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630 Meters Ground Wave Evaluation Network 630m GWEN

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by AA8SH, May 13, 2022.

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  1. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): KB5NJD CW 474.5, W3TS CW 474.2, N2VJ CW 474.2, N9RU CW 474.35, AA8SH CW 474.0, KB8U CW.
    CW contacts: W3TS N2VJ 429 539 188 miles clear steady no QSB, KB5NJD KE7A 599+ 28 mi 15:36 minutes CW chat.
    Reports: N2VJ copied two "A"s in the noise possibly AA8SH, W3TS copied K3XR wspr at +1.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Conditions: KB8U crud from nearby turbine SMPS, W3TS some splatter from HF neighbor and few crashes from Ian, AA8SH quiet.
    Will repeat tomorrow 1330z.
     
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  2. KB5NJD

    KB5NJD Ham Member QRZ Page

    CQ 474.5 kHz CW 1315z - 1345z this morning, Sunday 10/2/22, (8:15 AM CDT - 8:45 AM CDT)... Listening omni on main position, NE/SW loop on 2nd receiver. Reports and QSO's appreciated. Long calls, please.
     
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  3. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): W3TS CW 474.2, N2VJ CW 474.2, KB5NJD CW 474.5, KE7A CW 474.5, AA8SH CW 474.0.
    CW contacts: W3TS N2VJ 539 S2 no fade 188 miles, KB5NJD KE7A 599+ 28 mi 29:45 minute CW chat.
    Reports: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Conditions: AA8SH very quiet.
    Will repeat next weekend 1330z.
     
  4. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): W3TS 474.2, N9RU 474.35, KE7A 474.5, AA8SH 474.0, K8HTL 474.0, K9KFR 474.2.
    CW contacts: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Reports: AA8SH copied K9KFR just above noise, N9RU copied K9KFR at noise level and posted a solid recording, KE7A was spotted by KB5NJD RBN at +23db SNR.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Conditions: AA8SH quiet.
    Will repeat tomorrow 1330z.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2022
  5. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): AA8SH CW 474.0, K8HTL CW 474.0, AB0CW CW 474.0.
    CW contacts: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Reports: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Conditions: AA8SH very quiet, AB0CW low noise.
    Will repeat next weekend 1330z.
     
  6. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): W3TS 474.2, N2VJ 474.2, AA8SH 474.0, N4VX FST4 474.0.
    CW contacts: W3TS N2VJ 539 539 188 miles.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Reports: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Conditions: AA8SH quiet.
    Will repeat tomorrow 1330z.
     
  7. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): W3TS 474.2, AA8SH 474.0.
    CW contacts: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Reports: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Conditions: AA8SH quiet, W3TS quiet.
    Will repeat next weekend 1330z.
     
  8. KB5NJD

    KB5NJD Ham Member QRZ Page

    CQ 474.5 kHz CW 1315z - 1345z this morning, Saturday 10/22/22, (8:15 AM CDT - 8:45 AM CDT)... Listening omni on main position, NE/SW loop on 2nd receiver. Reports and QSO's appreciated. Long calls, please.
     
  9. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): KB5NJD CW 474.5, AA8SH off air, WB8JUI CW 474.4 and FST4.
    CW contacts: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Reports: None.
    Conditions: KB5NJD quiet band with slight growl in receive, AA8SH no power, WB8JUI quiet.
    Will repeat tomorrow 1330z.
     
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  10. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    HF OPS, please note John KB5NJD's conditions report of "slight growl" in his receive. Followup from John: "figured out the source of the growl. Its KE7A.. he is so strong he is driving my active antennas into non-linearity... didn't realize until I saw him on my RBN waterfall..."

    Fellows, Dick KE7A and John KB5NJD are 28 miles from one another and have been dutifully reporting their regular weekend ground wave QSO's as 599+. But clearly the RST doesn't fully describe how strong they actually are on each other. John continues, "being 30 miles away is like living on the same street down the block on 472, was not hearing him on the loop, which he is in the null of."

    We know 630m ground wave works very well between regional neighbors. But we can't find out how well until we give it a try. So if you are interested, talk it up with local friends and see who else may be interested. It's not hard to put something on the air. In my opinion, you won't need much of a station on either end to have solid success locally. And of course the band opens every night too.
     
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  11. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fellows, another encouraging 630m ground wave report came my way this week from Roy G4CLO via Slack #khz.

    Roy takes part in an ongoing inter-UK GW net every Sunday morning on 473khz with 4 or 5 CW operators active generally. The net has 3 regulars and are all about 80-100km apart, with signals usually 579-599 depending on who is transmitting. QSB at that time of day is minimal.

    Roy's net is a significant and ongoing 630m ground wave activity. If you know of any other 630m ground wave activity that has so far not been mentioned here, please post as you see fit. ALL REPORTS MATTER. Thanks in advance, Clark AA8SH
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2022
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  12. KB5NJD

    KB5NJD Ham Member QRZ Page

    CQ 474.5 kHz CW 1315z - 1345z this morning, Sunday 10/23/22, (8:15 AM CDT - 8:45 AM CDT)... Listening omni on main position, NE/SW loop on 2nd receiver. Reports and QSO's appreciated. Long calls, please.
     
  13. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): W3TS CW 474.2, KB5NJD 474.5 CW, KE7A 474.5 CW, AA8SH 474.0 CW.
    CW contacts: KB5NJD KE7A 599+ 28 mi 28:22 CW chat.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Reports: RBN NR4U AA8SH 32 mi 474.0 CW CQ 0 dB 15 wpm 1333z 23 Oct.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Conditions: W3TS high local RFI no static crashes, KB5NJD high wind affecting antenna match OK low noise, AA8SH extremely quiet.
    Will repeat next weekend 1330z.
     
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  14. AA8SH

    AA8SH Ham Member QRZ Page

    630m GWEN results this Saturday morning:
    Participating 630m operators (per Slack #khz): W3TS CW 474.2, AA8SH CW 474.0, KL7L F1 474.2.
    CW contacts: None.
    Digital contacts: None.
    Reports: RBN NR4U 32 mi 474.2 CW CQ 21 dB 14 wpm 1345z 29 Oct
    Conditions: AA8SH very quiet.
    Will repeat tomorrow 1330z.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2022
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  15. KB5NJD

    KB5NJD Ham Member QRZ Page

    CQ 474.5 kHz CW 1315z - 1345z this morning, Sunday 10/30/22, (8:15 AM CDT - 8:45 AM CDT)... Listening omni on main position, NE/SW loop on 2nd receiver (tuning cap may be water logged with fog so functionality may be a bit impaired today)..Reports and QSO's appreciated. Long calls, please.

    Op note: Daylight savings time ends next week just prior to the Sunday GWEN exercise so my anticipated op times for Sunday will be 1415z - 1445z. UTC users please adjust your listening / op times accordingly.
     
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