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Quote:Thanks...OK...which of you OMs or YLs is an experienced NCS and would like to start a new one? There NEEDS to be an amateur astronomy net on the air!
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Quote:Quote:Thanks...OK...which of you OMs or YLs is an experienced NCS and would like to start a new one? There NEEDS to be an amateur astronomy net on the air! We just need a time and a frequency.-KE5SWU
Quote:How about 0200 UTC daily on 5.7Ghz? (Sorry...it's been a slow day...)Seriously, it seems like the nets start off well and then drop off. I participated for a bit on one based on 2 meters (accessed via Echolink since it was far out of state for me). It was a good net, but after a month or so it seems the moderator abandoned the net. I encouraged him to move it to 40 meters, but he couldn't since he was only licensed as a tech.I have a feeling that the online forums may be pushing such radio nets into obsolescence.73, KB8FGC
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Quote:Well, keep watching this space. If I hear of one or of somebody starting one, I'll post here. I believe 14mhz would be the most practical band, since there are just so many nets on 40.
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Quote:Yea, but the problem with 20 meters is that the "skip zone" might not allow everyone to check in. I can generally hear both coasts from here in the middle of the country, but not anything inside of about 600 miles from me. Also, 20 meters is one of the most popular bands, so it is hard to squeeze yet another net on that band. On 40 meters, I can hear a lot out to near both coasts, but the foreign broadcasters tend to make it hard to listen in places. In the early 1980's we once had an "Asteroid Intercept Radio Net" on 40 meters late in the afternoon to pass on last minute ground path predictions for asteroid occultation work, but since the Internet, that has kind of gone by the wayside. I suspect one of the Internet chat rooms would have more potential to get people talking than an HF net would. Clear skies to you.