Thanksgiving Net Tonight!
I am sending everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
I will be doing a Rag chewing net for anyone that needs a break from the relatives. We will start taking check-ins on 444.475 at 7:30pm local and will be going till 8:15ish. If I am not on by 7:30 then start rag chewing with out me. I will go longer then if needed.
73 DE KCØTJ
WFD January 28th – 29th… 1pm – 1pm
What is WFD?
A 24hr emergency radio exercise to contact all of the USA and Canada.
To practice our skills, and play with the radios. To get out of the house, eat some food, and have a eyeball QSO with friends.
Who can operate? Anyone.
Do I need to get on-the-air to participate?
No. We need people to log contacts, make goodies ready to eat, visit with the public, keep us awake, & set-up the equipment.
7000 Nicollet Ave basement of the community center.
Can I bring my own equipment?
Yes, but it must be approved by Lucas KD∅KNU our event chairperson.
Please plan ahead for this event.
KEØGZT here with a tip for a good upcoming Nat Geo film… and a good Ham-related e-newsletter/blog.
The current issue of the e-newsletter Calling CQ is below.
–from Calling CQ:
‘…The National Geographic channel announced the release of the short film Before Mars the story of twin Korean American teenage girls who move to a new town with their military mom. Hana finds a ham radio and with the help of an Elmer, successfully makes contact with an astronaut on the International Space Station. In the story, that feat helps inspire the sisters to pursue careers in space exploration—one as an astronaut on the Mars mission, the other as an official at Mission Control.’
The Nat Geo film looks to be a great one. Check out the trailer in the above link.
The author of Calling CQ, is Jeff Davis and I’ve been following his blog (different from the e-newsletter) for about a month, plus lots of his previous posts. His blog can be found at Jeff Davis, KE9V.
See you at the RARC mtg. next week.
73, Mike, KEØGZT
Thanks Mike for this information. I will be watching this short film.
A Basic Club Net (A scheduled over-the-air meeting.)
- Secure the frequency using your call and club call.
- Everyone checks in with the net controller only.
- Controller gets any & all announcements & share it.
- Controller calls & takes all check-ins.
- The controller repeats any relevant information as necessary.
- Controller give thanks to City of Richfield public safety & RARC near the end.
- Controller gives our club’s website for more information just before ending.
- The controller clears with both the club’s call & their call to return the frequency to normal use.
A Closed Net (This is very similar above, but access is restricted.)
- Secure frequency or Frequencies with your call, name, and the club call.
- Give net rules & procedures to the closed net.
- Start taking check-ins by one of these possible methods. (Always answer emergency check-ins)
- Off a list of a call signs only.
- Ask for check-ins with only reportable conditions.
- Ask for check-ins only related to the net.
- Ask for check-ins related to the event only.
- Break periodically to get people to respond.
- Repeatedly state the net rules & procedures and identify that you are doing a closed net and remind all others to stand by until the net is complete please.
- Give updates and all relevant information as needed.
- Give your ID, name & the club’s ID often.
- Give thanks to RARC and the Richfield City Public Safety for the use of it’s repeaters.
- When done remind the people that the repeater is open now to regular amatuer use and clear using WØRRC call and your Call.
A Roundtable (A group of 3 or more operators talking about any topics.)
- Secure frequency using your call.
- Have a topic or topics to talk about.
- Invite others to join in.
- operators can come or go at anytime.
- operators should rotate with others giving everyone a chance to comment.
- We ask to share any club information.
- The roundtable ends when any of the last three operators remaining clear.
Our nets and Roundtables are open to all. They start at 8pm every Thursday on our UHF repeater 444.475 with a tone of 118.8
If special events are going on we will make additional changes as needed.
Anyone can do roundtable at anytime because all it takes 3 or more people talking together. (aka a partyline over the radio.)
I double dog dare you! To make the biggest ham radio roundtable.
If you want to volunteer email me at… email@example.com
Link to this Blog if you love the Outdoors and Ham Radio fun. This is one of our members Blog. www.BackCountryJournal.net