Rag Chew Net 2019-07-23 / How do you describe Amateur Radio to family or friends?

Timestamp Callsign Checkin Type Location Notes
2019-07-24 01:27:49.703774 WS5UNY CheckIn CIO
2019-07-24 01:21:54.692927 KI5KER CheckIn SW Lawton up to now people want to talk on his radio thinking it's a CB
2019-07-24 01:21:18.275737 KG5ICZ CheckIn Another mode of communication if needed; discovered interesting things radio can do and it stuck; enjoys digital stuff; tell them about public service aspect; don't forget the groundbreaking work on digital
2019-07-24 01:06:52.019564 KC5CYY CheckIn Reminder about the Simplex net Thursday at 7PM listen in and check-in; amateur radio is social network; went to convention in Dallas; lifetime of self-learning
2019-07-24 01:01:31.434024 KG5OED CheckIn We provide communication when everything else is down for disasters or other event
2019-07-24 00:59:45.547787 KI5FCE CheckIn Brian - East Range at Ft. Sill Admittedly a prepper and reminds people that their devices require infrastructure to work; with ham radio all you need are individual operators and it works; minimal communications; reminder of 9/11 and the comms went down; ham still worked
2019-07-24 00:50:54.295228 KG5NGD CheckIn VA Center
2019-07-24 00:50:42.168988 N5XTR CheckIn Devol On the HT in the yard; lot of people ask who he's talking to and ask if he runs a pilot service; explain FCC licensed; hobby
2019-07-24 00:50:12.383560 KG5OEH CheckIn Adam - Great Plains Park at Tom Steed Newbie; tells people that it's like a phone service with no wires or towers;
2019-07-24 00:49:12.470369 KK5QS CheckIn Marlow Friends think he lives in a basement and talks on the radio all day; family thinks he's a truck driver; struck conversation people ask about the HF antenna; think he talks to aliens
2019-07-24 00:47:43.866430 W5IRH CheckIn ALTUS Can tell how bad the interference is for the link system when temps are high; in it for EMCOM; Storm Spotting; that's what he says it's for; easy to grab a radio Question: anybody have WSJTX software? Can't get PTT option to work
2019-07-24 00:47:17.964363 KI5CCS CheckIn 5 EAST of Lawton Not many conversations come up but when it does mostly storm spotting; right now it's mostly for his own learning; rarely someone will comment on it; short-lived conversations
2019-07-24 00:47:05.695955 K5BDW CheckIn DUNCAN Echos the same info so far; tells people he does it for storm spotting; aspects for everyone
2019-07-24 00:46:52.462985 K5WXL CheckIn SE LAWTON Working on repeaters and radios; at least it's cheaper than drugs; meet a lot of good people; can build friendships; learn a ton about electronics; learn about RF; technical side; programming work; most think of HF as fun and VHF repeater side as boring; actually repeater work is fun and in-depth; little bit of something for everybody
2019-07-24 00:46:42.025223 KD5TDK CheckIn Duncan Talk about emergency situations; learn more about computers; Pi's; Line of sight communications; gets interested
2019-07-24 00:46:26.055547 KI5AOX CheckIn Marlow Talk to grandsons about getting into electronics and communications
2019-07-24 00:21:58.168306 K9DCB CheckIn NW Homestead & Ferris / Central Lawton Net Control/Topic: How do you describe Amateur Radio?

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