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Razz229

Hello and welcome

Here is my report for the Southern Area & South Coast SSB Net held on Thursday 09-05-2024

The net is held on channel 39 mid-block/FCC/CEPT using LSB and is scheduled to start about 20:00 PM or 8 o'clock 🕗 in the evening local UK time.

My location for the net was Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌳 Forest in the county of East Sussex and the set up was the Solarcon A-99 antenna & the Anytone AT-6666 (no amp no power mic) powered by a couple of old car batteries 🔋

The weather at Radio Corner was mild with the temperature around the 11 degrees C mark, a gentle breeze, high hazy cloud and a thin slither on the moon 🌒

Here is my list of stations that called in and were heard and or worked by the net

AL 123--Allan--Redhill--Surrey 🥇
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
CT 700--Dave--Turner Hill--West Sussex--Mobile 🚗
Drummer Boy aka AMC 674--Kevin--Dorking--Surrey
CT 4610--Andy--Reigate Hill North--Surrey
CT 4515--John--Ditchling Beacon Trig point--East Sussex--Pedestrian portable
Speed Bird--Reigate Hill South--Surrey
Joker--Steve--Reigate Hill North--Surrey
LR 966--Mark--Kings Lynn--Norfolk
WR 456--Richard--Kings Lynn--Norfolk--Welcome to the net 👍
163/26 RU 08--Rod--Black Mountains--Wales
009--Tom--East London
FB 20--Jono--Goodwood Hill--West Sussex
CT 3969--Dave--Isle of Wright
TE 15--Martin--Hastings--East Sussex
Delta 31--Adam--Hastings--East Sussex
CT 3678--Dave--Petworth--West Sussex
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
GEB 1224--Tim--Eastbourne--East Sussex
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌳 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

Thank you all who called in and sorry if the "few" who willing choose to ignore the chairs requested to keep it short, decided to have long overs, which caused the premature end to the net because everybody drifted off to something less boring instead!

Until the next one

Best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen and paper 📝

Tony

Quote from: Razz229 on May 11, 2024, 07:01 PMThank you all who called in and sorry if the "few" who willing choose to ignore the chairs requested to keep it short, decided to have long overs, which caused the premature end to the net because everybody drifted off to something less boring instead!

Well done Ray for all you do and it is a shame that certain operators just keep droning on & on & on & on & on. >:(  ;)  :P
M7DVQ * * * 26 CT 4013

Razz229

Hello

Welcome to my report of the Southern Area & South Coast UK Net held on Thursday 16-05-2024

My location for the night was Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌴 Forest in the county of East Sussex, which is about 33 miles or 52 kilometres from the centre of London.
My set up was the Anytone AT-6666 (no amp no power mic), powered by a couple of old car batteries and a Solarcon A-99 about 3 metres off the ground.

The net can be found on channel 39 LSB on the mid-block or 27.395 MHz and is scheduled to start at 20:00 Hrs 🕗 or 8 o'clock PM local UK time.

The weather at Radio Corner was still and cloudy with a gentle wind that would occasionally show the 1/2 moon and the band conditions were flat due to a solar activity.

Here is my log of stations heard and or worked by the net.

OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
MR 121--Matt--Copthorne--West Sussex
CT 4515--John--Ditchling Beacon--East Sussex--Working QRP
NB 101--Dave--Edenbridge--Kent
Drummer Boy aka AMC 674--Kevin--Dorking--Surry
TC 156--Steve--Gatwick--West Sussex
CW 443--Kris--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
Speed Bird--Russell--Reigate Hill--Surrey
FI 420--Dick--Near Cambridge--Cambridgeshire
TP 59--Charlie--Gatwick--West Sussex--Welcome to the net 👍
CT 3466--'Radar' Ray--Copthorne--Surrey
TE 15--Martin--Hastings--East Sussex
UK 175--Wayne--Wadhurst--East Sussex
GT 67--Danny--Crawley--West Sussex
And me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌴 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

Thank you all who called in and made the best of the poor band conditions
Sorry if you tried and wasn't heard due to the band conditions

Until next time

Best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen and paper 📝

Razz229

Hello & welcome

Here is my report for the Southern Area & South Coast Net held on Thursday 23-05-2024

The net is on channel 39 LSB of the Mid-block, CEPT, FCC approved 40 channels or 27.395 MHz and is scheduled to start at 20:00 Hrs local UK time or 8 o'clock PM 🕗 and finishes anytime after 23:00 Hrs.

My location for the net was Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌲 Forest in the county of East Sussex, were the weather was clear, high cloud with a sun set and a full moon rise 🌕.

My working conditions were the Anytone AT-6666 (no amp no power mic) powered by a car battery 🔋 and the antenna was the Solarcon A-99.

Here is my list of stations that called in and were heard and or worked by the net.

CT 4610--Andy--Reigate Hill North--Surrey--1st location of the night 🥇
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
CT 4515--John--Ditchling Trig Point--East Sussex--QRP 5 watts from a FT 817
CT 700--Dave--Devils Dyke--West Sussex
GT 67--Danny--Crawley--West Sussex
CW 443--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
MR 121--Matt--Copthorne--West Sussex
TE 310--Kevin--Leigh on Sea--Essex
CT 4610--Andy--Horley--Surrey--2nd location of the night
Joker--Steve--Horley--Surrey--Shotgun with Andy
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
Speed Bird--Russell--Reigate Hill South--Surrey
FB 249--Jay--Lower Beeding--West Sussex
GE 008--Rob--Snodland--Kent
CT 4952--Julian--Brighton--East Sussex
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌲 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

Thanks for reading and see you here next time

Best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen and paper 📝

Razz229

Here is my report of the SSB Net held on Thursday 30th of May 2024

The net is held on channel 39 Mid-block or 27.395 MHz on the Lower Side Band and is scheduled to start at 20:00 Hrs or 8 o'clock 🕗 local UK time (it does sometime start a bit later)

My location for the net was a windy drizzly Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌳 Forest in the county of East Sussex and the set up was the Anytone AT-6666 (no amp no power mic) and a Solarcon A-99 antenna.

Here is my list of stations that were heard and or worked by the net. All stations are 26 division unless otherwise stated.

DDB 50 aka AL 123--Allan--Redhill--Surrey 🥇
Delta 31--Adam--Hastings--East Sussex
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
AMC 1966--Boris--Bexhill--East Sussex--Working QRP
YF 52 aka Grumpy Farmer--Neil--Alton--Hampshire--Welcome to the net 👍
CT 700--Dave--Crawley Down--West Sussex
CW 443--Kris--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
SG 1998--Simon--Eastbourne--East Sussex
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
CT 4515--John--Brighton--East Sussex
TC 156--Steve--Gatwick--West Sussex
2 # 123--Cape Cod--Massachusetts--USA
UK 175--Wayne--Wadhurst--East Sussex
CT 3466--'Radar Ray'--Crowhurst--Surrey
9 # 97--Clyde--St John's--Newfoundland--Canada 🍁
NB 101--Dave--Edenbridge--Kent
CT 4952--Julian--Brighton--East Sussex--Working both radio and SDR
AT 082--Mark--Isle of Wight--Welcome to the net 👍
Speed Bird--Reigate Hill--Surrey
TM 848--Dave--Brighton--East Sussex
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌳 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

Thank you Clyde, who joined in with the net and took as many contacts as possible and thank you all who called in and made the most of the conditions.

Here is a short 3 minute video of Clyde 9 # 97 working the net.


Best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen & paper 📝

Razz229

#140
He is my report for the Southern Area & South Coast UK SSB Net held on Thursday 6th of June 2024

My location was Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌴 Forest in the county of East Sussex and the set up was the Anytone AT-6666 (no power mic, no amp) powered by a couple of car batteries 🔋🔋 and a Solarcon a-99 antenna.

The weather on the forest was dry, breezy with about 70% cloud cover at the beginning of the night clearing to a clear starry night. The temperature started out at 13 degrees C and dropped to single figures by the end.

The net is scheduled to start at 8 o'clock 🕗 (20.00 Hrs) UK time and can be found on channel 39 (27.395 MHz) on the mid-block using LSB. The net can finish anytime from 23:00 Hrs 🕦 (11 o'clock) onwards.

Here is my list of stations that called in and were heard and or worked by the net. All stations are 26 division unless otherwise stated.

CT 5165--Mark--Minster--Kent--Welcome to the net 👍🥇
TE 310--Kevin--Leigh on Sea--Essex
The Workshop aka CCA 20--Charlie--Hassocks--West Sussex
DDB 50--Allan--Redhill--Surrey
163/26 RU 08--Rod--Brecon Beacon--Wales
CT 4515--John--Ditchling Beacon--East Sussex
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
CT 4958--Sam--Crawley--West Sussex--Welcome back 👍
NB 101--Dave--Edenbridge--Kent
MR 121--Matt--Copthorne--West Sussex
TC 156--Steve--Gatwick--West Sussex
TE 15--Martin--Battle--East Sussex--Mobile 🚗
CT 700--Dave--Turners Hill--West Sussex--Mobile 🚗
CW 443--Kris--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
CM 01--Jason--Tonbridge--Kent
UK 175--Wayne--Wadhurst--East Sussex
TK 08--George--Tonbridge--Kent
Delta 31--Adam--Hastings--East Sussex
CT 3466--'Radar' Ray--Crowhurst--Surrey
AMC 1966--Boris--Bexhill--East Sussex
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
CT 4952--Julian--Brighton--East Sussex
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌴 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

Thank you all who made the effort to call in under the nights less than perfect band conditions, sorry if you tried and wasn't heard, please give it a go another night.

If you have read down this far and spotted a mistake or worse I have left you off the log, let me know and I will correct it

Best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen and paper 📝


Razz229


Here is my report for the Southern Area and South Coast SSB Net held on Thursday 13th of June 2024.

The net is held on channel 39 or 27.395 MHz using LSB, and is scheduled to start at 20:00 Hrs 🕗 local UK time and finishes when it finishes.

My location for the night was Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌲 Forest in the county of East Sussex and my working conditions were the Anytone AT-5555 (no mic, no amp), powered by a couple of car batteries 🔋🔋 and the antenna was the Solarcon A-99

The weather in Radio Corner was wet, windy and raining.

Here is my list of stations that checked in and were heard and or worked by the net.
All stations are 26 division unless otherwise stated.

CT 5159--Neil--Maidstone--Kent--Welcome to the net 🥇👍
DDB 50--Allan--Redhill--Surrey
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
GT 67--Danny--Crawley--West Sussex
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
Delta 31--Adam--Hastings--East Sussex
CT 700--Dave--B2028 mobile 🚗 --West Sussex
AMC 674--Kev--Dorking--Surrey
KP 441--Steve--B2135 mobile 🚗 --West Sussex--1st location of the night
TK 08--George--Tonbridge--Kent
CT 4952--Julian--Brighton--East Sussex--Working both the radio & SDR
13 division, radio 5 signal 9 on FM making thing difficult
CW 443--Kris--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
KP 441--Steve--Steyning--West Sussex--2nd location of the night
CT 3466--'Radar' Ray--Crowhurst--Surrey
NB 101--Dave--Edenbridge--Kent

As the net was coming to an end and most had gone QRT, things got interesting

13 DK 67--Danny--Stuttgart--Germany
13 DF 01--John--Black Forest near the Swiss boarder--Germany
13 XD 88--Henry--Hamburg--Germany
13 Division--Tomas--Leipzig--Germany
2 # 123--Cape Cod--Massachusetts--USA
2 # 871--Dave--Boston--Massachusetts--USA mobile
9 # 55--Hubert--Nova Scotia--Canada 🍁

And not forgetting me

CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌲 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

The net ended at 01:00 UK 🕐 time and I left Radio Corner wet and tired after chairing/DXing for 5 hours.

Thank you all who called in and sorry if you tried and wasn't heard. It was a busy night, with lots of noise from atmospherics, DX, laughing and the air raid siren!!

If you got down this far and have spotted any mistakes, let me no and I can correct it.

Best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen and paper 📝

Tony

Brilliant Ray, the 'night shift' certainly paid dividends. :)  8)
I was with you until you announced a short break due to conditions, I did hear your contacts with 2 & 9 divisions.
M7DVQ * * * 26 CT 4013

Razz229

#143
Quote from: Tony on Jun 15, 2024, 12:21 PMBrilliant Ray, the 'night shift' certainly paid dividends. :)  8)
I was with you until you announced a short break due to conditions, I did hear your contacts with 2 & 9 divisions.

And here is 1 of the contacts with 13 division


Razz229

#144
Here is my report for the Southern Area & South Coast SSB Net held on Thursday 20th of June.

The net is held on channel 39, 27.395 MHz on Lower Side Band and is scheduled to start at 8 o'clock, 20:00 Hrs 🕗 local UK time.

My set up for the night was the Anytone AT-6666 radio powered by a couple of car batteries 🔋🔋, transmitting about 25 watts out of a Solarcon A-99 antenna, from the location of Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌳 Forest in the county of East Sussex.

The weather at Radio Corner was warm with a clear sky, a gentle breeze with a clear sky and a temperature at the beginning of the net of 23.4 degrees C and at the end, sometime in the earlier hours of Friday morning, of 10.5 degrees C.

Here is my list of stations that called in and were heard and or worked by the net, all stations are 26 division unless otherwise stated.

CT 4515--Ditchling Beacon--East Sussex 🥇
CW 443--Kris--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
KP 441--Steve--Green laning--West Sussex--mobile 🚗
163/26 RU 08--Rod--Brecon Beacon--Wales
CT 3466--'Radar' Ray--Crowhurst--Surrey
The Workshop--Charlie--Hassocks--West Sussex
YF 52 aka Grumpy Farmer--Neil--Alton--Hampshire
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
DDB 50--Allan--Redhill--Surrey
GB 23--Paul--Gatwick--West Sussex
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
NR 121--Matt--Copthorne--West Sussex
Delta 31--Adam--Hastings--East Sussex
AMC 674--Kev--Dorking--Surrey
Speed Bird--Reigate Hill--Surrey
UK 175--Wayne--Wadhurst--East Sussex
TC 156--Steve--Gatwick ✈ --West Sussex
CT 4952--Julian--Brighton--East Sussex--Working SDR & radio
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌳 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

Thank you all who called and sorry if you tried and wasn't heard.
Oh and if you see a mistake, been left out or I have gotten something wrong, let me know and I will correct the error.

Surprise of the night was the lone deer 🦌 walking around Radio Corner

Until next time, best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen and paper 📝

Razz229

Here is my report for the Southern Area & South Coast SSB Net, held on the same day as the 10th anniversary of the legalization of AM & SSB here in the UK.

The net and anniversary celebration was held on June 27th of June 2024 and started at 8 o'clock 🕗 or 20:00 Hrs local UK time.

My location was a quite, still Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌴 Forest in the county of East Sussex and my working conditions were the Anytone AT-6666 (no amp no power mic) powered by a car battery 🔋 and a Solarcon A-99 antenna.

The net was held on channel 39 on the mid-block or 27.395 MHz using the LSB mode

Here is my list of stations that checked in and were heard and or worked by the net, all stations are 26 division unless stated

NB 101--Dave--Edenbridge--Kent 🥇
AMC 674--Kevin--Dorking--Surrey
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
Ct 4515--John--Ditchling Beacon--East Sussex
GT 67--Danny--Crawley--West Sussex
FB 249--Jay--Lower Beeding--West Sussex
CT 700--Dave--Devils Dyke--West Sussex
KP 441--Steve--Henfield--West Sussex
CT 5159--Neil--Maidstone--Kent
CT 3466--'Radar' Ray--Crowhurst--Surrey
CW 443--Kris--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
Speed Bird--Russell--Reigate Hill--Surrey
163/26 RU 08--Rod--Brecon Beacon--Wales
ET 01--Jeff--Orpington--Southeast London--Welcome to the net 👍
GE 008--Rod--Snodland--Kent
UK 175--Wayne--Wadhurst--East Sussex
DDB 50--Allan--Redhill--Surrey
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌴 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair 💺

Thank you all who called in and joined the celebrations.
I did flick around the mid-block and was surprised by the lack of things going on

That wraps things up

Best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen & paper 📝



Razz229

Here is slightly later than normal report for the Southern Area & South Coast SSB Net.

The net was held on July the 4th 2024, which was American Independence Day, and Polling day here in the UK, and is scheduled to start at about 20:00 Hrs or 🕗 8 o'clock local UK time

My location for the night was Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌲 Forest in the county of East Sussex where the weather was warm, cloudy with a breeze.

The net was held on channel 39 LSB on the mid-block or 27.395 MHz and my working condition were the Anytone AT-6666 (no amp, no power mic) and a Solarcon A-99 on a pole and drive on mast configuration.

Before the list, the band conditions were crazy, we heard Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and maybe Russia, and 1 or more of the ex Soviet Union countries all having local QSO's, nobody wanted any DX contact except the guy in Portugal who said "I no spek Enlish"

Here is my list of stations that checked in. All stations are 26 division unless otherwise stated.

OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex 🥇
163/26 RU 08--Rod--Brecon Beacon--Wales
CT 5159--Neil--Maidstone--Kent
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
CW 443--Kris--Upper Beeding--West Sussex
FB 249--Jay--Lower Beeding--West Sussex
MR 121--Matt--Copthorne--West Sussex
TC 156--Steve--Gatwick ✈ --West Sussex
GT 67--Danny--Crawley--West Sussex
DDB 50--Allan--Redhill--Surrey
TE 310--Kevin--Leigh on Sea--Essex
Ct 700--Dave--Crawley Down--West Sussex
CT 3466--'Radar' Ray--Crowhurst--Surrey
Delta 31--Adam--Hastings--East Sussex
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌲 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair

Thank you all who came out on polling day

See you next time

Best 73

Ray with the pen and paper 📝

Razz229

Hello all and welcome

Here is my report for the Southern Area & South Coast SSB Net held on 11/07/2024

My location for the night was Radio Corner, Ashdown 🌳 Forest in the county of East Sussex were the weather was warm, cloudy with a gentle breeze.

The net is held on channel 39 on the mid-block (27.395 MHz) using LSB. It is scheduled to start at 20:00 Hrs 🕗 local UK time, but can start a bit later depending on what shift the chairman is on.

My working conditions for the night were the Solarcon A-99, drive on mount with poles and a Anytone AT-6666 (no amp, no power mic) powered by a couple of car batteries 🔋🔋.

The band conditions were again against us, snap, crackle, pop, fart, fizzle, roger beeps, tones and faint background voices from around the world.

Here is my list of stations heard and or worked by the net. All stations are 26 division unless otherwise stated.

CT 700--Dave--Turners Hill--West Sussex--mobile 🚗 and assistant chairman 🥇
OM 001--Graham--Burgess Hill--West Sussex
CT 3466--'Radar' Ray--Crowhurst--Surrey
NB 101--Dave--Edenbridge--Kent
163/26 RU 08--Rod--Brecon Beacon--Wales
TC 156--Steve--Gatwick--West Sussex
GT 67--Danny--Crawley--West Sussex
CT 4515--John--Ditchling Beacon--East Sussex--Assistant chairman
GE 008--Rob--Snodland--Kent
CT 4362--Chris--Reigate Town--Surrey--Welcome back 👍
OP 525--Denis--Mereworth--Kent
CT 4952--Julian--Brighton--East Sussex
CT 4013--Tony--Brighton--East Sussex
and me
CI 2290--Ray--Ashdown 🌳 Forest--East Sussex--In the chair

A special 'hats off' and thank you to Chris CT 4362. After a 3 week stay in hospital, he was discharged on the day of the net and within hours had the radio fired up and was checking in.

That brings my report to an end

Thank you all and best 73

Ray 2290 with the pen and paper 📝

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Razz229: 13th of June, SSB net channel 39 mid-block LSB, 27.395 MHz, starts at 20:00 UK local time

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