Archive for April, 2018

Next Practice & RECAP April 14th Practice

April 29th, 2018

2MCM Radio Practice Friends,

Next Radio Practice:

Saturday, May 12th, 2018, at Spreckels Lake, 36th Ave & Fulton, from 1000hrs. to 1200hrs.      Bring clipboard, paper, pencil/pen, and your radio’s operating manual.  Everyone will use their radio, ask questions and help each other.  Dress for the unpredictable San Francisco weather – two layers, hat and sunscreen.

Here is a RECAP of the Saturday, April 14, 2018, radio practice:

Saturday April 14, 2018, at our radio practice there were again 17 of us at the Lake.   The sky was blue and the Sun was shining.

Peter KF7MFN and Joe KM6HIW took check-ins on the Alpha Net.

David KK6JKC led a discussion about sending and receiving messages.

Peter AA6SF gave out the team assignments. We had enough for four teams, each with a Team Net Control Operator and three Radio Operators.  The teams were Bravo, Delta, Foxtrot and Golf

The ROs in each team helped each other with programming their radios and conducting radio checks.

Each Team NCO opened up their channels by reading a script calling for their team members to check in.

The Radio Operators checked in with their Team NCOs and announced they had traffic to send.

The ROs proceeded to send messages to their NCO and the NCOs sent messages in return to their Team ROs.

The pre-written messages were about “April is Earth Month” & April 22nd is Earth Day around the world.

The two hours went by quickly.

I hope to see you at the next Radio Practice, which will be May 12th.  Mark this date in your calendar now so you don’t forget.

I look forward to seeing more of you for this practice.


Peter McElmury AA6SF