MDARC Weekly Nets
MDARC General Membership Nets
147.060 /+ (100PL) - John Schulze, KR6CR, Net Control
Linked to 441.325 /+ (100PL)
147.060 /+ (100PL) Voice - John,W6DTV Net Control
ATV Input: 1289.25 MHz AM
ATV Output: 1241.25 MHz AM
Are you Getting the Picture?
We all sit around and plan our days, talk about this and that, poke fun at everybody’s morning hair. "Does mine always looks like this?" I ask, and on it goes for about 30 minutes. What a great way to start your day! Coffee with your friends, great conversation, and no need to go out in the rain. Yep, ATV is a great mode. We are not much good at emergency communications or long distance DX, but we sure have a good time doing what we do!
You never know what you might see on ATV—or who, for that matter. We have some pretty innovative people on the air. I have seen a bird’s eye view out of an airplane and the same view out of a model airplane. We have guys doing mobile ATV, pedestrian ATV, and some have cameras on their towers. One guy even has a camera on the jogging path in Walnut Creek. Tonight I watched the moon go down over the bay courtesy of K3ZJJ high in the Oakland hills.
Then there is the Thursday night net. Along with the normal role call, we have had funny hat night, Hawaiian shirt night, joke night, trivia night, and the list goes on and on. We have had electronics classes, demonstrations of digital modes, cooking, wine tasting, show and tell, and yes, even pet night. The possibilities are endless. You should really check us out on Halloween—one of my favorites.
We are a pretty active group. There is activity almost every evening as well as the Wednesday rag-chew, Thursday net night and the Bathrobe net on Sunday mornings. You too can join the fun. We are always looking for new faces and will help in any way we can to get you on the air. If you are interested, we have transmitters for sale, free transmit antennas to all newcomers courtesy of KB6T, and we will even come to your QTH to be sure you can get into the repeater before you buy anything. We look forward to SEEING you on the air soon!
Remember: HAMS SHOULD BE SEEN AS WELL AS HEARD!