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Diary Dates

Future events - the next few months . . .

 

Monday 12th June

Our first meeting at the new Club venue: The Scout Hall, Old Wells Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5XN at 19.30. General natter and introductioin to the new meeting space!

 

Click here to see the year ahead in more detail

Club Net

There are two club nets both currently in a trial process

 

There was insufficient uptake for the 80 metre net so this has been abandoned at least for the time being. The 2 metre net has gradually lost participants, but it's hoped that it will become a more regular and better supported event as it's seen as a way interested individuals can talk to other amateurs to introduce them to the club and keep them updated on the club's activities without necessarily becoming full members and/or attending club meetings

 

2 metres

Monday evenings

Start at 20.00 local time

VHF FM on 145.400 (V32) +/- QRM

First person on air will initiate calls and act as control for the duration of the net

 

Protocol

 

Listen out for initial CQ call from net control. After a short pause to prevent doubling respond with your call sign. Control will log everyone in, give any instructions and invite individual stations in order to pass their message. After each message pass the mic back to control who will pass on to the next station on the list.

 

Observing this simple protocol will ensure everyone has a turn and no-one is left frustrated on the side. If any net members wish to have an aside, then QSY and return to the net when you're finished.

 

When the mic is passed to you, pause before transmitting to enable break stations to call into the net. If there is a call, acknowledge them and make sure control is aware of them. Control will then log in the newcomer and pass the mic back to you to continue your message.

 

That's it! Any more thoughts and ideas gratefully received.