Sunday, August 23, 2009


Once again the 160 meter band was in a good mood tonite for the APRN net. We had 9 check ins including the net control station. Those that checked in were W4DMH, Dave in West Virgina; KI4HEE, Bob in S.Carolina; NW8I, Del in Ohio; N8NMJ, Mike in Maryland; W2GZB, Dan in New Jersey; N8BIT, Dave in Michigan; N4QNT,Art in N.Carolina; W1HHN, Walt in Massachusetts. We had some great discussion and comments about Prepping and issues related to the subject of emergency communications. It is interesting to meet new operators that are like minded and willing to share during the net. So with that, we're gonna catch our breath and put the hinge back together on the foot pedal!!!!!
Until next week, Same time, Same Frequency, This is K7DLB, your net control station for the APRN 160m net Saying 73 and have a GREAT week!!!!!


  1. Glad to hear that you all had a great night and glad that the conversation was so interesting!
    Keep up the good work guys!

  2. I just wish we could impress on the masses the importance of preping now rather than waiting until the stores close to start thinking about it.

    and it would be nice to have a few more prepers in the northern states, we will get hit sooner or later too.

  3. Kymber: Thanks as always my friend

    Anon: I also wish the masses would get our message. A little tip click the I'm A Prepper Are You and take the challenge by using the email button or leaving a comment either one. This will go a long way to helping to get the message out to the masses.

  4. I would think that the 80 meter and 160 meter band would work better for a general prep net for local US nets. I am sure world wide would be another band. Over the years I have found 20 and 40 meters to be hit and miss at best. and conditions change so you never know from one transmission to the next if you will make it. Still not sure how to use all the stuff here on the page( I am a little computer slow) so that is why I posted as Anonymous


  5. ScoutMaster!!!

    Thanks for your thoughts!! And, don't worry about being computer slow. That's half the fun of it. I drive my computer absolutely CRAZY!!!!! Explore the site, check in on the nets(or just listen in!!!!) and keep checking back for news and info!!!!!

  6. Scout Master
    Trust me the computer thing is hard for me as well. I like to refer to myself as a analog guy living in a digital world. The one thing you can count on is change here as we try different things. The other thing is we will keep trying until we get it right. At the moment none of us that run nets have a amp so that does make it a little tough but one day we hope to change that. For now we will keep trying and push forward with what we have. It will get better as we go. If I can be of any help feel free to email me and I will do the best I can. The button on the right will open your default email program with my email address or you can type this wvsantaclaus@aol.com
    Hope that helps.

  7. Sounds Good, and looks good:

    One thing you should be ready for is on 80 meters there is not as much room as there is on 160 meters. What I have found is it is hard to find a place to have a net where you don't run into an bunch of old timers. that feel that they own the frequency because they have been there for 150 years. We tryed to set up a net a while back, But it is a good place to give good coverage for the parts of the country we are looking at.

    I will be there if I can


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