Where & When
Meets Sunday nights at 9pm @ 144.330. Simplex, mainly low-power and mainly in and around Mesa.
Participation & Notes
Sunday, Dec 5 2010 - Finally, success. I was able to hear net control and some of the check-ins.
I was also able to check in myself. I will tune the antenna and try again for a better rx next week. I am also
hoping to do some testing with members of the net for lower power tx. Also considering possibly a pre-amp for better
rx, but I need to do more research on that...
Sunday, Nov 21 2010 - Ok, I have this new antenna in place in hopes of being able to copy and communicate with this net.
I started listening with the squelch open and a better monitor at 8:45p. Sadly, 9p just rolled around and I hear absolutely nothing. Swapped
back to the omni where I was pickup up net control last time, but nothing still. Might be that there is simply no net tonight. Wouldn't that figure.
9:09p, hearing a few voices, but they are as faint as the omni was last time I copied on this net. Just had a thought... it did rain today, and
from what I've been told this net is folks on HT's standing on roof tops... could simply be that they didn't want to go up in the weather. Guess
I'll just have to keep trying with this antenna for contacts out that direction to see if it really does work. 9:30p... giving up for now, will try
again on this antenna next weekend I suppose.
Sunday, Nov 7 2010 - Listened 8:45p to 9:25p again with the squelch open, this time with headphones instead of the built-in speaker.
I could actually hear the net controller roll calling, but only copied parts. Every once in a while I could here parts of conversation.
I realize I need to change my antenna situation, but I'm always curious if someone will pop up on the net with something stronger than an HT,
or perhaps closer to me than some of the other participants. I have a few strong reasons for wanting to participate in this net,
so I won't be giving up on it.
Sunday, Oct 31 2010 - Listened for a short time, antenna was raised to 20', up from last attempt, no other changes.
Did not have time to listen the full time. Could hear some chatter with squelch all the way open, but copied nothing solid. Will need
to do something more directional with higher gain and upgrade feed line.
Sunday, Oct 24 2010 - Listened, but only copied one station. Will continue to work on signal so I can copy this net.