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Region 3 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
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36
13
12
4
7
22
6
5
11
12
2
4
2
2
2
11
5
3
3
21
8
5
6
2
25
4
8
2
4
7
30
9
7
7
7
8
2
3
3
- - -
Total sessions: 49 Total participants: 165 Avg. part./session: 3.37

QNI Table.

Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
JAN
Organizing net Organizing net Organizing net Organizing net Organizing net
FEB
40 m
VK5EEE*
VK4QC
AA7FV
VK2JDR
20 m
VK5EEE*
VK4QC
VK7CW
20 m
VK5EEE*
VK2JDR
VK7CW
JS6TMW
40 m
VK5EEE*
VK5BUG
20 m
VK5EEE*
JS6TMW
HS0ZEF
9V1VV
JL1MUT
VK7CW
VK2JDR
G4FAD
VK1MWI
VK4GSF
40 m
VK5EEE*
VK2FGBR
AA7FV
K9TJL
20 m
VK5EEE*
JL1MUT
VK7CW
VK4BGR
VK2JDR
G4FAD
VK1MWI
BH4DQS
JS6TMW
/
MAR
40 m
VK5EEE*
VK2CCW
VK3CAB
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
VK7CW
G4FAD
VK4BGR
JS6TMW
VK4QC
VK6RR
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK2JDR
VK5EEE
9V1VV
DU7DVE
No net
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK2JDR
VK4QC
VK5EEE
DU7DVE
5T0ITU
/
APR
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE/M
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE/M
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE/M
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK6JR
VK5EEE/M
DU7DVE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK2JDR
MAY
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK2JDR
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
DU7DVE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK2JDR
VK5EEE
VK5EEE/M
DU7DVE
No net
/
JUN
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK2JDR
AA7FV
30 m
JL1MUT*
AA7FV
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
DU7DVE
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE/M
VK7CW
VK6RR
VK2JDR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
AA7FV
/
JUL
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE/M
VK6RR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK2JDR
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE/M
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE/M
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
VK7CW
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
VK5BUG
VK7CW
VK2JDR
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
AUG
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE
VK6RR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
VK6RR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK4BGR
VK5EEE
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
VK5EEE
VK6RR
30 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
VK7CW
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
/
SEP
30 m
JL1MUT*
7J1ATG/2
VK5EEE
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK5EEE
VK5EEE/M
20 m
JL1MUT*
VK7CW
No data
/
OCT
1
8
15
22
29
NOV
5
12
19
26
/
DEC
3
10
17
24
31

Report Tables.

Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Lou - VK5EEE and friends are organizing the agenda on the SSN reflector and on the VKCW.NET forum.

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Lou - VK5EEE and friends are organizing the agenda on the SSN reflector and on the VKCW.NET forum.

 

Sunday, January 15, 2017.

Lou - VK5EEE and friends are organizing the agenda on the SSN reflector and on the VKCW.NET forum.

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Lou - VK5EEE and friends are organizing the agenda on the SSN reflector and on the VKCW.NET forum.

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Lou - VK5EEE and friends are organizing the agenda on the SSN reflector and on the VKCW.NET forum.

 

Sunday, February 5, 2017.

40 m: 0800 - 0830 UTC, 7052 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: We had a great first half of the first net -- I arrived late, and found 3 stations, it was great to have Darrel AA7FV with us too! SSN lasted 30 minutes and we will take part two on 14349 shortly at 0900Z.
- De AA7FV: I did take a brief listen at 0900 UTC on 14349 kHz, but nothing heard. Great fun!
- CN8YR and 5T0JL reported NIL heard.
DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*VK4QCAA7FVVK2JDR
VK5EEE*100W/Dipole-/57956/79589
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-43/49439/449

20 m: 0900 - 0921 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: Just finished SSN #1 part 2 for Region 3 and a resounding success, I feel confident this net will continue! What a big surprise!!! VK7 is normally a bit too close for 20m, but Steve was booming in over S9 here!
- De VK7CW: I joined the net late at 0912 UTC on 14349 kHz. It is wonderful to have a Region 3 SSN trial and I do hope it continues.
- De VK2JDR: I tuned in for 20m however sigs were down in the noise with plenty of deep QSB so I did not call in.
DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*VK4QCVK7CW
VK5EEE*100W/Dipole-/589599
VK4QC--599/599
VK7CW100W/Hex beam-599599/

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 0940 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: 0800Z 7053/7052.5kHz NIL - no one showed up -- lots of QRM on nearby frequencies from RTTY contest. 0900Z 14349kHz - By the time Steve JS6TMW joined at 0929Z, David VK2JDR and Steve VK7CW had finished, I guess they would have both heard him otherwise, if condx are similar next week I'd hand net control to Steve in Okinawa as I could often not hear David VK2JDR and there was no path at all to Steve VK7CW from here.
- De VK2JDR: I was ready to call in on 7.052 and your RST when you were announcing the net was 579 amongst the RTTY QRM.
- De VK7CW: Unfortunately signals not as good as last week. I hope conditions better next week.
- DU7DVE Chuck was QSX on frequency, he listened on dipole and could hear only Steve JS6TMW with good signal.
DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*VK2JDRVK7CWJS6TMW
VK5EEE*100W/Dipolerapid QSB/22/439100589
VK2JDR-QSB339/599-
VK7CW100W/Hex beam-100599/-
JS6TMW--589--/

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017.

40 m: 0800 - 0824 UTC, 7052 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: Called CQ SSN for 14 minutes, another no-show net was prevented by the arrival of Doc VK5BUG!It was nice of you to come onto the net for our first proper QSO so that was an honour!
- De VK5BUG: Tnx for agitating the 40m electrons this evening, Lou, & it was good to catch up with you in making my first SSN net contact, even though I have been a member for a few years now. (...) I'll get some more done to the station enhancements later.
DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*VK5BUG
VK5EEE*100W/DipoleVery good/579
VK5BUG3W/52m inv. L-579/

20 m: 0900 - 1017 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: Fantastic 3rd week of SSN-3 and our biggest yet: 10 stations in Part 2 of the SSN! Thanks to all for your wonderful participation and I hope we can do this again often for a great many years into the future!
- De VK7CW: NCS Lou - barely audible and unworkable (relay via JL1MUT). G4FAD Rich - solid copy on short path. Unfortunately I was not hearing the local VK stations but all other signals were good into VK7. Look forward to next week.
- De VK2JDR: Was surrounded by electrical storms and bad QRN. Using Ukraine mini straight key. Received my nr 6 via JL1MUT relay.
- De G4FAD: Thank you for the warm welcome it was really nice to be able to work you all for the first time. I was beaming long path today. There were other stations heard but no solid copy this time sorry.
DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*JS6TMWHS0ZEF9V1VVJL1MUTVK7CWVK2JDRG4FADVK1MWIVK4GSF
VK5EEE*100W/DipoleVery good/57/8959956/99589119100439100100
JS6TMW100W/Hex beam-569/57955/89?55/89?55/89?55/89?539/LP--
HS0ZEF250W/4 el. beam-559579/59+9449449329439--
9V1VV100W/Dipole-449599+30dB/599339229100--
JL1MUT100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-589569569579/579579549--
VK7CW100W/Hex beam--599599539599/-219--
VK2JDR50W/EFHW sloperBad QRN119100579100589100/100--
G4FAD400W/Hex beam-22/559539439-549--/--
VK4GSF------459----/

 

Sunday, February 26, 2017.

40 m: 0800 - 0846 UTC, 7033 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: There was again a lot of RTTY on 7052 and all around... We then QSY'd to 7033 and the frequency was clean. So in future the net should be held on the SSN frequency of 7033 kHz.
- De 5T0JL: NIL heard on 7052 kHz.
DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*VK2FGBRAA7FVK9TJL
VK5EEE*100W/DipoleStrong RTTY QRM on 7052, QSY 7033 kHz/589589239
VK2FGBRG5RV-QRK5/--
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beamStrong RTTY QRM on 7052, QSY 7033 kHz569459/589
K9TJL50W/Coaxial dipoleHeavy TTY on 7052 kHzQRK1/QSA1-QRK4/

20 m: 0900 - 1000 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: At the start of net after all check-ins, I handed the QNN (Net Control) to JL1MUT because he was in the best position again. Yo San did a fantastic job, he is a great net controller, thanks Yo San. I hope that you can make it every week, because you make it easy for us: the VK stations could not hear each other this time (again).
DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*JL1MUTVK7CWVK4BGRVK2JDRG4FADVK1MWIBH4DQSJS6TMW
VK5EEE*100W/DipoleFair/57/9911/229-11/229100100339569
JL1MUT100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-599/57922/54955933/579--22/439
VK7CW100W/Hex beam-119579/------
VK4BGR40W/Inv. V--54/79-/-----
VK2JDR75W/Inv. V monoQSB119229--/----
G4FAD400W/Hex beamA lot of SSB QRM-56/79---/---
JS6TMW100W/Hex beam-529539------/
AA7FV-/Rhombic wire beam-229---339----
5T0JL-/Spiderbeam------589---

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017.

40 m: 0806 - 0900 UTC, 7033 kHz.

DeStationConditionsVK5EEE*VK2CCWVK3CAB
VK5EEE*100W/DipoleFair/559579
VK2CCWInv. V dipole-559/X
VK3CAB5W/Dipole-479X/

20 m: 0900 - 1035 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: QNN: JL1MUT -- I think we can list JL1MUT as joint net controller and think he will be doing it more often than I, as the VK stations usually cannot hear each other. Yo San does a really UFB job of running the net...
- De VK7CW: Nice signals this evening except to VK as per usual. Thanks to Yo for great job as NCS. Looking forward to next week.
- De VK2JDR: Couldn't make the net tonight. Next time.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEVK7CWG4FADVK4BGRJS6TMWVK4QCVK6RR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/?59922/559549599599589
VK5EEE100W/DipoleGood589/11943911/4375691192/429
VK7CW100W/Hex beam-599119/559-599XX
G4FAD400W/Hex beamCondx seemed a little better than last week55955/79549/--XX
VK4BGR--54911/559--/-QRK2X
JS6TMW100W/Hex beam-599559589100-/XX
VK4QC--559100?XX-X/100?
VK6RR--599100XXXX100/

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 1020 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK5EEE: 0800Z-0810Z 7033kHz: Nil. We will drop this Net for now. I'm hoping someone else can do NCS for 40m net.
20m: Yo San did net control again this week. Next week I will do QNN and Yo San will again QNN on 26th March. Conditions were: Good -- while the ionisation of the F layer was still strong enough but quickly wore off as the sunlight had stopped ionising our precious F layer(s).
- De 5T0JL: I was listening 14349 in 5T from 0855Z to 0930Z... attempting a few calls too... nil sigs hrd.
- VK7CW and VK4QC were QRL today.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK2JDRVK5EEE9V1VVDU7DVE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/57954/99579589
VK2JDR70W/EFHW vertical-579/119--
VK5EEE99W/DipoleGood, noise level very low S1; band closed down around 1000Z53/89119/569549
9V1VV-High local noise levels579100229/229
DU7DVE--59911935/589599/

 

Sunday, March 19, 2017.

40m session cancelled, 20m session:
- De VK5EEE/M: Sorry, we were both indisposed. I was QRV /m but that's useless without a distant QNN, for VK at this time, we are all too close. (...) From my car and short whip antenna, I called but no success and the city noise level was really a bit high so if anyone was there, I heard nothing but noise.
- De VK7CW: Not sure if it was conditions or the fact that no one else participated, but nil heard on 14349 +/-. Calls put out at 0909 UTC and 0911 UTC with nil replies. Remained listening until 0930 UTC and still nil heard and decided to QSY.
- De VK2JDR: I was listening from 09:00 nothing heard, sent a few CQ.

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 1030 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We started the net on 14349.0kHz as usual but needed to QSY to 14055.0kHz because of heavy QRMs in VK Land. NCS JL1MUT had been holding the antenna heading to VK Land, South. We still keep the long path propagation to West Africa around this time.
- De VK5EEE: Just after starting the net, a huge QRM came wide band (at least 40kHz wide) seemed like FM mode and confirmed by VK4TJ John to be FM, was broadcasting with high power and S9+10dB making huge QRM across VK but not in JA which means it was close by, main suspect is China. QSY to 14055kHz at 0918Z.
- De G4FAD: I had a look at QRG at 0900 and could hear good CW signals but there is a phone contest on and that was just drowning out all semblance of any copy sorry chaps maybe next week.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK2JDRVK4QCVK5EEEDU7DVE5T0ITU
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/22/589589589589459
VK2JDR--559/----
VK4QC100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-579100/579--
VK5EEE100W/DipoleHuge FM QRM on 14349 kHz, QSY to 14055 at 0918Z58/9932911/589/579100
DU7DVEDoublet----579/-
5T0ITU90W/Spiderbeam-33/589-119--/

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 1000 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: JL1MUT started to call CQ at 0900 UTC but no checked-in signal heard until VK5EEE/M checked in at 0925 UTC. Then VK5EEE/M and JL1MUT called CQ SSN alternately but no more stations.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE/M
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/33/579
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whipLocal noise level was lower than expected, S3-444/569/

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 0939 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK5EEE/M QNI at 0859 UTC, checked out at 0912 UTC, dinner. JL1MUT continued to call CQ SSN until 0930 UTC but no QNI. VK5EEE/M QNI again at 0919 UTC during CQ, end of CQ at 0930 UTC. VK5EEE/M QNI again at 0933 UTC, propagation was fading out.
- De AA7FV: Still in Geneva but using WebSDR receivers. Nil heard, either from K3FEF (PA) or on the Netherlands Twente receiver. I found that many of the other WebSDR receivers do not cover up to 14.349 MHz.
- De G4FAD: It was the same here I listened for about half an hour on the frequency but nothing at all heard so I did not even switch on the linear amplifier maybe next weekend will be better.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE/M
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiQSB; 54/59 at 0859Z, 349 at 0919Z, 329 at 0933Z/32/559
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whipQSB; 569 at 0859Z, 449 at 0919Z, QRK2 at 0933Z44/569/

 

Sunday, April 16, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 0929 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: JL1MUT started CQ SSN at 0859Z; VK5EEE/M QNI 0910Z - 0919Z; CQ SSN until 0929Z, NIL QNI.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE/M
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiPoor/339
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whip-449/

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 1025 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: JL1MUT started CQ SSN at 0859Z. VK6JR QNI at 0906Z But NIL later, no reply at 0910Z and 0925Z. CQ SSN again until 0930Z and QSX QRG, NIL QNI until 0950Z. VK5EEE/M QNI at 0950Z and DU7DVE at 1003Z.
- De AA7FV: I listened on 14.349 MHz from 08:55 to 09:20 UTC. Nothing heard, not even any weak carriers. I did put out a couple of "CQ SSN" calls, but not surprisingly, no replies. No signals to be heard anywhere on 20m in Arizona at that time.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK6JRVK5EEE/MDU7DVE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/568569589
VK6JR--559/--
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whip-569-/439
DU7DVE--599-100/

 

Sunday, April 30, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 0932 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Started CQ SSN at 0859 UTC. VK2JDR QNI at 0900 - 0916 UTC. Swung my beam to North America at 0920 - 0925 UTC calling CQ SSN but no reply. And then turned back to South CQ SSN until 0932 UTC. No checked-in signals were heard.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK2JDR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/569
VK2JDR--569/

 

Sunday, May 7, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 0950 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Started CQ SSN at 0859 UTC. Heard a weak reply and guessed that it was a VK station. But was not able to copy the callsign. Swung my beam to North America calling CQ SSN at 0912 - 0917 UTC but no reply. VK7CW checked in at 0924 UTC and was continuing to check others during our chat. VK7CW checked out at 0945 and then put out calling CQ SSN until 0950 UTC but no reply.
- De VK2JDR: Hi Yo san, I was calling in to the net however sigs were not good and you were just readable.
- De VK5EEE: Was volume up but didn't call till 0936z nothing heard condx probably poor though not checked but still no ants other than short 20m mobile whip and 40m elevated whip.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK2JDRVK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiNot poor/?579
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood, very quiet band579-/

 

Sunday, May 14, 2017.

20 m: 0857 - 0940 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 0857Z: VK5EEE QNI replying to my "QRL?", weak signals almost unreadable. 0902Z: started "CQ SSN", still copying VK5EEE but unreadable at 0905Z, lost him completely at 0919Z. 0923Z: DU7DVE QNI. VK5EEE, Lou San was too weak today. The band condx may not be better. The sunset time in my area was at 0940 UTC today.
- De VK5EEE: I heard NCS at first RST 549, then 439 > 329 > 219 > 119 > 100 by 0925Z or 0930Z. I could not hear Chuck san DU7DVE.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEDU7DVE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/329599
VK5EEE50W/3m short 40m vertical-100/549/-
DU7DVE50W/Doublet-599-/

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 0955 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 0859Z started CQ SSN. 0904Z heard VK2JDR?, called back but no reply heard. 0906Z - 0912Z: VK5EEE 229, lost at 0912Z. 0915Z - 0933Z: VK5EEE/M, 439 @ 50W, 549 @ 100W. Heard DU7DVE calling during QSO with VK5EEE/M, called him after QSO, no reply. VK5EEE/M QRV till end at 0955Z but hard to hold.
- De VK2JDR: I set up a delta loop for tonight's SSN hoping it would help with DX. Unfortunately not to be. I could barely hear JL1MUT and VK5EEE. When I heard a break, I sent my callsign a few times however it went unheard.
- De VK5EEE: I thought it was my imagination but indeed I heard a signal RST 119 but don't know who it was, Chuck, Richard (unlikely) or David. From the car Yo san was solid 549, pleased to say my QTH seems to be below average for local noise levels. Once I started driving there were various noises and weak spots however I could still maintain QSO with Yo san.
- De G4FAD: I put out a few calls but nothing heard at all this week condx are not good at all.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK2JDRVK5EEEVK5EEE/MDU7DVE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiBand conditions still poor/?22943/549?
VK5EEE100W/3m short 40m vertical-449-/X-
VK5EEE/M50W/100W/1.7m helical whip-44/549-X/-

 

Sunday, May 28, 2017.

No net:
No checked-in signals were heard though I continued to call CQ SSN from 0859 - 0920 UTC. The band condition may not be bad. I heard IBP beacon of ZL6B, VK6RBP and VR2B on 14100 kHz with around RST 569. Some may be busy for WW WPX CW Contest. I spent the time mostly for the contest in this weekend, too. HI Hopefully I will find checked-in signals next Sunday. All best wishes es 73's.
JL1MUT/Yo.

 

Sunday, June 4, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 0928 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 0859Z: started CQ SSN. 0911Z: VK7CW QNI, checked out at 0918Z, RST 229. Normally his signals are solid, RST 579 - 599. So the band condition must be poor today. However, ZL6B and VK6RBP, IBP beacons were around RST 569 before the net. I continued to call CQ SSN until 0928utc but no check-in signals were heard.
- De VK7CW: Thanks to Yo San for persevering in very poor condx and it was nice to have a short QSO even in these poor condx.
- De VK2JDR: I could barely hear some station in the noise. Sent my call a few times, not heard.
- De AA7FV: I listened on frequency at 09:00 UTC (2 am in Arizona). I also put out a few CQ SSN calls. Nothing heard, not even any weak carriers.
- De VK5EEE: I have yet to put up antennas, that may take some time.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiPoor/229
VK7CW100W/Hex beamVery poor449/

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017.

20 m: 0902 - 0922 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 0800 - 0830 UTC, 14349 kHz: CQ SSN beaming South and N. America, No check-in signals were heard. ZL6B was not heard checking IBP beacons from 0730 UTC. VK6RBP was 329 - 229, very weak. The band condition on 20m is really poor.
- De VK7CW: 0900 UTC 20m 14.349 very light and barely audible CW occasionally heard on Hex Beam on SP JA (north). As the signals were unworkable I did not call in case I disrupted any net that was running.
- De 5T0ITU: NIL, called CQ SSN a few times, no return.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK2JDRAA7FV
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiPoor/329569
VK2JDR-Very bad QSB329/-
AA7FVkW/Rhombic wire beam-439119/

30 m: 0925 - 1013 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: A great net on 30m. Quiet band here, perfect copy on both stations. How signals in nets should be!
- De VK7CW: This was one of the best SSN I have had the pleasure to check in. Great signals and great company, my thanks Yo San and Darrel... I think that the 30m net was a success and I hope that it will continue.
- De VK5EEE: Within a few weeks I should have inverted vee up for 30m again.
- De 5T0ITU: Been calling SSN from 0938 to 0940Z on 10121.5, and at 0948Z for 2 mins and 0958Z for 2mins: nil return.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*AA7FVVK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/569569
AA7FV200W/Rhombic wire beam/[4-ft RX active vertical]Quiet band559, [569]/569, [559]
VK7CW40W/GP-599589/
VK5EEE-/Short 4.5m vertical for 80m-229229119

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 0928 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: DU7DVE QNI 0904Z, lost 0911Z. 0914Z - 0918Z calling CQ SSN beaming North America: no reply. Then beam back to South, VK7CW QNI 0922Z. 0928Z: QSY to 30m due to poor conditions on 20m.
- De 5T0JL: 14349 and 10121.5 kHz flatly dead in spite of a strange opening to the far east on 15 meters.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*DU7DVEVK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiPoor/579329
DU7DVE--599/-
VK7CW100W/Hex beamSignals very poor319-/

30 m: 0928 - 1002 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We called CQ SSN alternatively several times but no reply. I made a cootie key yesterday and tried to use it.... I still need more practice to use it. I had to use a straight key sometimes tonight.
- De VK7CW: Nil other stations heard despite Yo San and myself calling CQ SSN several times throughout the net. It was great to hear Yo San using his homebrew cootie and he was doing a fine job of sending. A very pleasant and enjoyable QSO followed and we finished the net at 1002 UTC.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/56/79
VK7CW100W/GPGood, much better than 20m579/

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 1010 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: The band condition on 20m was much better today. We had 5 check-in stations and run 20m net for longer time. And then we QSYed to 30m at 1010 UTC. It was very late for the schedule.
- De VK7CW: Signals between VK7 and JA excellent with Yo San constant 599. Inter VK signals once again very poor. The net closed at 1008 UTC and Yo San and I agreed to QSY to 30m.
- De AA7FV: At 0915 UTC listened on 14349 kHz, nothing heard. 0919 UTC QSY to 10121.5 kHz.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE/MVK7CWVK6RRVK2JDR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/329579579559
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whip-429/539119229
VK7CW100W/Hex beam-59911/229/-11/229
VK6RR--599--/-
VK2JDR--339-459339/

30 m: 1010 - 1034 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De AA7FV: On 10121.5 kHz alternately listened, and put out CQ SSN, but nothing heard until: 1010 UTC heard CQ SSN from JL1MUT. JL1MUT, QSB at end of net, but a good "readability 4". VK7CW, good steady signal. "Readability 5" for much of the time.
- De KA5TJS: I got on at 10:25 and heard something on 10.121.5 but not good enough for a contact. Looks like Darrel made it in fine. Maybe next week.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWAA7FV
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/569439
VK7CW100W/GP-579/559
AA7FV200W/Rhombic wire beam-42/39449/

 

Sunday, July 2, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 0924 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: I started CQ SSN at 0900Z but had to leave my shack soon for a visitor. Back at 0907Z, heard 2 stations: One was VK7CW but I didn't figure out the call sign of another one. But I heard that he was sending 559 for me. 0920Z CQ SSN beaming North America, no reply.
- De VK7CW: Once again excellent conditions between VK7 and JA on 20/30m. Once again inter VK condx extremely poor to non-existent on both 20m and 30m.
- De VK6RR: Again band conditions were such that QSB took over yet again and I was not able to QSY to 30m tonight.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEE/MVK6RR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/589--
VK7CW100W/Hex beam-599/--
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whipQSB219-/429
VK6RR--599-229/
5T0JLLaunceston webSDR, TasmaniaContinuous noise at S357/89---

30 m: 0925 - 0956 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De VK7CW: As the net was closing Yo San gave me another RST of 549 stating the band was closing.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK2JDR
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipole-/569449
VK7CW100W/GP-599/119
VK2JDR100W/Inv. V-539-/
5T0JLFreemans Reach webSDR, NSW, AustraliaNoise at S6 + QRM579--

 

Sunday, July 9, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 0924 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Beamed to North America at 0905 - 0910 UTC but no reply. 0917 UTC: VK5EEE/M QNI but very rough copy.
- De VK5EEE: I called for around 10 minutes before NCS heard me.
- De VK7CW: Unavailable, participating in the IARU contest.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE/M
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiPoor/11/229
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whip-33/449/

30 m: 0925 - 0955 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: I heard one station trying to QNI at 0938 UTC, probably VK5EEE/M, lost at 0944 UTC. Calling CQ SSN until 0955 UTC, no QNI heard.
- De VK5EEE: I called for a long time before NCS heard me, but NCS did not get my callsign. Roy san VK6RR told me he came on 30m after the net had closed, he was too late. But he heard NCS RST 589 but when he called NCS had already QRT.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE/M
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipolePoor/119
VK5EEE/M50W/1.7m helical whip-449/
VK6RR--589-

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017.

30 m: 0922 - 0951 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 0900 - 0921Z, 14349 kHz: CQ SSN beaming South (0900Z); N. Am. (0904Z); South (0909Z). No reply. 0914Z: A station calling but no copy, signals very weak and the noise level was higher today, tried until 0920Z. On 30m, CQ SSN de NCS and VK7CW, no reply.
- De VK7CW: 0910Z, 14349 kHz: I could hear JL1MUT Yo San calling CQ SSN at 229-119 with heavy QSB. I answered several times but he could not make out my callsign. Nil other stations were heard. Once again conditions on 20m were very poor. 30m again much better than 20m with Yo San constant 579. Nil other stations checked in or were heard despite Yo San and I calling CQ SSN several times.
- De VK5EEE: Sorry I could not make it. BUT now my poles are up in the air, I am waiting for some sun shine (not forecast in coming days though) so I can try to put up some dipoles!
- De VK5BUG: Installed a 23ft GP. So I am hoping I get the chance to "have a look over the fence" & give the SSN Region 3 brethren a try this coming Sunday.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleNot better, sigs weaker than before/549
VK7CW100W/GPAgain much better than 20m579/

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017.

20 m: 0858 - 0931 UTC, 14349 kHz.

DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEVK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiExcellent between VK and JA though bad for VK domestic/569599
VK5EEE100W/15m doublet-569/119
VK7CW400W/Hex beamExcellent between VK7 and JA, nil inter VK599-/

30 m: 0932 - 1002 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We were very busy on 30m especially because 5 stations checked-in. I have never seen so many stations checked-in for a while.
- De VK5BUG: I fired up the station on 10121.5 @ 0900 UTC & ran my calltape until I heard Lou tuning up just after 0930. Two reasons for doing that: to act as a beacon & also to occupy the frequency.
- De VK7CW: As I could not hear any of the other check ins, once I exchanged RST with Yo San I checked out of the net at 0945 UTC.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEVK5BUGVK7CWVK2JDR
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleExcellent between VK and JA though bad for VK domestic/579569579569
VK5EEE100W/15m doublet-589/579--
VK5BUG100W/GP-569559/--
VK7CW100W/GPGood between VK7 and JA, nil inter VK579--/-
VK2JDR--559---/

 

Sunday, July 30, 2017.

20 m: 0900 - 0927 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: Lou San tried a sloping dipole. We try to compare the doublet with sloping dipole. I didn't find the difference on both. It was very hard to make an accurate report because of QSB.
- De VK5EEE: Antenna #1 was doublet 2 X 7.5m at 10m high on ends (NE and SW) and 8m in the middle. This is broadside for Europe and not perfect for JA.
Antenna #2 was doublet 2 X 6m at 10m high on West end and 4m high on East end, so broadside to JA but sloping to East.
Yo san had the loudest signals I have heard from outside VK on 20m and 30m since I have had up these antennas and done a fair amount of listening. Congrats OM Yo San on FB station!
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiNot too bad, QSB/54/69, [54/69]
VK5EEE100W/2x7.5m doublet/[2x6m sloping doublet]QSB, sigs 1 S point stronger on ant #255/79, [56/89]/

30 m: 0928 - 1014 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/Rotary dipoleNot too bad, QSB/54/69, [54/69]
VK5EEE100W/2x7.5m doublet/[2x6m sloping doublet]2 S points more local noise on ant #2, S8, more comfortable on ant #157/89, [57/89]/

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017.

20 m: 0858 - 0932 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: I almost lost Lou San at RST339 in the end of 20m session.
- De VK7CW: Good conditions this evening on 20m between VK and JA but nil inter VK.
- De VK5EEE: Tony san VK3CAB, in Melbourne, was listening in a 110Hz filter, but could not make anything out from any of us. He would have liked to join.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEEVK6RR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiNot too bad/569549569
VK7CW400W/Hex beamGood VK/JA, nil inter VK579/--
VK5EEE100W/2x7.4m doublet-559100/100/219
VK6RR--599+--/

30 m: 0933 - 1008 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: It was no problem for my inverted V dipole to QSO with Lou San and Steve San on 30m. Roy san went QRT. I almost lost Steve San at RST239 in the end of 30m session.
- De VK7CW: 30m conditions not so good and my signal was 549 with Yo San initially but then went down to 439 and then 229 towards the end of the net. Yo San signal was also fading at the end. Nil inter VK on 30m, but earlier today I had great QSO with VK5EEE Lou on 30m where we were both QRP.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEVK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/Inv. V dipoleNot too bad/559549
VK5EEE100W/2x7.4m doublet-56/79/119
VK7CW100W/GPNot so good569-/

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017.

20 m: 0906 - 0930 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- NB: It is with great sadness that we announce that our good friend Jean Lewuillon - 5T0JL (also ON8RA) passed away at age 88 on August 8, 2017. Jean will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to Jean's family and friends.
Obituary notice, condolences, Obituary on UBA website (F), Obituary on UBA website (NL).
- De JL1MUT: We were sad that 5T0JL/ON8RA, Great OT Jean J. Lewuillon is SK at the beginning of the net. The Region 3 SSN was going to expecting to hear his keying again this autumn on long path propagation. We will never hear his keying.
- De VK5EEE: Tonight we remembered our special friend OT Jean ON8RA-5T0JL in the net. We were sad that we will not hear his key again.
- De VK2JDR: Nil heard my way on 20m tonight. Couldn't make 30m.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEVK6RR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/559549
VK5EEE100W/2x7.4m doubletVery QSB but QRK 5 due to QRM 1 here52/79/549
VK6RR--44/559559/

30 m: 0931 - 0945 UTC, 10121.7 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: QSY to 10121.7 kHz for QRM on VK5EEE's side. QRO to 200W for poor condx.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*200W/Inv. V dipolePoor/22/449
VK5EEE100W/2x7.4m doubletVery poor, carrier QRM, QSY up but sigs very weak and QRM 3/4249/

20 m: 0945 - 1007 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 30m, band condx was poor. Lou San was not solid and had bad QRM. We had to QSY back to 14349 kHz again. Lou San was better to RST 569 just before the end of the net.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*200W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/54/69
VK5EEE100W/2x7.4m doubletVery QSB but improved52/89/

 

Sunday, August 20, 2017.

20 m: 0859 - 0936 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK4BGR remote controlling the station located 60km North of Brisbane.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK4BGRVK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiGood/579569
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doublet-589-/
VK4BGR50W/Short inv. V-599/-

30 m: 0936 - 0949 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We missed VK4BGR, George San on 30m. I had SSB QRMs on our frequency. It made me to be hard to copy VK5EEE, Lou San.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/Inv. V dipoleQRN/ SSB QRM/349
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doublet-369/

20 m: 0950 - 1001 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: We had to QSY back to 14349 kHz at 0950 UTC. Lou San went down to RST 329 at 1001 utc, the end of the net. The condx was not hold longer even 20m.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiGood/439
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doublet-559/

 

Sunday, August 27, 2017.

20 m: 0903 - 0938 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: 20m was very poor before but good today. The band condx may be changed. It is almost the end of August today.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CWVK5EEEVK6RR
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiGood/579579549
VK7CW100W/Hex beamGood between VK and JA but nil inter VK579/--
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doubletLocal noise level acceptable569100/100
VK6RR--589129ZAN/

30 m: 0939 - 0952 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: I hardly copied VK7CW, Steve San. I made QRO to 200w output.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEVK7CW
JL1MUT*200W/Inv. V dipolePoor/339219
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doubletHigh local noise level, QRM/QSB579/100
VK7CW100W/GPVery poor, high noise level/QRN also with nil inter VK229-/

20 m: 0953 - 1012 UTC, 14349 kHz.

DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEE
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiGood/449
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doublet-44/569/

 

Sunday, September 3, 2017.

30 m: 0935 - 1008 UTC, 10121.5 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: No check-in station was heard until 0935 UTC. I called CQ SSN on 20 and 30m alternately:
0900 - 0911 UTC 14349 kHz; 0912 - 0917 UTC 10121.5 kHz ; 0918 - 0921 UTC 14349 kHz; 0922 UTC - 10121.5 kHz.
7J1ATG/2, op VK4BGR, QNI 0935Z. QTH Izu which is not far from my QTH, Southern part of Tokyo area. I guess that the distance is below 100km. It may be too close to communicate on 30m. I lost him soon.
VK5EEE QNI 0949Z. I asked VK5EEE to call 7J1ATG/2 but we didn't find his call back. The band condx to VK5EEE was poor and SSB QRM was heard sometimes. It was very hard to keep VK5EEE at the end of the net.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*7J1ATG/2VK5EEE
JL1MUT*200W/Inv. V dipolePoor inter JA, too close; Poor to VK with SSB QRM/439439
7J1ATG/2--539/-
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doublet-469-/

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017.

20 m: 0902 - 0928 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT: VK5EEE, Lou San checked in but he went out soon. He checked in again from his mobile. His mobile signals were RST 569, same as from his home. This weekend, the band condx looks poor for the big solar flare. But I was surprised at the strength of his mobile signals.
0929 - 0950 UTC 10121.5 kHz JL1MUT called CQ several times but no reply was heard.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK5EEEVK5EEE/M
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband Yagi-/569569
VK5EEE100W/2x6m doublet-589/X
VK5EEE/M50W/2m squid-579X/

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017.

20 m: 0928 - 1014 UTC, 14349 kHz.

Notes:
- De JL1MUT:
0900 - 0910 UTC, 14349 kHz: CQ SSN, no reply.
0911 - 0921 UTC, 10121.5 kHz: CQ SSN, QSO JM1KFD.
0928 - 1014 UTC, 14349 kHz: Nice chat with VK7CW, CQ SSN calls. Steve checked 14349 kHz at 0910 UTC just after my QSY to 30m.
1030 UTC, 1812 kHz: Noise level very high, 1035 UTC QSO DU7ET, 2x569 reports. VK7CW NIL.
- De VK7CW:
0910 UTC, 14349 kHz: A quick listen and nil station heard. So I called CQ SSN for 5 minutes with nil reply, so I QSY to 30m.
0915 UTC, 10121.5 kHz: I heard JL1MUT in QSO with another unknown JA station. RST 319 and heavy QSB/SSB QRM. Then Yo San called CQ SSN. I answered but nil reply. 30m conditions very poor.
0928 UTC, 14349 kHz: Yo San and I had very nice QSO and chat with occasional CQ SSN by both of us with nil heard. We must have missed each other on 20m at 0910 UTC by mere seconds!
1030 UTC, 1812 kHz: Very poor conditions, heard Yo San's calls but only peaking 219 with heavy QSB. I also heard Bob, DU7ET but he was also very weak and he is usually a lot stronger on 160m.
DeStationConditionsJL1MUT*VK7CW
JL1MUT*100W/3 el. monoband YagiExcellent/589
VK7CW100W/Hex beamExcellent599/

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017.

No data, QRX please.