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.


2M Net Rpt 5-23-2021

The Net was convened at 8:30 PM local on 145.31 77 Hz by Henry K2BFY Net Mgr/Net Cntl. Check Ins:

  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • W5ODJ John Lovettsville
  • KO4OCN Mike Landsdowne
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn
  • KO4NMN Kevin Leesburg
  • KG4RRN Bob Charles Town, WV

73, Henry

2M Net Rpt 5-16-2021

The Net was convened at 8:30 PM local on 145.31 77 Hz by Henry K2BFY Net Mgr/Net Cntl. Check Ins:

  • KI4AD Evan
  • N4PDY Mike
  • W4HCP Tom
  • AK2M Kevin
  • K0ZR Jeff
  • K3WD Bill
  • KO4OCN Mike
  • KO4NMN Kevin
  • KO4PXG John
  • AB3KC Collins
  • K4BCR Danny

Anyone interested in being net control feel free to contact me. 73 Henry

Sunday Nets Report May 9, 2021

Hi. We had good nets tonight. I was NCS for both the digital net and the 2m net. Those that checked in are as follows:


  1. AB3KC, Collins
  2. K3WD, Bill
  3. W5ODJ, John (NCS)


  1. N4PDY, Mike
  2. K2BFY, Henry
  3. WB6EFW, Scott
  4. K4BCR, Danny
  5. K0ZR, Jeff
  6. K3WD, Bill
  7. KO4MBI, Eric
  8. KO4PXG, John
  9. KO4OCN, Mike
  10. K4JB, Jim
  11. AD7FW, ROy
  12. KI4AD, Evan
  13. KO4NLY, Jason
  14. W5ODJ, John (NCS)

Some of the topics included:

NSS Station Towers (1200 feet tall)

There were two people who checked in for the first time (K45BCR and KO4NCY). Welcome to both of you guys. Hope to hear you on this and other nets in the future.

2021 13 Colonies Event

Everyone have a good week.



Sunday 2m net

The net was convened at 8 PM local.
Net Control: Henry K2BFY
Alternate Net: Evan KQ4CI
Check Ins: Doug KM4GC

We covered MUFON reports 105762 and 106118, which of course lead to discussions of SPS-10, SPS-40, and other search radars.

Net Secured: 830 PM local

2M Net 2021-05-02

8:30 pm EDT to 9:00 pm EDT on 145.310 MHz.

9 Checkins:

WB6EFW Scott
K3WD Bill
K2BFY Henry
KO4IIT Richard
AB3KC Collins (nc)

Warmer weather and windy storms; Recently licensed hams; K3WD’s antenna is now at 40′; Banshee Reeks hiking; One Loudoun Mysterious closed parking deck; Virginia traffic net morse code roger beeps (n, wx, …); Growing veggies all year round in the hoop garden; Icom 7100; Digital Watering Hole net; SCHEDs: Collins and Bill setup an OLIVIA 8/500 sched for Wed at 8pm on 7.07325 MHz

Thursday SSB Net 15 Apr 2021

Thursday SSB Net 16 APR 2021
Open 0000Z on 3675 Khz
Listen 3827 for General class ops
N4PD Paul
K3WD Bill
N1RM Rick
K2LEK Mike, Nantucket Is.
W5ODJ John
K0ZR Jeff
KE4S Dave, net control
closed 0029Z

Open on 28.405 at 0030Z
W5ODJ John
N1RM Rick
KO4NMN Kevin
KE4S Dave, net control
closed 0039Z

2M Net Rpt 4-11-2021

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
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn Alt Alt Net Cnt
  • KO4IIT Richard Leesburg First analog contact
  • KN4SYT Matt Sterling
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
  • KO4MBI Eric Leesburg
  • KO4OCN Mike Leesburg
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • KN4HOZ Steve Potomac Falls
  • KD4HAX Joe Leesburg

Prior to the Net, KO4IIT made his first analog radio contact on the repeater. Earlier in the morning, he made his first radio contact on the Dulles Radio DMR repeater. It’s good to hear all the recent licensees on the Net. It was announced that Scott WB6EFW has become the Loudoun ARES Emergency Coordinator. Scott also donated the DMR repeater now on the air, and a 220 repeater work in progress. N4PDY gave a reminder regarding the upcoming LARG meeting this Saturday. The net was secured at 9 PM. 73

2M Net 3-28-2021

Net was held 8:30 PM local on 145.31 77 Hz. Check Ins:

  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Mgr/Cnt
  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Alt Net Cnt
  • WB2UNA John Leesburg
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling Pres
  • W3HDB Dan Bethesda
  • K9CQB Damon Leesburg
  • KO4MBI Eric Leesburg
  • KM4HRR Brendan Reston Dir NVFMA
  • KG7KQN Nick

WB2UNA reported 20M contacts on new antenna. N4PDY reported successful vaccinations for himself and wife. Thanks to W3HDB for coming in from Bethesda MD. KM4HRR confirmed 77 Hz tone for NVFMA, and 110.9 Hz for VWS. The Net was secured at 8:50. 73

220 Net Rpt 2-1-2021

The LARG 220 Net was convened 8 PM local on the K3MAD Repeater 224.2 123 Hz. Check Ins:

  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Cnt
  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Alt Net Cnt
  • AC3EW Mark Frederick, MD

Topics discussed included USN search and height finder radars, along with a possible 220 repeater in Ashburn. The net was secured at 8:48. 73