CARC Net Check-ins

Two-Meter Net ** Sunday February 17, 2019

KB3PQT, Frank     Net Control Station    Frank was the CARC NET BINGO Winner Tonight.

KC3AB, Doug

W3ZIF, Royal

N3FWE, Steve

AF3I, Andy

 

Ten-Meter Net ** Wednesday February 20, 2019

K3EYK, Garry     Net Control Station     Garry was the CARC NET BINGO Winner Tonight

WA3BKK, Bobbe

K3EYL, Harry

N3EPY, Richard

AF3I, Andy

We held the Ten Meter Net Tonight because our Face-To-Face Meeting, normally scheduled on this date, fell on hard times as a result of Winter Storm PETRA along with the storm’s Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain, and Rain.  We rescheduled the F2F one week later, on February 27, 2019.

If you check into the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club net and would like to participate in the CALLSIGN BINGO game but you do not yet have a BINGO Card, Andy Forsyth will play a card for you.  Pick up a card at our next meeting.  Or, by request, Andy Forsyth will mail a card to you.

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CARC Net Check-ins

Two-Meter Net ** Sunday February 10, 2019

KB3PQT, Frank     Net Control Station    Frank was the CARC NET BINGO Winner Tonight.

KC3AB, Doug

W3ZIF, Royal

N3FWE, Steve

AF3I, Andy

KC3MRX, Steve

 

Ten-Meter Net ** Wednesday February 13, 2019

K3EYK, Garry    Net Control Station

WA3BKK, Bobbe   Bobbe was the CARC NET BINGO Winner Tonight.

K3EYL, Harry

N8QVT, Valli

WB3IOA, Lance

AF3I, Andy

 

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.

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CARC Two-Meter Net Check-Ins      Sunday February 3, 2019

§  Frank, KB3PQT  Net Control Station

§  Royal, W3ZIF

§  Steve, N3FWE

§  Andy, AF3I

§  Steve, KC3MRX  Welcome Steve — First Check-In using the new license.  Steve is the winner of our CARC NET BINGO tonight.

 

CARC Ten-Meter Net Check-Ins      Wednesday February 6, 2019

§  Garry, K3EYK  Net Control Station

§  Bobbe, WA3BKK

§  Andy, AF3I

 

•  Author:  Andrew Forsyth, AF3I

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CARC Two-Meter Net Check-Ins      Sunday January 27, 2019   146.490 Mhz FM Simplex

§  Frank, KB3PQT  Net Control Station

§  Royal, W3ZIF

§  Steve, N3FWE   Steve was our CARC NET BINGO Winner tonight with a diagonal of 4 callsigns plus the FREE space.

§  Doug, KC3AB

§  Andy, AF3I

§  KC3GEM Mobile joined us at the tail-end of tonight’s session.  We are glad you could hear us, and vice versa.

 

CARC Ten-Meter Net Check-Ins      Wednesday January 30, 2019   28.400 Mhz Upper Sideband

 

§ Garry, K3EYK  Net Control Station

§ Bobbe, WA3BKK   Bobbe was our CARC NET BINGO Winner tonight

§ Lance, WB3IOA

§ Andy, AF3I


•  Author:  Andrew Forsyth, AF3I

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CARC Net Check-ins

Ten-Meter Net ** Wednesday January 23, 2019

K3EYK, Garry    Net Control Station

AF3I, Andy

WA3BKK, Bobbe

K3EYL, Harry

N8QVT, Valli

 

Two-Meter Net ** Sunday January 20, 2019

KB3PQT, Frank     Net Control Station

W3ZIF, Royal

AF3I, Andy

 

This was the first CARC Net Session for our CARC BINGO NET activity.  However, three check-ins did not provide sufficient material to make a winning bingo card.  We will do this again next Sunday on the 2 Meter Net.  The Wednesday 10 Meter Net is participating as well.

The game we are playing is based on the callsigns of those who check-in to the net.

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 meeting you had the opportunity to pickup a CARC BINGO NET 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).

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CARC Two-Meter Net Check-Ins      Sunday January 6, 2019

§  Frank, KB3PQT  Net Control Station

§  Royal, W3ZIF

§  Doug, KC3AB

§  Andy, AF3I

 

CARC Ten-Meter Net Check-Ins      Wednesday January 9, 2019

§  Garry, K3EYK  Net Control Station

§  Harry, K3EYL 

§  Valli, N8QVT

§  Lance, WB3IOA

§  Jay, KB3UWH

§  Andy, AF3I (listening on the side)


The nets are a good place to share ideas and information.  In the past few days I have learned how to adjust the VOX settings on my transceiver, and how to reduce the power level.  I picked up a few pointers related to web-based Weather Stations.  And I heard CARC Members having a good time chatting with each other on-the-air.  

All of this is going to play into a new competitive activity I plan to introduce at the next Cumberland Amateur Radio Club meeting to be held Wednesday January 16, 2019 at the Hoss’s Restaurant on Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA. 

I think you are going to enjoy what I have in store.  For additional information about the meeting please see our EVENTS page.  

•  Author:  Andrew Forsyth, AF3I

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Newly Licensed Hams — Welcome to the CARC Two-Meter Net

A good friend of Ham Radio shared with me a story.  The story involved a newly licensed Amateur Radio Operator who set out to make some radio contacts after receiving his license from the FCC.  His callsign and his on-the-air techniques revealed that he was a newcomer to ham radio.

To make the story short — this newly licensed ham received a somewhat chilly reception to his on-the-air communications attempts and may have been turned-off by the whole experience.  How sad.

The Cumberland Amateur Radio Club would like to warmly welcome newly licensed hams. 

We stand ready to provide assistance enabling you to get on the air and to make contacts with other hams who appreciate the hard-work you put into studying and passing the Licensing Exam.

First, we invite you to attend our Club Meetings.  Details are in the EVENTS page of this website.  We have a special FREE MEMBERSHIP OFFER for newly licensed hams.  How can you beat that?  If you are looking for help selecting and setting up your first radio station this is a good place to begin.

Second, if you already have ham radio equipment we invite you to participate in our weekly Two-Meter Net.  CARC Members and guests gather each Sunday Night at 7 p.m. local time on 146.490 Mhz, FM Simplex in the Two-Meter Band.  No Repeater Offset, No PL Access Tones.  Simply tune your transceiver to 146.490, listen for the Net Control Station to announce the net.   Frank, KB3PQT usually is our Net Control Station.  He is a friendly guy and a great supporter of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club and ham radio in general.

When it is time, key your microphone, say your call sign, release your mike, and wait to be acknowledged by the NCS.  The Net Control Station will say a few words welcoming the people who checked into the net, and then give each person his or her opportunity to speak by saying that person’s call sign.  Tell us your name, your location, and perhaps let us know if you have questions.  After you have said what is on your mind, simply say “This is [your call sign], Back To Net Control.” and release your mike.  It is that simple.  No worries, No pressure, No cold shoulders.  

If you experience any difficulty when trying to participate in the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club Two-Meter Net please email me your name, call sign, location, and a few words about your radio and antenna.  We will try to perk-up our ears and listen more carefully for you the next week.   eMail:  Andrew Forsyth  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

 

• Author:  Andrew Forsyth AF3I

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