[450] 1.25 cm Net/Misc.

David McKenzie k1fsy at vhfwiki.com
Thu Jan 14 10:25:11 EST 2010

I'm going to be adding 222 to my station this spring.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 9:21 AM, George Andrews <gandrews at ntplx.net> wrote:

>  All,
> There are a few who are actively communicating on 223.500. I know that is
> the call frequency. Our use is intentional to determine if there are others
> in local range. As many of you are aware, the band has some interesting
> properties in terms of propagation. So get out your HT or whatever you have
> and join us. (I have a dipole on a stick that goes to the first responder
> needing some kind of antenna. It was outdoors in the snow and rain and
> worked with inherent limitations).
> The intent is to start a net. The name will be the HLH net, short for the
> "Hairless, Lumpy Head" Net. Something everyone might find easy to remember!
> Why the bizarre name you ask? A couple of us have been having strange
> experiences with antennae. Raising antennae reducing signal strength as
> evidenced in simplex communication and repeater signal strength and
> completely loosing repeaters was/is the most perplexing issue. Thus the
> hairless result of pulling one's hair out, lumps from banging head on wall
> and RF exposure. OK, I am kidding about the RF exposure part. And no one
> really has become a hairless lumpy head over this.
> So if enough people get on board, the idea is to move to 223.58 MHz for the
> net. As the .58 group continues to grow, the thought is to use 52.58,
> 146.58, 223.58 and 446.58 as frequencies to explore. Mode would be FM.
> Be listening on 223.50!
> 73
> George
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