monday nights @ 21:00
145.145 to start :thumb:
I was wanting to, but the truck is outside and its doing a great impersonation of Minneapolis (Freakin cold brrrrrr)
If I can stay up that late, I'll be on. Due to FCC regulations I will be unable to give an accurate word for word run down of my road trip with Ige and Timm:eek:, but will do my best to relay the fun I had with them.
I'm gonna dink with the HT tonight. I did have the code messed up so now it should be set to 107.2.... So will it be Tightey Whiteys or Risey Suneys? :rolleyes:
Ok I just came back inside since no one else was talking.. UB I'll give you a call in a few if I don't hear ya on the radio.
KC0ZAF, KC0YRM, KC0ZAB, KC0ZIC (Ray, the fella who chatted on his VX-7R) and KD0CLY, good to hear you guys on the radio. UB, you especially were talkative! I think it might be handy to record one of those for the class as a teaching exercise. We didn't do anything particularly wrong, but I think a couple of things might be good to point out with these semi-impromptu nets.
The #4 thing, by leaving a short period before talking you give a breaking station the chance to announce his call sign and join in. Then the station with the floor should recognize the breaking station, just say his call sign and that you heard him, finish your thought and typically pass the control to him next. If you are the station that wants to join, just wait for a break, say your call sign and wait to be called. If you didn't hear who's all in the net, pass control back to the station that recognized you or just throw it back to the group and who's ever next should go ahead. If you listen you will hear a beep. This is called a repeater tail and it's purpose is to remind you to leave a brief pause to allow another station to break. That beep is usually about a second after the last station unkeyed his mic and that gives a period where no one is transmitting for you to break in. Get in the habit of waiting until the beep to key your mic, that's just a courteous thing to do.
Not trying to be all serious, just some pointers to keep everyone in the net. At some points the conversation become just two people, remember to say your thought and listen to other stations until it comes back around. Sometimes one station will have a specific question and that's perfectly fine. Break the rotation, ask your question and when the one-to-one topic is done, pass the net to someone who has not talked for a while. Imagine how we sit around for beers after a meeting. Picture asking the member next to you to talk and he passes the table to the next guy and so on. Same thing, just done on the radio.
Great advice! I got carried away as it was fun to actually rag chew with someone I knew! I'm sorry....rookie mistake. I'm still laughing at myself for getting tongue tied on my phonic alphabet on my Y! I laughed hard about that one! I use the phonic alphabet all the time as I'm always relating names or something to someone on the phone that spelling is important. :lmao::lmao::lmao:
I still cannot believe how clear Gray, KC0ZIC, cam across! He was hitting my mobile harder than even Nak did from his mobile! Obviously, he was close proximity to the repeater station!
I promise to take a chill pill next time! :rolleyes:
I plan on dinking with my mobile and HT and see if I can figure out the Cross Band repeat. Then I could fire a heck of a signal from the garage!
Thanks Dave. Were you on? I missed you. Probably wasn't paying close enough attention. :o Protocol/manners are important. I'm probably a little over eager myself, still.
Kevin was asking, here is the original article I used on building a J-pole antenna. I've got a bunch of twin lead if anyone wants some.
C--Charlie “CHAR-LEE” or “SHAR-LEE”
U--Uniform “YOU-NEE-FORM” or “OO-NEE-FORM”
0 - “ZEE-RO”
1 - “WUN”
2 - “TOO”
3 - “TH-UH-REE” or “TREE”
4 - “FOW-ER”
5 - “FI-IV” or “FIFE”
6 - “SIX”
7 - “SEV-EN”
8 - “ATE” or “A-IT”
9 - “NIN-ER”
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