Netwatch 2002

Net check ins from 2002

 

11-04-2002 Net Control W6OAL

Call Name Location Comments
KB0PUN Dave Bailey
KC0COU Ken Wellington
KI0RN Peter Wellington
K0QJ OJ Greeley Always Vertical
KG0PF Chuck Loveland
N0POH Wayne Aurora Hamfest in Jan
KC7GF Art Lookout Mtn
KB0QGT Mile Smith Center, KS EM09
N0LL Larry Smith Center, KS EM09
NC0B Rob Washington Park
K0CAO Chris Idaho Springs
N0YGM Ken Colorado Springs
KC0EIK Gary Colorado Springs
AL7BX George Trinidad DM77
N0VSB Brian Elizabeth
KB0NRZ Tom Colorado Springs

 

 

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11-25-2002 Net Control N0VSB

Call Name Location Comments
N0VSB Brian Elizabeth
KB0PUN Dave Bailey
W6OAL Dave Parker
NZ4DX Dana Littleton
N0POH Wayne Aurora
KC0COU Ken Wellington
W0HDD Rob Loveland
KG0PF Chuck Loveland
K0RZ Bill Boulder
K0CAO Chris Idaho Springs
KC0GCU Will Evergreen
WA0EDW Dave Thornton
NB7I Ken Rolling Hills, WY
W6TIM Tim
N0LL Larry Smith Center, KS
N0YGM Ken Colorado Springs
KC7GOL JC Colorado Springs
KI0ID Clay Aurora
KB0MBF Jay Westminster

Great net this week! We had a total of 18 participants, from 5 grids and 3 states. The net ran from 8:00-9:10 PM local time on 144.220 MHz. Highlights and comments include:

o Congratulations to KC0GCU (Will) for his recent upgrade to General Class!

o Many commented on the Leonids meteor shower. There were several stations on the bands. It wasn’t the shower that was expected, but there was some good activity. Any hint of a peak seemed to be around 3:30-4:30 local time, when “pings” seemed to be at an increase, but typically very short pings. Contacts were being made on SSB and FSK441.

o Also some commented on 6m propagation with an Es opening last week, as well as some continued F2 propagation to Hawaii, the Caribbean, & South America. So far, no conditions into Europe as we had last year with the exception of the earlier scatter paths that were reported into Africa. o Check out the RMVHF+ web site which has now absorbed some of the information that was published in the newsletter and will be updated on a continual basis. http://www.rmvhf.org/

o A group out in Missouri was listening out for the net, but propagation was not very good and we heard only scatter signals by the group. N0PB (Phil) and N0SXW (Marion) were being heard by N0LL.

 

 

 

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12-02-2002 Net Control W6OAL

Call Name Location Comments
KB0PUN Dave Bailey
WA0EDW Dave Thornton
KI0RN Peter Wellington
WA0SIK Fred Wheatridge
W0LD Loren Colorado Springs
W0PUF Al Rapid City, SD
KA0GPA Bob Lakewood
N0KQY Gary Aloti, Ks
N0LL Larry Smith Center, KS
KI0SC Francis Ellicott
KA0MWA Tim Castle Rock
KC0GCU Will Evergreen

o A group out in Missouri was listening out for the net, but propagation was not very good and we heard only scatter signals by the group. N0PB (Phil) and N0SXW (Marion) were being heard by N0LL.

 

 

 

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12-09-2002 Net Control W0ETT

Call Name Location Comments
KC0GCU Will Evergreen DM79
K0IRL Chris Aurora DM79
K7KMT Steven Casper DN62
KC0KXK Fred Northglenn DM79
N0VSB Brian Elizabeth DM79
W6OAL Dave Parker DM79
KB0MPF Jay Westminster DM79
K0CAO Chris Idaho Springs DM79
K7TNT Richard Gillette, WY DN64
K7NEP John Kinnear, WY DN53
KB7I Ken Rolling Hills, WY DN72
KC0COU Ken Wellington DN70
N0KQY Gary Leoti, Ks DM98
KI0SC Francis Calhan DM79
W0ETT Ken Parker DM79
K7KMT Steve Casper, WY DN62

Very nice to have four Wyoming stations check into RMVHF net. Conditions were pretty good to the north with several on the net getting to work John K7NEP (ex N2NEP) in DN53 for a new one. He’s located 10 miles west of Kinnear, Wy and is working as a TV station engineer on an Indian Reservation.

On the net, we got carried away helping Gary N0KQY and K7NEP to make a contact but, unfortunately, they didn’t make it (though they heard pings). We missed calling the net to the east. Sorry to N0LL who told me later via email that he was on and trying to get through to us.

73 Ken, W0ETT

 

 

 

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12-16-2002 Net Control N0POH

Call Name Location Comments
KI0ND Clay Denver DM79
W6OAL Dave Parker DM79
KC0COU Ken Wellington DN70
KC0GCU Will Evergreen DM79
KB0MPF Jay Westminster DM79
K7NEP John Kinnear, WY DN53
W7EDW Dave DM79
KI0RN Peter Wellington DN70
KG0IJ Ken Loveland DN72
KB0PUN Dave Denver DM79
W0HDD Rob Loveland DN70
N0YK Chad Scott City, Ks DM98
KI0SC Francis Calhan DM78
N6LEE/M James DN70
N0KM Dave Center DM67
N0YGM Ken Colorado Springs DM78
W0LEV Dave Masonville DN70

A very nice net tonight, thanks to John K7NEP I added grid number 84 worked on 2 meters. Nice to work you John and we hope you’ll be a regular check in. We also welcomed KGØIJ Steve in Loveland who just happened to be tuning the band and found us. The big surprise for me was another DM98 NØYK. Chad is running a FT-847 from Scott City. He was followed by our third new checking of the evening Francis KIØSC from Ellicott. A total of 20 on net last night!

 

 

 

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12-23-2002 Net Control N0POH

Call Name Location Comments
WA0EDW Dave Thornton DM79
KC0MEZ Mary Aurora DM79
W6OAL Dave Parker DM79
W0HDD Rob Loveland DN70
KI0RN Peter Wellington DN70
KB0MPF Jan Denver DM79
N0LL Larry Smith Center, Ks EM09
KB0QJT Mike EM09
N0KM Dave Center DM67
N0YGM Ken Colorado Springs DM78
N7NEP John DN53
K0GPA Bob DM79

John K7NEP worked KI0RN which is a new grid for Peter. Thanks to Dave W6OAL for working to the east for me, just too much QRN to hear Larry and Mike well.

 

 

 

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12-30-2002 Net Control W6OAL – Parker Highlands, CO DM79

Call Name Location Comments
KI0RN Peter Wellington DN70
KA0MWA Tim Castle Rock DM79
KI0ID Clay Aurora DM79
KC0COU Ken Wellington DN70
K0SDW Stan Centennial DM79
K7TNT Richard Gillette, WY DN53
K7NEP John Kinnear, WY DN53
KC0EIK Gary Colorado Springs DM78
KI0SC Francis Calhan DM78
N0LL Larry Smith Center, KS EM09
KB0QGT Mike Smith Center, KS EM09
KC0MEZ Mary Aurora DM79
N0KQZ Dale Garden City, KS DM97
K5RHR Dick Los Alamos, NM DM65
W3DHJ Jonsey Gunnison DM68
W7YV/M Doug I-25 N DM79
W0FD Mike Gunnison DM68
N0KM Dave Center DM67
KA0GPA Bob Lakewood DM79
N0YGM Ken Colorado Springs DM78
KB0MPF Jay Denver DM79
W7WRO Scott Cheyenne, WY DN71

We had 22 check-ins from 4 states. The DX this evening was K7TNT at 333 miles (miles from net control). Propagation was not all that good as there was a fast QSB. The DX stations would check in with 5 X 9 signals and then the next transmission they would be an S-2. Hopefully we will have a little better propagation in the new year. Please don’t forget out activity nights throughout the week; Tuesday 222.1, Wednesday 432.1, Thursday 1296.1 and Friday 902.1. These all start at 8PM – all are welcome.

CU 73, and a Happy New Year, Dave – W6OAL/Ø