Newbie Net Roll Call 31 Oct 2011

Handheld MicrophoneJust wrapped up another unofficial Newbie Net on  GB3DA last night. Thanks to everyone for taking part and for a few lively discussions

Start time tonight was 7:55pm, and we wrapped up at 11pm – I logged 11 contacts tonight, and here is the roll call:

  • 2E0PSL – Pete in Southend
  • M6KEB – Mike, mobile on Canvey (with a Kindle co-pilot)
  • M1EEL – Mick from Erith, Kent
  • M6BCK – Tom from Tiptree (soon to be satellite spotting)
  • 2E0OVF – Steve in Maldon (Waiting for an ARISSat-1 QSL)
  • M6BBM – Martin in Hastings (with live video)
  • G1KPS – Brian from Canvey
  • M6PSK – Sarah from Southend
  • G0RNU – Neil in Tilbury (with live video)
  • G0DBY – Gary in Brentwood (with QSL wallpaper)
  • G7WCM – Keith in Basildon
  • G1ILG – Brian in Thaxted

Quite a lively discussion tonight, with topics including:

  • QSL time lags – Paper vs eQSLs
  • One for the ladies, BYLAMA (British Young Lady Amateur Radio Associate)
  • Tuning in to satellites and the ISS
  • APRS from a mobile phone
  • Antennas for use on a van
  • Issues with database
  • Plus contesting, 2 metre SSB, Intermediate course construction projects and D-to-A converters
We also learnt that GB3DA is known by some as Daphne, and that many contributors eat during the nets. 

eQSLs have been sent to all logged contributors. Thanks again to all who took part and shared with the group.

If anyone has any suggestions for topics for the next informal “newbie net” – please add a comment below.

73s for now…

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