Today we had the first ever VK1 70cm FM Lunchtime Net – a distant cousin of the 2m variety. Although not intended to be a regular feature, I do plan to do it again now and then.
We had a nice small group of 4, with all hearing each other well except for VK2TCC who was mobile and only had full contact with VK1WJ. (Although I almost picked him out of the noise a couple of times – hence a 1/1.)
The net was on 434MHz but we soon found the noise to be too annoying and QSY'd to 433.975MHz.
I was initially planning to take my 11el beam up for this, but thought it was over kill. But now seeing the signal quality (and distribution of stations) I plan to next time take it with me and see how it goes. (After all, compared to my 10el 2m beam it is fairly quick to setup.)
Thanks for all who joined in, hopefully we'll do it again soon – maybe after my wedding.
(Oh, and I've not forgotten the log from last week's Thursday net, just need time to do it.)