The Net was convened at 8:30 PM local and we kept the repeater humming until 9:08PM.
W4PSO, Marc ‘mike’ alpha romeo charlie (hi Gavin)
AB3KC, Collins NC
What cultural differences have you noted in ham radio from region to region?
Comments… EMCOMs class in Richmond google the JISCC it’s very cool to see; clear your call out west; in Michigan we didn’t ID the other ham on VHF QSOs all that much; Aerated feedlines fixed; English commonly spoken in ham radio and world travels (multiple commenters agreed Asia, Europe, ITU); Air Traffic Control; ARRL band plan East versus West; Ham radio culture is largely courteous and civil; 220 net and 220 ops
Announcements: Technician license class starts tomorrow night; Net control schedule is up to date on the website; 145.31 system is known by KI4AD
K4LRG Sunday Night 0030z to 0059z
Topics: Heat, A/C, Saturday’s club meeting, The Comet, FT8 and Signalink USB, Soldering, Newly licensed, First time on the net, the Heat, 6am walking to avoid the heat, and so much more
WV8VAN – Van on an HT in Chantily
N7XUI – Stan on an HT
W4PSO – Mark and Gavin
KO4FIN – Brian on an HT (2nd antenna was booming; new ticket!!)
N4PDY – Mike
K2BFY – Henry
K0ZR – Jeff
K3WD – Bill
W0MPM – John
AD7FW – Roy
W3VAR – Chuck
W5ODJ – John
AB3KC – Collins (NC)
K4LRG Sunday Night 2030hrs to 2100hrs
Topics: station tear down and rebuild, multiple house and garage projects, home school, gramma school, satellites, homebrew antennas, LARG email reflector question, visiting family after months apart, dog cameo and news about a baby chick
Transmitters: 1 HT (5W from LOV), 8 Fixed Stations
AB3KC Collins (NC)
Easter Sunday Edition….
Topics tonight included Astron power supply upgrades, 10W mobile operation, Hatteras Island observations, and server dev ops supporting the JITSI open source videoconferencing tool (a more secure tool than zoom).
Announcements included an upcoming virtual club meeting next Saturday and a virtual Monday lunch meeting and the potential for a squall line weather event in the area early Monday morning. The net started at 8:30pm and closed around 8:50pm. Thanks for everyone who participated tonight.
AB3KC Collins (NC)
Happy Easter and Stay Safe and 73!