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Old 01-12-2009, 08:26 AM   #21
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Willing to try some other bands. Being retired, I'm around the rig alot except for Wednesday and Saturday mornings till 1300 EST. Let me know when and where. Also, just thinking, maybe Wade can move/rename this thread to something like ORR NET until we figure out the best band/schedule.



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Old 01-12-2009, 10:53 AM   #22
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i'm also around alot during the day...maybe we can try an ORR a calling freq.?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:54 AM   #23
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I'm sure Wade will be reading this and that's a good idea Andy. We can keep the thread going until we get things ironed out. We need him to change the announcement at the top of the login page too. I'd hate for someone to be waiting around and become discouraged. Maybe he can put something up there to call attention to this thread ?

I see Mark online now. It's almost 11 AM his time. I don't know what hours he works. I'm ready to start exploring 20 and 17 meters Andy, what do you think ? That might work during the day for some of us.

I was thinking on the weekends we could set up a sked where we were on 20 or 17 at a certain time and on 40 or 80 at a different time.

We'll be getting the camper ready for a weeks trip up to Bonifay, FL. 'Cilla and I have to help her Mom with a few things next week and we're just going to take the RV up to a new campground up there. May even do a little workcamping at this new place.

Send me a post for a sked that is convenient for you today. Later this afternoon maybe and I'll try to make it. Let's sked a 20 or 17 mtr freq OK ?



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Old 01-12-2009, 10:58 AM   #24
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i'm also around alot during the day...maybe we can try an ORR a calling freq.?
That's great Randy. Please join in and help us get coordinated. It's "mo-betta" as for as I'm concerned. The more the better and the likelier we are to get together.

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Old 01-12-2009, 11:38 AM   #25
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I work and have alternating Fridays off. I was off the 9th and will be off, 23, 06 Feb, 20 FEB and so on. Weekends and evening work for me.

I have been making the occassional contact on 17M (NW Oregon from Houston last Friday) and even 10M. 20M, 40M and even 80M get filled with a lot of nets.

Our local club has a net on Mondays at 2000 CST on 10 M and then shifts to 80 M after that. Always welcome to join in. Check the schedule and frequencies at www.w5nc.org.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:12 PM   #26
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Monday 2:10 PM ET/1:10 CT

I listened around on 17 meters. It sounds dead to me. I'm listening on 14.325 MHz if anyone reads this and wants to call. I have heard some activity on 20 meters, so I know it's not dead.

I did work W9OAW in Northern Wisconsin. He had a good signal into Florida.

I'll leave the receiver there until about dark incase anyone should read this and get on for a contact.

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Old 01-13-2009, 07:03 AM   #27
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Well, 7.230 is now memory 44 on my TS-2000. But just now I'm on Memory 11, The Breakfast Club
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:12 AM   #28
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Tuesday - January 13 - 0800 CT

About to check into one of the Florida Traffic Nets on 3950, after that will set the receiver to 7230. Most likely will leave it there most of the day. If anythig changes will post to this thread and will be checking it regularly for you guys.

Will be back and forth from the house to the 5th wheel in preparation for this weekends excursion up to Bonifay, FL for about a week.

Low of 43 degrees here in "Dixie" this morning. Not as cold as expected.



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Old 01-13-2009, 09:51 AM   #29
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send that 43 deg to RI !
i hear activity at 7230 now...but waiting to hear someone give their callsign...nope...not any callls i've seen here
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:26 PM   #30
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I'm usually around during the day, as I'm on disability. I don't get out of bed until 10:00 or 11:00 CST though. I'm listening on 7230 now, but getting noise from some guys on 7231. I've got an S7 noise level, so I won't do any good at the moment.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:30 PM   #31
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Hi Randy - I've been outside most of the time. I've not had a lot of time to listen. Freq (7230) is clear right now.

Would love to send you some of this 43 degree wx. Looking at the national radar wx composit, looks as if your worst is yet to come. Maybe some light snow in store for you and Andy.

This is a wx link run by a fellow ham and good friend (KQ4YD). He has one computer and several components dedicated to this site.

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hi Jim...
thanks for wx update...i try to ignore it & just hope the wx guys get it wrong !
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:26 AM   #33
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Will be in and out today and checking ORR from time-to-time. If someone wants to leave a freq for a possible contact, post one please and I'll set the receiver there and give a call occassionally.



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This Friday I am off and will be in and out. List a couple of frequencies and time and I'll try to make contact. I'll also check back here during the day and see if ther are any paths opening. Come on sun spots.

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:21 PM   #35
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Ken,

I've not set up the ham gear here. We've been busy with other projects. I just got satellite TV going... I think we will probably be pulling out tomorrow (Friday). Maybe someone will get on to attempt a contact with you. If something changes I'll make a post.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:17 PM   #36
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...I think we will probably be pulling out tomorrow (Friday)...

i'd pull out today too, it werent for the snow bank blocking the way
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Well, we're still here at Florida Springs in Bonifay, FL. We stuck around another day or two. Finished our projects up for my DW's mother.

I got the ham gear set up. The only band I've been on is 75 meters a couple of times to check into nets. I got in, but my signal reports were not too good on 75 meters. Probably would do better on higher bands.

I'm glad there are no snow banks blocking my way out. Temps have warmed to the low 70's. Sorry, I just had to say that Andy !!!

Probably headed out of here in the morning for home QTH. Barring any further projects. Then we will get serious about working some of you.



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Good morning Gentlemen,

I'm listening to the "Breakfast Club" on 3973 right now. Thought I may hear "YXM" on there. That's a large group.

I'll be on 3950 at 0800 CT for a Florida Net and then I'll be listening up on 7230 for most of the day. Should be around the house all day and in and out of the shack.

If any of you want to take a break give a call.

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I'm listening on 7.230 now (0940 est), hear someone on there , but also here QRN (fluttering interferance). Sounds like a net, heard a call wa4pub. 7.233 is clear up here.



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1015 CT... 7230 quiet as a mouse....

Sorry I missed you Andy...

QRZ'ed 7230, W4EWA monitoring for awhile.



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