Re: 40M Morning Net


Chuck, I am rarely QRV during daylight hours and after the sun has been up for close to an hour the three lowest HF bands (ex 60m) where I usually operate with 5W get very noisy and with a shorter skip distance.

You note your 40m activity occurring at 1200 UTC, or 0600 CT, yet your sunrise today was at 0721 CT.

On 10 April 2014 your sunrise will be at at 1200 UTC and that will be 0700 CDT.

Or am I confused?

Charles, W2SH

To: 4sqrp@...; w2sh@...; 4sqrp@...
From: w5usj@...
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:56:27 -0600
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] 40M Morning Net


I'm not sure I understand what you meant by the comment below?

At 09:48 AM 12/19/2013, Charles Moizeau wrote:
>Moreover, with now-increasing daylight early morning QSOs on 1,000
>mile or further circuits won't be possible on 40m.

For several years, since I discovered them, I've checked into the
1200 UTC daily Water Way CW net on 7047 (used to be 7050). Although
there are those bad propagation days, most of the time I have no
problem from here in NE TX with stations all along the east coast
from Maine to Key West. Some of the close in stations are more often
hard to copy than those farther out.

Also there is one station on the island of Roatan off the coast of
Honduras who checks in regularly.

So, I'm confused?

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX

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