Well now that September is under way and Labour Day is behind us I should remind any of you within radio range of Ottawa that the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club sponsors two weekly nets.
The first net is the Wise Owl Net and the net is called Friday evenings at 2000 (8pm) local Ottawa time on Repeater VE3TWO which is 147.300 (+) which also uses an optional CTCSS Tone of 100.0 hz. This is a very friendly net and could best be described as a controlled roundtable net. Its a good spot to find out local amateur information.
The other net is called the Pot Hole Net (if you have ever driven in Ottawa you know where this name came from) and the net is called on Sunday mornings at 1000 hrs (10am) local Ottawa Time on 3.760 lsb. This is also a conrolled round table net. Participants are usually from the Ottawa area but every now and again we get people who used to live in the area who find us again to see how everyone is doing and just to say hi.
After the Pothole Net on Sunday morning (if you are a CW lover) if you were to check on 3.620 at 11am local Ottawa time you might hear the Pot Lid Net being called. This net is a slow speed cw net and meets every Sunday Morning. This net is sponsored by Ed VE3GX and is an excellent source of cw practice for all participants especially those of us (like me) who need the practice. You hear some excellent fists on this net…