[PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel 8

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[PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel 8

Postby owza » 25 May 2011, 06:37

I tried calling CQ on PMR Channel 8 last night with not a sausage,
so hear is my idea.

Perhaps we could have Transmission 1 PMR 'CQ DXing' arranged for

The 8th day of each month at 8pm on Channel 8

Moving off 8, when(if!) contacts are made.

8pm should be a late enough to have your evening meal and get to the top of your nearest hill?

Thoughts?

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Re: Small proposal

Postby handyguy2002 » 25 May 2011, 11:23

that sounds like a good idea
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Re: Small proposal

Postby thazlett » 25 May 2011, 14:18

I'd be up for that! don't think anyone using PMR446 lives near me though. Maidenhead, Berks.
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Re: Small proposal

Postby Guzzy » 25 May 2011, 15:28

That sounds like a good idea. Probably worth making a post on the morning of the 8th day, just to remind everyone who might be able to give it a go.
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby Robert_Davies » 25 May 2011, 17:03

Hmm... A Wednesday next month... Sounds good to me!

I'll see if I can work out a vantage point over the Cheshire Plain :)

Yup! Count me in!

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby timb » 26 May 2011, 14:56

great idea
8th June, i'll be on family hols at Newgale in Pembrokeshire, stunning fm dx spot so i guess it should be good for 446 into Cornwall and Ireland
i'll write myself a memo and stick it in my luggage

8th July i'll be back home in East Cheshire, i reckon i might make it to Rob if the winds in the right direction or one of us is on a hill!
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby YB135 » 26 May 2011, 16:12

Sounds good to me!
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby Chubster » 26 May 2011, 20:56

i will give it a go but i don`t hear much activity on pmr around this area.

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby thazlett » 27 May 2011, 22:12

Chubster wrote:i will give it a go but i don`t hear much activity on pmr around this area.


What area would that be?
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby stageofhistory » 01 Jun 2011, 13:23

Sounds great... I'll be on the Sussex Downs near Goodwood racecourse... [Hopefully] Hear from you on the 8th!!

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby DJS169 » 01 Jun 2011, 13:45

Sounds good to me most members are on the transmission 1 446 users map so you can check that to see who's closest to you :D
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Re: Small proposal

Postby radiosification » 01 Jun 2011, 14:00

thazlett wrote:I'd be up for that! don't think anyone using PMR446 lives near me though. Maidenhead, Berks.

I think I'm the closest, in Hendon. Maybe if we both go up a hill it could work. Do you have a beam or anything?
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby thazlett » 01 Jun 2011, 14:48

I don't have a yagi or anything like that, I do have a CJU and a Moxon antenna I could try out. I can also go 5w, got an FDA450.


Edit:

Just noticed my work rotor! i'm working night shifts next week, including the 8th!!!! start at 7pm so won't make this month {bnghd}
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby stageofhistory » 05 Jun 2011, 17:30

Just been told that the wife is working late, so I'll be at home with the boy... I'll try from there, but I'm not hopeful with 500mW hand sets at sea-level. I'll use the better reception on the scanner as well to see if I can hear, but again a long shot.

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby lincs_radio » 05 Jun 2011, 22:24

I'll be using one of my 4w Puxings on an external antenna up in the loft but again, I'm not expecting any contacts...
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