[AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 8, Issue 33


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Oct 10 17:17:05 EDT 2004


Sorry but RENO is way too far away for daytime on 40m AM.

You could easily start a net out in the southwest though 
with the guys in that area. There IS a lot of interest if someone 
will step up to the plate and get it going.

We should all talk about the steps necessary to keep a good AM 
net functional.

My idea is that you ned a main net manager and then two 
other backup net control stations who will be committed to help out 
when the regular guy can't be there to call up the net.
Run it properly with a brief explanatory preamble.
Take a brief standby for emergency and priority traffic
on the frequency. Always be ready and willing to relinquish 
the frequency in an emergency.

I would suggest a roundtable format where the net control 
keeps track of whose turn it is, and passes it around appropriately.
Try to avoid having ten minute monologues that wear everyone 
out. Make most transmissions say 3 to 5 minutes long for example.
Then after about an hour, you go to a brief Boatanchor Swap 
session for anyone who wants to list radio gear for sale and wanted.

I think this could be a grand success, since much of the old 
nets have disappeared and we have great daytime propagation out 
to about 500-600 miles with even small 30-50 watt signals
often being heard at S9 on 40m.

Comments? Additions? Corrections? Improvements?
Suggestions?

I would love to see 4 or 5 new 40m AM nets started in the daytimes 
on Saturday mornings when signals can opfet ne at their peak.

What say you?

73 de AF4K, Brian


On 10 Oct 2004 at 7:41, uvc at acninc wrote:

> Reno Nevada is interested
> Brad KB7FQR
> THANKS	
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Geoff/W5OMR
> Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 6:27 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 8, Issue 33
> 
> > I am seriously thinking about trying to start a Saturday morning 
> > AM net on 7290 kHz for stations in the far southeast USA.
> > This would mostly extenmd to Florida and Georgia and anyone 
> > farther afield that can hear us.
> > 
> > Is anyone interested in helping me get this started?
> 
> It would work from Texas to Florida, especially along the Gulf coast,
> if you could start the net at 12:00noon, EST.  
> 
> The 7.290 Traffic Net was started by AM'ers back in the '50s, when '
> Fone' was first allowed on 40m.   They occupy the 5th call area.
> 
> If you start the net at noon Eastern Time, then at Noon Central,
> those of us from Mississippi to Brownsville would be able to check in.
> 
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
> 
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