OVMRC 2m Net – Dec 24.

The OVMRC 2m net for Thursday, Dec 24 will indeed take place. There was some uncertainty about it due to its falling on Christmas Eve and with the expectation that many of the regular net attendees will be with family rather than on the air. I, also, had to confirm a couple of family Zooms and it turns out that I have free time between 2000-2100, so the net will continue for those who wish to check in or at least listen for the weekly news and propagation report.

To all OVMRC members, best wishes for the Holidays.

Hugo, ve3ktn.

Change to DEXNET procedure

I’ve had a few private discussions on how the DEXNET has been conducted to date and there is consensus that we really ought to kick off each net with the same communication mode before proceeding to the “mode of the day”. I agree with this approach, so, starting with the net this coming Sunday, Dec 13, the sequence will be:

  • Net Control sends out the welcome message on PSK31, followed by the request for check-ins.
  • Check-ins respond on PSK31.
  • Net Control acknowledges all check-ins heard and requests if there are any relays.
  • After ack of all check-ins, Net Control announces change of mode to the one scheduled for that day.
  • All stations switch mode.
  • Net Control starts the round table with all check-ins.
  • At the conclusion of activities, Net Control announces switch back to PSK31 and closes the net.

73,

Hugo, ve3ktn.