Archive for May, 2018

Next Practice Sat. June 9th

May 16th, 2018

2MCM Radio Practice Friends,

Next Radio Practice:

Our Next meeting will be:  Saturday, June 9th, 2018, at Spreckels Lake, 36th Ave & Fulton, from 1000 hrs to 1200 hrs.    Bring a clipboard, paper, pencil/pen, your radio’s operating manual and your radio with battery fully charged.  Everyone will use their radio, ask questions and help each other.  Dress for the unpredictable San Francisco weather – bring two layers, hat and sunscreen.

Here is a RECAP of the Saturday, May 12, 2018, radio practice:

At our last radio practice there 13 of us at the Lake.  The sky was blue, a little windy and again the Sun was shining.

Everyone checked into the the Alpha Net, participated in a discussion about sending & receiving messages and received their team assignments.  There were enough of us to have 3 Teams each with a Net Control Operator and 3 Radio Operators.  The Radio Operators sent two messages to their Net Control Operator and their NCO in turn sent two messages to each team member.  The subject of the pre-written messages was “Month of May History”.

Oh, one more important thing to mention –  the 25th of May is the annual and internationally celebrated “Carry a Towel Day”;  a day to celebrate the life and work of Douglas Adams.

For details go to:

Also check out:

And for “Towel Day on the International Space Station” watch:

73 & 42,

Peter McElmury AA6SF