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Do you people use the RBN to see where your signal is going?
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
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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.
for Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
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.