On Tuesday 2 July the monthly net report was sent as QNC (message to all stations) on NZ Net. For those who were not on the air, here is the message:
NR 38 R ZL1NZ 33/30 AUCKLAND 0900Z 2JUL19
JUNE QNI ZL1NZ 18 ZL2GD 16 ZL2JU 1 ZL2LN 3
ZL2WT 13 ZL3DMC 1 ZL3RX 8 ZL4CU 2 ZL4KX 9
ZL4LDY 5 VK3DBD 1 VK3DRQ 14 TOTAL 91 QTC 7
Please spread the word to other CW ops who might be interested in the Net.
NZ Net survey
As mentioned last time, I have created a short online survey to help improve the NZ Net, and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to complete it. There are only 10 questions. The survey will remain open for the next fortnight, and you can access it at:
I will share the results with you in a future edition of NZ Net News.
It was nice to hear some of our NZ Net “regulars” participating in last weekend’s Memorial Contest. While the SSB ops were kept busy, it was a bit quiet down in the CW sub band, so please consider joining in next year. Memorial Contest is always the first full weekend in July.
Night of Nights at KPH
Once a year, the volunteers at San Francisco Radio KPH (and amateur station K6KPH) keep their large collection of CW transmitters on the air late into the night. Hours of operation are 0000Z Sat 13 Jul to approx 0700Z. Details: radiomarine.org
Otherwise, you can generally copy KPH and K6KPH on Sunday mornings NZ time on various frequencies. Signal reports are welcome, and can be sent as formal traffic to K6KPH.
There should be lots of CW (and SSB) this weekend in the annual IARU HF contest for 24 hours, starting at 1200Z 13 July. Maybe add a few new countries to the log? Details: iaru.org
Net tip: If NCS is not available
Last evening we had a power outage in my neighbourhood from about 5pm to almost 9.15pm, so I couldn’t get on the air.
In cases such as this, any station is welcome (encouraged) to take charge of the net. Here’s how:
- If you hear nothing on 3535.0 at 9pm, tune up and down a few kHz in case the net has moved due to local QRM.
- If nothing heard, send a QND? or QNN? on 3535.0.
- If no reply by 9.01pm, you’re in charge.
- At the next opportunity, please send me a message listing the stations that checked in.
If you have suggestions on how to make the net better, or things you’d like to see covered in these updates, please contact ZL1NZ. You might even like to write something for the newsletter.
Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you soon on the NZ Net!