LARG Monday Night 220 MHz Net Report

As you likely know we meet on Monday evenings on the Frederick K3MAD 224.200 repeater (123 hz PL) for a 30 minute net. I am happy to report this Monday was my first check-in to this net. I finally got my HT working as it should on this frequency. It worked surprisingly well.

Those who checked in:

  • K2BFY, Henry (NCS)
  • W5ODJ, John

I’m glad I checked my HT. My battery is “swollen” so I need to repair that.

Thanks for running the net Henry!

73,

John
W5ODJ

2m Net Report for October 13, 2019

This is the post-net report for the most famous Sunday Night Net held by the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group on 2-Meters FM. Tonight the net was held on the 146.700 MHz (-) (No tone ) at 8:30 PM sharp. KN4AWT (Jim) was NCS for the evening.

Those who checked in were:

  • KN4AWT – Jim (NCS)
  • KC5CG – Gump
  • N2CV – Al*
  • KN4YOV – John*
  • N4PD – Paul
  • WA4TXE – Dave

* Signifies that the station was unintelligible or couldn’t be heard after checkin.

Conditions on the WA4TXE repeater were challenging. Only those within the Leesburg, VA area where able to be heard reliably by NCS. Dave, the owner of the repeater, was monitoring on the control line and explained that he is aware of the issues and needs to go onsite to make adjustments to the antenna connection. The net was closed at 8:49 PM.

LARG 40M Digital Watering Hole

There was a very informal digital net tonight on 40 meters at 7.07325 Mhz. Myself, W5ODJ, and John, W0MPM, had a nice chat on a very quiet band tonight. We started a little late at 19:33 local time and ended about 20:05.

John was loud and clear at my QTH with a SNR at or above 25dB the entire conversation with 100% copy.

Hope to see you on a digital net soon.

73,

John
W5ODJ

Tursday SSB Net Report 10 OCT 2019

80m – 3670 KHz on 11 OCT 2019 Open 0000Z
Listening 3815 KHz for General class ops to check-in
QNI:
K3WD Bill
KE4S Dave, net control

Called the net on 3670 to be clear of traffic just above our normal frequency. Signals good, but some QRN as background at S7. We talked a bit about the weather in the west, and about our antenna work. My tower is likely to be back in service in the next couple of days, so I should have it ready before winter storms arrive. This net is open for anyone to check in – please join us every Thursday at 8:00PM.
Closed 0015Z

10m – on 28.405 MHz
No net tonight. My wire antennas do not tune 10 meters, and nobody picked it up.
73 de Dave KE4S

Tuesday night CW Net

Every Tuesday evening from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM we get together on ±3.545 MHz for a local CW net.

We always say “All are welcomed and the net will slow to the most comfortable speed of all operators”. Well, guess who that was tonight? That’s right, me! My CW blows but I keep working at it!

And … I took up NCS duties because no one else called the net. Silly me.

In spite of my poor CW skills I was able to hold the net and copy 90% of what was said tonight. Normally I use my computer to help me but it busted tonight too so I was running solo for most of this. My hand keying is not too great but I managed. Hopefully others understood what I was trying to say.

My lack of skill didn’t keep the net from happening. These folks checked in tonight:

  • KE4S, Dave
  • K3WD, Bill
  • KT9N, Chris
  • W5ODJ, John (NCS)

Y’all have a great week!

73,

John
W5ODJ

LARG/ARISS/LCPS/FSMS – Test Setup v2

Steve (KS1G), Paulson (KG4TIH), Dave D, and Parker met early in the morning of Saturday, Oct 5th to setup all of the radio and A/V gear for the Farmwell Middle School Amateur Radio International Space Station contact occurring during the last week of October.

The setup shown below is a full radio, antenna, audio (radio operation, question students, and video computer), video, and streaming system.


Steve KS1G’s primary and backup radios plus a headphone amp (it’s total overkill) for him to control his headset monitor levels.
Main mixer, UPS, and a monitor for the streaming PC.

LARG/ARISS/LCPS/FSMS – Test Setup v1

Steve (KS1G), Paulson (KG4TIH), and Jeff (K0ZR) met early in the morning of Saturday, Sept 14th to setup all of the radio and A/V gear for the Farmwell Middle School Amateur Radio International Space Station contact occurring during the last week of October.


Paulson KG4TIH’s A/V gear and Steve KS1G’s radios setup and operational in a configuration similar to what will be used in late October for communication with the International Space Station.

Thursday HF SSB Net Report 3Oct2019

80m – 3675 KHz on 4 OCT 2019 Open 0000Z
Listening 3816 KHz for General class ops to check-in
QNI:
K3WD Bill
W0MPM John
KE4S Dave, net control

Closed 0017Z

10m – on 28.405 MHz
No net tonight. My antenna does not tune 10 meters, and nobody picked it up.