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
80m – 3675 KHz on 03APR 2020 Open 0000Z Listening 3835 KHz for General class ops to check-in QNI: KG4UPR/M Bryan in DE S9 W3IP Mike +20 K8SYH Bill +5-10 W2YE Dick +10-15 AB3KC Collins S8 KoZR Jeff +15 W5ODJ John +10 KS1G Steve +15 K3WD Bill +10 N4PD Paul +20 KI2H Harry Purcellville S8 NC4S Gary NC +5 KJ4NXG Bob +10-15 AJ4TW Cameron in Greensboro NC KE4S Dave, net control Lots of participation tonight, filled with good comments and pleasant conversation. Great to hear the familiar voices as well as some new ones. Please join us next Thursday evening for another round.
Just for clarification the meeting will be held on our normally scheduled meeting date at our normal meeting time. I will try to open the virtual meeting approximately 15 minutes early (0815) so that folks can get settled in and comfortable with Zoom if they choose. Date : April 18th, 2020Time : 0830 Have a good night, Doug, K4AIU
We had good attendance and many new voices on the net tonight. For the 75-meter net we were on 3.675 Mhz while also listening to 3.838Mhz for General class checkins.
Those checking in were:
KG4UPR/M, Bryan (Delaware)
AB3KC, Collins *
N4PD, Paul *
KQ4CI, Evan *
KI2H, Harry *
W5ODJ, John * (NCS)
There were a variety of subject but most notable was the sheltering in place most of us are doing these days. Everyone’s signal was good and strong ranging from S9 to 40 over. The band was in great shape.
We meet every Thursday evening from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend with us. Once the 75-meter portion is over we move to 10 meters at 28.405 Mhz. Those with a * by their name also attended the 10 meter net.
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.
New information regarding the COVID-19 Virus and related closings, cancellations and recommendations has been rapidly evolving. I have also been contacted by several members who where either unable to attend or were concerned over the meeting tomorrow.
With that said, and out of an abundance of caution, I have decided to cancel tomorrows meeting. I do apologize for the late notice and for any inconvenience. Because this decision was reached so let please take a moment to ensure any fellow members that you have regular contact with are aware of the cancellation.
Sorry for the inconvenience but we want to look out for our members.