Category Archive: Net News

What's new in the Net News? Who said something goofy during that last net?

System Fusion Tech Net

Rob (N0SNW) writes, “Mondays at 7:30 pm central time, the C4FM Fusion Technical net in the Wires-X room: MNWIS-FUSION. […] As long as the 442.225 repeater is connected to the Wires-X network, you can listen to (and talk) on both nets.”
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Preppers Net Tues

Don't run out of this !

Don’t run out of this !

Tuesday 03/21 we had a small (5 or 6 guys with some more definitely listening) Disaster Net on .82. Most of the talk was on food, and how much the ‘average’ household has on hand – maybe a week or three. Two of the guys had received a flyer from a company offering a year’s worth of dried food for one (1) person at $1997. (You divide by the number of persons in your household.) One of the participants sent in this list of other useful items (name withheld to protect his identity and therefore his address)
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Imagine what you could do with these items! Keep some and use others for barter.

Black plastic vinyl tape, beats all others for UV resistance and weathering (During the net it was explained you use this to seal those 3 g ‘popcorn’ tins popular at Christmas, after cleaning them and filling with grain/rice/beans in a plastic bag. Keeps bugs out. I thought it was only for antennas.)

Thumb tacks

Paper clips, good source of wire with some spring

Safety pins, large and small

Wooden clothes pins, hinged

Sewing needles various sizes

Sewing thread

Cheap ball point pens that click in and out

Playing cards

Small tubes of two part, 5 minute epoxy glue.

Kite string

500′ or so of braided fishing line, 50-100 test

Assorted fish hooks

Dispenser of single edge razor blades

Gross carton of Bic style lighters

Metal retracting tape measure (can be used for antenna, measuring, etc)

Cheap plastic one foot ruler, makes decent straightedge, cm one side, inch on other

Cheap protractor

Cheap compass dividers, pencil and sharp point

#2 pencils

Toy balloons

Aerosol cans of automobile starting spray (ether, might be used as make shift anesthesia, flame thrower, surface skin anesthesia to freeze small areas, solvent)

Small cans of HEET automotive gasoline anti-freez, is pure methanol for alcohol burner, solvent, fire starter)

Little bottles of vodka like on airplanes, 50% ethanol. Bottles can also be used for oil, lighter fluid, etc. After you drink the vodka.

Referee’s whistle, can be heard over long distances
(like the girl at the end of ‘Titanic’ movie)

Small compasses about <1″ diameter, liquid filled, less than $1 each if in box of ten or more

Small (2-3″) common pocket knife, two or three blade. Price as above item.

Little mirror for your shirt pocket or wallet. Many uses. They are sold in vinyl sleeve to be used as advertisement.

These are a few items that are small and inexpensive and can be used for trade or personal use. If you think of more, let me know. I have the ones above, from Banggood and similar companies. i.e. A gross of butane lighters was $15. In addition to starting fires these can be made into an incendiary device or produce an explosion, mcGiver style. See: Pinterest

 

  • Rich WA0ZQG

Update: Survivalism Net Survives

Tuesday 9PM Prepper's Net

Tuesday 9PM Prepper’s Net

It has been announced that Mark, KE0KIM is no longer able to act as Net Control for the 9pm Net.

On Tuesday, March 28 Rich WA0ZQG stepped in and saved the net.  He plans to act in as interim net control until Albert KE0LOL takes over in 3 weeks.  Did you know Albert (by proxy) is having a baby?

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2M SSB Instagram

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It’s not Instagram, it’s something better.  Pictures from the shacks of those participating in the new and popular 2M SSB Net held every Sunday.   In his story, 2M SSB Sunday 8PM, Rich discusses the origin of the net, where it’s at, and who has been checking in.  Now you can see how they’re checking in, because not all VHF transceivers do Single Side Band, and those that do are worth taking note of.  Share your pics with all of us and we’ll post em here!

The official name for the net has been adopted and is as follows:  The Omaha Metro 2M Side Band Net.

PICTURES WILL BE ADDED AS THEY COME HERE.  CHECK BACK AND THERE WILL BE MORE!

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Chris Skinner KCØIVV writes, "Here is my ham desk with the IC-7000 for the 144.250 USB net Running a Diamond x300 vertical up about 50'"

Chris Skinner KCØIVV writes, “Here is my ham desk with the IC-7000 for the 144.250 USB net
Running a Diamond x300 vertical up about 50′”


Rich Swig WA0ZQG writes, "Find the person running the net and tune to his frequency. Tune to him."

Rich Swig WA0ZQG writes, “Find the person running the net and tune to his frequency. Tune to him.”


Don Brown W0AF writes, "This is the Omaha Metro 2m side band net. This net meets each Sunday night at 8pm on 144.250 +/-. Tune your radio to net control and lets have fun."

Don Brown W0AF writes, “This is the Omaha Metro 2M side band net. This net meets each Sunday night at 8pm on 144.250 +/-. Tune your radio to Net Control and lets have fun.”


Derek W0DBW writes, "The frequency is on the fringe of my antenna. Be aware of your antenna's range of resonance."

Derek W0DBW writes, “The frequency is on the fringe of my antenna. Be aware of your antenna’s range of resonance.”


Joel Stacy K0OQL brought his 2M SSB Transceiver to the last SWIARC club meeting. It is a backpack portable.

Joel K0OQL brought his 2M SSB Transceiver to the last SWIARC club meeting. The Yaesu FT-290R is a backpack, multi-mode portable 2M transceiver.


Nick Jones KC0YKO writes, "The 2M SSB Rig used for the net is on the left."

Nick Jones KC0YKO writes, “The 2M SSB Rig used for the net is on the left.”


Gary WD0CFC writes, "This is the Icom IC-746pro doing 2-meter SSB. I will take a better picture later. "

Gary WD0CFC writes, “The 746pro on 2mtr ssb. I will take a better picture later.”


 

Don Brown, W0AF was net control on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  There were 18 total check-ins during the net.  They were as follows: W0AF, N0GR, W0DBW, KB0QKH, N0SNW, KC0FAN, K0NHV, KC0YKO, N0QET, AD0QH, W0PYA, WB0CFC, K0OQL, NE0G, N0JSB, KD0YTI, W0JLG, W0KDC.

 

Help Promote Youth Ham Radio

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Wednesday evenings at 8pm on the W0WYV repeaer (147.39) you are invited to join Dudley (KD0NMD) for the Scout Net.  The purpose of the net is the promotion of Amateur radio, primarily, for children interested in becoming ham operators as well as anyone newly licensed or otherwise wanting to get more involved. New licensees are encouraged to participate as well as experienced ham operators. Upcoming events will be discussed all of which are positively rewarding once you jump in and get involved.

 

Dudley started the Wednesday Scout Net in November 2016 as an effort to coordinate JOTA participation.   JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) is an annual event where Scouts around the world meet on the air via Amateur Radio.   In addition to JOTA there are a number of other youth events throughout the year. Dudley has been instrumental in the promotion and coordination of many such events locally.

 

Opportunities for licensed amateur operators to volunteer and get involved with activities such as the Boy Scouts MBU (Merit Badge University,) Girl Scouts TDOTA (Thinking Day on the Air) and other youth events presents a way for you to join in as well.   You will find the experience rewarding and you will help to continue a ham radio tradition for the generations.

 

Other topics during the net are ways to help new licensees get their feet wet and get on the air. Programs, presentations, and other activities are discussed in an open forum manner in which new ideas are always welcome. Please consider joining us each Wednesday night at 8:00pm on the Bellevue Nebraska repeater 147.390, positive offset.

 

Update:  Beginning in 2017 there will be a PL tone requirement on W0WYV.  Please use a PL / CTCSS of 131.8 Hz.

New VHF Simplex Net

Saturdays at 8:00pm Nick K0NHV hosts a simplex net on 146.45 MHz. Nick refers to the frequency as “the old outlaw frequency.” Nick asks that you transmit with a PL tone of 100 Hz so that his Echolink system can receive your transmission and share it with Echolink users. You can join the conversation via Echolink on node 206292 or search for “K0NHV-L” Conversation ranges from a preselected topic to general chat. If FM Simplex sounds like fun and you don’t mind conversation that’s slightly less moderated, then join in! Someone suggested the net be dubbed, “Saturday Night Fever.”

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Disaster Net

Disaster Net on .82 Tuesday night at 9PM

Disaster Net on .82
Tuesday night at 9PM

Tuesday night’s net on .82 we discussed FOOD and what kind to store for use in an emergency.
George NME discussed difference between Freeze Dried and Dehydrated. Nick NHV started the net
by suggesting you save some cash, and rather than paper, save a bunch of quarters which are
currently composed of 92% copper. Check-ins were:
K0NHV Nick N/C
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W0DBW Derek ammo
KE0GKF Jeff Peanut Butter
K0ALF Larry
KC0QDG Phil
KE0KIM Mark Ag is $17.72
N6HFJ Jim
WA0ZQG Rich Rice & Teriyaki sauce
KC0MUX Robt
KD0NME George Frz dry vs Dehydrated food
KD0CVG Ed