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I checked into a local ARES net for the first time this week, using my little Baofeng UV-5R. I listened and got the gist of their MO. There is a controller, who directs traffic as it were, and a standard format they follow. When it seemed right, I checked in. People were cordial and courteous. I have found that to be true with most hams.
The MO of the net was interesting to me, in that a few of us here have tossed around the notion of creating a Catholic Net. It would be nice to see some of you hams pipe up about this.
I made a few QSOs this week and I sent some cards. I have visual confirmation that they were received by KD8ZFF and WB0YLE. We had a few minutes together, even though the conditions were pretty bad.
That’s me in the lower corner.
However, I have moved to change my call. We shall see.
I am continuing to work on my Morse Code.
Last Sunday a local elmer and I set up a big loop antena on the hill behind the church by the cemetery.
Each end is a couple dozens of feet long.
It would have been better to raise it much higher, but this was done on the spur of the moment.
As the sun set over the cemetery. I do love those arbor vitae. They remind me of cypresses.
And, just because, I had an encounter with a chicken. No, not an anonymous Fishwrap combox contributor.
I was picking up something else and learned that there were also available freshly laid eggs. I acquired a dozen. Some hens lay white eggs and some brown.
To bring this post full circle, I had eggs with ham for breakfast.
Now for your ham news.
(Which may be the last time I post with that call! Fingers crossed.)