Re: 40m Net
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Bill (KV6Z), I made an effort to be part of your experiment. I am in central MO. Generally, I am teaching a class most Wednesday nights (7 - 8:15 + Central time) , but am available and was listening at 5 and 6 pm at 7.122+/-. I heard a weak CQ 4S but could not pull your call out of the static at 5 pm. I did hear KA5JRX's side of the QSO about 10 minutes in. Regardless, in current conditions, an earlier start doesn't appear to help my participation.
I was there again at 6 PM. I was unable to identify anything I could tie to 4S. Apparently, I was in fly over country or maybe there really wasn't anything to hear?
On occasion, I will try to catch the 80m net, if only to listen. I am antenna challenged, but will put up my portable 80/60 vertical when the weather is nice. It hasn't been nice much of late. Sometimes the net is over before I get home. Still, I have an expectation that most of the time I can get on 80m when 40m is not possible (time-wise and skip).
Participation for me involves two issues. First, simply being available. The second is geography, I am too close. I see a similar situation during the day chasing SOTA activators. I will usually get most of them if they go through enough of the bands. Unfortunately, there are fewer potential bands in the evening.
I will participate when I can, but sometimes it just doesn't work. I truly enjoy it when it all comes together.
On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 8:39 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Interesting night. I called the net 4 times as an experiment and here are the results: