Hey Brian,I am interested. I am one of the net control ops for the Band Hoppers Net on Thursday evenings (01:00 UTC), but am available any other time. 40m is usually open coast to coast 8 - 10pm EST. 20m has been closing or have gone to the greyline by 9pm EST.
We could also try Echolink, AllStarLink or meet in a YSF / FCS reflector/room. Just set up a FCS room today for our Wires-X / Fusion repeater.
The net usually runs around 7.220 +/-10. I pick up several rounds starting around 02:00 UTC. Have several NCS operating from different regions for a few hours. If bands are good, also run on 80m.Hey Brian,
Is Band Hoppers Net on 40? I did not see a freq or anything on the Nets page of the website -
Sorry missed your reply. Yes its the MFJ loop 15 to 40 meters. I too have a DStar and DMR HT's with a hot spot if there is a reflector that would work better that is fair game too. Would love to pick your guys brains on smallish dish with C-band i tried the other weekend and i could get some transponders but not many. I think the trick is pick a small freq range and try to get as much gain as possible then to do a scan. Example i peaked ESPN Radio on 105w then did a H-H scan i saw some but not many transponders with my 3ft dish. I think i'm a victim of physics and just need a bigger dish. Hope you are all holding up well with all this.Hi and thanks for responding. I don't think the idea has died but when I thought of it we were in a normal way of life with everyone working and such. Now with Covid-19, I am home and not working for awhile and I don't know about Michael and Brian. Brian is in NorCal and Michael in SC I believe. Just curious, is your loop an MFJ?
Also I can do DSTAR and probably other modes as my hotspot is rather versatile.
73 Jim K4ECP
I'm looking forward to the exercise, for work I took all the requisite FEMA courses that ARES wanted. Once I got my ticket I was almost set with the requirements.Our county ARES will be participating only via Winlink. I will be messaging from home via Winmor on 40m (Flex 6300) and Winlink on 2m (TNC-X to Yaesu 8900r).
Have a great exercise!