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Below and attached is the 2Q 2017 Miami County ES Net roster. As always, we are always looking for new net control ops. If you interested feel free to drop me a line and I will get you into the rotation.
Also included is the latest net preamble.
Let me know if you have any conflicts or concerns.
Thanks and Best 73,
W8FW ES Net Manager
Miami County ARC May – July Sunday Night ES Net Schedule
145.23 W8FW Repeater 9PM
Net report to D3 EC , Cc: AEC and Net Manager:
EC: Dave Stein KC9NVP email@example.com
AEC: Dave Robinson WB8PMG firstname.lastname@example.org
Net Manager: Dave Ziegler KD8GEH KD8GEH@arrl.net
Voice Net Control Schedules
Schedule for the 145.230 W8FW service net at 9:00 PM Sundays.
Hope you all had an awesome holiday and are all set for 2017!
Since we have a lot of new Hams, thought I would send out an e-mail regarding the MCARC Miami County Emergency Services Net Control.
For the new Hams, we, as a club operate two nets; the W8FW on Sunday nights at 9 pm and the W8SWS on Thursday nights at 8 pm. I am the “Net Manager” for the W8FW Emergency Services Net, which means I schedule the nets and make sure the Emergency Coordinator (“EC”), Assistant Emergency
Coordinator (“AEC”) get the net reports. Scott, N8VTU is the “Net Manager” for the W8SWS Net, he performs the same duties for that net.
Scott and I are always looking for new net control operators to run the nets. It’s great to learn how to do a net and learn net control procedures. We do this to prepare and learn how to pass “traffic” (messages) and to learn the skills needed in case of an emergency. We activate nets for weather (Skywarn), public service and of course disasters if and when they occur. It’s a good thing to be prepared!
I’m working on a new net control schedule now for 2017 and thought this would be a great time to send out a QST (calling all stations) and see if anyone, especially new Hams, are interested in joining the net control rotation for the nets for this New Year. Please seriously think about it and consider participating. It’s not a hard thing to learn, there’s even a basic written procedure that even a “trained monkey” (aka KD8GEH) was able to learn easily.
Please consider participating and let me know if you’re interested. Let us know which net fits your schedule best (I do both!) and we would be happy to add you to the rotation schedule. We really need to have some new people join the net control rotation and have more operators trained for events and in case of emergencies.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thanks the current net control operators for their service:
NB8D Steve, KD3SQ Chuck, WB8PMG Dave, KD8GKJ Craig, N8VTU Scott, KE8RG John, KE8CPJ DJ, WB8LDW Tom
Thanks in advance for the help!
Dave Ziegler KD8GEH
W8FW Net Manager
W8SWS Net Manager
Note: Please let me know of any corrections/additions and I will try try to update it as soon as I can. Robert KD8GEB
The Ohio ARES Digital Net (USB) is on 3582 khz. The Net occurs after the W8SGT Ohio ARES Voice Net on 3785 / 7240 khz is finished. The voice net starts at 6pm local time and usually last 15 to 30 minutes depending on number of stations.
I will start the net using Olivia 500/16 on 3582khz (+/- QRM) dial frequency in USB mode with a center waterfall frequency of 1000hz. I will ask for stations by ARES District. All stations in this E-Mail are in District 3.
All stations are welcome to participate and I hope to see a good turnout for the Ohio Section and ARES District 3.
Traffic Nets Serving Ohio
OLD GEEZERS NET
(from Monday Morning Memo)
Mark Lewis, WO8A, informs us the daily 3.952 Old Geezers Net is routinely having 20+ stations check in each morning with a good number of these stations located in South Central Ohio.
The Old Geezers meet daily at 8 am every morning except Sunday. It’s also learned that long-time net control Dan Ludwick, WA8HGF, has returned to his Highland County home after being hospitalized during a Florida vacation.
DMR.. Hey Everyone on DMR – The Ohio Talkgroup Net is now set to be every Wednesday night at 8:30pm EST. Don’t forget, there will be an Ohio Statewide DMR Net every Wednesday night starting this coming Wednesday!!! Come, join in on the fun and learn more about DMR from those who are on.
Have we gotten you to look into this new (old) mode yet? I’ve been busy propagating the website with lots and lots of information about DMR. Please, go take a look at the website and see if it isn’t something that really is gonna’ be FUN for you to do. Here’s the link: http://arrl-ohio.org/digital/digital.html
Here is a list of Ohio NTS HF daily nets, frequencies, times and net managers. All licensed hams are welcome to check in with or without radiogram traffic.
BN(E) – Buckeye Net Early – CW – WB8YLO NET MANAGER – 3580 at 6:45
BN(L) – Buckeye Net Late – CW – WB9LBI NET MANAGER – 3590 at 10:00 pm
OSN – Ohio Slow Net – CW – W8OLO NET MANAGER – 3.53535 at 6PM
OSSBN – Ohio Single Sideband Net – Phone – KC8WH NET MANAGER –
3972.5 at 10:30 AM, 4:15PM AND 6:45 PM
The Ohio Talkgroup Net is changing from having a net on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday to EVERY Wednesday night at 8:30pm EST, starting January 4th. Don’t forget, there will be an Ohio Statewide DMR Net every Wednesday night starting in the new year.
THE SECTION TRAFFIC MANAGER
David Maynard, WA3EZN – STM
First let’s start off with a correction. Last month I listed the times and frequencies for several CW nets. The Hit and Bounce slow net frequency was wrong. The Hit and Bounce slow net meets on 7.112 at 7:30 am local time. Also the Hit and Bounce net meets on 7.112 at 8:30 am local time. Both nets meet on the same frequency an hour apart.
Using CW Abbreviations and Q Signals
Abbreviations are very commonly used in CW. They save time and are one reason why CW is so cool. Once you have learned some of the abbreviations as well as CW operating techniques, you are “in”, you’re a member of the CW using fraternity. Knowing and using CW correctly is kinda’ like belonging to an exclusive club. Anybody can pick up a microphone and talk on the ham bands; doing CW requires skill and finesse.
Here I’ve listed some of the more common abbreviations and Q signals used on CW. There are more abbreviations available in many places, I will just mention a few of the most commonly used.
ADR address GN good night RIG station equipment
AGN again GND ground RPT repeat
BK break GUD good SK end of transmission
BN been HI laugh SRI sorry
C yes HR here SSB single side-band
CL closing HV have TMW tomorrow
CUL see you later HW how TNX-TKS thanks
DE from N no TU thank you
DX distance NR number UR yours
ES and NW now VY very
FB fine business OM old man WX weather
GA go ahead PSE please XYL wife
GB good bye PWR power YL young lady
GE good evening R received 73 best regards
GM good morning RCVR receiver 88 love and kisses
And the International “Q” signals, recognizable in any language:
QRL is frequency busy? QRT stop sending
QRM interference QRX wait, standby
QRN noise, static QSB fading
QRO increase power QSL acknowledge receipt
QRP decrease power QSY change frequency
QRS send slower QTH location
It seems that there were a few errors in my first attempt at posting these nets. So, after getting some additional updates from all of you, here we go with what I hope is an accurate list of some of the nets around the state..
Ohio Local Nets
Burning River Traffic Net (BRTN), 9:30 PM daily, 147.150 MHz, W8DJG manager http://www.qsl.net/brtn/
Central Ohio Traffic Net (COTN), 7:15 PM (19:15), daily, 146.970 MHz (Columbus RPTR), KD8TTE manager http://www.cotn.us/
Miami Valley Traffic Net (MVTN), 7:00 PM Mon, Thurs, Sat, 146.640 MHz, KC8HTP manager
Northwest Ohio ARES Net (NWOHARES), 6:30 PM, daily, 146.610 MHz, PL 103.5, N8TNV manager
Tri-County Traffic Training Net (TCTTN), 9:00 PM Sun, Tues, Fri, 147.015 MHz, KI8U manager http://tricountytraffic.net/
Tri-State Amateur Traffic Net (TATN), 8:00 PM daily, 146.670 MHz, PL 123.0, WG8Z manager http://www.tatn.org/
Ohio Section Nets
Ohio Single Sideband Net (OSSBN), 10:30 AM, 4:15 PM and 6:45 PM daily, 3.972.50 MHz, KC8WH manager http://ossbn.org/
Buckeye Net (Early), BN-E, 6:45 PM daily, 3.580 MHz, WB8YLO manager
Buckeye Net (Late), BN-L, 10:00 PM daily, 3.590 MHz, WB9LBI manager
Ohio Slow Net (OSN), 6:00 PM daily, 3.53535 MHz, W8OLO manager (? See above)
For the latest Section Traffic Monthly Report go to: http://arrl-ohio.org/stm/stm.html
Ohio Statewide Net meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday night at 8:30pm local on the Ohio Talk Group
Kentucky Statewide Net meets every Thursday night at 8pm local on the Kentucky Talk Group
Ohio HF Digital
OHDEN will meet 3585 USB
OLIVIA 8/500/PSK31 alternate, with MT63 1K for bulletins. Frequency: 3585Khz, 7072KHz alternate.
MT63 2K on VHF/UHF with PSK as an alternate (Assigned locally)
HF Digital Net Manager:
Eldon E. Peterson, W5UHQ
Hey gang, don’t forget to check-in on the weekly Wednesday night DMR net tonight, there are averaging over 60 check-ins each week, and it’s growing!! Come join in on the fun, Wednesday nights at 8:30p local on the 3139 Ohio statewide Talkgroup.
The North American Tech Net that meets Wednesday 9pm EST TG: 3 and of course there’s the After HamNation Net following the HamNation program on Wednesday’s on TG: 311
Here’s another DMR net that you may not have known about. I got this information from Dave, KD8BQN. Dave runs the TAC310 net every Sunday on DMR at 0000Z. So be looking to check into that net as well, if you can.
>> LOCAL 6 METER NETS <<
(from Steve, W8TER)
Wednesdays at 9:00 pm
1st Wednesday of the month is on 50.400 AM mode.
2nd Wednesday of the month is on 52.525 FM mode.
3rd Wednesday of the month is on 50.125 USB mode.
4th Wednesday of the month is on 52.525 FM mode.
5th Wednesday of the month is on 52.525 FM mode.
PLEASE JOIN US…on the air
There is also a 6-meter net on Thursday at 9pm on 50.255 USB
I also got notified of a Sunday night net on 6-meters, from Fred, KD8GYS in Sterling, Ohio.
The Net is on every Sunday Evening at 19:00 Hrs. on 53.170 with a input of 52.170 and Pl’s of 107.2 Akron, 110.9 Loudonville, 123.0 Stone Creek and 136.5 Richfield as well as Echo link, All Star and 440 W8WKY Doylestown, Oh.
It’s also linked with N2KEJ in New Jersey. As of now we cover 27 counties in Ohio, 3 counties in Pa. My goal when I was asked to run the net, was to get 50 check ins 4 years ago.
The repeater also has the NWS weather alert system connected to advise all listeners of Alerts from Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Stark and Summit counties.
Keep 6 Meters going strong check in join the net when possible.
Here is another net that you may want to add to your list of nets. It’s the South Eastern Ohio Ragchew Net 28.485 MHz, 2100 every Sunday – we thank Lyn, N8IMW for that information…
Scott Yonally, N8SY
Section Manager – Ohio
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