY to 14349 kHz. 95 watts at first, then QRO to kW. One other station called, but sorry, too weak to get the call. RST 119. We gave a 30 second silent period in memory of Kees, PA3DEB. Thanks everyone, with a final 73 to Kees.
- De F5LAW: 20m awful but moving last farewell and 73 + SP in memory of our good friend Kees - PA3DEB. 73 dear Kees.
- De N1EA: I missed the QSY announcement on 14055 an hour earlier so I didn't try 14349.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/22/449589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAAwful, deep QSB, noise S333/579/229
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-599-/

17 m: 1604 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 17m: QRG was busy so went up 1 to 18089. Nil heard, but sent QTC in honor of Kees' memory. At 1621 returned to usual QRG and herd Darrel giving my report to Yann. Didn't copy Yann.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, I listened on 21055 kHz, but nothing heard. Band seemed dead. 17m: Nothing heard at first, but after my own CQ SSN on 18088:: F5LAW, CN8YR. Then contest QRM came up - a North American station calling CQ on exactly our QRG. Yann and Med both faded down into the noise. Very poor conditions, but at least we did make contact between 3 continents today. 73 to Med and Yann, and to Kees.
- De F5LAW: NIL on 15m. 17m much better than anticipated, too bad no path to Med here.
- De N1EA: I heard Med on 18088 kHz @ 1600Z, about R 3/4 and strength about 3... I thought it was good because the band was DEAD. No other signals were heard.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FVF5LAW
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB/549-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor439/439
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAGood path to USA, QSB-569/
N1EA--439--

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1518 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first, then QRO to kW. No other stations heard. QNF at 1518 UTC. 1600-1605 UTC 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1605-1610 UTC, 18088 kHz: CN8YR RST 219. I tried calling Med, but I don't think he heard me. Very poor conditions today (apart from the usual AZ-IL pipeline on 20m.)
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz and 1604 - 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil.
- De F5LAW: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLN3FZ
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/599449
N3FZ--599X/

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1527 UTC, 14055.2 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started calling with 95 w, then QRO to kW. 14055.22 kHz. (QRM on 14055.0 kHz). Very poor conditions today, but at least we did make it a true intercontinental net. Listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz, 1600 UTC to 1620 UTC. Nothing heard. Bands seemed dead here in Arizona.
- De F5LAW: 20m: Atrocious: QRM 5 from a pileup + local noise. Unavailable for 2nd session.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz and 1603 - 1609 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLF5LAW
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery poor/57932/439
K9TJL75W/Inv. V-55/89/11/339
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAAwful, deep QSB, QRM 5, local noise22/449229/

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1526 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 20m: 95 watts until the last round on the net, then QRO to kW. Conditions were the best they've been for some months, especially at the beginning. 1600 UTC 21055 kHz nothing heard. 1607-1615 UTC 18088 kHz: CN8YR calling CQ SSN, RST219. Just caught occasional "SSN" and pieces of Med's call. RST 219 on peaks(!) I did call Med, but didn't expect Med to hear me. As well as Med's marginal signal, I did sometimes hear a very weak signal about 20 Hz below Med's frequency. I couldn't even confirm that the signal was sending CW, so perhaps that makes it RST 019. It sounds as if that was probably F5LAW's signal. Poor conditions on 15 and 17m. Very few other signals heard on the bands.
- De F5LAW: 20m: Very good signal from NCS with 95W at beginning, deteriorating at end, 569 at best with kW. 15m: NIL, band dead. 17m: heard Med - CN8YR (RST 539/QSB) and Darrel- AA7FV (RST 319), I called them both once but was unheard.
- De CN8YR: Sorry, here didn't hear anything.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamSignals fading down at end of net/569589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDANot bad but unsettled, very deep QSB589/119

 

Sunday, May 12, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1540 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Great chat with TJ today. No other SSN stations heard. Very few signals heard even on 20m, in spite of the WES contest. Checking WSPR, almost no reports at all today from outside the USA. I note the planetary geomagnetic Ap index was 22 yesterday, the highest it's been since the end of February. Whenever the Ap index has been above 10, conditions on 20m have always been fairly hopeless for me.
1600-1625 UTC: Nothing heard on 21055 kHz. Nothing heard on 18088 kHz. I put out some calls on 18088 kHz, but no replies.
- De K9TJL: AA7FV, We had long QSO today on SSN freq. I copied Darrel QRK 5 both on QRO and less than 100 Watts. Got some practice with all three keys, so not all in vain. I did hear AA7FV on 18088, but i did not respond, as i knew he would of heard me.
- De N1EA: Darrell, fabulous keying.
- De F5LAW: 20m: No SSN stations heard. NIL on 15m. QRM 5 from a pileup on 18088 kHz, briefly heard CN8YR RST 229 through QRM, I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamExtremely poor/579
N1EA--579339

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Awful conditions today. No SSN stations heard at all. Very few signals on the band, and all very weak.
- De F5LAW: Awful conditions, AA7FV very weak, I didn't call.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K2HZO/5W0BAVNP3K
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamAwful, weak signals/559439439
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAExtremely poor, deep QSB219---

17 m: 1600 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Heard K9TJL calling CQ SSN. Thanks, TJ. At least one real SSN QSO for today!
- De F5LAW: NCS CN8YR unavailable. I tried 2 short CQ SSN calls on 15m, several calls on 17m: nothing heard.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam/[RX 4-ft active vertical]-/539, [329]
K9TJL75W/Inv. VSolid copy, heavy QSB52/49/

 

Sunday, May 26, 2019.

17 m: 1604 - 1610 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De F5LAW: AA7FV unavailable from AZ, I took NCS on 20m. 1500 - 1515 UTC, 14349 kHz: QRM 5 from contest on 14055 kHz, shifted to 14349 kHz. CQ SSN but nothing heard. Thanks to HB9/AA7FV for SWL report. 1600 - 1603 UTC, 21055 kHz: CN8YR, RST 339. QRM from contest, I called but was unheard.
HB9/AA7FV, Geneva, 2019/05/26. The receiver, with short wire clipped to its whip antenna, click to enlarge picture HB9/AA7FV, Geneva, 2019/05/26. View from the hotel room, click to enlarge picture - De HB9/AA7FV: SWL report from aa7fv, from inside a hotel room in the middle of Geneva. Small portable receiver, with the antenna just 2 metres of wire thrown across the room. Very strong contest QRM on and around 14055 kHz (and most of the band). 1500 - 1515 UTC, 14349 kHz. F5LAW 449 down to 229 at the end. Yann was calling CQ SSN. I didn't hear any other SSN stations. Being inside a hotel and in the middle of a city, I'm sure my local noise level must have been very high. Although I was only copying Yann weakly, and no other SSN stations at all, the QRM on 14055 was 59++9 from all over Europe.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAW
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical dipoleVery poor/219
F5LAW50W/G5RVVery deep QSB but QRK 5 all the way51/69/

 

Sunday, June 2, 2019.

No net:
- De AA7FV: Unavailable.
- De F5LAW: I took NCS on 20m. 1500 - 1510 UTC, 14055 kHz: CQ SSN with either beam or G5RV, nothing heard. 1600 - 1603 UTC, 21055 kHz: Nothing heard. 1603 - 1608 UTC, 18088 kHz: Heard CN8YR calling CQ SSN, RST 319 in the clear. I called once but was unheard.

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1541 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first, then QRO to kW. Rhombic antenna aimed at EU. Some QRM from WES. No stations outside the USA heard today. Even on WSPR, no reports this morning from outside the USA. 1600 UTC 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. Band sounds dead. 1605 - 1615 UTC 18088 kHz. Nothing heard. Band sounds dead, apart from some weak digital signals higher in frequency.
- De F5LAW: 20m: Hopeless, rare peaks at RST 119 from AA7FV between EU QRM, I didn't call. 15m: CN8YR RST 319 in the clear, I didn't call. 17m: Pile up on 18088 kHz, heard CN8YR calling on 18089 kHz, RST 429 on peaks, I called several times but was unheard.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. 1604 - 1609 UTC 18088 kHz: Regular QRG was QRL by AM70N i went up1. Nil sig heard.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*NP3KK9TJLN3MLBAE5HL
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamSome QRM/569559559579
F5LAW-/6 el. LPDAAwful + EU QRM119----

 

Sunday, June 16, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Mainly 95 watts. DX conditions very poor, and relatively few signals heard on the band. I had no WSPR reports this morning from outside the USA, which is very unusual. No sunspots, but the geomagnetic indices are modest too, so I'd expected better condx. Good to work Alan for the first time - I hope he will join the net again.
- De F5LAW: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W4AMVK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamDX conditions very poor/549579

17 m: 1604 - 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1610 UTC 18088 kHz, K9TJL Weak, but perfect copy. Nothing heard from Med or any other signals.
- De CN8YR: Again bands dead here. 1600 - 1603 UTC Nil on 15m; 1604 - 1609 UTC Nil on 17m.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/539

 

Sunday, June 23, 2019.

No net:
- De AA7FV: From 1500 UTC: Very heavy Field Day QRM on 14055 kHz, so repeatedly called CQ SSN on 14349 kHz. No replies. Closed down at 1516 UTC. Looking at my WSPR reports, I was getting no transatlantic reports on 20m, although many transatlantic reports on 30m. Only now (1530 UTC) have a few EU reports on 20m started coming in.
1600 UTC, 21055 kHz. Some very weak FD stations, but no sign of CN8YR or any SSN stations.
1605-1615 UTC, 18088 kHz. Nothing. No signals heard, SSN or otherwise. Not even any QRM.
This has not been a good net day.
- De G4CPA: I only hrd Darrell, at 15.15 UTC, on 14.349 kHz, out of the fog came 7FV @ 339. That is all I hrd no other stns on all other SSN QRG's, extremely poor condx hr.
- De CN8YR: As last weeks nil on both bands: 1600 - 103 UTC 15m; 1604 - 1611 UTC 17m.
- De W1SFR, F5LAW: Unavailable.

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1540 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: I had hoped for more SSN calls today - WSPR reports on 20m were fairly good this morning, so conditions can't have been too bad. Better luck next time.
- De F5LAW: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K1PUGKG5DKGKE8KLEK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/569569459569

17 m: 1603 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1603 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil; 1603 - 1614 UTC 18088 kHz: No SSN stns.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC, 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1620 UTC, 18088 kHz. QSO with K9TJL, perfect copy. Thanks, TJ. Our AZ-IL pipeline still works, on 2 bands this morning.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*G4BUEAA7FVK9TJL
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical dipole-/599--
G4BUE--579/XX
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beam---/549

 

Sunday, July 7, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 20m: Great chat with TJ. No other SSN stations heard. I think 20m conditions were quite good today, in spite of relatively low activity. I worked a UK station at 579/599 immediately after the 20m net. 1600 UTC 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1610 UTC 18088 kHz. Nothing heard. Tried CQ SSN, but no replies.
- De CN8YR: Nothing heard on 15m / 17m from 1600 to 1616 UTC.
- De F5LAW: Unavailable for a while.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamQuite good/599

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019.

17 m: 1610 - 1630 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC, 14055 kHz: QRM from WES on 14055 kHz, so called CQ on 14055.1 kHz. Nothing heard. 1500 - 1515 UTC: Alternately CQ SSN on 14055.1 and 14349 kHz: No SSN stations heard on either frequency. I was getting plenty of RBN reports from my CQ calls, but none from outside North America.
1600 - 1605 UTC, 21055 kHz. Nil. Band seemed fairly dead. 1610 UTC 18088 kHz: K9TJL. At last, a SSN station this weekend! Thanks to the AZ-IL pipeline.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/55/79

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Sent QTC with 30 seconds of silence in memory of Jan, PA3CLQ. 73 to Jan, RIP.
Nothing heard at aa7fv on either 15m or 17m. 1605 UTC, 18088 kHz, via Twente Websdr: CN8YR calling CQ SSN. Peaking 579, QSB down to 559. No responses to Med's calls.
- De CN8YR: 20m: Heard Darrel - AA7FV calling CQ w/o success; I copied your QSO with WW2IND but didn't heard him. You noticed bad chirp and a drift hard to follow. N4ARI was calling you. (FYI: websdr copy).
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W0BAV
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/449

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055.25 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: QRM on 14055, so moved 250 Hz higher in frequency to call CQ SSN. Conditions seemed fairly poor, even within the USA. Immediately after the net I checked my WSPR tx reports on 20m. Only one report from outside the USA, and that was a very weak report from Japan. Nothing from Europe. This is unusually poor at this time of day.
1600-1605 UTC, 21055 kHz, nothing heard. 1605-1610 18088 kHz, Nothing heard at aa7fv. No hint of any signal at all. On websdr at Twente, heard CN8YR at 569, with deep QSB.
Although the solar flux is low (67), the geomagnetic field isn't being particularly badly behaved at the moment, so I'm not sure why conditions are quite so bad.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 15m; 1605 - 1609 UTC 17m: Nil on both bands. 17m: Heard K9TJL calling Darrel (websdr).
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KC0CCRKT4AS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamFairly poor, QSB/56923/459

 

Sunday, August 4, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600-1605 UTC 21055 kHz. Nothing heard. 1605-1610 UTC 18088 kHz. Nothing heard directly at aa7fv, but on the Twente websdr, CN8YR is 549. At aa7fv, the band is completely dead apart from some digital modes signals around 18101 kHz.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*W0BAVK9TJL
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/559569

 

Sunday, August 11, 2019.

No net:
- De AA7FV: 1500 - 1515 UTC: QRM from WES on 14055 kHz so I called CQ SSN first on 14349 kHz. No responses. After QRM left 14055 kHz, I returned there and called CQ SSN. Still no replies. No luck today.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019.

No net:
- De AA7FV: 1455-1513 UTC, 14055 kHz called CQ SSN. No replies. After giving up on SSN, I had a couple of nice SKCC QSOs with US states LA and MN, but no sideswipers. The band seemed very quiet, with few signals on 20m.
1600 UTC, 21055 kHz. Nothing heard.
1605 - 1612 UTC. 18088 kHz. Nothing heard at aa7fv. 1605 - 1612 UTC, 18088 kHz on the Twente webSDR. Still nothing heard.
A very disappointing day for SSN.
I checked my 20-m WSPR reports immediately before and immediately after trying SSN, and I was getting reports from around North America and from TF and LX, so the band wasn't completely dead.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055.4 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1500 UTC, called CQ SSN on 14055.4. (QRM on 14055.0) I was called by at least 3 station, all about the same strength and on top of each other. I had trouble sorting out the calls. I heard G4CPA calling SSN, about RST 339. Geoff worked I5EFO, but faded into the noise. I tried calling G4CPA back, but we never made the QSO. Strange conditions. All USA signals (except for TJ) were very weak, and about the same strength as EU signals on the band. 1600-1612 UTC: Listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz, but nothing heard. Some digital signals heard on 17m, but no CW at all.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*KT4ASI5EFOK9TJLKB5RCF/PG4CPA
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beamStrange/559449589449339

 

Sunday, September 1, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: After I had closed the net, I was called by K1ATS and W4ATL, but I couldn't stay to QSO. 20 meters was in terrible shape today. Very few signals audible on the band. I have been getting no WSPR reports from outside the USA. Yesterday's daily planetary geomagnetic Ap index was 37, possibly the highest I've seen this year. Today's 3-hourly Kp indices were all higher than yesterday's. Not a good sign for propagation.
From 1600 UTC to 1612 UTC, listened on both 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard. No CW signals at all heard on either band. Given the state of the bands and the high geomagnetic indices, probably not surprising.
- De G4CPA: All SSN QRG's dead as a dodo, nowt hrd in North Yorkshire, a thowt mi ant had fallen down HI.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLW4RQ
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam20m in terrible shape/449559

 

Sunday, September 8, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1530 UTC, 14055.2 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 14055.2 kHz (Contest QRM on 144055). WES contest underway. I was getting some WSPR reports from EU, so DX conditions may not have been _too_ bad, but no DX calls today. RBN gave me reports from the USA and Canada, but none from outside North America.
1600 - 1610 UTC: Listened on 21055 and `18088 kHz. Nothing heard, either at aa7fv or at the Twente webSDR.
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1610 UTC: Both bands 15m/17m dead, Nil.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*K9TJLKA5TJS
AA7FV*95W/Rhombic wire beam-/589589

 

Sunday, September 15, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1532 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 W, then QRO to kW. Great to work Yann - a truly Intercontinental Net again. We had a great chat for 30 minutes or so. No other stations heard.
1600 - 1615 UTC: Listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard of Med on either frequency. Briefly heard K9TJL at RST 549 on 18088 kHz, but TJ couldn't hear me. No other stations heard. Also listened on the Twente websdr, but nothing heard on either frequency.
- De F5LAW: Very nice chat with Darrel - AA7FV on 20m. 1600 - 1610 UTC, 21055 and 18088 kHz: NIL.
- De CN8YR: At 4 pm I was still on my way to the shack. Arrived at 16:17 and I made some unsuccessful calls. Sorry for being late.
- De AA7FV: Med, I had left my receiver on 18088 kHz until about 16:26, while I was writing the short SSN report. Still nothing heard anyway, so I can assure you that you didn't miss any great conditions!
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAW
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/549
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery poor, deep QSB589/

 

Sunday, September 22, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1529 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Started at 95 watts, then QRO to kW. A great net. Just a very few more dB of s/n would have made copy so much better.
- De G4CPA: Hi Chaps, great to hr u both agn, condx must be on the up! Nothing hrd on other ssn QRG's.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWG4CPA
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beam-/549229
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAPoor, deep QSB, short skip good579/589
G4CPA100W/G5IJ-339569/

17 m: 1604 - 1611 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil.
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC 21055 kHz: Heard a very weak signal, but unable to copy except for just catching a "QSY" at 1605 UTC. I'm guessing this was Med, CN8YR, at RST 119. 1606 UTC 18088 kHz: CN8YR calling CQ SSN RST 339, but good copy on QSB peaks. At last, we were able to QSO! Great to work Med. This is the first QSO we've had on 17m for many months.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1610 UTC, 15/17m: NIL.
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*AA7FV
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical dipoleDeep QSB/32/39
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamQSB339/

 

Sunday, September 29, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1532 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 1600 - 1610 UTC, listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz, but nothing heard. Put out a few CQ SSN on 17m, but no replies. Band seemed fairly dead. Some very weak digital sigs further up the band, but otherwise empty spectrum.
- De F5LAW: 1600 - 1610 UTC, 15/17m: NIL.
- De CN8YR: Yes Darrel, bands empty. 1600 - 1604 UTC 21055 kHz and 1605 - 1615 UTC 18088 kHz: Nil.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWDL1KBYK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamDeep QSB/43/559549569
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDABetter than expected, very deep QSB56/99/-559

 

Sunday, October 6, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1527 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: Contest QRM on 14055, so QSY to 14349 kHz. The band seems surprisingly good today, given the lack of sunspots (SF=67). (Ap index yesterday was 7, which is moderate but not too high. Kp index during the net was 0.7, which is reasonably low.)
1600-1612 UTC. Listened on 21055 and 18088 kHz. Nothing heard. Put a few CQ SSN out on 18088 kHz, but no response. Very few signals at all on the band.
- De F5LAW: 20m band better than expected, some rolls of thunder here, QRN 4. Unavailable for 2nd session.
- De CN8YR: Unavailable.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJL
AA7FV*kW/Rhombic wire beamSurprisingly good/559589
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAgood, some QSB, QRN 458/99/339

 

Sunday, October 13, 2019.

20 m: 1500 - 1546 UTC, 14055 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: 95 watts at first on 20m, then QRO to kW. I may have heard some other station trying to call in, but if so my apologies - too weak to copy.
- De F5LAW: The best Intercontinental sessions in many many months! 2 bonus: EA7HAA on 20m and CN8YR on 17m, long time no QSO, so very pleased friends. On 20m AA7FV was 579 with 95W, up to 599 +10dB at end with kW, WOW!
- De G4CPA: Darrel, I could copy you ok 339 most of the time hrd you wk TJ when you went QRO I kept on calling you ,also when you finished wk the French stn, lots of QSB. 20 mtrs. No one else hrd.
DeStationConditionsAA7FV*F5LAWK9TJLEA7HAA
AA7FV*95W/kW/Rhombic wire beamVery good, some QRM from WES contest/55/69589119
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDAVery good paths to USA and EU, QSB579/+10dB/559589
EA7HAA---559-/
G4CPA100W/G5IJLots of QSB339---

17 m: 1605 - 1637 UTC, 18088 kHz.

Notes:
- De CN8YR: 1600 - 1605 UTC 21055 kHz: Nil. First real session on 17m since many months.
- De F5LAW: Nothing heard on 15m. Conditions were surprisingly good on 17m, excellent signals from CN8YR (on G5RV) and AA7FV (on beam pointing to USA). Encouraging!
- De AA7FV: 1600 UTC nothing heard on 21055 kHz. This is the first time I've worked Med on 17m for many months! I see that the 3-hourly geomagnetic planetary Kp indices for today, from 0h to 18h UTC were 0.7, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0. These are the lowest I can remember seeing for many months. A nice quiet magnetic field!
DeStationConditionsCN8YR*F5LAWAA7FV
CN8YR*80W/2x7m vertical dipoleQSB/599, [599]559
F5LAW50W/6 el. LPDA/[G5RV]Very good, some deep QSB[589]/589
AA7FV95W/Rhombic wire beamConditions must be improving42/539539, [219]/