LARG Sunday Night 2-Meter Net Report

The most famous 2 meter net was held at it’s normal time tonight. There were 11 people who could make the time to check in:

  • WB2UNA, John
  • AD7FW, Roy
  • N4PDY, Mike
  • AK2M, Kevin
  • AB3KC, Collins
  • K2BFY, Henry
  • KN4HOZ Steve
  • K3WD, Bill
  • KS1G, Steve
  • KO4HHU, Billy
  • W5ODJ, John
  • No formal traffic was received or transmitted. Some discussion around the upcoming winter weather, the Geminid meteor shower peak tonight, satellite ops trailer, drone assisted antenna installation, working and school from home.

    The next net is tomorrow at 8pm on 220mhz. Check out the web site for the latest information on that net.

    Everyone have a great week.



    2M Net Rep 12-6-2020

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

    • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
    • W3VAR Chuck Landsdown
    • W4PSO Mark & Grace Ashburn
    • K2BFY Henry Sterling
    • AB3KC Collins Waterford
    • KN4HOZ Steve Sterling
    • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
    • W5ODJ John Lovettsville
    • KC4RCR Rousseau Berryville

    W5ODJ has posted instructions for the Digital Watering Hole, held Sunday nights 7:30. The net was secured at 8:58 73 KI4AD

    Net Report – Thursday SSB 3 Dec 2020

    80m – 3675 KHz on 04DEC 2020 Open 0100Z
    Listening 3815 KHz for General class ops to check-in
    K3WD Bill
    W5ODJ John
    K0ZR Jeff
    W0MPM John
    KE4S Dave, Net Control
    Closed 0122Z

    10m – on 28.405 MHz open 0124Z
    W0MPM John
    W5ODJ John
    K3WD Bill
    KE4S Dave, NCS
    Closed 0129Z

    Conditions on 80m not the best tonight. We had good conversation anyway about our recent individual ham activities. Conditions on 10m were much better. Thanks to all who checked in, and we hope to have others join us next week.

    2M Net Rep 11-29-2020

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

    • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Cntl
    • W5ODJ John Lovettsville
    • W3VAR Chuck Leesburg
    • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
    • KI4AD Evan Ashburn
    • W4PSO Marc Ashburn
    • AB3KC Collins Waterford
    • KO4JCH Jeff Leesburg

    Tubes were discussed. Tube night at 3938 Khz 8 PM, you need at least 3 tubes. Russian tubes. Audio Tubes. The net was secured at 8:55. W5ODJ followed the net with an excellent discussion of HF Digital for the Digital Water Hole Net, 7:30 PM Sundays.

    2M Net Rep 11-22-2020

    The net was convened at 8:30 PM local on 14531 77 Hz. Check Ins:

    • WB2UNA John Leesburg
    • W4PSO Marc Mobile Ashburn
    • K5KVX Ray Aldie
    • K2BFY Henry Sterling
    • AB3KC Collins Waterford
    • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
    • KD4NYX Wendy Leesburg
    • KD4HAX Joe Leesburg
    • W5ODJ John Lovettsville
    • KD4BK Barry Sterling
    • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Net Ctl

    Discussions included the excellent presentation at the last LARG meeting by Bob Heil of Heil Sound, what we’re having for Thanksgiving dinner, and to make sure and get your dues in by Jan 1, 2021. The net was secured at 8:50. 73 & Happy Thanksgiving!

    2M Net Rep 11-15-2020

    The net was convened at 8:30 PM Local.  Check Ins:

    • W4PSO       Marc     Net Cntl            Ashburn
    • K2BFY         Henry    Alt Net Cntl    Sterling
    • N4PDY        Mike      Sterling
    • AK2M          Kevin     Great Falls
    • KN4HOZ   Steve     Potomac Falls
    • AB3KC      Collins   Waterford
    • W3VAR    Chuck    Landsdown
    • KI4AD        Evan      Ashburn
    • WA3UEA  Lukas   Arlington
    • W5ODJ      John     Lovetsville
    • Gavin         (W4PSO Cntl Op)

    There was general discussion of the historic SpaceX Crew-1 launch.  N4PDY announced that there would be a special guest presenting at the next LARG meeting.  Bob Heil, of Heil Sound, will discuss microphones.  AK2M demonstrated the Icom 750 to Boy Scouts.  There will be no LARG Holiday Party next month, but there will be a LARG monthly meeting.   The net was secured at 9:02 local.

    W2YE Shack Sale

    The following are for sale from SK LARG Member Dick’s (W2YE) estate:

    Manufacturer    Model    Description
    ICOM       IC-706 MK II G    HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver
    ICOM       IC-756PRO III    HF/50MHz All Mode Transceiver
    ICOM       IC-756    HF/50MHz All Band Transceiver
    Alpha`       ETO 91B     HF Linear Amplifier
    ICOM       IC-7600    HF/50MHz Transceiver
    Hallicrafters    S-85  Receiver
    National    NC300    Shortwave receiver
    Viking       Valiant II Transmitter  
    Emtron       DX-3    HF Linear Amplifier
    Heathkit     SB-1000    Linear Amplified
    Heathkit     SB-200    Linear Amplifier
    Coax Cable    Free! Lengths to 150′. Andrew 1/2″ heliax, LMR400, RG-213U

    Contact Col Miller

    Net Report – Thursday HF SSB 12 NOV 2020

    80m – 3675 KHz on 13NOV 2020 Open 0100Z
    Listening 3816 KHz for General class ops to check-in
    K8SYH Bill
    K3WD Bill
    W5ODJ John
    W0MPM John
    KE4S Dave, Net Control
    Conditions much better tonight than the Tuesday CW net.
    Closed 0121Z

    10m – on 28.405 MHz open 0122Z
    W5ODJ John
    W0MPM Gracie (with John)
    K3WD Bill
    KE4S Dave, NCS
    John MPM had some help for this one.
    Closed 0128Z

    Tuesday Slow CW Net 10 NOV 2020

    Check-ins tonight from Bill K8SYH, Jeff K0ZR, Dave KE4S, Chris KT9N, and a welcome to new member Brian W1FOX. Conditions not very good tonight so we chatted briefly about the CW Sweepstakes contest over the weekend and closed down. Please join us next week – the low bands should be improving in the coming weeks.

    2M Net Rep 11-1-2020

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

    • N0JSD John Alt Net Ctl
    • WB2UNA John
    • K2BFY Henry
    • N4PDY Mike
    • W3VAR Chuck
    • AB3KC Collins
    • K3WD Bill
    • W4HCP Tom
    • KI4AD Evan Net Ctl

    Kudos to N4PDY and the LARG Education Committee for graduating another class of Technicians! Steady winds of 20 MPH gusting to 50 MPH were a good test of antenna stability. The net was secured at 8:46. 73 & Thanks to all who checked in, hope to hear you next week!