There were 3 participants of the digital net tonight:
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:
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.
We had 12 check in to the 8:30pm Sunday net on 145.31 MHz.
KI4AD Evan N4PDY Mike KK4AHY John KO4NMN Kevin W3VAR Chuck KO4OCN Mike K3WD Bill KO4PXG John W4PMP Chris W6SJ Dave KO4MBI Eric 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.
Thursday SSB Net 28 MAY 2021 open 0000Z on 3675 Khz Listen 3823 for General class ops QNI 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 QNI 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
Paulson KG4TIH’s half-duplex Wires-X located in Sterling, Va is online for use as a half-duplex Wires-X node. By default it’s in the VA-Sterling room (usually empty). Use Wires-X from your radio to move it to the room of your choice!
Frequency: 145.785 (Simplex) C4FM ID: 00 (required for C4FM/Wires-X) Location: Sterling, Va, USA Grid Square: FM19ha Station Call: KG4TIH WIRES-X Node: KG4TIH-ND3 (71429) Default Room: VA-Sterling (28558) Transmit Power: 40w Coordination: N/A