CARC Net Check-ins
Two-Meter Net ** Sunday March 31, 2019
KB3PQT, Frank AND W3ZIF, Royal Co-Net Control Stations.
Various problems plagued our net tonight. Frank’s station was giving the Operator a hard time. Frank went out to his vehicle and operated from the Driver’s Seat. During that relocation Royal Kramer W3ZIF took control of the net. Thank you Royal. We had a good check-in from Doug Stenger KC3CPT who operated portable from the Monroe Township Park on Route 174 — across the street from our 2017 Field Day site at the Fire Company. Andy tried operating mobile using a Yaesu FT-5100 and an M2 Square Halo antenna. The transceiver had low audio. Andy surfed the web afterwards and learned there is an electrolytic capacitor in the microphone which has some chronic problems. When the capacitor fails it takes most of the audio along with it. It is possible to replace that electrolytic capacitor and it is possible to use a different radio next time. I propose the second option is a whole lot easier to accomplish. It was good to hear Keith KC3JVG tonight. Steve Hancock N3FWE heard Keith better than the rest of us were able to hear.
Ten-Meter Net ** Wednesday April 03, 2019
The BINGO game we are playing is based on the callsigns of those who check-in to the net. For added excitement we draw a CARC Member callsign from the Pickled Okra Jar each time the net discussion passes to the next participant.
We play the traditional Horizontal, Vertical, and Diagonal 5-box straight lines. In addition, we play the Four Corners, Small Diamond (four squares around the FREE space), Large Diamond (4 squares a little farther out from the FREE space) , and any of the Postage Stamps (4 in a square with one of them being the corner square).
If you attended our January 16, 2019 meeting you had the opportunity to pickup a CARC NET BINGO card. If you were unable to attend that meeting, of if at that time you did not realize how much fun this activity was going to be, please contact Andy Forsyth to request a CARC BINGO NET card (two on one sheet of paper).
If you check into the net and would like to participate in the BINGO game but you do not yet have a BINGO Card, Andy Forsyth will play a card for you.