May 16, 2019
June 13, 2019
D-DAY. Also the 8th anniversary of my Brachi surgery for prostate cancer. I told the doctors that they were the allies and I was the Germans. They were invading and I was defending. Huge success as I’m still here. A couple minutes past 9am K7SXN called. I answered but no response.
Conditions were marginal at best. Fred, thanks for sending twice. It helped. Good to hear Harv/K6CN back. Dick/KE7A offered a moment of silence for the brave lads at Normandy. My first duty assignment out of boot camp was on the CG-83378. It was CG-17 at Normandy.
ZUT NET CHECK INS 6/6/19
KE7A – Dick. Said GM FRED AND ZUTTERS – ON THIS 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY A SOLEMN TRIBUTE TO THOSE COAST GUARDSMEN WHO FOUGHT TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOM AS…. WX MOSTLY SUNNY TEMP 76F WIND CALM – NW QRU ZUT 73
K6KSG – Dick. Said GM FRED AND GROUP, OUR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO ALL SERVICES WHO FOUGHT IN WW2 , WE HAVING SUNNY DAY TODAY TEMP 62 NOW X 1QRU TKS FRED AND ZUT
K7DCG – Dennis. Said GM FRED ES NET – WX SUNNY TEMP 56 – HIGH 79 LOW 56 – QRU ZUT 73/88 U BOTH CU NEXT WK
KR4X – Larry Said GM FRED ES NET X TAMPA TODAY TEMP 90F FEELS LIKE 103 HI PTLY CLDY X MY RAYS TRYING REAL HARD BUT LOTS OF INJURIES HI NW QRU 73
KD2BOP – Fred. Said HR TUCKERTON WX TEMP 74 DEGS SKY MOSTLY CLOUDY WIND NW AT 9 KTS GUSTING TO 11 KTS – NW NIL BEST 73/88 TO U AND MARTHA
W2EUU – Bob. Said PSE QNI WX IS WARM 75 DEGS WID RAIN COMING – GUD TO BE BACK FROM ALASKA – NICE TRIP – HAPPY D DAY TO ALL – NIL
K6CN – Harv. Said GM FRED ES ZUT NET – UR SIG FB 599 – MISSED NET DUE TO XYL ES DR VISITS – WX WARM NOW AT 82 – 73 TO ALL
That’s it for this week
Pretty difficult net condx wise. Even Dick KE7A was down a little. Dick/K6KSG – I heard you during the call up but very weak. Sam/AL7V lots of QSB. The only solid signal was AD5MH.
ZUT NET CHECKINS 6-27-19
KE7A – Dick. Said QSA 544 GM FRED AND ZUTTERS – FIELD DAY TRAFFIC PASSED ON 476 KCS CW – WILL BE FEATURED IN OCT CQ MAG – WX MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMP 82F WIND SSE 5 MPH – NW QRU 73 ZUT
AL7V/M – Sam. Said GM FRED ES ZUT NET – IN NORTH TEXAS ON WAY TO FT WORTH TO VISIT SISTER FOR A FEW DAYS WX TEMP 83 CLDY QRU 73/88 U ES MARTHA CUL
K5WNU – Jack. Said GM FRED ES GANG JUST GOT BACK FM TN ES HAD GUD TIME BUT NO FISH WATER TOO HIGH – LEAVING NEXT FRIDAY FER VISIT WITH SCOTT IN MD – WX SUNNY ES HOT TEMP LOW 90S – QRU 73/88 U ES MARTHA
K4NMR – Tom. Said (had a tough time with Tom’s signal) GM FRED ES ZUT NET. TAMPA WX HOT AND HUMID AT 87F. WORKING ON CAROLINA (think he said Windom) HOPING IT WILL IMPROVE OUTPUT 73 TO YOU FRED QRX NEXT WK
KR4X – Larry. Said FB GM FRED ES NET X TAMPA TEMP 89F ES PTLY CLDY X MY RAYS STILL STRUGGLING HI NW QRU 73 (saw where the Rays might start playing some of their home games in Montreal)
AD5MH – Dave. Said GM TO FRED ES ZUT GANG – HR WX TEMP 82F WIND SSW @ 9 MPH SKY SUNNY UV INDEX MODERATE SEAS SMALL WAVES WX FCST SUNNY ES WARM WEEKEND – QRU FER NOW SEE ALL NEXT MONTH HAPPY 4TH JULY 73/88 U2 ZUT
K6CN – Harv. Said GM FRED ES ZUT NET – POOR BAND CONDX SO 73 ZUT (asked for his temp) TEMP NOW 83 BUT HIGH OF 104F.
K7DCG – Dennis. Said GM FRED ES NET X WX SUNNY TEMP 59, HIGH 84 LOW 53/NIL/ZUT 73/88 U BOTH CU NEXT WK
That’s it for this week
May 23, 2019
Little bit of a tough net this morning. With the exception of Larry/KR4X signals were very weak. We had a rough go with the Bopper/Fred. Just couldn’t hear him. Thanks for the temp fill Sam. Towards the end of the net I thought I heard Dennis/K1NMF and Dave/K4NMA. Extremely weak.
ZUT NET CHECKINS 5-23-19
KE7A – Dick. Said GM FRED AND ZUTTERS – BIG STORMS AGAIN THIS WEEK – LOTS OF FLOODING AND WIND DAMAGE IN AREA. OK HERE – WX MOSTLY CLOUDY TEMP 80 WIND SSE 10 MPH – HAVE A GOOD MEMORIAL DAY – NW QRU 73 ZUT
KR4X – Larry. Said GM FRED ES NET X TAMPA TODAY TEMP 85F ES SUNNY X MY RAYS PLAY CLEVELAND TONIGHT HOPING FOR A WIN HI EVERYBODY HAVE A SAFE MEMORIAL DAY 73
K7DCG – Dennis. Said GM FRED ES NET – RAMONA CA WX OVCT ES FOG ES SCTD RAIN TEMP 52 HI 60 LOW 47 – NIL/ZUT 73/88 U BOTH CU NXT WK
AD5MH – Dave. Said GM AGN FRED ES GM/GA ZUT GANG – WX FM GRID EM15: TEMP 80F WIND S @9 MPH SKY CLOUDY SEAS LARGE WAVELETS – VY RAINY WX PAST WEEK FORECAST TORNADOS AND FLOODING NORTH AND SOUTH OF US 4.375” RAIN EARLIER THIS WEEK – NIL VY 73/88 U2 ES ZUT
AL7V – Sam. Said GM FRED ES NET – WX ABT SAME AS DAVE, BEEN STORMY WEEK HI BEEN DOING YARD WORK THIS AM ES STILL MORE TO DO CU NEXT WEEK 73/88 U ES MARTHA
K5WNU – Jack. Said GM FRED ES ZUTTERS – WX SUNNY ES WARM TEMP ABT 90F ES GETTING WARMER BY THE MINUTE HI – WAS GG FISHING THIS MORNING BUT MY CREW BAILED OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE SO THE BOAT IS STILL CLEAN NW QRU 73/88 U ES MARTHA ZUT (Dave reported before the net that you had a dr. appt and that you were OK and Marianne was mending)
KD2BOP – Fred. Said (this is not going to be pretty but got some) GM FRED HR WX FM TUCKERTON TEMP 64 … WIND AT 7MPH RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON NIL BEST 73/88 U ES XYL
That’s it for this week
Sorry about the delay in posting the latest ZUT Net Reports. I exceeded the "unwritten" maximum of copy on a page and everything froze up
when I attempted to post the May 16th & 23rd reports Gonna limit the ZUT NET Reports to three months worth in an effort to not have this issue again.
May 30, 2019
Decent net. Sigs from the east coast were sparse and weak. Tim/W6RMC dropped by. Haven’t heard from him in a while. Fellow NMC hand.
ZUT NET CHECKINS 5-16-19
KE7A – Dick. Said GM FRED AND ZUTTERS – NICE WEATHER ALL WEEK BUT STORMS RETURN SATURDAY – CURRENT WX CLEAR TEMP 80F WIND CALM – NW QRU 73 ZUT
K7DDM – Dan. Said GM FRED – WX 50F OVCST WIND 18 MPH WX RAIN LATER TODAY – OUT SIDE WORK WILL HAVE TO WAIT – QRU/ZUT 73
W6RMC – Tim. Said GM FRED ES DAN NICE SIG THIS MORNING – WX RAIN ES 53 WIND NW 5 – NW QRU ZUT
K7DCG – Dennis. Said GM FRED ES NET – QTH RAMONA, CA – WX OVCT TEMP 55, HI 60 LOW 49, NIL/ZUT 73/88 MARTHA CU NXT WK
KR4X – Larry. Said GM FRED ES NET X TAMPA TODAY WX TEMP 83F ES SUNNY X MY RAYS STILL LEAD DIVISION BARELY HI NW QRU 73
AD5MH – Dave. Said GM AGN FRED – HR WX TEMP 78F HEAT INDEX 82F WIND SSW @8 MPH SKY SUNNY SEAS SMALL WAVES WX WARNING T-STORMS SATURDAY – QRU VY 73/88 U2 ES ZUT
AL7V – Sam. Said GM FRED ES NET – WX SAME AS DAVE – MARIJO SAYS SHE FINALLY FEELING WARM HI 73/88 U ES MARTHA CU NEXT WEEK
K6KSG – Dick. Said LITTLE SLOW ON DRAW THIS AM, ANYWAY GM TO YOU FRED ES NET, WE HAD 50 DEGS THIS AM NOW 66 DEGS UNDER CLDY SKY, PHYLISS FEELING GOOD NOW AFTER SURGERY, KEPT ME BUSY FER WHILE, TKS FRED ES NET 73 ES ZUT
K4NMR – Tom (kind of tough copy with some help from Dave) Said GM FRED ES ZUT NET. TAMPA WX PTLY CLDY AT 81F. BEEN HAVING GREAT FUN CW CONTESTING, YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A GO QRU 73 ZUT
W2EUU – Bob. Said GM FRED AND ALL – PSE QNI – NICE TODAY TEMP ABT 65 DEG F – LEAVING FOR ALASKA CRUISE TOMORROW – TAKING A BOAT OUT OF SEATTLE – ANYWAY LOOKS LIKE FUN QRU
That’s it for this week
June 6, 2019
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K8DSS/Ed thanks for the check in. This is a Coast Guard CW ops net but visitors are always welcome. Fred/KD2BOP both Dave and I heard you but way down in the mud. Dennis/K7DCG you were very weak but good enuf to copy. But then we are all CG trained to do those things. I’m pretty darn sure we were being intentionally interfered with. No doubt those lovely SKCC fellows. They were right on freq.
ZUT NET CHECKINS 6-13-19
KE7A – Dick. Said GM FRED AND ZUTTERS – TEMPS HAVE BEEN RUNNING BELOW AVERAGE BUT THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE. HIGH TEMPS WILL APPROACH 100F NEXT WEEK – WX TEMP 78F CLEAR WIND CALM – NW QRU ZUT 73
K6KSG – Dick. Said GM FRED ES NET, WE HAVE TEMP NOW 64 DEGS, SUPPOSED TO HAVE SCTRD SHOWERS LATER IN AFTERNOON. TKS 73 ZUT ALL
K4NMR – Tom. Said GM FRED ZUT NET TEMPS WX PTLY CLDY AND MUGGY AT 82F. HAD NICE CRUISE UP TO SKAGWAY AND THE INSIDE PASSAGE. BTW NO BEARS WERE SPOTTED HI HI BEST 73 TO U FRED (I went up the inside passage in Sep 66 aboard the NODC – fired me up to put in for AK)
AD5MH – Dave. Said HR WX FM GRID EM15: TEMP 72F WIND CALM SKY MOSTLY SUNNY SEAS SMOOTH – ALSO HRD K8DSS EARLIER NW 73/88 U2 – KEEP LABOR ON SANDING DECK TO MINIMUM FER AFTER ALL UR AGE HI (cheap shot Dave)
KR4X – Larry. Said GM FRED ES NET X TAMPA TODAY WX MUGGYS RAIN OFF ON HI TEMP 83 ES PTLY CLDY X MY RAYS TRYING TO STAY IN FIRST PLACE BUT IT TUFF HI NW QRU 73
K6CN – Harv. Said GM FRED ES ALL ABOARD THE ZUT NET – THE FORECASTED HIGH TEMP ON DESERT TODAY IS 110F – 73 TO ALL ES ZUT VA (I’m pretty sure we can agree that Harv has the high temp trophy today)
K7DCG – Dennis. Said. GM FRED ES NET WX PC TEMP 63, HI 81 LOW 54 NIL/ZUT 73/88 U BOTH SU NXT WK
K8DSS – Ed. Said GM FRED ES NET OP IS ED QTH NR DAYTON OH ES USING A REMOTE K3 AT 100W IN SARASOTA FL WX IN OH NOW RAIN 58F GG 65 CLRING LATER QRU 73
That’s it for this week….
SS New Jersey Sun
June 27, 2019
Well that was pretty pathetic as far as condx are concerned. Bopper, you would peek out through the clouds with a character or even a word once in a while but nothing that made a lot of sense and Dave couldn’t hear you. Almost as bad with Dennis but I think I did get some of his. Harv wins the high temp award this week again. I have a feeling he is going to monopolize the award this summer.
Dave towards the end of the net I asked you what kind of food to feed the radio squirrels but apparently you had shut down. Smokey I heard you trying to tune up on 7mcs or at least I think it was you. I called a couple of times without results…
They’ve got some aviation thing going here with a B-17, B-24, B-25, P-40 and P-51. It’s great hearing those big radial engines going over.
ZUT NET CHECKINS 6-20-19
KE7A – Dick. Said GM FRED AND ZUTTERS – WILL ASSIST LOCAL CLUB DEMO 474 KHZ FOR FIELD DAY – SENDING MSG VIA CW AND SSB – WX HOT CLEAR TEMP 86 HIGH TODAY 96 WIND CALM – NW QRU ZUT 73 (SSB ON 474 ? – There should be a law)
K6KSG – Dick. Said GM FRED ES NET, OUR SOWP NET WAS A BUST THIS AM CONDX NOT VY GOOD X ANYWAY OUR WX SUNNY TEMP 73 DEGS SUPPOSED TO GET UP TO 80 DEGS TODAY NOW QRU TKS ES ZUT ALL
K7DCG – Dennis. (as mentioned I didn’t get all of Dennis) Said GM FRED …THIS OVCST, TEMP 62 HI 79 LOW 56, NIL/ZUT 73/88 U BOTH CU NEXT WEEK.
AD5MH – Dave. Said GM AGN FRED – THINK DENNIS SED SUMTHING ABT MOUNTAIN COAST – HR WX TEMP 83 WIND S @13 MPH SKY SUNNY SEAS SMALL WAVES – NIL 73/88 U2 ZUT
KR4X – Larry. Said GM FRED ES ZUT X WX TODAY TEMP 90F ES SUNNY X I WILL BE ON CW GRAVEARD FOR LOCAL CLUB FD X MY RAYS GG THRU RUFF TIMES X NW QRU 73
K6CN – Harv. Said GM FRED ES ZUT – FORECASTED HIGH HERE IS 107 JUST RECEIVED MY WAS CERTIFICATE AFTER 60 YEARS OF HAMRADIO HI 73/ZUT ES TU FRED (That’s just a little less than one state a year – way to go Harv – Remember ‘speed kills’)
KD2BOP – Fred. Zippity doodah on Fred. I got a total of 7MPH TO YOU AND (that was it – not revenue quality)
That’s it for this week…
Not a bad net. TKS for the QSP help Dave. Dave/K4NMA not heard if you were up there. Tom watch out for those bears. Sometimes you’ll find them in town or that’s how it was many years ago.
ZUT NET CHECK INS 5-30-19
KE7A – Dick. Said GM FRED AND ZUTTERS QSA599 – WILD WX CONTINUES. THREE TORNADO WARNINGS YESTERDAY FOR MY AREA WITH A FUNNEL CLOUD SIGHTED CLOSE – NO DAMAGE BUT TORRENTIAL RAIN. TODAY WX CALM TEMP 76 CLEAR SKIES – NW QRU 73 ZUT
K4NMR – Tom. Said GM FRED ES ZUT NET. TAMPA WX 88F ES GG UP TO ABT 94F TODAY. QRD ALASKA FOR A WEEK SO SU WHEN WE GET BACK. VRY BEST 73 TO U FRED
K6KSG – Dick. Said GM FRED ES NET, WAS IN HOSPITAL FER 3 DAYS WID PNEUMONIA, SO MISSED LAST WEEK DOING FB NOW, OUR WX CDY TEMP 50 DEGS AND FCST RAIN TODAY AGAIN, TKS 73 TO ALL ZUT
KC2FD – Rick. Said GM TEMP 60 – SOME NASTY WEATHER ON THE EAST COAST BUT ALL OK HERE 73 ZUT
K4WIP – Ram. Said GM FRED AND ZUT NET – COND QSA4 FB SIG TODAY – WX HOT HOT 92F AND CLR SKY – TEMP WILL REACH UPPER 90S TODAY – NO RAIN FORECAST – BEST 73/88 TO MARTHA NW QRU ZUT
AD5MH – Dave. Said GM AGN FRED ES ZUT NET – U QSB BUT QRK OK – HR 70F WIND NNW @ 6 MPH SKY SUNNY SEAS LARGE WAVELETS WX WARNING PLENTY MORE BAD WX NEXT WEEK – QRU 73/88 U2 ES 73 ALL (asked to keep an ear out for the Bopper)
K7DDM – Dan. Said GM FRED – WX WARM ES SUNNY HIGH IN 80S – NOW COMES THE YARD WORK – ALL IS GOOD – QRU ZUT 73
K7DCG – Dennis. Said GM FRED ES NET – RAMONA CA, WX CLR ES SUNNY – TEMP 59 ES HIGH 83 ES LOW 56 – NIL/ZUT 73/88 U BOTH – CU NXT WK
KD2BOP – Fred via Dave/AD5MH. Said HR TUCKERTON WX TEMP 65 DEGS SKY MOSTLY CLOUDY WIND EAST AT 3 MPH NW NIL AR
That’s it for this week
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June 20, 2019
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5 facts you may not know about the Coast Guard at Normandy
When the Allied Forces landed on Normandy Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard took part in the greatest amphibious operation the world had ever seen. On June 6, 1944, the Coast Guard joined the other U.S. military branches and Allied Forces in the operation code-named Overlord. As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we bring you five facts you may not know about the Coast Guard at Normandy.
[“The Jaws of Death.” A photo by CPHOM Robert F. Sargent, USCG. A Coast Guard-manned LCVP from the USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division on the morning of June 6, 1944, at Omaha Beach.]
“The Jaws of Death.” A photo by CPHOM Robert F. Sargent, USCG. A Coast Guard-manned LCVP from the USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division on the morning of June 6, 1944, at Omaha Beach.
1. The Coast Guard played a critical role in Operation Neptune.
Operation Neptune, the naval assault phase of Operation Overlord, was the largest single combat operation the Coast Guard has ever taken part in. During the initial days of the liberation of Western Europe, the Coast Guard demonstrated its expertise, versatility and value in the maritime domain in a number of ways including combat operations; ship and small boat handling; loading and discharging cargo at sea and ashore; directing vessel traffic; and search and rescue operations – in most cases under enemy fire.
2. Coast Guard-manned landing craft carried troops to the beach.
There were a variety of Coast Guard cutters and Coast Guard-manned Navy vessels that participated in the Normandy invasion. The smallest sea-going amphibious craft involved in the invasion were landing crafts. These vessels, crewed by less than 30 men, carried troops or equipment into the invasion and then pulled the soldiers of the beaches of France.
The various types of landing craft included:
• LCI(L): Landing Craft, Infantry (Large)
• LCH: Landing Craft, Headquarters
• LST: Landing Ship, Tank
• LSI(L): Landing Ship, Infantry (Large)
• LCVP: Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel
• LCA: Landing Craft, Assault
• LCM: Landing Craft, Mechanized
3. Sixty Coast Guard cutters formed Rescue Flotilla One.
A few weeks prior to D-Day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested that Operation Neptune needed a rescue flotilla. Roosevelt ordered U.S. Navy Adm. Ernest J. King, chief of naval operations, to work out the details. King in turn contacted Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Adm. Russell R. Waesche, who noted that there were dozens of coastal patrol craft that would do the job. Sixty 83-footers were selected and each cutter was transported “piggy-back” on freighters to the U.K. where they were offloaded. The cutters of Rescue Flotilla One saved more than 400 men on D-Day alone and by the time the unit was decommissioned in December 1944 they had saved 1,438 souls.
4. The Coast Guard played an important role in capturing a port for the Allies.
[Omaha Beach, secured. U.S. Coast Guard photo.]
Omaha Beach, secured. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Coast Guard Cmdr. Quentin R. Walsh, while assigned to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, helped develop artificial harbors and planned the occupation of the French port of Cherbourg. He and 16 men were sent in to assess the port’s condition. Approaching a German-held fortress, Walsh waved a torn parachute fragment as a flag of truce. He was invited to meet with the fort’s commander who ultimately surrendered the fort. The Americans then began the dangerous job of clearing the demolished and booby-trapped port with Walsh’s assistance. They cleared it in time for the Allies to begin unloading supplies in July. For his actions Walsh was awarded a Navy Cross.
5. The day was filled with both triumph and tragedy.
More Coast Guard vessels were lost or damaged that day than at any time in its history. Destroyed in action were LCI(L)-85, 91, 92 and 93. The latter three were lost on Omaha Beach while the 85 sank offshore. Their burning wrecks served as navigation markers that day. Fifteen Coast Guardsmen died in the invasion on D-Day. Most were crewmen from the landing craft that participated in the Omaha Beach assault. Six of those who were killed in action are buried in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France.