QRP NET

RENO QRP SLOW SPEED CW NET

TIME CHANGE TO 10:00 AM

NEXT NET SESSION WILL BE ON

THURSDAY MAY 2, 2024

AT 10:00 AM AT 7.045 MHz

IF FREQUENCY IS IN USE SEARCH SOMEWHERE NEAR 7.045 MHZ

NET CONTROLLER NOW USES 10 WATTS

AT 11:00 AM AT 7.045 MHz

If frequency in use search somewhere near 7.045

NET CONTROLLER NOW OPERATES AT 10 WATTS

THE FOLLOWING SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN YOU REPORT

NAME RST LOCATION RIG POWER ANTENNA

Feel Free to Add Other Info If You Like

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK IN BUT CAN’T STAY

SEND I/O AFTER YOUR CALL

CHECK IN AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS ON THE AIR

Ed/WD7Y 

AT 11:00 AM AT 7.045 MHz

Thanks Ed/WD7Y

    If frequency in use search somewhere near that frequency

            NET CONTROLLER NOW OPERATES AT 10 WATTS

          IF YOU WANT TO CHECK IN BUT CAN’T STAY SEND

                         IO (In /Out) AFTER YOUR CALL

CQ CQ CQ QR P NET DE W7FST PSE QNI K
QNS (A7XXX WB7XXX)
CQ CQ CQ QRP NET DE W7FST PSE QNI K
QNS (W7XXX WB7XXX K7XXX WA7XXX)
TNX ALL QNI TO RENO SLOW SPEED QND NET QNN ED/WD7Y
(QTH HIDDEN VALLEY PARK RENO NV RIG KX3 AT 10 WATTS
ANT EFHW)
ALL QNI WILL BE CALLED IN THIS ORDER
QNS (W7XXX WB7XXX K7XXX WA7XXX)
(W7XXX) DE W7FST KN (FIRST QNI)
(W7XXX) NAME VAN RST 599 ETC ………………BK
BK TNX VAN UR 599……… NOW TO
(WA7XXX DE W7FST KN (LAST QNI)
(WA7XXX) NAME BOB RST 559……………..BK
BK TNX BOB
NOW FOR LAST CALL
CQ CQ CQ QRP NET DE W7FST PSE QNI K
ANY LAST COMMENTS ? K
TNX ALL QNI FOR YOUR COMMENTS 73/72
QND IS NOW CLOSED DE W7FST ..

            CHECK IN AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS ON THE AIR AND HAVE FUN

 Hope to hear you all again. 73/72 Ed/WD7Y

club station

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2023 Annual qrp report

RENO QRP SLOW SPEED NET 2023 ANNUAL REORT

The first Reno QRP Slow Speed CW began on June 4, 2018, after the devastating hurricane That hit Puerto Rico years ago. The island was hit so hard that all communications were down, and needed resources were at a standstill.

The Reno QRP Group felt that the grid could go down here just as easily.  The members looked to SOTA as an example, they had light weight equipment, and could have a station up and running in a matter of minutes.  This led to the beginning of the slow speed CW NET. The NET had three objectives.

1.Get OP’s on the air using CW.

2.Install confidence in OP’s that were rusty or never operated CW, the NET would be a safe place to begin.

3.Encourage OP’s to operate in the field using low power, by doing this a person could provide emergency communication if the grid was down. Also they may find it a lot of fun setting up a station and operating in the field.

When weather conditions are favorable, I operate at Hidden Valley Park about 400 feet above the valley floor where the noise level is S2.5. Out of 25 NET sessions I had to operate at home one time because of the weather.

When I operate in the field at Hidden Valley Park, my set up is the EFHW inverted “L” using two masts with the KX3 at 10 watts. The EFHW inverted “L” wire is 66 ft long and fed using a 46:1 transformer at the bottom of the main mast a 30 ft fiberglass extension pole is tied to a road marker. The other mast is a 26 ft painter pole tied on a signpost raising the far end of the wire.

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Hi all;

The log of our last slow speed NET on April 18, 2024, is attached.

The NET was held from Hidden Valley Park in Reno, NV. Weather was mild with sunny sky and a small breeze.

The NET started on time at 11:00 am on 7.045 MHZ. The noise level was S2.5 the SFI 217 A index 7 K index 1 Xray C3.5

There were 5 QNI today Woody K1LB, Van W7IEX, Mike WA6ARA I/O, bob KA6NSN, Roy W7HJL.

First up was Woody from his home in Reno using his Kenwood TS 890 power at 10 watts into his 5 bane HEX Beam. He reported that weather to be sunny with a temp of 62 F.

Van reported into the NET today from the field at Callahan Park just off Mt Rose highway, He was using his Argunut at 10 watts into his mobile whip, that setup was 599 to me. I am glad that Van is getting back to operating in the field.

Bob was next from his home in Quincy, CA his signal today was 589. Bob reported that I was QSB to him at 579. The weather was sunny and calm with a temp of 60 F.

Last today was Roy from Walla Walla, WA in his reported he gave all QNI RST with his K3 at 15 watts into his vertical. The weather there is sunny with a temp of 65 F. thanks for a good report Roy hope to hear you again next time.

The NET was closed at 1135 AM.

NOTE SUMMER STARTING TIME AT 10:00 AM

The next NET will be MAY 2, 2024, starting at 10:00 AM

THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO GET IN THE FIELD.

Hope to hear you all again. 73/72 Ed/WD7Y

In the meantime, check out the Reno QRP WEB Page.

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