2M Net Rpt 7-25-2021

The Net was convened at 8:30 PM local on 145.31 77 Hz. Check Ins:

  • KI4AD Evan Net Cnt Handheld Ashburn
  • KO4NMN Kevin Handheld Leesburg
  • K4BCR Danny Mobile Leesburg
  • W3VAR Chuck Base Landsdown
  • W4HCP Tom Base Lovettsville
  • KO4QVQ Rick Handheld Ashburn
  • K3WD Bill Base Lovettsville

The net was secured at 8:48. 73

Sunday 2m Net Report 2021-07-04

The Net was convened 8:30 PM local on Dulles Radio Club repeater KI4AD 145.31 77 Hz. Check Ins:

  • N4PDY Mike
  • K9CQB Damon
  • W3VAR Chuck
  • W4HCP Tom
  • K3WD Bill
  • AB3KC Collins (Net Control)

Happy July 4th to all!

Club meeting (virtual) 3rd Saturday of July. Leesburg 4th of July parade was today. 13 Colonies special event this week. The K2B special event station is Virginia and some of our members are operating it. The net was closed at 8:46pm. 73

Thursday HF net report.

The Thursday net was called at 20:00 local time. Those who participated:

AB3KC *Collins
K3WD *Bill
W0MPM *John
W5ODJ *John
* indicates those who also checked in on 10 meters

Topics were Field Day, 13 Colonies, the recent local weather and PVRC among others. The band was in good shape and signals were strong in spite of the storms and static crashes.

We continued our discussion to 10 meters at 28.405 mHz. That band was in decent shape too.

It was good to hear everyone on the air tonight.



2M Net Rpt 6-27-2021

The Net was convened 8:30 PM local on Dulles Radio Club repeater KI4AD 145.31 77 Hz. Check Ins:

  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Cnt, Net Mgr
  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Alt Net Cnt
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
  • W3VAR Chuck Leesburg
  • KO4ANI Mike Leesburg
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • K5KVX Ray Aldie
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • KO4NMN Kevin Leesburg
  • KD4HAX Joe Leesburg

The topic on this Field Day weekend was “What did you do on Field Day 1957”. K2BFY described his 1957 field day using a 2M AM Gonset. Others talked about what they did this Field Day. The traffic jams coming back from the beach were also discussed. 73

2M Net Rpt 6-20-2021

The Net was convened 8:30 PM local on Dulles Radio Club repeater 145.31 77 Hz. Check Ins:

  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Net Cnt
  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Alt Net Cnt
  • K1NSA Brian Leesburg Hand Held
  • K9CQB Damon Leesburg Mobile
  • W3VAR Chuck Leesburg Base
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville Base
  • W4PMP Chris Ashburn Base
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford Base
  • KD4HAX Joe Leesburg Base
  • W5ODJ John Base

The topic on this Father’s Day: ” Is/was your Father a Ham, and if not, what was his favorite hobby?” The LARG meeting Saturday was in person. Hopefully, they will continue to be. 73

Thursday SSB Net Report 17 Jun 2021

Thursday SSB Net 18 JUN 2021
open 0000Z on 3675 KHz
Listen 3816 for General class ops
K3WD Bill
KoZR Jeff
N4PD Paul
KE4S Dave, net control
closed 0020Z

Open on 28.405 MHz at 0021Z
K3WD Bill
N4PD Paul
KO4NMN Kevin
KE4S Dave, net control
closed 0030Z
Great conditions on both bands tonight: 75m quiet, 10m open to VP9. Don’t forget the LARG meeting on Saturday AM, followed shortly by the Stew Perry Topband Challenge contest on 160m CW.

Digital and 2m net reports Sunday June 06, 2021

There were 3 participants of the digital net tonight:

  1. K3WD, Bill
  2. KG4TIH, Paulson
  3. W5ODJ, John

We had a nice long digital chat on various topics including what was being planned for Field Day 2021. Paulson is working on a remote 2D station to contribute to FD this year. Also talked about birds and bees, neighbors, long walks, grounding rods that don’t want to go into the ground (surprise) and many other things.

The 2 meter net was attended by 9 folks tonight. Lots of new hams using their license to share some time with all fo us. Those included:

  1. KO4NMN, Kevin
  2. KO4OCN, Mike
  3. K3WD, Bill
  4. KO4QVQ, Rick
  5. KI4AD, Evan
  6. AB3KC, Collins
  7. KD4HAX, Joe
  8. KF4UUX, Earl
  9. W5ODJ, John

As with the digital net we covered a range of topics from learning CW for Field Day 2021 to politics. It was good to hear all the new hams on tonight. I wish we didn’t have to mess with COVID and could have a Field Day like the good ole days. Hopefully this will sort out this year and we can get back to normal.

Everyone have a great week. See you on one of the nets coming up.


Thursday SSB Net June 3 2021

Thursday SSB Net 04 JUN 2021
open 0000Z on 3675 KHz
Listen 3813 for General class ops
KE4S Dave
W5ODJ John
K8SYH Bill, net control
closed 0021Z

Open on 28.405 MHz at 0022Z
W5ODJ John
K3WD Bill
KE4S Dave, net control
closed 0040Z

Sunday 2m Net Report 2021-05-30

We had 12 check in to the 8:30pm Sunday net on 145.31 MHz.

KI4AD Evan
N4PDY Mike
KO4NMN Kevin
W3VAR Chuck
K3WD Bill
W4PMP Chris
W6SJ Dave
AB3KC Collins (Net Control)

Monday will be the first in person luncheon at Wegman’s in Leesburg (1130hrs). We discussed the MFJ 849 watt meter; operating digital on 6m; Chuck was looking for help operating satellites; announcement for 6m net on Wednesday; antenna talk; and plans for showing our gratitude on Memorial Day.

Be Safe! Have a great week!

Thursday SSB Net 27 May 2021

Thursday SSB Net 28 MAY 2021
open 0000Z on 3675 Khz
Listen 3823 for General class ops
K3WD Bill
K8SYH Bill
KoZR Jeff
N4PD Paul
NZ2K Paul, NJ
KE4S Dave, net control
Very nice signals on this band tonight.
closed 0030Z

Open on 28.405 at 0031Z
N4PD Paul
Ko4FBM Jose, FL
K3WD Bill
KE4S Dave, net control
10 meters is open to FL this evening!
closed 0045Z
Summertime signals are coming to life in the evening as Solar Cycle 25 starts climbing. Join us next Thursday if you want to get an introduction to HF operations. 73 de Dave KE4S