• 2m discussion and traffic

    From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to All on Mon Aug 27 09:52:00 2018
    There was a 'dicussion' on Facebook yesterday about 2 meters not getting
    much traffic locally. In part of it, someone mentioned the 26th at 7 pm
    your local time, go to 2m Simplex and just call out... Well, I did, but
    I never got a reply. Not sure if this was something that others heard
    about or tried?




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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Jimmy Anderson on Mon Aug 27 13:34:02 2018
    Hello Jimmy,

    27 Aug 18 09:52 at you wrote to All:

    There was a 'dicussion' on Facebook yesterday about 2 meters not
    getting much traffic locally. In part of it, someone mentioned the
    26th at 7 pm your local time, go to 2m Simplex and just call out...
    Well, I did, but I never got a reply. Not sure if this was something
    that others heard about or tried?

    I listened but as usual, nothing...

    73,
    Sean KD5COL

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  • From Kent Timm@1:229/728 to Jimmy Anderson on Tue Aug 28 15:55:00 2018
    * In a message originally to All, Jimmy Anderson said:
    There was a 'dicussion' on Facebook yesterday about 2 meters not
    getting much traffic locally. In part of it, someone mentioned
    the 26th at 7 pm your local time, go to 2m Simplex and just call
    out... Well, I did, but I never got a reply. Not sure if this was

    I moved back to this area a year and a half ago, after 6 months of checking in to the only local net on 2m (or otherwise) nobody seemed to still be able to even recall my name, so I turned it off, listened to 146.520 though the day and evening for a few months after that.. put my callsign out lots of times and zero responces. Sold my only VHF radio a couple months ago since all it was doing is collecting dust.
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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Kent Timm on Wed Aug 29 14:55:57 2018
    Hello Kent,

    28 Aug 18 15:55 at you wrote to Jimmy Anderson:

    I moved back to this area a year and a half ago, after 6 months of checking in to the only local net on 2m (or otherwise) nobody seemed
    to still be able to even recall my name, so I turned it off, listened
    to 146.520 though the day and evening for a few months after that..
    put my callsign out lots of times and zero responces. Sold my only
    VHF radio a couple months ago since all it was doing is collecting
    dust.

    Same thing out here. The repeaters out here are as bad as CB so I gave up on them years ago. I do check into one local club net but that's it. I spend 99% of my time on HF now.

    73,
    Sean KD5COL

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  • From Kent Timm@1:229/728 to Sean Dennis on Sat Sep 1 18:12:00 2018
    Same thing out here. The repeaters out here are as bad as CB so I
    gave up on them years ago. I do check into one local club net but
    that's it. I spend 99% of my time on HF now.

    Once in a while i get on EchoLink and check in to a saturday net where I use to live ve3ttt repeater at 7pm, but it feels weird using my android phone instead of a real radio. But that's as close as I get to 2m now.

    Right now I only have an antenna for 10 meters up, I was going to move and had taken everything down, couldn't find a new apartment so talked the super where I am into letting me keep my current apartmnet or I'd be camping in my car today. So I'm 90% boxed up right now, I unpacked my FT450, and my Playstation3 to watch movies and there a huge pile of boxes in the living room hoping I'll find a decent place soon as my knees can't keep doing stairs.

    Would like to put my 20 meter hamstick back on the balcony and maybe the 80m, since suddenly the noise that always killed 80m here seems to be gone, but now 40m is a wall of noise, and I WAS plannning on getting a 40m hamstick in 2 weeks at the hamfest in London..
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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Sean Dennis on Tue Apr 16 12:54:00 2019
    Hey - not that I can say anything... I was silent on the BBS for
    MONTHS. :-)

    I have started turning the radio back on. VERY very sporadic
    traffic...



    Sean Dennis wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Hello Jimmy,

    27 Aug 18 09:52 at you wrote to All:

    There was a 'dicussion' on Facebook yesterday about 2 meters not
    getting much traffic locally. In part of it, someone mentioned the
    26th at 7 pm your local time, go to 2m Simplex and just call out...
    Well, I did, but I never got a reply. Not sure if this was something
    that others heard about or tried?

    I listened but as usual, nothing...

    73,
    Sean KD5COL

    ... Insomnia isn't anything to lose sleep over.
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: Outpost BBS * Limestone, TN, USA (1:18/200)

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Kent Timm on Tue Apr 16 12:56:00 2019
    Yeah - that's sad, but I totally get it...

    I've been THIS close to thinking about seeing if someone wanted
    to buy our mobiles, but as soon as I do my wife will be ready
    to do some weather spotting again. :-)

    (she's not a rag chewer, just likes the storm side of it)




    Kent Timm wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    * In a message originally to All, Jimmy Anderson said:
    There was a 'dicussion' on Facebook yesterday about 2 meters not
    getting much traffic locally. In part of it, someone mentioned
    the 26th at 7 pm your local time, go to 2m Simplex and just call
    out... Well, I did, but I never got a reply. Not sure if this was

    I moved back to this area a year and a half ago, after 6 months of checking in to the only local net on 2m (or otherwise) nobody seemed
    to still be able to even recall my name, so I turned it off, listened
    to 146.520 though the day and evening for a few months after that..
    put my callsign out lots of times and zero responces.

    Sold my only VHF radio a couple months ago since all it was doing is collecting dust.

    --- RA2+ FMail
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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Kent Timm on Tue Apr 16 13:01:00 2019
    Kent Timm wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Once in a while i get on EchoLink and check in to a saturday net where
    I use to live ve3ttt repeater at 7pm, but it feels weird using my
    android phone instead of a real radio. But that's as close as I get to
    2m now.

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...




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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Jimmy Anderson on Tue Apr 16 20:00:50 2019
    Hello Jimmy,

    16 Apr 19 13:01 at you wrote to Kent Timm:

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...

    Even then Echolink isn't always active. I am about to order something I have been wanting for a very long time: a new EFHW HF antenna from myantennas.com (the guy is a ham who used to design antennas for Cushcraft). 10-80 meters, no tuner required (though I will still use one). I haven't been on the air in months. Missing it. Rearranging my tiny 8x10' shack to allow me to not only use my Yaesu FT-450D but to finally hook up my Kenwood TS-430S also. That Kenwood has some lovely audio.

    Side note: I just renewed my SKYWARN spotter certification. Evidently SKYWARN in my area is in shambles...which doesn't surprise me at all.

    + Origin: Lean Angle BBS * Southaven MS * winserver.org (1:116/17)

    Been calling Robert's board, eh? :D

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wed Apr 17 11:24:00 2019
    Jimmy,

    Hey - not that I can say anything... I was silent on the BBS for
    MONTHS. :-)

    Some days, I'm that way as well...especially when there are
    thunderstorms forecast or in the area...as is the case later today
    through Thursday.

    I have started turning the radio back on. VERY very sporadic
    traffic...

    The only time it's busy is during nets. Drive time has gotten slow.

    ... Jesus Saves -- passes to Moses - he shoots! HE SCORES!!!

    Never mind a 3 point play. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wed Apr 17 11:26:00 2019
    Jimmy,

    I've been THIS close to thinking about seeing if someone wanted
    to buy our mobiles, but as soon as I do my wife will be ready
    to do some weather spotting again. :-)

    (she's not a rag chewer, just likes the storm side of it)

    Storm spotting I can deal with...storm chasing I can't stand. Too many
    of these folks "wanting severe weather"...when so many others don't.

    ... Baby boom: Noise made when an infant breaks the sound barrier.

    Or when he farts loudly in a quiet room. <G>

    But, that brings to mind the graphic with the infant with a horrified expression on his face, and the caption "OMG!! That wasn't a fart"!! :P

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wed Apr 17 11:28:00 2019
    Jimmy,

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...

    Or if you're in a place where you can't have RF, such as a nursing
    home, assisted living center, or in an HOA.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Wed Apr 17 11:30:00 2019
    Sean,

    Side note: I just renewed my SKYWARN spotter certification. Evidently SKYWA SD>in my area is in shambles...which doesn't surprise me at all.

    Just renewed mine late last week...since moving back to my Mom's place
    (she's in a a nursing home now), and getting a new callsign.

    The WCM at the NWS Little Rock, Dennis Cavanaugh, used to be at the
    NWS in Fort Worth. He's also a ham (KF5VHZ).

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Sean Dennis on Wed Apr 17 11:51:00 2019
    Sean Dennis wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Hello Jimmy,

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...

    Even then Echolink isn't always active.

    Very true - which begs the quesiton - can you 'scan' with it? Hmm...

    When I'm mobile, I'll scan the repeaters I have stored. I did a frequency
    scan once and was picking up air traffic too. That was different.

    I am about to order something
    I have been wanting for a very long time: a new EFHW HF antenna from myantennas.com (the guy is a ham who used to design antennas for Cushcraft). 10-80 meters, no tuner required (though I will still use one). I haven't been on the air in months. Missing it. Rearranging
    my tiny 8x10' shack to allow me to not only use my Yaesu FT-450D but to finally hook up my Kenwood TS-430S also. That Kenwood has some lovely audio.

    Nice!

    Side note: I just renewed my SKYWARN spotter certification. Evidently SKYWARN in my area is in shambles...which doesn't surprise me at all.

    My wife and I are still part of the system, but we don't get on the
    'boards' - just report stuff while mobile...

    + Origin: Lean Angle BBS * Southaven MS * winserver.org (1:116/17)

    Been calling Robert's board, eh? :D

    Yep! I'm about 80 miles north of Memphis, so that's my 'home BBS.'




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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Wed Apr 17 13:35:00 2019
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy,

    I've been THIS close to thinking about seeing if someone wanted
    to buy our mobiles, but as soon as I do my wife will be ready
    to do some weather spotting again. :-)

    (she's not a rag chewer, just likes the storm side of it)

    Storm spotting I can deal with...storm chasing I can't stand. Too
    many of these folks "wanting severe weather"...when so many others
    don't.

    Well, she doesn't WANT it, just like she's an EMT and a volunteer
    fire fighter - she doesn't WANT you to have a wreck or your house
    to catch fire, but she wants to be there to help when it does
    happen.




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