National GMRS Net: June 28, 2020

The National GMRS Net saw a total of 42 round-table participants and a cumulative total of 102 check-ins this evening for all nets system-wide. Net control for the evening was Dominic, WRFN434 with the New Mexico GMRS group.

The topic of the evening: What type of antenna are you using, and tips on related accessories such as feed-lines, grounding and lightning protection.

For more information on the net; please visit https://mygmrs.com/nets

The audio recording can be listened to here:

Note that silences between transmissions have been removed so it is not a time-accurate recording, but more efficient to listen to.

Attendees:

CallNameLocationTraffic
WRCU527DarrenAZUnity gain 1/4 wave, LMR 400 15 ft get it up high
WRCZ558AaronAZhandheld NA320A antenna. hiking
WRCZ558AaronAZ
WREN 713Rodney JrAZ
WRFE219MikeAZMini disc cone D220 wide band receive 2m, 70 cm
WRDY338SeanCA
WRDF641CharlieFL
WRDW791SteveFL
WQUY536PatrickILuse 404 antenna 1/2 Heliax
WRDK264JoeILRocking stock antennas on everything, playing around with DMR
WRDL342Morris (Moe)IL
WRDU235RobILlots of antennas trim 6140’s for base. Repeater, tram 1185 for cars Kenwood antennas
WRFL449DougIL
WRFQ535FerdiILbase Tram 1480 80 ft tall uhf/vhf car Comet antennas home 24ft mast from ground
WRFR502ArtieILAy01 Yagi for ham operation trimmed the element set up in room inside on mast points it at tower 32 miles away with 5 watts, handheld SO239 two welding rods soldered and trimmed for input frequency of grande tower.
Wrht398JimILnewish simple antenna came with midland radio on top of roof on a cast iron cooker
WRFC721StephenIN
WRFI469KevinMA
WRDQ608WilliamNCDiamond x50 c2 dual omni directional antenna. tuned for GMRS 20 ft in air 40 miles away hitting repeater
WRFI390ChrisNChandheld Nagoya NA-771 dual band antenna. future topic– hear how many years radio experience
WREM430NickNJBrowning mag mount antenna doing good with it 5db rating. 6 db midland antenna
WQJI810RussellNM
WQYM547RayNY
WRFU282RichardNY
WRCW870LeeOKrepeater db420 antenna Heliax mobile Comet 2x4srnmo antennas LMR 240 and NA771 for mobiles
WRCS823JohnTXTram 1540 35ft mast driving it with a 50×2 trans 50 watts
WREZ914MarkTXComet CA712EXC 35 ft pole in air LMR400 grounding, ran full stack ground rod in ran #6 wire wow i cant type that fast!!
WRFT881FrankTX
WRFW268MatthewTX
WRFX611RonnyTX
WRFC637DavidVA
WRHS680JacobWAJ-pole outside in yard
WQJV506PaulWI
WQVA593CoreyWI404db base station truck Comet 2×4 bicycle 5/8 wave works well
WREN713RodWI
WRFK526RickWI
WRFT779MikeWI
WRFX851KarenWIantenna in window of apartment