[amsat-bb] Colorado AMSAT net returns...
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Feb 7 08:11:56 PST 2014
Last weekend, I saw a tweet that from Jeff K0JSC that AMSAT retweeted,
saying that there would be a new AMSAT net starting up on Thursdays at
1900 local time (currently 0200 UTC Friday). I e-mailed Jeff for more
information about the net, so I could update AMSAT's list of nets at:
I was also hoping to be able to connect into the net. Jeff explained that
the net was available on the Rocky Mountain Radio League's 146.940
MHz repeater near Denver, as well as on his system of repeaters in
Colorado. After some back-and-forth e-mails, I was able to find a way
to connect into the Allstar Link system and get to Jeff's repeater system
as the net was starting up last night. The web site for Jeff's repeater
system http://www.k0jsc.com/ provides an audio feed from the repeater
system, for those wanting to listen in on the activity.
The net control last night was Skyler KD0WHB, a 15-year-old ham. If
I didn't hear it mentioned on the net, I wouldn't have realized this was
the first time he had been a net control. Skyler read satellite-related
news bulletins, took check-ins, and asked everyone who checked in if
they had ever worked satellites. There were 10 check-ins to the net, 9
from around Colorado plus me.
Congratulations to KD0WHB for running a great net, K0JSC and the
Rocky Mountain Radio League for allowing those repeaters to be used
for the net, and everyone who checked in. It was great to hear the
discussion related to satellites.
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