VA3KOT John
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Volunteer GBARC Net Manager
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New Net Format 2020-10-08, 19:36:10 3
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New Net Format GBARC Nets HF , VHF
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The new net format (73 round held over to the HF net) was tried out for the first time last night and was superbly executed by net controller Bernie VE3BQM. The problem that prompted this idea was the time overrun of the VHF net when it went to two rounds.



QSY from 2-meters to 80-meters should happen at 8:00pm wherever possible in order to meet up with members and friends of GBARC who are out of range of the VHF repeater and may be trying to hold a frequency on HF for us.



The really positive takeaway from this move is that GBARC nets have become so popular that we have to use time management initiatives to keep the schedule on track. For that we have to thank Tom VA3TS for his dedication to rejuvenating the nets, and to the net controllers who have stepped forward to volunteer their services.



One further suggestion to fine tune the new procedure: stations who won't be joining us for the HF net should say their 73s at the end of their turn on the VHF net.



Comments are welcome, but if there are no objections I propose that we keep this new format for GBARC nets going forward.