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Old 03-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #15
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The response from active club members has been nothing but polite and inviting I will have to fire up one of the rigs and check in.

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:46 AM   #16
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Check in on 40m Monday thru Friday Mornings...

I usually check into the WBCCI ARC Rocky Mountian RV Service Network every weekday morning from 0630 (early-bird check in) until 0800 on 7.184MHZ. The net controllers rotate daily and we typically get 20-30 check-in's from central to west coast HAMs. Most are RV'ers, many are WBCCI ARC members, and a good percentage are just mobile HAMs RV'ing around the countryside. The net calls out for local HAM WX reports or any news that the operator chooses to share. One thing in common with the group is RV enthusiasm. I encourage all of you HAMs on AirForums to check in anytime and enjoy chewing the rag with this great group of amateur radio operators.

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #17
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Thanks for the replys guys and the clairifcations.Its been a long time ago and memories deminish ya know. I might attempt to check in again. My next problem is getting up that early,LOL
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #18
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This club also operates an eastern "net" of radio-connected RVers - not all Airstreams - just for safety and knowing where each other is at the moment. Anyone with a Ham Radio license is welcome to join in - 0700-0900 Eastern time every day at 7.191 MHz. Valuable service and great people - I like this club!
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #19
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Hi All. I have been checking into the Eastern 40 meter net on 7191khz between 0700 and 0900 for several years when I think if it. They are always friendly and it is good to hear all the temps from up and down the east coast.

If you attend Hamcation in Orlando you can camp with the club and do some serious happy hours and pot lucks!

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #20
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Anyone on Air Forums check in on this net?
I check in infrequently, usually when we am camping in some remote location like Death Valley or the California Desert. I would echo that while we are members of WBCCI they do not ask for our member number or what type of RV we have. Most people do describe if their are camping, snow birds or full-timing in their rig, where they are located, the current weather, etc. It was a friendly and useful net with coverage from NM AZ and CA north to WA. The weather was important the weekend I was in Death Valley; there were strong storms to the West & North and some wind to the south & home but the rain there had passed.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #21
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I am a member of the WBCCI Amateur Radio Club and try to check in on nets when I am on the road. Have not been able to attend any of their rallies, but hope to do so in the future.

The nets are open to any radio amateur regardless of WBCCI membership or even trailer ownership.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:41 PM   #22
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Roger, my problem exactly! I usually sleep pretty good and, specially when it is cool (or cold) I don't mind staying in bed instead of sitting by my radio. We're in Florida for a while this winter so mornings aren't cold -- I'm getting up in time for second hour most mornings -- at least by 8:45 anyway. HI HI
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #23
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I have been checking into the WBCCI ARC since 2010. The net controllers do a wonderful job and are always quite friendly. The ARC encourages me to be more active on the radio as I passed my exam in 2009.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #24
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Currently located in Rockport, TX and have been able to check into the East Coast and Rocky Mountain RV Service nets from this location. Using a new off-center fed 40M dipole about 12 ft. above ground. Works better than the ATAS-100 mobile antenna if propagation is good. Will be operating the club station WB8RC from Huron, SD this summer (June 25 to ?).

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:03 AM   #25
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John/W9CJX, sounds good. I'm usually checking in on my G5RV dipole that's about 20' above the ground - but this time of year, 40m propagation for the early-bird check in (0630) on RM RV Service Net (7.184MHz) has not been cooperative lately. It gets better here at my QTH around 0730, however.

Look forward to hearing you check in sometime...

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:27 PM   #26
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It is my intention to join and check out the east coast RV net after I pass the extra exam. I hope to get that out of the way in Dayton in May. I just got back on the air after a several-year hiatus, got a new-to-me Kenwood TS-850, and my husband just helped me get my ham antenna up and station working. I hope to meet you on the air soon!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #27
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I picked up a wonderful old Kenwood 450-SAT a couple of years ago at HamCation Orlando, hanging out with a large group of folks from WBCCI-ARC. What great radios! I get compliments on my audio without even asking for reports.

Why wait for your EXTRA? Join now aa a General (which affords you all the nets). When you earn your EXTRA ticket 54 days from now the club will automatically upgrade your member record and can also send you a congratulations. How cool would that be, to have 300 of us confratulating you?

Joining is easy -- don't put it off.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #28
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I did make it in on the net Saturday morning. I even got to relay in a California station that no one else could hear, or to talk too.

I'll blame it on my Ten-Tec rig, .


Still good to see an old technology working well.


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