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General Discussion / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by AD on June 09, 2021, 06:56:39 PM »
I near ya.  A lot more than covid going on to piss me off.  But its better now
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General Discussion / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by ghrit on June 09, 2021, 02:11:55 PM »
Hang in there, OM.  We'll be 'round.
Or square as the case may be.  This has been one fouled up year (and in my case) and a half.  Yep, will be stopping around a bit more often now that things seem to be settling down into something consistent.
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General Discussion / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by Quiet1 on May 31, 2021, 02:49:55 PM »
Been hard here with family issues keeping my attention.  Hopefully that burden will decrease and I can start adding content too.
Hang in there, OM.  We'll be 'round.
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UHF/VHF / Re: FL Statewide Amateur Network -- aka SARNET
« Last post by AD on May 31, 2021, 11:35:39 AM »
I wonder of AA has used t?
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General Discussion / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by AD on May 31, 2021, 11:34:25 AM »
Thanks guys.

Been hard here with family issues keeping my attention.  Hopefully that burden will decrease and I can start adding content too.
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UHF/VHF / Re: FL Statewide Amateur Network -- aka SARNET
« Last post by Quiet1 on May 30, 2021, 08:20:22 PM »
Drago, the great thing about this net is that, from the individual ham's perspective, it's no different than using any plain old local FM repeater.  All the microwave stuff is transparent to the end user.  Also as you pointed out, being independent of the internet takes away that dependency.

Lots of short traffic on it, people checking in from around the state, saying 'hi', then clearing out.  People are pretty good about not tying things up, but it does get used.  There's one county-level EOC check-in net, Wednesday afternoons IIRC.

I keep saying that I'm going to start getting into DMR, but other things are in line ahead of that.
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UHF/VHF / Re: FL Statewide Amateur Network -- aka SARNET
« Last post by DragoSapien on May 30, 2021, 06:28:48 PM »
I like the idea of a state wide repeater system, but I know nothing about doing it with microwave. We have a West Texas repeater system that's analog. It covers about a quarter of the state. Texas is allot bigger then Florida. I don't think Ill see a microwave system like that here. But I like the idea. Our repeaters are kinda dead, but there working. Everyone has gone digital. I stay on DMR on the TGIF network. I have my talk group 333 connected to a D-Star link and another DMR server that doesn't have a name yet. If the grid go's down, that system wont do us any good.
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UHF/VHF / FL Statewide Amateur Network -- aka SARNET
« Last post by Quiet1 on May 30, 2021, 12:57:33 PM »
Anybody here ever use it?  It's a statewide linked net of UHF repeaters.  Main web site here:
https://www.sarnetfl.com
and an intro video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua2gD0ZDkvY

I generally monitor it when I'm in the shack, and always take a roll-up slim jim and the FT-60 with me when I'm deep in the woods.  Haven't failed to make it into the net with that yet, even though it's only 5 watts.
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General Discussion / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by Quiet1 on May 30, 2021, 12:34:33 PM »
Truly is good getting back on the board, Tempstar.  I'm going to try and post something (hopefully constructive!) fairly often now.  Who knows, maybe this board can get active again.  Lord knows, mewe and the like just can't carry the ongoing content like a discussion board can.
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General Discussion / Re: I'm Baaaaack!
« Last post by Tempstar on May 28, 2021, 05:25:26 AM »
Nice seeing the old friends popping up again. Quiet1, thinking about you the other day when I ran across your QSL card. Fine Business!
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