Re: 40m Net
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Hey Bill !
I was wondering why you went QRT so quickly....... thought it was something I said or was trying to say ! I am running 5w with my FT-450D, 35.5 ft endfed Inv. V at only 18ft at the apex AGL. You are 969 miles at 309 deg. from me. My ant. is not pure inverted V but a lazy one.
FWIW your signal was better at 8 CST than at 5 CST. I copied KA5JRX well as you might expect 80w at 433 miles.
I guess that you need to know how many tried vs how many were successful to figure much out from the results. As you know, I was busy during the 6 & 7 Nets, almost stayed home from cards but glad I didn't 'cause I won 50 cents !
Thanks for letting me try to learn CW on your nickel.
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From: dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:39 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
Interesting night. I called the net 4 times as an experiment and here are the results:
5 pm CST - 3 QNIs
KK4ITX John FL
KA5JRX Bob GA Not a member and running 80w
W0MFQ Tom MO Running 5w
6 pm CST - 0 QNIs
7 pm CST - 0 QNIs
8 pm CST - 3 QNIs
KO8S/4 Karl FL
AB4QL Barry AL
KK4ITX John FL
I had to pull the plug in the middle of the 8 pm Net QSO with KK4ITX due to lightning in the area.
I suspect I may have gotten other QNIs on the 8 pm Net.
The QSO with W0MFQ is notable - he was the only QRP close-in station but there is not enough data to demonstrate that a time shift for the net is warranted.
Probably best to keep the net at 8 pm CST.