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Traffic Nets
« on: September 25, 2009, 10:13:55 PM »
Okay, just what the hell am I listening to?  I found a "traffic net" on the Keller repeater, and I'm fascinated.  What the hell are they doing?

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 12:30:47 AM »
Okay, just what the hell am I listening to?  I found a "traffic net" on the Keller repeater, and I'm fascinated.  What the hell are they doing?
Not too sure in your area, but in our area we have a Monday night net where we basically just check in & give a report on our day, weekend or whatever & we update each other on any club news.  We do the Mon. night thing weekly, as opposed to our once a month in person meetings.

What are they talking about on the Keller repeater?

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 01:02:53 AM »
We do the Mon. night thing weekly, ....


As opposed to doing the Mon. night thing nightly? ;)

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009, 01:06:23 AM »
No, it's.... I don't know, it's so interesting... They, like, pass messages to be delivered to phone numbers, and then do weird trivia, and stuff I don't understand.  It's SO FASCINATING!

I don't even know how to describe it.  I just went to their website, and this "traffic net" isn't even listed on their website!!!!  It's every monday, wednesday, and friday night, I think from 9:00-9:30 or 10:00 PM PST.  So it starts at, what, midnight or so at your place?  Hook up and listen on echolink on monday night if you can.  I'll be damned if it's not one of the coolest nets I've ever heard (probably because of the mystery surrounding what exactly they're doing).  I love it!!!!

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 02:17:08 AM »
What exactly is a traffic net?

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 02:31:05 AM »
SW wait until you hear Art Bell talking on ham, he is a kick...

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 05:30:18 AM »
No, it's.... I don't know, it's so interesting... They, like, pass messages to be delivered to phone numbers, and then do weird trivia, and stuff I don't understand.  It's SO FASCINATING!

I don't even know how to describe it.  I just went to their website, and this "traffic net" isn't even listed on their website!!!!  It's every monday, wednesday, and friday night, I think from 9:00-9:30 or 10:00 PM PST.  So it starts at, what, midnight or so at your place?  Hook up and listen on echolink on monday night if you can.  I'll be damned if it's not one of the coolest nets I've ever heard (probably because of the mystery surrounding what exactly they're doing).  I love it!!!!



http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pscm/sec2-ch2.html

Basically it's an orderly way of getting a message through to a destination if there is a disaster and regular communications are down.

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 05:38:51 AM »
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/nets/client/netsearch.html

Here is a good place to start to find a net in your area or interest. 

Many local nets on the VHF/UHF repeaters are great for getting to know local hams.

When you get an HF rig there are some pretty cool nets to check out. I like the RV service net on 7.230, New England Weather net on 3.905, ECARS (East Coast Amateur Radio Net on 7.255, SouthCARS (South Coast Amateur Radio Net on 7.251, the Maritime Net on 14.300 AND OF COURSE ....The American Preppers Net.

I hope this peaks your interest.

73  Radiomacgyver

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 06:53:47 AM »
I hope this peaks your interest.

It certainly DOES!  Thanks, macgyver!

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2009, 06:12:40 PM »
As opposed to doing the Mon. night thing nightly? ;)

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Re: Traffic Nets
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009, 06:40:33 PM »
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/nets/client/netsearch.html

Here is a good place to start to find a net in your area or interest. 

Many local nets on the VHF/UHF repeaters are great for getting to know local hams.

When you get an HF rig there are some pretty cool nets to check out. I like the RV service net on 7.230, New England Weather net on 3.905, ECARS (East Coast Amateur Radio Net on 7.255, SouthCARS (South Coast Amateur Radio Net on 7.251, the Maritime Net on 14.300 AND OF COURSE ....The American Preppers Net.

I hope this peaks your interest.

73  Radiomacgyver

I really need to study and go get my general. Just passed my tech a week ago, but HF sounds SO much more interesting.