Archive for May, 2019

Next Radio Practice Saturday, June 8, 2019

May 18th, 2019

2MCM Radio Practice Friends,

There were 15 of us at Spreckels Lake for the radio practice May 11, 2019.  The Sun was out and the sky was blue. There were both new and experienced radio operators.

Jon KM6GVN and Diana KI6BQP worked the Check-in Net, which was run on the SFRC W6PW repeater.

We talked about programming our radios and sending messages.  Then everyone was assigned to a team with a team leader.  The team members checked in and then practiced sending and receiving messages, which were Fortune Cookie fortunes.

Our next radio practice will be Saturday, June 8, 2019, again at Spreckels Lake, Golden Gate Park, 36th Ave. and Fulton St., from 1000 hours to 1200 hours. 

If it is your first time or you haven’t been to the Lake in a while – arrive 15 or 20 minutes early to get oriented.

There are always experienced radio operators to help and we greatly appreciate them for joining us at the Lake.

For check-ins we now use the San Francisco Radio Club W6PW repeater, 145.150 (-) DCS 664. 

Check-ins from stations not at the Lake are welcome beginning at approx. 1000 hours. Listen to the Net Control Operator for instructions. The Net on this frequency will close about 1030 hours.

Bring your radio with a fully charged battery, it’s operating manual, a clipboard, paper, pencil / pen.  Dress for the predictably unpredictable San Francisco weather – bring two layers, hat and sunscreen.

I hope to see at the Lake,

Peter McElmury AA6SF