LARG Regular meeting June 15, 2019

Member attending the regular meeting in June.

Today was a good review of DSP technology given by our very own Jeff Crawford, K0ZR. Always so much to learn!

Breakfast at IHOP was good fun even though it happens at 7am. I’ll need a nap today.

2m Net report for June 2, 2019

The 2m net began at 2030 local time. There where three checkins:

W5ODJ, John (NCS)
KK4TNO, Chaz
WB2UNA, John

The net was quick and secured at 20:40 local time. We’ll meet tomorrow at Wegmans during the lunch hour. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Take care.

W5ODJ

I finally made it happen.

Yesterday I was able to make my first satellite contact. I documented my experience here. If you want to check out my experience go check out my story.

Thanks for Steve, KS1G, for all the help over the years. It takes some of us longer than others to learn stuff like this! 🙂

It was good fun. I highly recommend the effort.

Enjoy!

John
W5ODJ

2m Net report for April 21, 2019

This is the post-net report for the most famous Sunday Night Net held by the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group on 2-Meters FM. Tonight the net was held on the WA4TXE/R 146.700 MHz (-) (no PL tone). W5ODJ (John) was NCS for the evening.

Those who checked in were:

  • WB2UNA, John
  • N4PDY, Mike
  • KG4UPR, Bryan
  • KM4NPK, Nelson
  • W5ODJ, John

it was a family weekend with excellent weather for outdoor activities. Some of us got the chance to dust off a radio and get back on the air. Working hard not to let work get in the way of our fun activities.

The repeater was having some kind of an issue on the input side of things. I had to use high power to get in full quieting. This is something new. The others were having trouble keeping the repeater when transmitting. The net was a bit weird and disjointed but not enough to switch to the standby since there were so few of us.

Digital net report for April 14, 2019.

A net was called at 19:30 local time. Those attending were KG4UPR and W5ODJ (NCS). The conversation was informal mostly about the severe weather in the area at the present time, moving and operating /M in the coming days/months. The net was secured at 19:55.