[W5SFA] Wednesday Night Net Checkins

Darryl Strader Studio darryl at straderstudio.com
Thu Sep 3 08:04:52 CDT 2015

What I noticed / have noticed is that on all other repeaters that I listen
to,  when there is no one using the repeater the noise level is zero, but if
you listen to the 145.410 it has a constant noise level present at all
times.  I don't know what type it is or if its normal but that is the only
one that has that present.


Darryl Strader Studio, LLC




From: w5sfa [mailto:w5sfa-bounces at w5sfa.org] On Behalf Of Roger Klein
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:15 PM
To: w5sfa at w5sfa.org
Subject: [W5SFA] Wednesday Night Net Checkins


We had six checkins to the net tonight:


K5FRT - Jack

KG5ITZ - Darryl

KC5LSP - Dave (on 70cm)

WB5RFQ - Gil

K1PEC - Ron (on 2m and 70cm)

W5RAC - Ray


Was there anyone else trying to check in that we didn't hear?  All in all,
things seemed to work better than last week. 


Jack, it seemed like your contact was intermittent, but when I heard you,
you were loud and clear.  Ray, I could copy you, just barely - maybe an
antenna issue?  Let me know if either of you want to try a contact sometime
and we can do some more testing.


Ron and I did a test after the net, and we didn't have any problem
communicating on VHF.  Transmitting on UHF (which I did not use during the
net), my signal was intermittent.  Looks like I need to get my antenna a bit
higher for UHF to get into the Bellville repeater (about 20 miles), it is
surrounded by trees.


Thanks to everyone who checked in tonight!


Roger N5RWK

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