Mostly my content will be about this great hobby of ours. "Ham Radio". I will post my current projects and 2m, 70cm repeater site info when time permits.
>PREPPER FREQS INFO<
BCARC Boise, Id
TWO Fusion nets for southern and SW Idaho!
TVRA Digital Fusion Net
Approximately 8 p.m. MDT
Southern Idaho Digital Fusion Net
1845 MDT. BOTH NETS ON... Mt. Harrison 449.200 -5k
Flat Top Butte 442.300 +5k
SW of Twin Falls 443.750 +5k
Wendell 443.950 +5k
Shafer Butte, Boise 145.47 -600
North of Weiser 145.39 -600
Wires-X 43210 (MVARC)
Both of these nets welcome all FUSION users. These are informal nets and both have a "question of the week" to keep things interesting.
How to Make a Contact or Not
I frequently hear guys on FM Simplex come on the air and give their call sign once and say 'CQ'. Like "KD7TWW CQ CQ" ... Now was that KE0, KB0, or KD0 ... GEV, GBZ ?; B, C, D, E, G, P, T, V and Z sound very much alike when there is unfamiliarity or old ears listening.
You have to make noise on a unpopulated radio frequencys especially if you have a new call that know one knows. There is no radio dispatcher monitoring your frequency 24/7.
You can't just give your call once and expect to have anyone answer you.
If you are on a repeater a single call like that might be all you need to make a contact.
If you want to be ignored just say, "KD7TWW testing."
146.52 Simplex, as an example, That isn't monitored by a police radio dispatcher. It may be just be one of several scanned frequencies that some one might hear in the back ground of their "Noise of Life."
Guys who might respond to you have to get over to where their radio is located or popular pull out their HT, and listen for you. If you never make a second call they won't know who or what it was.
If no one knows your call sign (like if you are traveling through town in your car), you have to repeat your call several times and then use phonetics, (Kilo Delta Seven Tango Whisky Whisky Mobile in Boise). Then say "Listening on 52", so the scanning guys will know where to respond to you. Then tell them what you are doing and what you need; a signal check, directions, traffic reports or just a QSO/Contact/ SOTA, etc...
I hear this on HF SSB also, If you don't know the local operating protocol, Listen and see what other Hams are doing. Get to know your microphone and how far away it should be from your mouth and how to talk across it without blasting it. Breath and wind noises will block your voice. Happy Contacts!
17.32Mhz is the only frequency that is equivalent to its length in Meters
Make sure to say hello.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Last updated 7-6-2019