Archive for June, 2017

June 8, 2017 – Next Radio Practice

June 17th, 2017

2MCM Radio Practice Friends,

Please join me Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 1000 hours to 1200 hours, for our next radio practice.  Mark your calendar now.

This practice will be the start of our Eighth (8th) year at Spreckels Lake.

Who would have thought?

Our first radio practice was July 10, 2010, when 22 of you joined me at the Lake.

To all of you who have joined me at the Lake I am grateful to you for helping me keep this little radio practice going.

The radio practice is only 2 hours, once a month.

Some of you are regulars joining me month after month.

Some of you make it to the Lake when you can.

And some of you I would like to see more often.

I want all of you to be better radio operators, and most importantly help others become better radio operators.

Please join me at beautiful Spreckels Lake for the start of our Eighth (8TH) year!

Fun Fact About 2MCM:  I counted all the check-in logs since July 10, 2010 (3 are missing ?#@$!) and the number of check ins at the Lake totaled 845 ! ! !   That is a lot of check ins ! 

73 (Best regards),

Peter McElmury AA6SF

http://2metercriticalmass.com/

Recap June 10, 2017 Radio Practice

June 11th, 2017

Yesterday’s radio practice was a lot of fun.

Besides the warm Sun and bright blue sky, a friendly and eager team of fifteen (15) radio operators joined me at Spreckels Lake to talk on our radios, send and receive messages, change frequencies and help each other. There were 5 first-timers who I hope will join us again and again.

Please join me Saturday, July 8, 2017, 1000 hours to 1200 hours, for our next radio practice. This practice will be the start of our Eighth (8th) year at Spreckels Lake. Who would have thought?  Our first radio practice was July 10, 2010.

Towards the end of Saturday’s practice Golf Net Control sent some special messages. The subject line for each was “WW II HISTORICAL MESSAGE”. On the Internet I found actual short June 5, 1944 BBC broadcast messages for the French Resistance and French citizens to alert them the Invasion was to begin.  At the same time other coded messages were being sent by voice and Morse Code to French Resistance radio operators, who were using “home build” short wave radios and antennas.

Amateur Radio Operators were in service way back then. A lot is owed to them.

73 and Thanks to all of you. I hope to see you at the Lake.

Peter McElmury AA6SF