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Subject: [TenTec] Users Net
From: Gary Hoffman" <ghoffman@spacetech.com (Gary Hoffman)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 18:10:25 -0400
I too hear this guy every week.  He's a lid from way back, thats for sure.
I agree that the net would be much more pleasant if it were moved away from
this guy.  On the other hand, it won't help me much anyway, since its right
at supper time.  Oh well...  73 de Gary, AA2IZ

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From: "EDWARD CRAWFORD" <w4wvw@msn.com>
To: <TenTec@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 11:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Users Net

I am glad to see that Carl has straightened all this out concerning the
start time for the net. I have seen all the posts that say it starts at 1800
eastern. I guess this would be fine if you were talking about military time
but I think the question was Zulu time. It is apparent that a lot of people
don't know the difference or they just don't know how to do the conversion.
When I was first licensed as tech plus in 1996, naturally I spent a lot of
time making contacts on 10 meters. One of the first things I did was to make
the required 10 contacts and became a member of 10-10 international net. One
of the most valuable things I got from them besides the experience and lots
of great contacts was on the rear cover of the 10-10 handbook. It is a real
simple time conversion chart which shows UTC in relation to standard and
daylight savings times in all 4 US time zones. It still hangs from a shelf
in front of my operating position as a quick reference. I would be happy to
copy and share with anyone who is interested. I seriously doubt if 10-10
would mind!
But seriously, my biggest concern is not with what time the net starts, but
the fact that a lot of people probably can't hear the net because of
adjacent channel interference from the station that is using 14.268 at the
same time as the net every Sunday ( or Monday according to Zulu! ). I tuned
in to the normal net frequency today a couple hours in advance and monitored
on and off throughout the afternoon and the guy was there on .268 the entire
time. I have not checked in to the net for several weeks or months I don't
remember because I don't want to have to hear all the bleedover on top of
the net. I can still hear most of the net stations and could probably check
in with no problem, but I just don't want to listen to all the associated
noise week in and week out.
My favorite thing about the TenTec users net besides checking in is
listening in and hearing all the nice comments and hearing all the quality
TenTec audio from all the TT enthusiasts. But if another station is running
legal limit +++? on the adjacent frequency it takes a lot of the enjoyment
away from the net. Has anyone considered moving the net to another frequency
or maybe even another band? This is just my humble opinion and maybe I am
the only one having this problem, but I seriously doubt it. Maybe if I had a

73 de Ed W4WVW, Winston Salem NC
TenTec Triton IV Digital and 242 VFO, 247 Tuner
My main rig and my backup rig....

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