Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Winging it" on 40

We made all the preparations to get the net cranked up, everything was ready, but at the top of the hour, the BBC started broadcasting on 7.205 and wiped things out. So, as fast as we could, we found a open frequency and moved the net to 7.196.

Despite moving off our advertised frequency, folks eventually found us and ended up with a good number of check-ins. Our first Net on 40 meters brought in 10 check-ins, with a couple of returning callsigns. Of course, Dave W4DMH was on hand, but we'd like to say howdy to Bill, N5JXM over in Texas for his second visit. Some of the other calls also found us via the blog, or via the live report on NETLOGGER, but we also got some check-ins who found us just by hearing us when they tuned across the band. It was great to welcome them to the new net, as well as spread the news about the APN blog.

All in all, while it was touch n go at first, by "winging it", we got another great net on the books.

Here's the check-ins for tonights net:

KI4HEE Bob SC (Net Control)
K4IDN David FL
K4TN Cary FL

DON'T FORGET! Tune in on 20 Meters on 14.230, 9PM EST, Thursday night, when Dave W4DMH cranks up the net again.

'73 Bob KI4HEE

40 Meter APR Net Tonight!

This is short notice, but we will have a APR Net tonight on 40 meters.

Listen for it at 9PM EST on or around 7.205 MHz. Spread the word! Come early, stay late, bring a friend, hope conditions are good. We'll see you ON THE RADIO!

'73 KI4HEE Bob

PS... That's not actually me...the photo is really of the ham radio station of David Asbury,3ADT Philadelphia, PA, circa 1923

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73 W4DMH Dave
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