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Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:50:51 PM »
I was looking for the official net and found that one hasn't been started.

So I've decided to start one and I'm looking for all of your suggestions.


I've worked up the following:


Net Time:  Wednesdays @ 9pm EASTERN
Frequency: 7.242 LSB

Purpose: To Provide a weekly Net for TSP Hams to discuss Survival and Preparedness topics in the spirit of the TSP Community.

Sample Script:

Code: [Select]
This is amateur radio station <phonetic callsign>, my name is <name>,
and I am transmitting from <location>.  I will be your Net Control
Station for this evening's TSP HAMS Net.

This is a directed, informal Net which meets every Sunday at
9pm Eastern Time on 7.242. The purpose of this net is to provide a weekly net for TSP HAMS to discuss survival and preparedness topics in the spirit of the TSP community.

At this time, I would like to thank Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast and the TSP community for inspiring all who will listen to live a prepared life.  Thanks.

<Pause 5sec.>

In order to check-in, simply give us your call sign when the Net Control Station asks for check-ins. 

Now, At this time is there any EMERGENCY or PRIORITY traffic? If So Please call Now.

<Pause 10sec.>  (Acknowledge any station, Suspend Net until Emergency/Priority is Clear)

No Traffic has been heard by Net Control;  Are there any Relays of Emergency/Priority traffic? If So Call Now.

(Acknowledge any station, Suspend Net until Emergency/Priority is Clear, Designate the Relay Station )

No Relays heard by Net Control.


Are there any Station that would like to Check-In to the TSP HAMS Net? Please call now.

<Record Calls>

<Repeat until no calls heard>

<Begin Topic & Designate Station>



Wrap up:

Code: [Select]
The total number of check ins today were <number of people>.

Thank you for joining us this evening. I invite you to
join us again next week, at 9pm EASTERN on this frequency.



We now return this frequency back to normal Amateur Radio Use.
73 to everyone. This is <callsign> clear.


 

Thanks,

Tom D.  (Vulture774)
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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 04:55:24 PM »
Setup a Quick Wordpress Blog mainly for Net Reports.  Thinking about adding Live Chat to the site.


http://tspnet.tomstopics.com

Really want to push this thing!


Tom D.
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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 05:29:34 PM »
All looks good Tom...see ...there IS a net. I have a lot of medical this week as Drs think I am dieing from stage 4 cancer but will do what I can to be there.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 05:36:57 PM »
Good Luck Carl!


Hope to hear you Wednesday night.



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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 05:47:42 PM »
Good Luck Carl!


Hope to hear you Wednesday night.



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Hey, you too...I hear these TSP guys can play rough.... ;D

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 06:15:57 PM »
Net Time:  Wednesdays @ 9pm EASTERN
Frequency: 7.242 LSB
I'll be there!

Any thoughts for a try at 20m?
« Last Edit: September 08, 2014, 06:23:38 PM by Alan Georges »

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 06:42:50 PM »
I'll be there!

Any thoughts for a try at 20m?

That should be about 8 PM CST then Alan...?  Tom?  pfsh pfsh ...test test

Sorry I was figuring out why everyone with a BOB was planing to walk and pull wagons to their BOL's and found out that it was EMP's fault for disabling everyone's vehicle ,even though it has never disabled a vehicle and in fact proven only to cause a re-boot situation in only a few autos tested.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 07:17:00 PM »
That should be about 8 PM CST then Alan...?
Yep, see hear you there.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 05:08:22 AM »
Unfortunately, I don't have 20m capability right now.

My homebrew Antenna Tuner is being retrofitted and I'm waiting on a switch.

I have 80/40/some15m

I think that at 9pm Eastern the only options would be 40m or 80m.

Maybe this net would work better on 80m  but lets try one thing at a time for the Net.

How about we workout a sked for ragchew prior to the net.  Might help lock down the frequency for the later Net?


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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2014, 06:35:20 AM »
Unfortunately, I don't have 20m capability right now.

My homebrew Antenna Tuner is being retrofitted and I'm waiting on a switch.

I have 80/40/some15m

I think that at 9pm Eastern the only options would be 40m or 80m.

Maybe this net would work better on 80m  but lets try one thing at a time for the Net.
Yeah, 40m's probably best all-round for what we're trying.  It's better than 20m at night, and without serious tower engineering 80m's going to be low and NVIS-ish.  Cool, I'll try out both of my 40m's.

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How about we workout a sked for ragchew prior to the net.  Might help lock down the frequency for the later Net?
Sounds good.  Say 20 minutes before the hour, or you guys want more?

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2014, 02:36:01 PM »
Sounds like a plan Tom, I'll try and make the net.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 05:04:47 PM »
Great Patrick!  We need all the guys we can get.

Alan : 20 min. sounds fine to me.  I'll probably be camping out there well ahead of time.....


Now I've got to think about a topic.....Hummm...Bunch o'hams, on frequency, uhhhhh.  Antennas? :)

Kidding!  Should be a simpler thing the first time out.......How about: Steals & Deals?    Tell us about any good deals in preparedness, ham, or other related products or services?


Thanks guys this seems to be gaining speed.


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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2014, 08:01:09 PM »
Alan : 20 min. sounds fine to me.  I'll probably be camping out there well ahead of time.....
Cool!  I want to try out my two different 40m's, see which one'll reach out a little better.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2014, 10:24:59 AM »
It looks as though I'll just miss this net tonight due to another obligation, but I'll hopefully catch you all some other time.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 05:34:07 PM »
Chat Room software installed: 

http://chat.tspnet.tomstopics.com

Hope it works for everyone.  Please just use your Callsign & First name as the Nickname.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 07:00:16 PM »
On 7.242 and only hearing 7.240 at 20 over S-9 on 7.242

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2014, 07:11:17 PM »
Carl, can you get to the chat room? 


http://chat.tspnet.tomstopics.com

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2014, 07:12:44 PM »
Carl, we're up on 7270 to get out of the rag chews.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2014, 07:14:59 PM »
 :tinfoily:  OK ,I found someone to talk to..I checked in,but had to fit QRM from 7.267.5 ...
« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 07:35:06 PM by Carl »

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2014, 07:32:57 PM »
Too much QRM and some fading....I'm thinking about 60m.......5.357 is s3 and quiet here.

Need to make a dipole.



Thanks everybody for trying!

Lets try next week on 7.270, with 3.900 as fall back.  Will that work?


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« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 07:45:35 PM by vulture774 »

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2014, 07:44:58 PM »
Got through and talked with Carl pretty well, but 40m was kind of crowded and it was hard to find a good clear freq for everyone.  60m might work.  Getting an antenna high enough in my yard to do anything more than NVIS will be a challenge, but I'll manage something (good old oak trees...).

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2014, 05:26:17 AM »
Got through and talked with Carl pretty well, but 40m was kind of crowded and it was hard to find a good clear freq for everyone.  60m might work.  Getting an antenna high enough in my yard to do anything more than NVIS will be a challenge, but I'll manage something (good old oak trees...).

I got in an talked to Alan real good ,plus NON-TSP Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, and a VE in Manitoba (Canada) so conditions here were good but 40 meters was predictably busy.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2014, 08:22:44 AM »
Alan if you can't get up high enough think inverted L.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2014, 08:27:19 AM »
Alan if you can't get up high enough think inverted L.

How can he dig a hole that deep?

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2014, 11:18:50 AM »
Where there's a will there's probate.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2014, 02:55:25 PM »
Just found this.  Hope to chime in next week from the mobile.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2014, 03:03:45 PM »
Just found this.  Hope to chime in next week from the mobile.

That explains why you weren't here last night....

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2014, 06:56:10 PM »
  I'm going to try to check in. My antenna is a random length wire with a 17 foot counter poise made from 24ga bell wire. See you in a few, maybe.

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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2014, 05:33:57 AM »
Alright Guys,

Lets try this again for Wed. 9/17/14.

Frequency: 7.270 LSB
Time:        9pm Eastern

Please tryout the chat room: http://chat.tspnet.tomstopics.com
The chat room was useful the last time around to get everyone to QSY as needed.


Hope to hear you all!


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Re: Unofficial TSP Hams Net.
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2014, 07:47:55 AM »
I'll try to make the net this week.