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

2M Net Rpt 3-14-2021

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

  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Mgr/Net Ctl
  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Alternate Net
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • WB6EFW Scott Ashburn
  • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
  • AF4LL Bill Falls Ch
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • W5ODJ John Lovettsville

K2BFY gave a reminder concerning the VA QSO Party being held next weekend. Further discussion of Traveling-Wave Tubes and Magnetrons. The Net was secured at 9 PM. 73

2M Net Rpt 3-7-2021

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

  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Mgr
  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Net Cntl
  • WB6EFW Scott Ashburn Alt Net Cntl
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • KO4MBI Eric Leesburg
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn
  • W4HCP Tom Leesburg
  • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville

K2BFY thanked the 2M Net team for continuing support. Kudos to WB6EFW and KO4MBI for upgrading to General, and to KO4MBI for first participation in a net. AB3KC made a very interesting report concerning a whistling incoming object which exploded at sunset Wednesday March 3, 2021 in the Waterford vicinity. Firefighters and LCSO Deputy responded, but there was no mention in the LCSO Incident Reports. A high powered commercial firework, or . . .? K0ZR reported poor HF band conditions. We’re all hoping for better as the solar cycle progresses. The net was secured at 9 PM. 73 KI4AD

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

2M Net Rpt 1-31-2021

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

  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn Net Cnt
  • WB6EFW Scott Alt Net Cnt
  • KN4RHW Rick Ashburn
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • K2BFY Henry Sterling
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • KD4HAX Joe Leesburg

Topics: Super Bowl 55 favorite. Picks included Buccaneers, Chiefs, anyone but Brady, Buffalo Bills, Lions, Washington, and don’t care. The Dulles Radio Winter Field Day and Covid vaccination progress was discussed. The Net was secured 9 PM. 73

2M Net Rpt 1-10-2021

The Sunday 2M net was convened at 8:30 PM local time 1-10-2021 on 145.31 77 Hz. Check Ins:

  • K2BFY Henry Sterling Net Cntl, Net Mgr
  • WB2UNA John Leesburg
  • K9CQB Damon Leesburg
  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • KS1G Steve Herndon
  • W4PMP Chris Ashburn
  • KI4AD Evan Ashburn
  • W4PSO Marc Ashburn
  • K0ZR Jeff Purcellville
  • KC3PIY Dietrich Germantown, MD
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • K6PS Paul Leesburg
  • KO4KFE Nick Ashburn
  • W5ODJ John Lovettsville
  • W6SJ Dave Sterling
  • AC3CW Mark Frederick, MD

Information was requested about the outdoor Dulles Radio Winter Field Day 2 PM local Jan 30 through 2 PM local Jan 31 in Ashburn. Info can be found at www.ki4ad.org. KO4KFE was congratulated for his first On the Air Contact today, as was KC3PIY for his first On the Air Digital Contact today on 145.31. Information was exchanged regarding JPole antennae and propane heat for garage and shed. The net was secured at 9:14. 73 KI4AD

LARG 2M Sun Net Rpt 12-27-2020

The Net was convened 8:30 PM local on 145.31 77 Hz. KI4AD was net control. Check Ins:

  • N4PDY Mike Sterling
  • AB3KC Collins Waterford
  • KM4EGM Luke Leesburg
  • K2BFY Henry Sterling
  • K3WD Bill Lovettsville

N4PDY discussed his candidacy for LARG Pres. Don’t forget to have your membership dues up to date so you can vote in the next Club meeting. K2BFY discussed 2M calling frequencies and repeater coordination. The Net was secured at 8:49. This is the last 2M net for 2020. 73 & Happy New Year 2021!

220 Net Rpt 12-21-2020

The Net was convened 8 PM local on repeater 224.2 123 Hz. KI4AD was the Net Control Operator.

Check Ins: K4FW Jim Leesburg

The Net was secured at 8:08. Merry Christmas, Best Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year! 73 KI4AD

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

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.