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Simplex Net Report 2021-10-23.txt

Net Control: KB9IQX - KB7RYY



Station KB9IQX Details

QTH: DRIVEWAY AND GARAGE OF KB7RYY [map]

Grid Square: CN87WN24

Elevation: 800 FT ASL

Equipage:

KENWOOD TM-281 @ 65W; COMET GP-9

Signal report from Net Control KB9IQX - KB7RYY :

Remarks: SUPER FUN TIME OPERATING FROM KB7RYY'S HOME AT 800 FEET. SECOND TIME OPERATING PORTABLE FROM THE BACK OF THE RAV4 TRUNK UNDER THE RAISED HATCH AND CAMP CHAIR OUT. SETUP IS NEARLY PERFECT WITH TRUNK TOP DECK SERVING AS A NICE OVERHEAD SHELF... GOOD SITTING HEIGHT TO RADIO... TRUNK DECK MAKES GOOD DESK FOR RADIO AND HOT TEA AND PASTRY. RADIO PUTTING OUT FULL 65W THE ENTIRE NET... LEADING ME TO BELIEVE THAT GOOD HIGH QUALITY COAX MAKES THE PIXIES FLOW AND RADIO CAN PUT OUT FULL WATTAGE... SHOULD INVESTIGATE BETTER COAX FOR THE USUAL MAG MOUNT... OR MORE THAN LIKELY CUSTOM (MAG) MOUNT WITH BETTER COAX. DID NOT GET TOO COLD THO SHOULD THINK ABOUT CARRYING FINGERLESS GLOVES AND A HAT (AND/OR KEEPING THOSE IN THE CAR KIT) JUST IN CASE OF OPERATING IN MUCH COLDER WEATHER.

Atmospheric Conditions:

KSEA :: 240353Z 00000KT 10SM FEW010 BKN015 OVC040 11/10 A2959 RMK AO2 SLP026 T01110100

KBFI :: 240353Z 14003KT 10SM BKN060 OVC075 12/11 A2959 RMK AO2 RAE01 SLP021 P0000 T01170106

CHILLY, MISTY FALL EVENING; MOSTLY CLOUDY; LIGHT RAIN TURNING TO MIST

Net End: 2059



Station KB7RYY Log

PDF Log courtesy of Dan KB7RYY



Station report 2021-10-23.txt

Station Signal QTH Power Notes, Equipment, &c.
KB9IQX NET CONTROL::
KI7VXV 5/9++ negligible hiss so. des moines CN87UJ 50w j-pole; ft991a 5/9+
KB9UCF 4/9+ minor hiss snohomish; 420 ft asl 25w diy yagi 160 degrees; ic-7100 4/9 little noise
AG7YM 5/9++ negligible hiss sammamish CN87XO; 100 ft asl 1w mfj-1868 discone; ic-705 booming
KJ4SLO 4/9+ light hiss snohomish CN87WW; 600 ft asl 43.9w diy copper cactus; adi ar147 4/7 slight hiss
KJ7UAP 5/9++ negligible hiss magnolia CN87TP; 246 ft asl 25w jpole john; ic-2300h 5/9
KJ7PRS/P 4/9++ minor hiss paine field CN87UW; 478 ft asl hi unnamed mag mount; anytone 578 5/9
KB7SDM 4/9+ light hiss haller lake CN87UR; 320 ft asl hi nagoya 771 clone; uv-82
KJ7ZGG 4/9+ minor hiss wallingford CN87TP; 80 ft asl 83w jpole; ft2980
KI7VDA 5/9++ full quiet; hum ne bellevue; ~400 ft asl 50w gp-6; ft991a
K7AEK 4/9 light hiss Tacoma Fir Crest CN87RF; 360 ft asl 47w coax collinear; tyt 9800 5/6
N7RLV 5/9++ negligible hiss vashon island, quartermaster harbor; 40 ft asl 50w tr-1481 collinear; vt71a 5/9++ perfect audio
KI7RMU 5/9++ negligible hiss wedgewood CN87UQ; 340 ft asl 50w tr-1480; tm-v71a 5/9
K7PDZ 5/9++ full quiet, slight hum so. bellevue CN87VN; 380 ft asl 50w jpole john; tmv71a 5/9
KG7ODB 5/9++ negligible hiss bitter lake CN87TR; 505 ft asl 50w jpole john; ic-7100 5/8 little noise, pleasant, quality signal
K7RRD 5/9++ negligible hiss pt. orchard CN87RN; 250 ft asl 50w cx-333; ft991a 5/9+
AB8NH/P 5/9++ negligible hiss queen anne hill, seattle public library CN87TP 7w mag mount; ic-t2h sport 5/9
KB7RYY NET CONTROL::
KB7RYY 5/9++ full quiet so. bellevue CN87WN; 800 ft asl 50w elk log periodic 330 deg; ft-857 5/9+++
WG7G 5/9++ negligible hiss so. lynnwood CN87UU; 615 ft asl 20w cx-333; ft-857
AG7LR 5/9++ full quiet granite falls CN88XC; 300 ft asl 30w cp-22e; ft2980
KJ7GDN 5/9++ negligible hiss lakemont CN87WN53; 820 ft asl 50w jpole john; ic-7100 5/9
KJ7SJO 5/9++ full quiet colvmbia city CN87UN 50w x50a; ft-7900
W7ITL 5/9++ full quiet (slight hum gone on comeback) tacoma CN87RG; 415 ft asl 50w a144s10 yagi; ic7100
W7JSM 5/9++ full quiet woodinville CN87WS; 430 ft asl 30w cx-333; ft-7250
KB9IQX NET CONTROL::
K9BDC 5/9++ full quiet newcastle, nr bellevue fire station 9 CN87VM; 450 ft asl 50w tr1477; ft991a 5/9+ full quiet
KX2CW 4/7 light static pike/pine CN87UO 07; 280 ft asl 5w jpole john; ft-25 5/9
KI7FQZ 3/9 static west seattle CN87TN 8w roll up jpole; uv-82
KA7CEE 2/5 rough copy (kent east hill CN87VJ; 520 ft asl) 50w x50a; (ft8800)
KJ7AAI 5/9++ full quiet redmond CN87WQ; 300 ft asl 15w gp-95; ic9700 5/9++ full quiet
N7XS 3/9 improve to 4/9, light static camano island CN88SD; 211 ft asl 100w x700hna; ic-9700
W7ETZ 5/9++ full quiet newcastle CN87VM; 400 ft asl 10w jpole; uv25x2 5/9+
KA7CEE/R 4/9++ light static kent east hill CN87VJ; 550 ft asl 50w x500; ft991
KB9IQX end 2059


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