Sun 2M Net Report 8-23-2020

The net was convened at 8:30 PM local on 145.31 77 Hz. There were 8 check ins, plus net control

  • NE3R Joe Frederick, MD
  • W3VAR Chuck Leesburg
  • W0MPM John Leesburg
  • KQ4CI Evan Ashburn
  • K9CQB Damon Leesburg
  • K2BFY Henry Sterling
  • WB9RXB Tom North of Leesburg
  • W4EDF Ed Alexandria
  • W4PSQ Marc Ashburn (Net Control)

Topics included driving on a parkway and parking on a driveway, hand held RF responsive AC power relays (undesired), physical activity in the wake of the Covid-19 paunch, and the upcoming Light Up 2M Simplex event on August 30 6-8 PM local time. The net was secured at 8:54 PM local time.

Sun 2 Meter Net Rpt 5-31-2020

  • KQ4CI Evan Ashburn Handheld Net Control
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn Alternate Net with Gavin
  • N3NAT Nathan Sterling Handheld
  • WB2UNA John Leesburg
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Manager
  • W0MPM John Leesburg
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
  • KC4RCR Rousseau Manassas Mobile
  • KO4DUX John Ashburn Handheld

Gavin joined Uncle Marc on the net. Congrats to Nathan for his new cool vanity call, N3NAT. In light of the flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, much interesting information was exchanged on the experiences of the group with various launches. Congrats to Jeff on his excellent CW contest performance! The net was secured at 9:04 PM Local. Thanks to all who participated, and we look forward to hearing you all on the air again. 73 KQ4CI

Sun 5-24-2020 2 M Net Log

  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn Net Cntl
  • K3PTC Pat Appalachian Trail
  • AK2M Kevin Herndon
  • KQ4CI Evan Ashburn
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • KB3TSE Kurt Bluemont
  • W0MPM John Leesburg

The net was convened at 8:30 PM local. Pat K3PTC related his fun hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail on his handy from the Garvey shelter, where he was staying for the night. Kevin AK2M discussed a video he was making for VDF, and that he’d share it if possible. The net was secured at 8:55 local by Gavin. Note: 77 Hz tone is used on the input, and is also on the output of 145.31. If you turn it on for your receive as well as transmit, you can get cleaner reception.

2M Net Report 5-10-2020

Check Ins:

  • AB3KC Collins Net Control
  • KQ4CI Evan Alt Net RCO
  • KO4DHC Nathan
  • N4PDY Mike
  • K2BFY Henry
  • AI4ID Sean
  • W4PSO Marc & Gavin
  • K0ZR Jeff

Good topics of conversation. It was great to hear Gavin on, we look forward to him getting his ticket. Gavin requested and received info on ARISS. Jeff gave good update on CW contesting. Net was secured at 9:02 PM local. 73

2M Net Report 5-3-2020

Check Ins:

  • AK2M Kevin Herndon
  • K2BFY Henry Sterling
  • WB2UNA John Leesburg
  • KC4RCR Rousseu Front Royal
  • AI4ID Sean Leesburg
  • KD4HAX Joe Leesburg
  • K4AIU Doug Chantilly
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • KN4BHN Chris Aldee
  • K9CQB Damon Leesburg
  • W5ODJ John Lovettsville
  • W0GBG Brian Bluemont
  • KO4DDA Paul Ashburn
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • K4JB Jim Ashburn
  • KQ4CI Evan Ashburn Alt Net Cntl, Rptr Cntl Op
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn Net Control

It was a superbly directed, fun, and well attended net tonight. K2BFY submitted proof that the “Earth is Flat” proponents are wrong. If correct, cats would have knocked everything off the edge. Proper location for additional grounding rods was discussed. We have possible volunteers to re-institute the LARG balloon flights, which will be discussed with management. One ham was operating from his basement without outside antenna, which was a good idea considering the lightning storms passing through. The net was secured at 9:09 PM local.

LARG 2M Net 4-26-2020

Check ins:

  • KN4PIZ Patrick Herndon
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • KC3B Steve Ashburn
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn
  • N3XZX Chris Leesburg
  • N4KWP Lewis Oak Hill
  • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • K9CQB Damon Leesburg
  • KD7VIX Scott Ashburn
  • W5ODJ John Lovettsville
  • KO4BKA Joe Sterling
  • KQ4CI Evan Ashburn

The net was closed at 8:48. Feel free to join the Loudoun ARES net at 8:30 PM Tues and SPARCnet at 6:30 Wed on 145.31 77 Hz. 73 KQ4CI

LARG 2M Net 4-5-2020

The net commenced at 8:30 PM local.

  • N4PDY Mike
  • WB2UNA John
  • KI4FWB Kurt
  • K0ZR Jeff
  • AB3KC Collins
  • K4ZNK Bob
  • K4AIU Doug
  • W5ODJ John
  • AB3KC Collins
  • K3WD Bill
  • K2BFY Henry Net Manager & Net Control
  • KQ4CI Evan Alternate Net Control & Repeater Control Operator

Discussions included Zoom for the next LARG meeting, and the fact that masks are illegal in VA. The net was closed at 9:03 local. Thanks again to K2BFY for taking the net and taking on 2M net manager. Don’t forget the 220 net tomorrow. 73 KQ4CI

LARG Sun Night 2M Net Report 3-29-2020

  • WB2UNA John
  • N4PDY Mike
  • AB3KC Collins
  • K2BFY Henry
  • KN4ZVM Dave
  • KN4PIZ Patrick
  • W2NRM Nelson
  • KN4RXT Seth
  • KQ4CI Evan

Thanked Henry K2BFY for taking on LARG 2M Net Manager position. Congrats to KN4ZVM on new license. Recommended EFHW-8010-2K with heavy wire upgrade for unobtrusive HF antenna. 73 Evan KQ4CI

LARG Sun Night 2 Meter Net Report

The Net was convened at 2030 hours local. Check Ins:

  • KG4TIH Paulson Sterling
  • KI4FWB Kurt Lovettsville
  • K4JB Jim Ashburn
  • WB2UNA John Leesburg
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • KS1G Steve Herndon
  • KD4HAX Joe Leesburg
  • AB3KC Collins Lovettsville
  • KQ4CI Evan Ashburn

Discussed bringing the WiresX AmericaLink UHF repeater back up with Paulson. Mike passed on that the Dayton Hamvention had been cancelled. Depressing to think that the Covid-19 debacle will last until mid May. Joe covered the role of the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps in the Covid-19 war, and that there are now two strains, SARS-CoV-2 S which is the original zoogenic virus, and SARS-CoV-2 M, which has evolved to better match the human genome, and is thus more dangerous to us. Darwin wins. Emergency Response Teams are preparing for a 5 month activation. More up to date scientific information will be provided on the DMT Net, 145.31 77 Hz this Tuesday at 7 PM.

73 Evan KQ4CI

LARG 2M Net 3-8-2020

The LARG Sunday Night 2M net was convened at 8:30 PM Local.

Check Ins:

  • WB2UNA, John
  • K4JB, Jim
  • N4PDY, Mike
  • W5ODJ, John
  • KQ4CI , Evan

We discussed Spring Forward time, preparations for Spring, the LARG Extra Class exam, and possible site for the best Holiday event, the LARG Holiday party.

73 Evan KQ4CI