1. In celebration of the launch of the new redesigned site, we just gave away a FREE antenna! Click Here to See Who Won!

3.913.00 GROUP

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by TonyV225, May 15, 2009.

  1. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    247
    Hey if any of you Amateur Operators with a General class or higher get bored in the late afternoon at 5:00pm Central time get on 3.913.00 we have a pretty good batch of guys out there we have a good time. if you want my callsign PM me ;)


    #1
  2. ajm1571

    ajm1571 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have been on 3.913 a few times. I usually just listen though. I am south of N8ATS. I am in the lower peninsula of Mi.
    #2
  3. Sonwatcher

    Sonwatcher Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2005
    Messages:
    3,417
    Likes Received:
    13
    Is that the group that gets to bickering back and forth ?
    #3
  4. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    247
    Hell no we just laugh alot but there can be and usually is an @$$hole in every bunch though. but we have a good time reguardless if you wanna here some crazy bickering and then some listen to the possum net on 3.843.00 :LOL: AE4FB is the leader of the pack and funny as all get out they argue like crazy I listen in often and laugh but there out there late at night.
    #4
  5. Sonwatcher

    Sonwatcher Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2005
    Messages:
    3,417
    Likes Received:
    13
    The group I heard was late at night up around 3.9 . That night it was BAD . Other stations from adjacent freq's came in to find out what all the disturbance was as they were all getting bleedover on their QSO's .
    #5
  6. n8fgb

    n8fgb Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    43
    Been there for 25+ years.
    Rich
    #6
  7. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    247
    We get on Saturday afternoons once and awhile...
    #7
  8. WX2MIG

    WX2MIG Still Alive & Well

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    1
    80 meters is often called the "CB Radio" of the amateur bands, and to an extent that can be true at times. I've been up and down the band many times listening to the various groups, and I have to admit that Possum net is usually entertaining, but they can get out of control at times too. It's no different where I usually hang at 3.814, there seems to be a couple different groups that frequent that frequency, the one that is the most fun, but can also get out of control is the group that calls themselves the My-croni's. It's a parody of the Marconi net because there's been an on going conflict between a few members of the Marconi net and this group who are mostly from North Jersey and New York City, a couple of us from South Jersey, and a couple from Eastern PA. Again, for the most part it's all innocent fun, but I have to admit I've turned my radio off, or made excuses to leave on more than one occasion because these guys can get carried away at times with their language and subject matter....

    There's two sides to the issue, some ham's tend to take traditional on air protocols a little too far in their efforts to "police" the bands, these are usually the same guys on QRZ that blame everything wrong with amateur radio on the no-code license and all those who got in (or upgraded) after the code requirement was dropped.
    I look at it this way, there's a ton of mindless crap coming through our TV screens every day, if I don't want to watch it, I turn the dial. The same applies to amateur radio, if the discussion is not to your personal tastes....turn the dial.....there's plenty of spectrum out there for everybody.....
    #8
  9. 2CO3026

    2CO3026 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    23
    I've enjoyed listening to 3913 throughout the years. Many of the operators seem to be good guys. I hesitate to participate, though, due to the foul language that's often used -- and I don't mean foul language from the QRM'ers, either. A number of the "regulars" are often foul mouthed. Too bad...

    I wish they would clean up their act.

    -
    #9
  10. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    247
    The band was open all night it was crazy we were out there untill 11:00 PM Central time!!! really wild how the band held in there forsure (y)
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
    #10
  11. kc2spx

    kc2spx Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kudos! I completely agree!(y)
    #11
  12. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    247
    AND YET AGAIN THIS IS SOOOO VERY TRUE!
    #12
  13. WX2MIG

    WX2MIG Still Alive & Well

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    1
    I made a quick check on 80m early in the evening and it was still very noisey here on the east coast, I shut down early and joined my wife in the house to watch the Phillies play the Nationals, then that game got hit with a nasty thunder storm and down pour in the 6th inning, so I hit the sheets early......

    80m usually has a high noise level here until late at night, a lot of plasma screen TV's in the neighborhood I guess, last night I was getting a solid 6 on the "S" meter, on a good night it's only about a 3......
    #13
  14. N8ATS

    N8ATS W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    I enjoy it, it has made for a good time for quite a while. and hello to rich fine german beer from the frozen tundra of the north
    #14
  15. TonyV225

    TonyV225 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    247
    I usually have a pretty high level of noise here on that band aswell 6-9 S units is common for me without running any filters.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2009
    #15


Share This Page