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Location: Mildmay, Ontario
Bio: * Husband, father of four children, & grandfather to three.
* Retired after my 30th year of teaching in public, private, and indigenous school settings.
* Avid shortwave DX'er (Yaesu FRG-7700) thanks to the influence of my father and grandfather
* Consider myself a Linux/open source activist always willing to help others discover the benefits of free and non-proprietary software.
* Enjoy gardening and have a small greenhouse where I grow the plants I start from seeds (mainly peppers & tomatoes).
* Part of my youth was spent in South & Central America and as a result I speak Spanish fluently.
* Dual citizen of USA & Canada (born in Nebraska to Canadian parents).

I have an ICOM 7300 with a OCF dipole antenna.
I'm running Manjaro Linux on a PC hooked up to my ICOM 7300.
I believe "life is people" and I try to be helpful to others.
Sex: Male

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RE: Net Report 219JUN2024 2024-06-20, 21:10:11 1
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Net Report 219JUN2024 Amateur Radio » GBARC
Nets HF , VHF
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(2024-06-20, 07:13:38)Richard VE3OZW Wrote: Net Controller — VE3OZW Richard - Otter Creek

Topic for discussion -

1. Sporadic 'E' and tropospheric ducting/inversion, two different types of of VHF propagation.  Sporadic 'E' typically falls within 25MHz-150MHz range while tropospheric ducting or inversion has been occasionally observed down to 40 MHz, the signal levels are usually very weak.  Higher frequencies above 90 MHz are generally more favourably propagated.
2. Open mic 


VE3RQY Greg - Brooke
VE3BQM Bernie - Georgian Bluffs
VA3TS Tom - Shallow Lake
VA3DNY Dan - Owen Sound
VA3RCA Kevin - Alliston
KO4DXQ Bob - Soddy Daisy, TN
VE3DDU Ray - Nottawa
KD8RMY Paul - Dover, OH
VE9ANT Eddie - Dalhousie, NB
VA3SMC Steve - Brantford
VA3MFO Jim - Mount Forest
VE3VCG Marvin - Paisley
VA3EAC Janet - Paisley
VA3VBE Mark - Mildmay
VE3MTV Norm - Owen Sound

HF – 3.783 MHz

VA3MFO Jim - Mount Forest
VA3TS Tom - Shallow Lake
VE3MTV Norm - Owen Sound
VE3VCG Marvin - Paisley
VE3BQM Bernie - Georgian Bluffs
VE3DDU Ray - Nottawa
VA3RCA Kevin - Alliston
VA3DNY Dan - Owen Sound
VA3EAC Janet - Paisley
VA3VBE Mark - Mildmay

Very interesting topic and glad to meet everyone on the air.  Thanks for warm welcome and the help with improving my signal.