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Simplex Net Report 2022-05-14.txt

Net Control: KB7RYY - KB9IQX



Station KB9IQX Details

QTH: NEAR MYRTLE ST RESERVOIR; OPPOSITE CORNER IN FRONT OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH [map]

Grid Square: CN87TM 49TJ

Elevation: 510 FEET ASL APPROX.

Equipage:

KENWOOD TM-281 @ 60W; MFJ-1728B 2M/6M DUAL BAND MAG MOUNT

Signal report from Net Control KB7RYY - KB9IQX :

Remarks: SLIGHT VARIABILITY ON A NUMBER OF SIGNALS: OCCASSIONAL HISS AND SIZZLE VARIABLY AFFECTING SOME STATIONS, CAUSING READABILITY TO DIVE OR RISE DURING CHECK-INS

Atmospheric Conditions:

KSEA :: 150353Z 28006KT 10SM FEW030 FEW055 BKN240 14/08 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP204 T01390078

KBFI :: 150353Z 21005KT 10SM SCT050 14/08 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP196 T01440078

COOL, PARTLY CLOUDY, DRY

Net End: 2054



Station report 2022-05-14.txt

Station Signal QTH Power Notes, Equipment, &c.
KB7RYY NET CONTROL::
KB7RYY 5/9++ full quiet so. bellevue CN87WN; 800 ft asl 50w gp-9; tm-v71a
N7IQZ 4/9++ minor hiss so. bellevue CN87XP; 655 ft asl 50w x700hna; ic-7100 5/9+9
KJ7TTZ 3/5 sizzle arlington CN88VD; 117 ft asl 50w gp-3; id-4100
KB7SDM haller lake CN87UR; 300 ft asl 20w diy 3 x 5/8 wave F-23 clone; tr-751a
KB9UCF 4/9+ minor hiss snohomish CN87WU; 420 ft asl 50w 4 element yagi 80 degrees; ic-7100 4/7
KJ7OKL 4/9 minor hiss renton highlands CN87 49.62w comet indoors; ic-2730a
KI7YRC 3/5 sizzle, hiss tacoma; 400 ft asl 50w a17v2 yagi; ic-7100
N7XS 2/3 to 3/5 camano island CN88SD; 240 ft asl 100w x700hna; ic-9700 s8
KA7UCI 5/9+ negligible hiss horizon view park CN87US; 540 ft asl 7w 1/2 wave; anytone 878
KI7ZEI 1/0 to 2/3 (cedar park; 282 ft asl) (nagoya; uv-82)
KB9IQX NET CONTROL::
KJ7VEU 3/5 static nw magnolia CN87TP; 160 ft asl 18w 5 element yagi; id-4100 5/9 full quiet
KJ7KOO 2/1 (400 ft asl); CN87WS (jpole, yaesu HT)
AG7LR 3/3 granite falls CN88XC; 300 ft asl 30w moxon; ft-2980 cm4
W7JSM 4/9+ minor hiss woodinville CN87WS; 450 ft asl 50w cx-333; ic-2730a 4/9
WG7G 3/0 sizzle lynnwood CN87UU; 615 ft asl 5w th-f6
KB7RYY NET CONTROL::
KX2CW 5/9++ negligible hiss pike/pine CN87UO 07; 280 ft asl 5w jpole john; ft-25 5/7 noisy
KG7ODB 3/0 sizzle bitter lake CN87TR; 505 ft asl 5w larsen 270; ft-817 4/7
K9BDC 4/9 minor hiss newcastle CN87VM; 460 ft asl 50w tr-1477; ft-991a 5/9
K7AEK 3/0 var 1/0 CN87RF 47w tyt-9800
N7KC (pt angeles; 225 ft asl) (40w) (x700; dr-635)
KA7CEE 4/9 minor variable hiss kent east hill CN87VJ; 520 ft asl 50w harvest x3200; at-5888 uviii really good
KJ7AAI 5/9++ negligible hiss no. redmond CN87WQ; 300 ft asl 50w gp-95; ic-9700 5/9
KJ7USZ 3/2 sizzle variable clear no. redmond CN87WR 35w x300; ft-991a no copy
AA0TP 4/9 minor hiss skyway CN87VM; 250 ft asl 10w ed fong roll up jpole; ft-991a
KB9IQX NET CONTROL::
KJ7ZGG 5/9++ negligible hiss wallingford CN87TP; 90 ft asl 50w x50a; ft-991a s9+40
K7XTN 4/5 sizzle, hiss maple leaf CN87UQ; 330 ft asl 5w x50; ic-2730 4/9 strong w/ sizzle
KB7RYY NET CONTROL::
KC7VCM 4/7 minor static auburn CN87VH; 125 ft asl 50w x510; ic-706 mkIIg
KB7RYY end 2054


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Interpretting signal reports (aka Amy-bias)

Depending on radio used, signal reports are either in Circuit Merit or RS notation.
Note: I tend to evaluate CM and Readability as equivalent enough. They seem to inform each other and, in practice, do not seem incompatibly different. Numbers alone are lacking, so where further signal description is helpful, I attempt to do so using plain language... trying to be descriptive but also sticking to some sort of standardized, useful rubric.

Types of noise: mostly hiss, static, sizzle with occasional other guest stars as appropriate or entertaining

Noise modifers to indicate relative severity of noise. These map more or less to Readability or CM and are a combination of how readable a station is plus the quality of the overall signal.

5 full quiet
negligible noise is barely perceptible but present, can be ignored for all intents and purposes... could just be the background noise of existence.
the CM Police would like me to give you a 4 but with all the variables in this beautiful messy world what is perfect?
4 minor I'd like to give a 5 but can't quite do so. Noise is noticable such that it can't be ignored, though it can be easily discounted were we having a regular QSO
light more severe though still under the level of one's voice, on average. may occassionally rise or fade over one's voice, as explicitly noted, but is mostly under the voice.
3 moderate Rough copy conditions, tho perfect copy still achievable with some work and likely repetition to pull content out of the deep. Noise rising to level of voice. `
none Assume 50/50 proportion of signal and noise. Voice and noise are at about equal levels. Becomes necessary to repeat; many words buried by noise.
2 heavy Noise mostly buries voice, few words are readable but the majority are not. Very difficult copy, likely nothing better than partial copy..
1 none Assume mostly noise with possible indication there is a voice down in the depths. Essentially a blast of open squelch.
no Signal report station was not heard
b/s station broke squelch intermittently; not consistent
1/0 or 1/1 station broke squelch consistently throughout transmit
5/9+ (TM-281) station registered one bar past s9
5/9++ (TM-281) station registered one bar past s9 and "OVER"
5/9+ (FT-2500) station intermitently, tho constantly, blipped past 9 on s-meter
5/9++ (FT-2500) station held past 9 on s-meter throught transmission
( ) details not heard directly from station but copied from net control or relay station
de callsign my signal as heard by station other than net control




raw log format used for this script

Log file is flat-file, tab-delimited data. Format follows as such:

my callsign qth where am I listening to this show?
my callsign map url to qth map... google, heywhatsthat, etc.
my callsign ele monitor station elevation
my callsign mdn maidenhead grid square
my callsign equ my equipment notes
my callsign rep signal report from net control
my callsign rec link to recording
my callsign rem additional remarks of a general nature
my callsign atm additional remarks of an atmospheric nature
my callsign kbfi Boeing Field weather, usually METAR but can be anything
my callsign ksea SeaTac field weather, usually METAR but can be anythin
net control callsign ctl
station signal qth power notes, equipment, &c. (my) signal to station
station signal qth power notes, equipment, &c. (my) signal to station
... signal qth power notes, equipment, &c. (my) signal to station
net control callsign end end time of net