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R. Emmelman
01-09-2006, 07:06
Inaugural un-official Glock Net


Saturday 1/14/06
17:00Z - 18:00Z
14.306 MHz +/- QRM
NCS WI9NDY


This will be an open and informal net. Hope to see everyone there!

Rich WI9NDY

EUPHER49
01-09-2006, 18:32
I'd be willing to give it a try...My antenna is a bit "loby" on 20M, but should do OK. The band should be open in our direction at that time (East-West). depending on who shows up maybe 40M would work too.

I'll listen for you...

Euph, AD3X

Glock Bob
01-09-2006, 21:03
Maybe I can listen in with my VX-5R as I don't have HF priveledges (just a technician) ~sd ;1 ~sd

73, KG4HLG

salvo
01-09-2006, 21:19
I'll have my radio on, cant miss the inaugural Glock Talk Net!
Talk to you guys on Saturday.
73

n3hcp
01-09-2006, 21:30
Just put a post-it on the computer monitor to remind me;P .

martho
01-09-2006, 21:53
That is the maritime mobile net freq. http://www.mmsn.org/schedule.html

You might see if you can find someplace else to hold the net.

R. Emmelman
01-10-2006, 06:18
You are correct. I knew that but just weas not thinking. Let's try 14.306 MHz

Rich WI9NDY

R. Emmelman
01-10-2006, 06:21
Corrected frequency:

14.306 MHz

GSD17
01-10-2006, 14:25
Man I wish I had passed my code before my General Theory Expired :soap:

VOB
01-11-2006, 20:44
Will this be a regular net? I can't make this one, got a funeral to go to, but I'd like to try in the future. Indy might be in my skip zone for 20 (Detroit) but it's worth a try!

R. Emmelman
01-12-2006, 05:24
Originally posted by VOB
Will this be a regular net?...
Don't know. Depends on how many are interested and how much time I or someone else has that can act as NCS (hint, hint).
:) :)

R. Emmelman
01-13-2006, 04:45
I hope to see everyone tomorrow!

Rich WI9NDY

n3hcp
01-13-2006, 06:54
Hope to be there...conditions permitting!:)

EUPHER49
01-13-2006, 08:01
Originally posted by n3hcp
Hope to be there...conditions permitting!:)

I will be monitoring the SPARC repeater (Rapho Twp, Lanc Co) 145.23- 118.8PL. I think we're close enough that we won't hear each other on 20...

We may be able to link up simplex from there...

salvo
01-14-2006, 10:22
It is 17:20Z, have been unable to make any contact on 14.306
Band conditions are not the best in my neck of the woods.

n3hcp
01-14-2006, 10:24
Originally posted by EUPHER49
I will be monitoring the SPARC repeater (Rapho Twp, Lanc Co) 145.23- 118.8PL. I think we're close enough that we won't hear each other on 20...

We may be able to link up simplex from there...
Well, EUPHER49 and I hooked up on 2M, and I heard something once on 14.306, but then nothing. I tried calling on 14.306, but no reply. Is anybody out there and we here in PA just can't hear you???

EUPHER49
01-14-2006, 10:46
N3HCP and I had a mini net, and were hearing the same things on 20.

Heard lots of stations from the West and far South, but nothing from the Midwest...

I gave a couple of squawks on .306 but no replies. I should have heard salvo, but didn't...

Euph

R. Emmelman
01-14-2006, 11:38
Heard absolutly nobody! 20M was dead in Indy. Could not even hear the maritime mobile net. We will have to try again sometime.

73 de WI9NDY

Rich in INDY

n3hcp
01-14-2006, 12:29
Originally posted by R. Emmelman
Heard absolutly nobody! 20M was dead in Indy. Could not even hear the maritime mobile net. We will have to try again sometime.

73 de WI9NDY

Rich in INDY Maybe we should try a different band next week. Perhaps even sometime in the evening during the week. I haven't been on HF much lately so maybe someone more familiar with current band conditions could make a suggestion.

I think this is a great idea! We just need to find the right place and time.:)

martho
01-14-2006, 14:30
40m about dark should give Indy a chance to hear pretty well.

I was QSX on 20m and didnt hear a sole.

R. Emmelman
01-14-2006, 20:03
Originally posted by martho
40m about dark should give Indy a chance to hear pretty well.

I was QSX on 20m and didnt hear a sole.
Martho

If you would like to try that next week that would be fine. I am on call next week (24/7) so I don't know if I will be home or not. Would you be willing to take "NCS"? I can do 40M without any problem.

73 de WI9NDY

n3hcp
01-15-2006, 08:15
We should have tried it today (Sunday). 20 meters seems a good deal more active today!;P

martho
01-15-2006, 10:33
On 20m, you just cant work everyone. There are always going to be skip zones and other issues.

40m makes is hard for the west coast guys to hear Indy during the day. 2200z or so would be a decent time to try 40m. I was playing in the NAQP CW contest last night at that time and I was hearing most of the US at that time on 40.


I cannot run the net next weekend.

However, we should set a sked with some people a few nights this week and see what times work best.

I really believe 2200 - 2300z is about the best time for 40m. If our target audience is only PA, IN, IL, and Salvo (dont know his QTH) then 40m would work during the day, too.

salvo
01-15-2006, 13:41
Hi martho, I'm in Las Vegas.
Went outside yesterday after the sched and looked up, my windom is set up as a flat top at about 35-40' the offset center section/balum is lifted with a rope and pully. The rope had worn and broke lowering the center section of the windom on my roof. No wonder conditions were so poor in my neck of the woods;g
Thats the great thing about net's, even if you dont make contact, it makes sure you equipment is up to snuf.
Hay I'm game for what ever freq. you guys want to try.

DannyB KY
01-20-2006, 16:53
Kewl!

But I'll have to join in later in the year when I get another radio.


de WD4LAM

73

Seawolf18
02-11-2006, 13:01
Do you guys still run the glock net on 20 on saturdays?

Dan
KC0LOE
One of the few South Dakota radio Amateurs

R. Emmelman
02-12-2006, 06:32
We have not tried to do a "Glock-Net" again. Conditions are so up and down right now. I was into a MARS net on 7,3xx kHz yesterday and the NCS went from being unreadable to loud and clear in just a matter of munites. Then just as quickly back to noise. We will have to try again some day.

Rich WI9NDY / AFA1CY

Kerrville Dan
03-06-2006, 08:34
Iím getting good reception on 20M during the day with an Outbacker vertical while I construct a dipole. Not getting much after dark though. Anyone available for the Glock 20M net during the day, say sometime between 1600Z and 2200Z?

salvo
03-06-2006, 16:57
I work during the week, but weekends I'm in!

Kerrville Dan
03-09-2006, 15:16
Salvo,

Okay, let's try Saturday AND Sunday (11 & 12 March) anytime during the day on 20 meters except 1700-1900Z Saturday. Suggest a frequency and schedule and I'll be listening.

salvo
03-09-2006, 18:09
Let's go for Sunday 1700-1800Z
Same freq. 14.306
If that sounds good for every one?

FN64
03-10-2006, 11:49
I'll give it a shot as long as the freq isn't buried in a contest.
Some folks from another board are working towards a net as well. Looks like it will be 17 or 20M for daytime & 160 at night. We're using Echolink to coordinate freq's & get reports from those in areas that can't be heard or that don't have 160 capabilities. Nothing is set as final freqs yet but the work is showing promise.

FN

salvo
03-11-2006, 16:35
Kerrville Dan suggested a back up freq of 14.237 @ 1730Z if we are having trouble on 14.306 @ 1700Z on Sunday 3/12/06

Any more members going to give it a try?

salvo
03-12-2006, 11:58
Success!
Kerrville Dan and I made contact and had a good QSO.
We made numerous calls for check ins on both freq. But had no luck raising any one else.
Conditions were poor but readable; we talked for at least 45 min.
It was nice to meet you Kerville Dan and look forward to more nets in the future.

I think we should keep the same time and frequencies as above but go back to Saturdays.
What do the rest of you guys think?

FN64
03-12-2006, 12:08
Listened & called on sched.. .306 was fairly clear but heard an Idaho QSL party going on .237 QSY's +/- 10 NADA.. Thanks for the try.. maybe another day.

FN..

Kerrville Dan
03-12-2006, 13:59
Glad to have made contact with Salvo and sorry FN64 wasn't able to hook up. Although conditions werenít good received signals on this end using portable Outbacker antenna were acceptable on both frequencies. As noted by FN64 there was QRM on 14.306. There was more space on 14.237. As a new operator I guess it's better to learn in poor conditions than at a solar activity peak. It should be a blast in a couple years! I hope to have a multi-band wire up as soon as my 9086 coax comes in.

EUPHER49
03-12-2006, 15:54
I listened too, and didn't hear a soul...except somebody in the OK QSO Party, down on .305.......

salvo
03-31-2006, 17:22
Any one up for another Net?
Saturday April 1st. No Pranks Please:supergrin:
1700Z on 14.306
1730Z on 14.237

Kerrville Dan
03-31-2006, 17:40
My new antenna is up and I'll be listening on Saturday.

EUPHER49
03-31-2006, 22:59
I'll be doing a project and might be done by 1700Z, otherwise it might be a good reason to take a break...I'll try and remember to listen.

Kerrville Dan
04-01-2006, 10:18
It's 1715Z and there's nearby interference on both freqs. Try 14.227.

salvo
04-01-2006, 12:40
Kerrville Dan,I did not see your post above:freak:

I could just pick your call out of the noise a couple of times, thats about it.

Kerrville Dan
04-01-2006, 13:16
Salvo,

Interference on 14.237 ceased about 1720 and 14.227 was already clear. I thought for sure we'd hook up as the band seemed in good shape, as it has the past couple days. We can try again later. I've got IDPA tomorrow so I can't do it then. Maybe next weekend.

Kerrville Dan
04-26-2006, 16:43
Any one want to try another Glock Net, Saturday April 29th?
1600Z on 14.306
1630Z on 14.237.

Note above UTC time change keeps Glock Net at same hour local as April 1 schedule. On April 1 there was another net just before ours on 14.306. I assume it maintains local time after daylight savings and concludes at 1600Z.

salvo
04-28-2006, 10:19
Kerrville Dan, I should be able to make it. I'll be running emergency power also just to check everything.
Any body else?

EUPHER49
04-29-2006, 13:33
I heard a K5KKB and a AD7... at noon and tried to call but condx were not so good. They moved down from .306 to .304 and I picked up some QRM then lost all sigs...didn't try at 1630Z tho'...

Kerrville Dan
02-18-2007, 14:24
Anyone interested in trying the 20-meter net again? Salvo and I had some success last year. It would be nice to have a regular schedule.

We might try Saturday and/or Sunday at 1700 UTC (11AM CST) at 14.237 +/-

n3hcp
02-18-2007, 21:40
I'm in. Sunday would be better for me. Saturday is sometimes taken up with honey-do stuff:supergrin: .

salvo
02-23-2007, 17:19
I'm in, Sunday should work for me also. Any one else?

Kerrville Dan
02-23-2007, 17:43
I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.237 +/- Sunday at 1700 UTC (11 AM CST). Hope to hear salvo, N3HCP, and anyone else who can join in.

KB4IFS
02-24-2007, 04:46
GEE, lets see. 20 mtr ant, power supply, New Vanity Call NR4K. Anyone got a radio?

R. Emmelman
02-25-2007, 05:49
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.237 +/- Sunday at 1700 UTC (11 AM CST). Hope to hear salvo, N3HCP, and anyone else who can join in.

K5KKB
Thanks for the invite but I won't be home until around 1830Z. I will check and see if you guys are still on.

73 Rich

EUPHER49
02-25-2007, 07:35
I shall be QRV this noon. I hope to be in contact with N3HCP on 2m simplex to share our "ears". I got my good rig back from the shop and it's working great. The bands seem to be in decent shape. I heard 7s and 5s just a few minutes ago.

n3hcp
02-25-2007, 09:44
Tuned up and ready. Just worked an F6 and a T9 so the band is open to Europe, at least.

Kerrville Dan
02-25-2007, 09:52
Due to QRM looks like 14.236 might be better choice than 14.237. 14.242 as backup.

n3hcp
02-25-2007, 10:15
AD3X and I are here, but nothing but noise in PA. Oh, well...the vagaries of propagation. I just hear a VA7 neat 14.236 and some othe DX fading in and out an 14.242.

Kerrville Dan
02-25-2007, 10:29
I called CQ until 1720. Only response was a strong station in CA at 1710. About 1715 a station move in at 14.236.5 and created more QRM. I'm surprised I didn't hear salvo in NV.

We can try again next week!

Kerrville Dan
02-25-2007, 10:36
Originally posted by R. Emmelman
Thanks for the invite but I won't be home until around 1830Z. I will check and see if you guys are still on.

73 Rich

I'll check back at 1830 UTC.

EUPHER49
02-25-2007, 10:43
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
I called CQ until 1720. Only response was a strong station in CA at 1710. About 1715 a station move in at 14.236.5 and created more QRM. I'm surprised I didn't hear salvo in NV.

We can try again next week!


I shouted a couple of CQs from this side of things and had no responses. I may have heard the other side of your CQ, A CA station, An N6, I believe. I checked up on 17m and Western Europe is booming in. I didn't hear a thing this side of the Atlantic. An EI was talking to a W3, several Scots and Brits.

Had a nice QSO with N3HCP on one of the local 2m repeaters. We were hearing the same things.(Imagine that! :animlol: )
There's always next week...

Kerrville Dan
02-25-2007, 10:52
Thanks for trying.

The CA station was KF6RNT.

Maybe the propagation will be better next week.

73

Kerrville Dan
02-25-2007, 11:48
Originally posted by R. Emmelman
Thanks for the invite but I won't be home until around 1830Z. I will check and see if you guys are still on.

73 Rich

Rich,

I called CQ from 1830-1845 UTC on 14.237 but didn't hear you. I heard a faint response from a W9 station.

73

R. Emmelman
02-25-2007, 11:59
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
Rich,

I called CQ from 1830-1845 UTC on 14.237 but didn't hear you. I heard a faint response from a W9 station.

73
The W9 was probably me. I could hear you VERY faint and only through repeated calls make out your call.

Rich

salvo
02-25-2007, 12:04
I just got back home, sorry I missed a try.
Hope next week is a go!

Kerrville Dan
02-25-2007, 12:29
Originally posted by salvo
I just got back home, sorry I missed a try.
Hope next week is a go!

Hope you were out shootin' Glocks. :supergrin:

InjuriousGeorge
02-25-2007, 19:05
Sorry I missed you guys. I just upgraded to General. When I got home I tuned up and worked a few CA stations on 20--all at 59. Didn't even know you were having a net.

We may want to think about a couple of alternate freqs too. 20 was a zoo earlier.

Kerrville Dan
02-26-2007, 05:26
Originally posted by InjuriousGeorge
I just upgraded to General. Congrats on the upgrade! You'll enjoy HF. Stay tuned for 20-meter net announcements. We'll probably try again next Sunday since there'll be a full moon. What region or state are you in?
73

InjuriousGeorge
02-27-2007, 17:49
I'm in GA. KI4...

Kerrville Dan
03-10-2007, 09:52
I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.237 +/- QRM Sunday March 11 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT). Alternate frequency will be 14.242 +/-. Hope to hear some Glockers.

Daylight savings time switch-over is Saturday night.

InjuriousGeorge
03-11-2007, 08:49
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.237 +/- QRM Sunday March 11 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT). Alternate frequency will be 14.242 +/-. Hope to hear some Glockers.

Daylight savings time switch-over is Saturday night.

I'll be on.

I'm encountering static crashes on 20 and much heavier on 40, 60, 80 since yesterday morning. Checked all my connections and hope it isn't an antenna problem.

EUPHER49
03-11-2007, 10:25
Well, some success today. I heard KerrvilleDan and Ed in FL. Injurious George was in there too but I couldn't hear him. Most sigs were barely above QRM but we did get at least callsigns...

Kerrville Dan
03-11-2007, 10:30
Propagation and copy werenít great, but we had five check-ins to the net. Three were from GlockTalk and two others were visitors. Good to hear from Eupher49 and InjuriousGeorge.

InjuriousGeorge
03-11-2007, 11:08
I copied KD in the noise for about five minutes and tried calling in until he popped up to a clear signal and I got through. Had a couple QSOs on 20M afterwards, conditions seemed to be changing quickly.

n3hcp
03-12-2007, 10:54
Sorry I wasn't around Sunday to try the net. I just got out of the hospital. I broke (more like shattered) my right leg while working on my G5RV antenna last Thursday. I slipped on the roof, twisted my foot, and my entire 200 pounds came down on the twisted leg.
I now have a plate and about a dozen screws in my lower tibia. Luckily, the work on the antenna was almost done. All that remains is to tie up the lead in wire.

So here's a word to the wise from someone who did something stupid...don't work on the roof alone. I was home alone, no neighbors around, and the cell phone in the house. So I had to drag myself back up the roof to the window I use to access that part of the roof, climb in the window, crawl to the hall and down the steps to get to a phone to call 911. I've done some dumb things in my time, but was the dumbest. My XYL will never let me forget it:shocked: .

Antenna work is like handeling firearms.. safty first!

InjuriousGeorge
03-12-2007, 18:18
Originally posted by n3hcp
Sorry I wasn't around Sunday to try the net. I just got out of the hospital.

:shocked:

Glad you're alive!

EUPHER49
03-13-2007, 14:53
Originally posted by n3hcp
Sorry I wasn't around Sunday to try the net. I just got out of the hospital. I broke (more like shattered) my right leg while working on my G5RV antenna last Thursday. I slipped on the roof, twisted my foot, and my entire 200 pounds came down on the twisted leg.
I now have a plate and about a dozen screws in my lower tibia. Luckily, the work on the antenna was almost done. All that remains is to tie up the lead in wire.

So here's a word to the wise from someone who did something stupid...don't work on the roof alone. I was home alone, no neighbors around, and the cell phone in the house. So I had to drag myself back up the roof to the window I use to access that part of the roof, climb in the window, crawl to the hall and down the steps to get to a phone to call 911. I've done some dumb things in my time, but was the dumbest. My XYL will never let me forget it:shocked: .

Antenna work is like handeling firearms.. safty first!

I hate to hear that. These are painful injuries and can become nagging after they are healed. I wouldn't want to go through it.

I wish you a speedy and complete recovery

n3hcp
03-13-2007, 16:15
Thanks for the good wishes! Can't wait to get back out on the roof :shocked: HI-HI.

FN64
03-13-2007, 18:05
HCP..
Glad you're on the mend OM.. be careful & let someone help out the next time ya need ant work.
Due to lack of room all I have is 20m on an inverted vee laying across the roof peak.. This = a lot of noise and PPP as in piss poor propagation so any participation in nets would be a stroke of luck at best.. However.. I'll try to give a listen to future nets & maybe we can QSO.

FN

R. Emmelman
03-14-2007, 08:55
Originally posted by FN64
HCP..
Glad you're on the mend OM.. be careful & let someone help out the next time ya need ant work.
Due to lack of room all I have is 20m on an inverted vee laying across the roof peak.. This = a lot of noise and PPP as in piss poor propagation so any participation in nets would be a stroke of luck at best.. However.. I'll try to give a listen to future nets & maybe we can QSO.

FN
Don't discount propagation. I worked California (from Indy) on 10-meters with 108" of lamp cord laying on my front room floor and 25 watts.

Kerrville Dan
03-17-2007, 13:06
Originally posted by n3hcp
Sorry I wasn't around Sunday to try the net. I just got out of the hospital.

Really sorry to hear about the accident on the roof, n3hcp. Hope the recovery goes well.

I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.234 Sunday March 18 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT). Note frequency change due to usual QRM at 14.238.5 Alternate frequency will be 14.242.

InjuriousGeorge
03-17-2007, 18:51
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
Really sorry to hear about the accident on the roof, n3hcp. Hope the recovery goes well.

I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.234 Sunday March 18 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT). Note frequency change due to usual QRM at 14.238.5 Alternate frequency will be 14.242.

I'll be listening. I added about 20' of elevation to the wire overall, interested to see if I get a better signal.

n3hcp
03-18-2007, 10:11
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.234 Sunday March 18 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT). Note frequency change due to usual QRM at 14.238.5 Alternate frequency will be 14.242. I'm not hearing anything on either frequency. I do hear what may be a South American station on 14.234, but that's it.

Kerrville Dan
03-18-2007, 10:16
There was phone QRM at 14.236, digital video QRM at 14.233, and phone QRM at 14.242 so I wasn't able to continue CQ call.

InjuriousGeorge
03-18-2007, 10:23
I think I heard you call "is this frequency in use" but there was phone at 14.242.5.

I also heard two Spanish speaking transmissions on 14.234, neither identified for over 10 minutes. One was local S9+20, splattered for 8kHz.

Maybe we should move higher, say 14.345? 14.2XX seems to be crowded with QSO parties and DX calls. Maybe an alternate on 40M since we're centered around TX-PA-GA.

n3hcp
03-18-2007, 10:27
Strange band conditions. Yesterday I was hearing US stations from the south and south west across the band. Today almost no US stations and an S-7 noise level. Go figure.

Oh, well, maybe next week:thumbsup: .

Kerrville Dan
03-18-2007, 10:33
Originally posted by InjuriousGeorge
Maybe an alternate on 40M since we're centered around TX-PA-GA.

If you're still at the radio let's try 7.210 and 7.230 at 1645 UTC (1145 CDT) today.

InjuriousGeorge
03-20-2007, 18:28
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
If you're still at the radio let's try 7.210 and 7.230 at 1645 UTC (1145 CDT) today.


Sorry I left for the gym around 1630Z.

Kerrville Dan
03-31-2007, 18:40
I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.236 Sunday April 1 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT). Alternate frequency will be 14.242.

n3hcp
03-31-2007, 21:31
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
I'll call CQ GLOCK NET on 14.236 Sunday April 1 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT). Alternate frequency will be 14.242.
Great...maybe this time!:thumbsup:

EUPHER49
04-01-2007, 06:11
I'll be tuned up and listening.

I listened last week for a bit and of course there was a world-wide contest going on. I heard a few 5's, 7's and 6's out there but they were weak. Western Europe was booming in. 15 meters was open to SA.

Maybe we should try the net at a later time, say late afternoon when propagation moves further West...just an idea.

HCP, I'll be monitoring the 23 machine...

salvo
04-01-2007, 08:57
I'll be there!

Kerrville Dan
04-01-2007, 09:13
I put up a second W5GI "mystery" antenna yesterday perpendicular to my original W5GI. I'll toggle between them to hit Salvo and InjuriousGeorge on the old one and N3HCP & Eupher49 in Pennsylvania on the new one.

n3hcp
04-01-2007, 10:09
SE PA calling on 14.235 now.

Added at 1620Z..Oh well...maybe next time. We are at the bottom of the sunspot cycle, after all:sad: .

Kerrville Dan
04-01-2007, 10:22
Frequencies seemed free of QRM but only response to CQ was from Tom in Vancouver, BC. But he suddenly disappeared. I called on 14.236, then at 1610 UTC I moved to 14.242.

Last night on 14.163 there was a clear shot to Bogata, Columbia for a couple hours. Go figure.

FN64
04-01-2007, 10:23
Well I listened but only heard some "paper chasers" one of which sounded like he was using a "talk box" that folks without vocal cords use... oh well..

73..FN

n3hcp
04-01-2007, 10:37
Originally posted by Kerrville Dan
Frequencies seemed free of QRM but only response to CQ was from Tom in Vancouver, BC. But he suddenly disappeared. I called on 14.236, then at 1610 UTC I moved to 14.242.

Last night on 14.163 there was a clear shot to Bogata, Columbia for a couple hours. Go figure. Interesting...we here in PA heard W5ES, a club station out of El Paso, but nothing else from your part of the country. We had some Europe DX, but little of nothing state side. The vagaries of radio propagation. That's what keeps it interesting!!

EUPHER49
04-01-2007, 10:50
I called on 235 a coupla times but no dice. I had an M0 on 236 and an SV on 242. I heard W5ES from El Paso and he was booming in here, I also heard a Lousiana. I also heard an N7 calling the Greek station...{shrugs}

Texas T
04-01-2007, 14:25
Originally posted by FN64
Well I listened but only heard some "paper chasers" ??? Contesters?

EUPHER49
04-01-2007, 14:47
Originally posted by Texas T
??? Contesters?

DXers

FN64
04-02-2007, 03:56
The guys I heard were only there to exchange callsign info for a QSL card. (paper).. get enough cards & you get an award (more paper) then you paste all this on a wall and you have (wall paper) hence "paper chasers"

--"yer 59.. what's the call again?"-- :upeyes:

FN

ki4dmh
04-02-2007, 17:41
How do I become a member of the Ham Shack?

Kerrville Dan
04-02-2007, 18:24
Originally posted by ki4dmh
How do I become a member of the Ham Shack?

Be interested in Glocks and ham radio. You're in.

ki4dmh
04-02-2007, 18:45
My two favorite subjects! Esp Glocks!:thumbsup:

Texas T
04-02-2007, 18:56
Originally posted by FN64
The guys I heard were only there to exchange callsign info for a QSL card. (paper).. get enough cards & you get an award (more paper) then you paste all this on a wall and you have (wall paper) hence "paper chasers"

--"yer 59.. what's the call again?"-- :upeyes:

FN
I'm familiar with DX Contesting; a good friend and Elmer is a contester and I think he placed 10th in Texas in the last DXCC a few weeks back. He was running Multi-Op and I hung out and watched for a while. Interesting. Not that would be my thing, but who knows as time goes by?

I just hadn't heard the term paper chasing.

Speaking of which, got my first QSL card on Friday... Melbourne Australia on an IRLP chat a couple months ago while I was driving to work in the morning. Yeah, I know, it's not really DXing, but it was still my first card.

I had some cards made up somewhat in the style of my father's original cards and I have a comment on my card that he was the original holder of the call sign so I sent one back to the operator.

Kerrville Dan
04-02-2007, 20:24
[i] I have a comment on my card that he was the original holder of the call sign [/B] Nice thought for your dad.

InjuriousGeorge
04-06-2007, 16:06
Anyone want to try a schedule on 40M tomorrow at 1500 GMT? Or perhaps a 20M schedule later in the day, say 2300 GMT?

Kerrville Dan
04-06-2007, 16:11
Originally posted by InjuriousGeorge
Anyone want to try a schedule on 40M tomorrow at 1500 GMT? Or perhaps a 20M schedule later in the day, say 2300 GMT?

Can't make it this Saturday.

EUPHER49
04-06-2007, 23:34
40 M to GA should be doable for me. How about 7385 plus or minus 5 at 1500Z? You call... It will definately be a stretch to TX.

I should be around at 2300Z, but 20M for me to GA may be a problem. 75M could be a possibility...maybe 3225?

InjuriousGeorge
04-07-2007, 06:22
Originally posted by EUPHER49
40 M to GA should be doable for me. How about 7385 plus or minus 5 at 1500Z? You call... It will definately be a stretch to TX.

I should be around at 2300Z, but 20M for me to GA may be a problem. 75M could be a possibility...maybe 3225?

OK I'll call CQ Glock Net on *7280* +/-5 depending on QRM at 1500Z. Let's set a backup frequency of 14340 +/-5 at 1505Z if no contact on 40M.

Did you mean 3825 or 3925? My phone privileges on 80M are only good for 3800-4000 :).

LOL see edit of 40M frequency now that I've had my 2nd cup of coffee. Freq moved to 7280--QRP calling frequency is 7285.

EUPHER49
04-07-2007, 08:35
I was a little tired last night myself...7385?? WTF???

Glad you picked that up...

3825 might be OK...(I gotta learn these new freqs)

FN64
04-07-2007, 08:55
Hey gang.. I'll be listening..
Here's a site you can use to spot your freqs..
AK7V Self Spotter (http://jartz.beevomit.org/ss/spotdata.html)

FN

FN64
04-07-2007, 09:08
Heard 3X @ S5 in eastern Maine on 7280 but couldn't get back to ya.
Heard someone on 14.340.. I think it was 3X but to far down in the noise to be sure..

..so that's the view from my saddle..

FN

InjuriousGeorge
04-07-2007, 09:17
Heard 3X on 7280; reception was 31 at best. Nothing on 14340.

My noise level was S7 on 40, S5 on 20, so you had to be booming for me to hear you.

EUPHER49
04-07-2007, 09:33
I heard IG on 7280, nobody on 14340. I did call a few times on 340. On 20 m I heard stations from New Mexico, and North Carolina. My noise was S7 also.

I'll be listening on 3825 at 2300Z. I should be able to hear both of you depending on noise and QRM...

FN64
04-07-2007, 09:37
I don't have a wire for 80 but will listen & RST..
FN

InjuriousGeorge
04-07-2007, 17:11
My noise level was S7-S8--too high to make out anything beyond 3X's call sign. Sounded like the propagation was steady as there was no fading it was just too low in the mud to copy even with my headphones.

I had to drop the wire about 10' due to high winds for the last couple days, and the antenna is swinging around in the gusts, so that may be part of it.

ETA: Eupher what is that quote in your tag line?

EUPHER49
04-07-2007, 17:46
I could copy 100% between here and GA. The band was just going long but not enough for strong sigs to 800-900 miles. I didn't hear anyone else tho'.

There were a couple of other stations up here that wanted to use the freq right after we were clear. That's the problem with 75 m. Lots of regular scheds. That band reall fills up...

My tag line is one of my original quotes. People don't seem content to mind their own business, so they mind others for them. Hence a lot of stupid laws regulating behavior. They can't stand to see someone do something that they don't approve of...Legislators seem all too happy to kowtow to those crybabies.

InjuriousGeorge
04-07-2007, 18:21
80M is weird. The second contact I ever made on HF was 80M to Venezuela when my antenna was 15' up and the G5RV feed ladder line was laying on the ground. Most nights 400 miles is about the extent of propagation.

ETA I like the quote and agree wholeheartedly. Too many people not minding their own business out there.

n3hcp
07-28-2007, 08:40
OK...so here I am playing in the IOAT contest just for something to do and I noticed that 20 meters seems to be open to a lot of NA for me this morning. I'm wondering is anybody is up for trying this again? It's probably a bad time what with vacations and what not this time of year, but what the heck. Any interest???

Edited to add: There seems to be some life in 10 meters too.

Kerrville Dan
08-02-2007, 14:27
Originally posted by n3hcp
OK...so here I am playing in the IOAT contest just for something to do and I noticed that 20 meters seems to be open to a lot of NA for me this morning. I'm wondering is anybody is up for trying this again? It's probably a bad time what with vacations and what not this time of year, but what the heck. Any interest???
n3hcp,

Okay, if you want to call CQ Glock Net Sunday, August 5 at 1600 UTC (11 AM CDT) I'll listen. 14.330 +/- .

n3hcp
08-05-2007, 10:12
Well, I tried calling for about 10 min. on 14.330 and 14.331. If any one replied, I couldn't hear it. For whatever reason I have a very high (S5 to S7) noise level today. Oh well...we tried!!

Kerrville Dan
08-05-2007, 10:20
Originally posted by n3hcp
Well, I tried calling for about 10 min. on 14.330 and 14.331. If any one replied, I couldn't hear it. For whatever reason I have a very high (S5 to S7) noise level today. Oh well...we tried!!
There was strong QRM 14.328 and weak QRM at 14.336. I listened at .329 to .333 but didn't hear anything. I'll listen next week at same time, same place.

WD8T
08-05-2007, 18:59
LOL Folks...It was over a year ago that the first Glock net was attempted. I know because I was on 20 meters calling CQ Glock Net!!! Has there actually been a successful net??? I would think after over a year that at least one successful net would have come to pass. Geeze...what gives???
>
Just kidding...I've been off the air due to a divorce for over a year. But seriously, I can't believe this net has not been going strong. Anyone thought of doing a net on Echolink?

Also..if anyone has any HF gear to part with I would be interested.

Ron

W8RPE (Previous Calls: KC4BCL, KE8RW, WO8J, KB9E, W9RPE) Wasting electricity since 1987. Extra since 1989 ._..

R. Emmelman
08-06-2007, 05:06
The problem is just poor conditions. Between that and people's busy life getting the right time is difficult.

n3hcp
08-06-2007, 07:32
Originally posted by R. Emmelman
The problem is just poor conditions. Between that and people's busy life getting the right time is difficult. QSL!! Conditions are starting to improve as we move into the next sun spot cycle. If conditions this past Sunday had been as good as they were on Saturday 7/28 we should have been fine. Conditions during the IOTA contest were the best I've seen in some time. Be patient...we'll get it yet!

As a side note...this sort of thing is what turns prospective hams away from the hobby and toward other forms of communications. They don't appreciate, or understand, the challenges of radio. After all, if it were easy, everybody would be doing it:thumbsup: .

R. Emmelman
08-06-2007, 09:19
The bands have been very variable. Operating on MARS nets I use the same frequency, antenna, and power and at the same net time. One day I can hear the entire net, other times hardley anyone at all. One day I can hear New York loud and clear and not stations in Indiana, another Indiana comes in like they were next door. It is just a matter of being there at the right time and frequency.