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KE5ZRT
10-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Are we still doing EchoLink nets and is the schedule still current? I would love to check in!

Chris...You're elected! Gin up the interest and give it a try.

Funny...I was elected Parade Committee Chairman at our ARC the exact same way! I will try to generate interest somehow. Maybe if we tried just once each week? Seems like 8:00 (2000) EST on Mondays was the best compromise. Maybe an HF net would do better. Of course I don't have HF and someone else would have to be elected, lol.
:waggle::poke:

So now that you see how all of this came about, maybe you will understand why I (the newbie) am asking these questions.

Are you interested in participating in a regularly scheduled net?
What evening would work best for you?
What time is best?
Do you prefer EchoLink or HF?

Please respond to the poll questions.
:poke:

KE5ZRT
10-28-2010, 11:26 PM
I intended to vote "EchoLink" but my fingers are too big for the Droid and hit "not interested" instead!

Radio
10-29-2010, 10:43 AM
Yeah, that had me puzzled there...:think:

ke5zru
11-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Echolink, echolink, echolink! :bounce:

We can actually check in that way!

(Sorry guys, we have no HF capabilities, yet...and it will be a while....)

Radio
11-30-2010, 04:35 PM
Well, Chris it looks like you have a helper...get on with it!!

One Country Boy
12-20-2010, 06:38 PM
We have a local VHF net on a repeater every Monday evening at 6PM CT. You are welcome to check in. Just connect via Echolink to W4WEB-R. We often have out of towners check in. Join us, it's very informal and you will probably notice most of the folks are new hams. I think we have 18 new hams in our small county.

One Country Boy
12-20-2010, 07:36 PM
Chris (KE5ZRT) it was good to have you on the Gulf Amateur Radio Society Net tonight. I was really surprised because I had only posted the message about 30 minutes before net time. Thank you for checking in via Echolink.

W4WEB-R is on 147.30 MHz,located in Port St. Joe, FL. Come to think of it, I think my son Chris (N4XCI) has that posted on the EL site.

Thanks again.

One Country Boy
12-22-2010, 08:17 PM
We had an ORR Net going once on Echolink. Everyone got busy with other activities I guess. It was really very nice to chat with some of the guys, even it we did cheat by using Echolink.:whistle:

bleier
12-23-2010, 02:29 PM
I'm new to Rving and Ham - only have Tech lic so HF not available to me. From what I've read about echolink, sounds like that is the best option to get the most people involved, including newbies like me!

One Country Boy
12-23-2010, 06:29 PM
I'm new to Rving and Ham - only have Tech lic so HF not available to me. From what I've read about echolink, sounds like that is the best option to get the most people involved, including newbies like me!


I agree with you Bill. I'd love to get on HF and have a good net, be we are so scattered out we cannot all hear each other. Anyway, just MHO.

WD8QBQ
12-26-2010, 02:49 PM
There is this net "EARLY BIRD TRANSCONTINENTAL" that I enjoy on3.940 KHZ.
I can hear most of the guys check in and they are all first class people.

I have heard WA8YXM check in on it.

Check in starts around 1:30 AM EST with friendly chit chat and goes until 6:00AM when the frequency is returned to general use. Maybe listen and check in and if we hear each other we could continue right after the net.

We could also participate in the net and offer up general conversation.

Here is their website link; http://www.earlybirdnet.com/


Just an idea, JIM

One Country Boy
12-27-2010, 12:12 AM
There is this net "EARLY BIRD TRANSCONTINENTAL" that I enjoy on3.940 KHZ.
I can hear most of the guys check in and they are all first class people.

I have heard WA8YXM check in on it.

Check in starts around 1:30 AM EST with friendly chit chat and goes until 6:00AM when the frequency is returned to general use. Maybe listen and check in and if we hear each other we could continue right after the net.

We could also participate in the net and offer up general conversation.

Here is their website link; http://www.earlybirdnet.com/


Just an idea, JIM

I have not listened in awhile, but used to listen fairly often.

One Country Boy
12-28-2010, 10:33 AM
Chris (KE5ZRT), thanks for checking into the GARS Net again last night via Echolink. I'm sorry I did not speak to you after net, I had my hands full in the kitchen.:whistle: Please join us again and make a habit of it. The younger hams get a kick out of your DX signal. I had one call me asking about you checking in last night.

Thanks.

One Country Boy
12-31-2010, 05:34 AM
Would anyone be interested in holding an Echolink Net once a week again? I'll be more than happy to set up my station to handle the net if no one else wants the task. You know we did the weekly Echolink Net for awhile, a member down in south Florida hosted it. I think his name was Jim also. Seems as though he got busy working for NASCAR and it sort of fell apart. I'm ready to start it up again if anyone is interested?

I'll be more than glad to participate in an HF Net if someone would like to take that bull by the horns. Just need a date, time and frequency and I'll do my best to be there.

KE5ZRT
12-31-2010, 09:38 AM
Yes, I would be interested in checking in to an EchoLink net. I can also help as NCS for the net if needed.:bounce:

One Country Boy
12-31-2010, 03:05 PM
Looks like Monday is the most popular night and 7PM Central the most popular time. We will set it up for then on Echolink. I'll put up some more info in this thread for those interested. Is the Monday following New Years too soon? I'll set it up for then if everyone would like to start out the New Year with the net. Chris if you will 2nd chair me, I'd appreciate it.

I am more than willing to participate in an HF net if anyone wishes to tackle that. I'm not attempting to undermine that vote. Echolink is just the most dependable right now and the fastest.

Radio
12-31-2010, 08:59 PM
Well, I guess I'll have to come out of the stone age and get the 'pooter set up for echolink.

:book::redtent:

KE5ZRT
01-01-2011, 11:54 AM
Is the Monday following New Years too soon? I'll set it up for then if everyone would like to start out the New Year with the net. Chris if you will 2nd chair me, I'd appreciate it.

No problem. If you have a net script, please send it to me. Otherwise, I can wing it. You can contact me anytime at [email protected]

Well, I guess I'll have to come out of the stone age and get the 'pooter set up for echolink.

The software is free at http://www.echolink.org/download.htm (http://www.echolink.org/download.htm)and all you need is a microphone headset for your computer. Also, if you have a Droid or iPhone you can download the EchoLink application for your device for free too! I think it is easier to use my Droid phone rather than the laptop.

KE5ZRT
01-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Also, as soon as you have information on the EchoLink node you are going to use, I can drum up some local interest as well.

Radio
06-09-2011, 06:36 PM
So anyway, are you guys ever going to actually DO this?

Inquiring geeks want to know...

:bigmic:

W5DOK
06-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Lessee now. 67% of the respondents wanted an HF net on Monday at 7. So, we gonna do echolink?:D

Doc

Radio
06-15-2011, 07:29 PM
OK, so I crank up the HF on Monday at 7 Eastern.

And tune to what frequency?

:radio: