LDS First Sunday Evening Net

To encourage new hams to become active, and to help new hams to become comfortable with their equipment, I hold a “First Sunday” evening net to gather as many LDS (Mormon) hams together in the Ouray, Montrose, Delta, and Gunnison County areas. Anyone is welcome to join.

The net is held the first Sunday of every month at 8:00 p.m. local U.S. Mountain Time. The schedule is as follows:

Time slot Frequency Comments
8:00 pm – 8:05 pm 3992.5 +/- QRM HF NVIS net–good when MUF is greater than 4 MHz.
8:05 pm – 8:10 pm 146.58 simplex Does fairly well for those in Montrose
8:10 pm – 8:15 pm 447.200- Waterdog
8:15 pm – 8:20 pm 147.195+ Cedaredge repeater (I do not hit this one well)
8:20 pm – 8:30 pm 146.79- Montrose repeater (I hit this very well)

4 Responses to LDS First Sunday Evening Net

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Kyle, yes, please do tell others about these videos. I created them specifically for people in your situation. In our area of Western Colorado, people are few and far between and giving ham radio classes across the Stake is simply unfeasible. Hence the videos. I’ve had tremendously positive response from folks across the country and am deeply gratified that people find them useful. I have the complete set up for the Tech and am only two lessons away from completing the General set. I will work on Extra after that. My goal is to help people become active, capable hams, which means I go beyond merely what’s needed to answer the test questions. At some point I should make some videos on other topics, like how to tune an HF station, etc. Your suggestions along this line will be greatly appreciated. If you go to my ham radio home page at http://www.ke0og.net, you’ll see some articles listed about setting up stations. If you need them, I have some old sample Stake Emergency Communications Plans that I used when I was in the Boulder area. The FT-1200 radio is a pretty nice set. I usually recommend something a bit less complex for a first HF radio. The Yaesu FT-857D is a pretty popular rig and costs less than $1000. Good luck and keep in touch!

  2. Kyle Mansfield says:

    Hi
    wow really glad I found your site. I have had a radio (swan 500) since I was 10 BUT
    the uncle who willed it to me passed away. So I really didn’t understand it. It took me
    several years to get my novice and I tried to get on the air a few times but really couldn’t
    tell what frequency I was on so I didn’t dare try to work anyone. Sucks cause I worked
    hard on learning CW. I had no idea (and still don’t ) of how to tune in the radio. So I
    blew up my Swan and kind of gave up on things.
    I would love to learn what is happening on the inside so I could tune up a older radio and
    match a antenna.
    Funny I did pass all my tests up to advanced (just memorized the questions) but couldn’t
    pass the code. (I was close at 21 wpm but not even at 13?) so I just lived with the tech +.
    I do a little bit on 2 meters but not a lot. I got my wife to pass her tech and I got a Kenwood
    in the house going.
    Now I just had the stake emergency director call me and tell me he wanted me to set
    up communications for the stake. Okay as if I knew what I am doing.
    So here is my questions
    1. Is it okay to refer people to your site to help with their studies?
    ( as in put in a booklet I am making to give to the wards.)
    2. Any help you might give in setting up a off grid repeater would be much appreciated.
    3. Organizing this mess, I told him if they don’t get licensed and practice it isn’t going to work.
    (I could be wrong but if you can’t use your equipment with out stress I doubt you can in a
    emergency, plus will my repeater work?)
    The stake is hoping that a bunch of people will just jump in and do this but you and I both
    know they wont. It is costly in both time and money.
    I am working on getting my general test passed (again) and I would love to work some HF.
    Still real apprehensive about it. I was looking at a Yeasu (I like them had good luck with them)
    FT 1200 or a FT 450. I have a old Kenwood 101 that I play with a little but still do not get
    the whole powering and balance thing.
    Right now fighting with my son (an eagle scout) to get his tech and see if we could find a few
    more to do so. You know the age old problem.
    So here I sit wondering which way to turn.
    Thanks so much for the work you have done all ready.
    Kyle
    K7KMM

  3. dave says:

    Good point. I’ll move it for our next net.

  4. David Coombs says:

    3995 usually has severe QRN – suggest 3992.5

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