A few days ago I found myself listening and checking into the CAN-AM Net which is on 7.153 lsb. Some of you old Pharts (like myself) might remember it as the Communications Ontario (COMSONT for short) Net
As the needs of the Ontario Goverment changed as far as Amateur Radio went the net carried on and thats how my Wolf River Coil ended up on 40m…. I checked in to talk to a few old friends and actually never bothered changed frequencies after
So lets fast forward to today and I decide to try and check into the Trans Provincial Net on 7.100 LSB ( and before the flames start lets remember that the Canadian Bandplan allows voice there…..
VE2OL Ray from SAINT-BRUNO-DE-GUIGUES, QC (about 425 kms North North West of Kingston) was the NCS and gave me a really nice 5/9 report from my mobile. I gave he a 5/9 +10 back and we had a great QSO without any QSB. It was armchair copy….
When we cleared I noticed that Woody VE3JJA from North Western Ontario checked in and I could actually hear him.
I broke back into the net and asked Ray if I could give Woody a call and as it turned out we could hear each other just fine…. This was a 1500 kms QSO from Sioux Narrows Ontario to my mobile in Kingston….
I was more than pleased…..
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come with the propagation Deity smiling down on us which will allow more great contacts…..
On to other topics for a few seconds…. We will be taking possession of our new trailer at the end of the month and will be spending a few weeks there getting things set up as we would like them…. However we have no WIFI there and my internet will be limited to cellular 4G connects till I run out of bandwidth. Our provider assures us our plan is actually unlimited and I guess this is where we find out what their defination of unlimited is….
However if you are looking for me….. try the following
Daytime – 3.755 Which is the Ontars Net between 7 am and noon
Daytime 7.153 Which is the Can-AM Net between 930 am and 11 am
Evenings- 3.733 Which is the Sandbox Net between 630 pm and 730
Evenings- 3.730 Which is the 3730 net which starts at 730pm
In addition I will be listening on the C4FM Repeater VE3FRG 146.805 also connected to the System Fusion Network (look up VE3UCC)
Not sure how radio active I will be as Liz and I have lots to do getting our trailer to resemble how we want it to be
Hope to hear you on the air during that time