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

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

Postby Monsta » 10 Sep 2013, 17:00

the Baofeng has distinctive "bleep" and once you get used to it ...a particular low-toned slightly echo-ey modulation
...i mean they are great radios. I have TWO ....but as they have become popular with the local Deekheads for knobbing about on repeaters and breaking up QSO's on 2/70/446.....the users are referred to as "The Baofeng Bast***ds" ...so these day i try and use my Yaesu ..to avoid the label of "tw@t" ...which is a break for me :)
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby bungle666 » 15 Sep 2013, 16:48

Monsta wrote:don't know about anyone else ..but i couldn't hear bugger all.

Once they heard around here that some of us were trying to DX ...we got bleeped out
with Baofengs or Something ...


I have line of sight with most of manchester and were were on 8 at 8pm, so ou shoulve heard us!

there is a net based in bolton on channel 8 though and they got rather irate as we were wiping them out and they came on and b0llox us! so we moved to channel 5 or 6!

were on 6 most nights having a natter so have a go if your in mancfester!

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

Postby Bogget » 16 Sep 2013, 18:44

As far as the net goes tell them about this web site and maybe tell them about the DX on the 8th of the month night you may end up with new friends.

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

Postby M3HIM » 26 Sep 2013, 17:19

bungle666 wrote:I have line of sight with most of manchester ...
Have you considered getting blinds? :)
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby pmr446man » 28 Sep 2013, 08:21

M3HIM wrote:
bungle666 wrote:I have line of sight with most of manchester ...
Have you considered getting blinds? :)

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

Postby welder » 06 Oct 2013, 21:35

Come on you 446 guy's... we will have at least six stations from East Sussex working on Tuesday evening, give us a call........

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

Postby spleencheesemonkey » 08 Oct 2013, 10:57

I'll be up on high ground somewhere in Wiltshire this evening on the handheld, so keep ya ears open local people.

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

Postby FakeJake » 08 Oct 2013, 12:37

I'm planning on being up on Mow Cop but mainly amateur stuff. Ill keep a PMR446 handy monitoring ch8 so if i hear anyone ill reply
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby welder » 09 Oct 2013, 22:01

Where are all the 446 guys.... calling on channel 8 every night from East Sussex, we regularly have a net of guys calling so give it a go......

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

Postby paulm85 » 11 Oct 2013, 09:30

Hi Guys,

I'm interested in giving this go, but I've only ever used my radios to talk to mates. Is it as simple as asking if anyone can hear me, or is there a more formal way to go about it?

I'm just north of Glasgow if anyone nearby is going to be trying this next month.

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

Postby WoollyMammoth » 11 Oct 2013, 11:30

paulm85 wrote:Hi Guys,

I'm interested in giving this go, but I've only ever used my radios to talk to mates. Is it as simple as asking if anyone can hear me, or is there a more formal way to go about it?

I'm just north of Glasgow if anyone nearby is going to be trying this next month.

Paul


I find the easiest way to break the ice is to ask for a radio check and if anyone can confirm you are transmitting out, after that tell them you are looking for contacts, just remember some people use PMR446 for business use and probably won't talk to you apart from confirming that they are receiving you. Just because the band is silent doesn't mean no ones using it. Activity breeds activity.

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

Postby paulm85 » 11 Oct 2013, 14:06

WoollyMammoth wrote:I find the easiest way to break the ice is to ask for a radio check and if anyone can confirm you are transmitting out, after that tell them you are looking for contacts, just remember some people use PMR446 for business use and probably won't talk to you apart from confirming that they are receiving you. Just because the band is silent doesn't mean no ones using it. Activity breeds activity.


I was just thinking how this would be almost the opposite of what I normally do when we goto use the radios, in that I normally go straight to channel five (as I've never heard anyone but the people I'm trying to communicate with on there) and ask is anyone using that channel, hoping not get a reply. I even hold open the squelch after asking incase there is a faint signal. That said, it's incredibly rare I pick up anything in the evenings or at weekends on PMR446 at all.

I just spotted the 8th of November is a friday night, so I'll just be finishing work at 8 so I'll be in Cumbernauld then, so might get someone there :-)

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

Postby WoollyMammoth » 11 Oct 2013, 14:21

paulm85 wrote:
WoollyMammoth wrote:I find the easiest way to break the ice is to ask for a radio check and if anyone can confirm you are transmitting out, after that tell them you are looking for contacts, just remember some people use PMR446 for business use and probably won't talk to you apart from confirming that they are receiving you. Just because the band is silent doesn't mean no ones using it. Activity breeds activity.


I was just thinking how this would be almost the opposite of what I normally do when we goto use the radios, in that I normally go straight to channel five (as I've never heard anyone but the people I'm trying to communicate with on there) and ask is anyone using that channel, hoping not get a reply. I even hold open the squelch after asking incase there is a faint signal. That said, it's incredibly rare I pick up anything in the evenings or at weekends on PMR446 at all.

I just spotted the 8th of November is a friday night, so I'll just be finishing work at 8 so I'll be in Cumbernauld then, so might get someone there :-)

Paul



Where I am a few people use CH 2 but don't say much, in the local industrial estate I get a few contacts but not many. I quess PMR446 isn't as widely used as I thought it was. Try calling on CH 8 as that is the unofficial calling channel.

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

Postby Farty » 23 Oct 2013, 21:08

I'll be monitoring this. Anyone in the South Northants area joining in?
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby welder » 08 Nov 2013, 14:04

East Sussex guys will be shouting tonight so give us a call .........


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