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Posted: 7/27/2006 5:39:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2006 6:02:02 PM EDT by KG5S]
The ARFCOM ham radio net is growing, if you haven't checked in with us please do soon !

Thursday 0100 Z
7.261

73's all........
Link Posted: 7/27/2006 5:49:49 PM EDT
I was there COOL
Link Posted: 7/27/2006 5:51:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/27/2006 5:54:54 PM EDT
We had 10 check in on the net tonight, next week we need a few more.....
Link Posted: 7/27/2006 6:11:14 PM EDT
Here is the monitoring protocol as it stands:
0100 to 0105 Z -- monitor ARFCOM 40m SSB calling freq (7.245 & 7.261 are in consideration*) We've pretty much settled on 7.261...
0105 to 0110 Z -- monitor 14.283, ARFCOM 20m SSB calling freq
0110 to 0115 Z -- monitor 3.900, ARFCOM 80m SSB calling freq
Link Posted: 7/27/2006 7:07:08 PM EDT
Just a note of clarification, the monitoring protocol is in effect every day but Thursday -- it's basically a sked where you listen on that schedule as often as possible. Gives us a chance to make contact with our fellow Arf'ers in the event of trouble.

Thursdays are net nights as KG5S noted -- just meet on 7.261 and if condx are too bad to hold the net, then we might try our other bands/freqs.

Very cool head-count tonight. Exciting to see the two groups merging and supporting each other. It's all about having lots of guys on the other end of the line when the chips are down.

It's funny watching the skeptics on the other threads -- they almost seem to want us to claim Ham can magically summon anyone anywhere. It should be understood that for any communication to take place, there must be someone listening. Doesn't matter if it's Ham, TV Broadcast, or smoke signals.

I'll take Ham any day and twice on Sunday -- you guys are great and it's comforting knowing I have a corps of folks out there whom I can call if needed.
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 7:32:53 AM EDT
Zulu? How about just a simple US time zone designation? Eastern Daylight, Central, Mountain or Pacific.

Link Posted: 7/28/2006 7:47:42 AM EDT
Hi:


0100 Zulu is:

9 PM Eastern
8 PM Central
7 PM Mountain
6 PM Pacific


Also, you can look herewww.worldtimezone.com/ or here: www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?UTC/s/0/java.

Also, remember that "Zulu" time is also known as "UTC" (Universal Time Coordinate, IIRC) and "GMT" (Greenwich Mean Time).

Stay Safe,
AGreyMan
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 7:54:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2006 7:57:26 AM EDT by scoutmaster]
Guys
A question I have a Very large Group that seems to be having a Net(same time we do) every week on 7.263 It seems to cover most of the South and east side of the US, 5s,4s,3, and some 8s I am wondering if any of you are hearing them.or getting interference ??
Last night between the storms I had overhead and their control operator I could not hear hardly any of you.

If I run my amp it bothers them. So I have been leaving it off. Do any of you have the same problem or know where the originate from.??
I was wondering what is below us on the 7.58 or 57 to see if we could slide down to 7.60 or 59 to try and get rid of the possible interference??

SM
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 8:02:37 AM EDT
That's the OMISS net, 7.2635.

7.258 is Midcars...don't know about the evening time there, but there's usually someone in there with a net also.

Some of the OMIS folks run quite a bit of power, since the goal with them is WAS. When they get on me, I use my clarifier and shift my IF down a bit. It (and a little DSP) helps.
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 8:17:06 AM EDT
Thanks Scott
That’s one of the disadvantages in me running an 30 year old Radio I guess Ill keep working on it
HAY do you have anything for 160M was thinking this fall when the weather lays off maby we can do some rag chew on it??SM
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 8:20:43 AM EDT
Yeah, I'm good on 160 above 1900k. I've been to Tx with it, so I should be able to get ya. That would be cool.
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 1:03:51 PM EDT
Maybe we can get a tac for this thread to keep everyone informed of the weekly net !
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 2:48:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scoutmaster:
Thanks Scott
That’s one of the disadvantages in me running an 30 year old Radio I guess Ill keep working on it
HAY do you have anything for 160M was thinking this fall when the weather lays off maby we can do some rag chew on it??SM


You know that I am ready for 160 as soon as I get my stuff back up and running! My 204ft G5RV is now flat (not inverted V) at 35Ft, it should work even better!

I also had a net on 7.259 which was interfering with hearing most arfcom hams.
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 4:02:25 PM EDT
TAG FOR DX PURPOSES
Link Posted: 8/5/2006 4:28:34 PM EDT
On 7261 now just for rag chew !
Link Posted: 8/5/2006 4:39:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KG5S:
On 7261 now just for rag chew !


You still on?
Link Posted: 8/5/2006 4:53:26 PM EDT
Is there one for 2m?
Link Posted: 8/5/2006 4:54:04 PM EDT
I forget how do I change my address for my call sign?
Link Posted: 8/5/2006 5:27:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2006 5:34:07 PM EDT by KG5S]

Originally Posted By RjSteed:
I forget how do I change my address for my call sign?


I think you can change address on QRZ.com but not sure !

Goto QRZ.com and click on main menu and scroll down, you will see it !
Link Posted: 8/5/2006 5:55:27 PM EDT
Would anyone be interested in trying a PSK31 net? I have never tried with more than two people, I'm not even sure what the protocol would be for taking turns, but I would be interested in figuring out how to do this.

Link Posted: 8/17/2006 3:16:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2006 3:19:36 PM EDT by KG5S]
Net tonight !!!!!!!!!!

8pm central time..........


ETA: Hey SM yall want to try 41, some of the guys are having probs with 61, also just wondered if we need to set up a echolink net at 8.30 cantral !
Link Posted: 8/17/2006 4:01:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2006 4:04:29 PM EDT by KwaiChangCaine]

Originally Posted By KG5S:
Net tonight !!!!!!!!!!

8pm central time..........


ETA: Hey SM yall want to try 41, some of the guys are having probs with 61, also just wondered if we need to set up a echolink net at 8.30 cantral !


I've got the whine of a broadcast hetrodyne on 41 right now. The other two are or will be hit by nearby nets. I'll join in wherever I can!

ETA: Broadcast whine on 61 starting 0000 UTC... It's a crazy place!
Link Posted: 8/17/2006 4:03:18 PM EDT
sounds good to me I am there
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 11:40:46 AM EDT
Thought I'd bring this thread back, the old ham info thread is about to get a lock due to pages listed !
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 12:24:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 1:24:21 PM EDT
The normal net is Thursday night at 8pm Eastern (0000z) on 7261 or a little lower (maybe 7260, QRM dependent).

However we still maintain a monitoring agreement -- everyone who is able to get to their radio at 9pm Eastern (0100z) will turn on the rig and listen for any ARFCOM calls for 5 minutes (0100-0105z) -- every day. So by all means, flip it on and try for a contact tonight!
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 11:31:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
I may make it on tonight.

My new vanity call is W4WTF.


Link Posted: 10/19/2006 12:03:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2006 12:03:47 PM EDT by CaptSchofield]

Originally Posted By Scottman:

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
I may make it on tonight.

My new vanity call is W4WTF.



W4WTF? WTF kinda call is that??? I like it though!!
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 12:04:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/19/2006 3:53:27 PM EDT
I'll be late -- we just sat down for dinner.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 4:13:55 PM EDT
I'm here -- is anyone else? (7261)
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 4:22:48 PM EDT
Just got in. Give me a couple minutes to make the attempt on 7.261
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 4:25:18 PM EDT
GlockTiger and I had about 50% copy on 40M. I'm on 80M now, no ARFCOM but the band seems goods with lots of full-power stations. I'll go back to 40 to look for Gunny but someone post a freq & I'll try it.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 4:35:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2006 4:36:09 PM EDT by GySgtD]
I've had to cut it short tonite. Let the record show that I did make contact with another board member (Kwaichaicaine), and we QSO'd for several minutes.

Remember: the bands can't get any worse...
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 4:40:56 PM EDT
KCC, Sorry I had to bail. Had urgent daddy duty to tend. I'll check back on 7261 at 9pmEST (0100z) to see if anyone else is around.

I wasn't sure where you went on 75m -- sorry.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 4:53:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2006 4:56:15 PM EDT by KwaiChangCaine]
No problem guys, glad to talk to you both. The 40M band wasn't great, (50% copy on both of you), but it's getting better than it has been over the past month. Everybody up North anyways, get your antennas ready before Winter. My new Inv-V works GREAT on 80M and pretty good on 40 and 160, I think I'm set for this Winter on the low bands.

ETA: I did talk to both of you on my Vertical tonight because you came in stronger with it, but you both are far away for a 40M contact, relatively speaking. If you were only a state or two away I'm sure this would have been easy on my other antenna.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 5:07:13 PM EDT
QRV on 7260 currently
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 5:24:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockTiger:
QRV on 7260 currently


Nothing heard, QSN 7260?
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 6:23:19 PM EDT
Sorry guys, I keep missing the net but the scouts seem to have something going on alot of Thursday nights !
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 7:09:49 PM EDT
Sri KCC, either I scanned the band at the wrong time or the condx weren't there. There'll be others :)

If my son hadn't yanked loose my keyer lead, I would have tried that with you. Think I got her fixed now though.
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 4:36:46 AM EDT
GlockTiger

I lost two HF Icom 720As I liked them because they will transmit anyplace 2-30 Mhz. ( If need be)

. Most of the new ones will not, Also lost a Kenwood TM 741, Heath-kit Amp, Henry VHF repeater AMP
Two VHF Mobil AMPS, two HF Pre amps, VHF Repeater at my house, Satellite receiver, all the TVs in the house My computer at home, (am At work right Now) Garage door opener and the yard light in the front yard. Lots of Toast, But we are working on it.
SM
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 5:19:58 AM EDT
Wow, what a shame. I asked what you had cause I knew you had older equip (w/ tube finals, etc.). I'm in the market for something along those lines. I've been following the Knwd TS-530/TS-830 and I like the reputation of the TS-440 too. Don't know much about the Icom stuff but I'm sure it's comparible.

I want a backup dependable HF rig for about $200-300.

So will you be shopping for similar era HF w/ your insurance $ or you gonna go more modern?
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 7:15:02 AM EDT
That will depend on them. On how they make me replace it. But I will have some of the older stuff.

Some how, Most of the new stuff will not make a general coverage transmitter, and while I don't use it that way, During a SHTF having one with a tuner will give me the ability to talk to any one, on any frequency.
Can’t do that with the new stuff,

SM
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 8:22:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By scoutmaster:
That will depend on them. On how they make me replace it. But I will have some of the older stuff.

Some how, Most of the new stuff will not make a general coverage transmitter, and while I don't use it that way, During a SHTF having one with a tuner will give me the ability to talk to any one, on any frequency.
Can’t do that with the new stuff,

SM


SM ...all the new stuff is easy to make it TX and RX on any freq ! Just do a search on radio mods on what ever radio you are intrested in, I am sure you will find a mod for it.

Yeasu are very easy mods.........
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 9:09:35 AM EDT
KG5S,

I know you're no ham rookie, so if anything jumps out in your mind as a worthy boatanchor I should look for (given my price range above), let me know.
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 9:54:57 AM EDT
If I were looking for a back up rig and wanted something kinda new, I would go to some hamfests and look for something like a TS-50 or IC-706, you can make them gen TX and RX very easy and you can find them for $250 to $400 bucks in good condition !

If you are looking for an older rig, the TS-520's and 530's are great but hard to fix if they crap out !!! (parts are hard to get )
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 12:54:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KG5S:
If I were looking for a back up rig and wanted something kinda new, I would go to some hamfests and look for something like a TS-50 or IC-706, you can make them gen TX and RX very easy and you can find them for $250 to $400 bucks in good condition !

If you are looking for an older rig, the TS-520's and 530's are great but hard to fix if they crap out !!! (parts are hard to get )


??? now i'm worried again, a year ago i bought a 520 on an auction site, I listen to it just about every night. it's kind of my incentive to upgrade my lic.
I think i've heard all the lower 48 on it at one time or another. I use a 65 foot long wire about 10 ft off the ground. N+S oreintation. I'm just now building my first 20 m dipole and going to check if i can recieve better.

I'm sad too, i had a Thurs night off and could of listened in.

73's to all.. keep the airwaves rolling.

Link Posted: 10/20/2006 4:28:45 PM EDT
Well, Bloodhound, I think ur fine. Don't worry about problems you don't have. Plus, if you do have any issues, there's an awesome support network via a Yahoo Group.

Those guys love their 520/820/530/830's and have the know how to fix them (and they're willing to share their secrets).

May I ask what you paid for your 520? IM if you'd rather.
Link Posted: 10/20/2006 5:20:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockTiger:
Well, Bloodhound, I think ur fine. Don't worry about problems you don't have. Plus, if you do have any issues, there's an awesome support network via a Yahoo Group.

Those guys love their 520/820/530/830's and have the know how to fix them (and they're willing to share their secrets).

May I ask what you paid for your 520? IM if you'd rather.


no, here is fine. lets all get a handle on what this stuff is going for.
I paid $200 shipped, with a base style mic. from a SK estate. (or so they said). so far, so good. got the original manual for it also. it is a TS-520, not the 520s, doesn't have 160 meters. I like the way the VFO works, analog, i've played on digital units, and it's just not the same.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 4:12:15 PM EDT
bump -- we're live! Anyone listening? 7261...
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