Richard, Are you talking about maybe 1500 or 1600 Eastern (2000 or 2100Z)? Or maybe a bit later, say around 1900 Eastern (0000Z)? That would make it around
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, Nov 11, 2003
I think the net is a good idea. I would like to see it on Saturday, early afternoon, for camp stations like ours to check in.
K3BSA is a permanent Scout camp station. We are on the air every Friday evening and all day Saturday up to about 5:00 p.m.
Check out our website where you can see pictures of our station, http://www.k3bsa.org.
Frank Krizan wrote:
> All of these are excellent ideas. For years, an HF Net has been advertised
> for U.S. Scout leaders/members for Sunday afternoons, 2030Z on 14.290 MHz.
> I've listened and called on several occasions and never heard anyone. See
> list at http://www.home.zonnet.nl/worldscout/Special/nets.htm This is a
> difficult day and time for me.
> The "one hour" per week that we were asked to contribute to scouting is
> getting bigger, so I prefer the firstname.lastname@example.org discussion group.
> I can read it when I get a chance and respond if I want to. I spend the
> amount of time "I" want to. I would prefer everyone "snip" out unnecessary
> parts of attached messages to reduce the clutter on the Reply's. Such
> attachments are helpful to see the referenced parts of another's email, but,
> sometimes there's 50K of old messages and 50 bytes of a new comment -- even
> worse, imbedded halfway through the old messages.
> Back to the Scout Net idea: Initially, the Scout Net might get popular,
> but, like so many "meetings" die off when the prime movers lose interest,
> move onto something else or worse.
> The ARRL has a wonderful way to "advertise" your unit's interest, but, it
> too needs some improvement. It's called the YouthSked Database, see
> http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/youthskeds/ This DB needs some enhancements
> IMHO: 1) space to show associated URL if the unit or individual has one; 2)
> a few lines for general comment (i.e., days, times, frequencies of special
> operation, etc); 3) automatic reminder message to person who posted the
> announcement that the posting is about to expire; and, 4) free-form search
> capability (for instance, several Venturing and Exploring units are coded as
> "Other Youth Group" not "Boy Scouts").
> It might be fun to organize annual events for Scouts nationwide which test
> the capability of IRLP, EchoLink, HF, APRS, PSK-31, satellites, HF, CW
> (well, someone had to mention Morse), RTTY, SSTV, etc. This requires some
> discussion so we don't create a "monster" which consumes our energies and
> doesn't contribute to RadioScouting.
> Units who go camping should post their anticipated schedules on this
> discussion group and request skeds. Hopefully some of us will take the
> initiative to make a sked, look around for such groups on the air, etc.
> Maybe a standard format for DX Packet Clusters (including the world-wide
> Internet DX spotting sites) would be a good idea. If I work a Scout group,
> I post to DXSummit (or my local cluster if it forwards to DXSummit) and then
> Radio-Scouters worldwide would have access to such spots. Some suggestions
> about what sort of abbreviation in the comments section or as a preface to a
> callsign would be welcomed.
> I don't see why this couldn't be used for IRLP and EchoLink. We just need
> some thought given to it.
> It's great to see this discussion on this group.
> 73, Frank KR1ZAN
> Garland, TX
> Advisor, Venturing Crew 73 - K5BSA - Richardson, TX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fisher" <davifish@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 3:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [Scoutradio] Digest Number 434
> > Danny,
> > IRC or ICQ are fine. I'll have to dig up an IRC client for Linux and
> > figure out how to install it. (I have Windoze on my desktop at home and
> > I put Linux on my personal laptop.) Since we're radio folks, it seems
> > appropriate to do something on the radio. :-)
> > Dan
> > Danny Messano wrote:
> > >What about an IRC chat? I am an IRC fanatic.. I could whip up a room,
> and a java chat or a bundled mIRC in no time.
> > >
> > >I like the IRLP idea too. I am not on HF, so no go there for me.
> > >
> > >Danny Messano
> Rest of message snipped out
> Check out the UK Radio-Scouting page here at Yahoo!Groups. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/radio-scouting-uk
> Now that you've got new licensees in your unit, why not have them subscibe to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScoutRadioYouth
> Visit "Operation On Target BSA" Mountain Top Signaling:
> Great list of Scouting/Amateur Radio web sites:
> Visit the "Adventure Radio Society" http://www.natworld.com/ars/
> ScoutRadio start page:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scoutradio (Email archives - member email addresses - change your subscription details, etc.)
> Post message: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Unsubscribe: email@example.com
> List owner: firstname.lastname@example.org
> SCOUTING and AMATEUR RADIO - FUN FOR ALL AGES
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