146.460 FM SIMPLEX THURSDAYS 8:30 PM CST
EACH WEEK SINCE MARCH 2010
MARCH 3RD, 2016 FINAL EPISODE.
LAST EVER CHECK-INS
No DX, 0 NEW 0 MOBILE
KE9XQ,KE9B & KC9NOI
CQ, CQ, This is WV9E with Week number ??? of the LaCrosse area FM activity net on 146.46 mhz. .
The purpose of this net is to create activity on 2 meter simplex and generate
interest in the VHF/UHF bands in general. This is a non-directed net, any licensed
amateur may check in to the net at any time. Is there anyone with important traffic
for the net, if so call now. Are there any announcements or first time check ins?
I'll start taking check ins now, anywhere in the alphabet, this is WV9E standing by
(net control announcements or topic starters)
WV9E HOME PAGE
Cheap Home Brew Yagis
VHF Propagation Map
50,144 & 432 Chat
My Wisconsin V/U Counties Total
TO MAKE A REQUEST, SUGGESTION OR COMMENT for THE NET-->CLICK HERE<--
Basic Purpose of this net
The main purpose of this informal net is to activate 2 meters, to create interest in Amateur
Radio in general and VHF Operation in particular. To give new operators a place where they
can find friendly and/or experienced amateurs to ask questions or just get some mic time and
learn operating proceedures.
Discover that using only a limited outlay in money and/or materials it is pretty easy
to be successful on VHF w/out a repeater. Ultimately increasing VHF and above operation in
our area and perhaps some will find that WEAK SIGNAL WORK is really fun. My bias aside..
I believe that assisting local area amateurs/hams, whether in upgrading licenses, getting
to know the local ham community, asking for a simple signal report or telling the group about
a latest project or antenna should be the focus. No question is foolish except the one not asked.
I would like to get to the point where others will step in and "run" the net if I am not able.
Nothing bugs me more than to find that a certain activity has been cancelled but I didn't know.
I will try to arrange someone if I can for those times, update this page to reflect the change
but if I am not here , don't wait for anyone to call CQ on frequency. Grab the mic and say
"this is wv9e(your call ofcourse), anyone around tonite"? or something.
I may at times change operating locations. Head up the bluff w/ a vertical, or call the net from
some other hams QTH. I will use different radios and/or antennas sometimes, as last minute hurry
up or experimental operating is a key part to ham radio. Everyone should feel empowered to try
new operating locations. This helps us to discover the area coverage map for 2 meter simplex and
can be fun at the same time. Mostly just get on the air.
SSB & CW on VHF Plus
While FM is the mode of this net, using vertical antennas, I would ultimately wish those that
enjoy this mode give SSB or CW a try w/ a horizontal antenna. As I have said before, in email
sent prior, that the Wednesday nite 144.240 ssb net can be heard and worked with a pretty simple
set up, antenna wise. The net control operator is in EN54 and has alot of power, thus we had one
area operator, N9ETD with a vertical antenna a mere 8 feet above ground check in. This proves I
think that a wire dipole, or cheap yagi (see link to right) are good for atleast some contacts in
our region of the tri-state. Slowly add equipment, more transmit power, better yagi and a pre-amp
Once you have some of the basic equipment a whole new world opens up, satellites, EME and meteor
scatter on many days of the month and as the spring approaches Es and Troposphere Ducts allow 1000
mile contacts. One duct on 2 meters and you will see first hand how I got hooked on the stuff.