Re: 40m Net

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>

Do you people use the RBN to see where your signal is going?
Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:03 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net

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.


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