YL NET THURSDAY 8 PM (est) NF4GA-R ON ECHOLINK


Good evening Ladies!

This week we have another great YL net lined up! Niece KA1ULN has kindly offered to talk about Understanding Antennas Enough to Build a Dipole Safely – Round 2! Please invite all YLs you know to join us! YL Net begins at 8:00PM EDT Thursday which currently equates to 0000 UTC Friday. You can join via RF on 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz or ECHOLink Node 560686 (NF4GA-R). We want to encourage all YLs to participate!

Also, please feel free to log into the North Fulton Amateur Radio League Chat Room at http://nfarl.dodropin.org. Lots of ladies chat in there as well (no audio). If your audio is not working on Echolink, please let us know in the chat room if you have any comments or questions. Just go to the website, put your call sign-your name and click login and you’re in! Of course, Echolink also has chat available as well.

As a brief reminder, we welcome OMs to listen, but kindly request that only YLs check in as this net is specifically put together for YLs. Thanks again for such wonderful support from all!

Here’s this week’s agenda:

1. Welcome/Opening Remarks

2. Take Check-Ins

3. Understanding Antennas Enough to Build a Dipole With Safety – Part 2 – >From Niece KA1ULN
a. http://ka1uln.blogspot.com/p/understanding-antennas.html
b. Brief Recap of Last Week
c. How to Harmonically Operate Your Dipole
d. Selection of Coax for the Right Job
e. What are the different types of feedline/coax and what bands is it best used for?
f. What is Loss in Feedline/Coax and where does it come from?
g. Proper Length of your Feedline/Coax?
h. Dipoles/Baluns/Matching
i. Questions?

4. What’s New With You - Comments/Experiences/Weather Reports/Etc
a. Let’s catch up with any activites, stories, radio contacts, etc from this past week.
I. Your turn to share – what’s new with you? We encourage everyone to participate!

5. Active in your Club? What Kind of Topice Do They Discuss at Club Meetings?
a. Share some info about your local ham radio club
b. What makes your club meetings enjoyable? How often do you meet?
c. What kind of activities is your club involved in or help other amateur radio operators accomplish?
d. Any Other Comments on This Topic

6. Any announcements, questions, or specific point of interest you would like to share with the group
a. QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party: 1200Z, Apr 4 to 2359Z Apr 5
CW - http://www.qrparci.org/contests/spring-qso-party-2014
b. Mississippi QSO Party: 1400Z Apr 4 to 0200Z Apr 5 – No BBQ Required! - http://www.arrlmiss.org/2015_Mississippi_QSO_Party.pdf
c. Missouri QSO Party: 1400Z Apr 4 to 0400Z Apr 5 – “Show Me” Some Contacts! - http://www.w0ma.org/mo_qso_party.htm
d. Texas State Parks on the Air (How Refreshing!) 1600Z Apr 4 to 0159 Apr 5 - http://tspota.com/site/page?view=rules
e. Montana QSO Party 1800Z Apr 4 to 0559Z Apr 5 – As the Treasure State, Treasure Your Contacts in “The Big Sky Country”! - http://www.fvarc.org/…/…/2014%20MT%20QSO%20Party%20Rules.pdf
f. YLISSB Has 2015 Convention in Erwin, TN June 17-21 This Year - http://www.ylsystem.org/
g. LZ Open 40 m Sprint 0400-0800 Z April YL ops CW only
h. Other Announcements/News

7. Last call for check-ins

8. Close Net and Return Repeater to Normal Use

9. Hop over to 20 Meters 14.288MHz (subject to change to 40m depending on band conditions) for YLRL Net with WB1ARU.

Please send any topic suggestions or feedback you may have to kk4ubq@arrl.net! Catherine would love to hear from you as this is your YL net!

Thank you for joining us.

33,
Lori, K4UPI and Catherine, KK4UBQ
*NFARL* Chat
nfarl.dodropin.org






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Good evening Ladies! I have to say special thanks to Lori K4UPI for such a great net last week!!!
She did such an awesome job, and I thank all of you for supporting her as well! Hope everyone can make
it to the YL net this week! Please invite all YLs you know to join us on the YL Net! Net begins at 8:00PM EST
Thursday which equates to 01:00 UTC Friday. You can join via RF on 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz or ECHOLink Node 560686 (NF4GA-R).

We want to encourage all YLs to participate! Also, we encourage all of you to log into the North Fulton
Amateur Radio League Chat Room at http://nfarl.dodropin.org. Lots of ladies chat in there as well. If your audio
is not working on Echolink, please let us know in the chat room if you have anything/comments you’d like to add or
questions and Allison and Lori (and others) will help me catch it. Just go to the website, put yourcallsign-yourname
and click login and you’re in! No password needed. Of course, Echolink also has chat available as well.

As a brief reminder, we welcome OMs to listen, but kindly request that only YLs check in as this net is specifically put
together for YLs. Thanks again for such wonderful support from all! Here’s this week’s agenda (subject to change depending
on time constraints etc):

1. Welcome/Opening Remarks
2. Take Check-Ins
3. Why Ham Radio is Still Important! – Ham Radio Post Hurricane Katrina
a. Please view the video found here prior to the Net - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IITBpLQmmiI
b. Brief Article Regarding Ham Radio Operators After Katrina -
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9228945/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/t/ham-radio-operators-rescue-after-katrina/#.VPUSEFco6Uk
c. What Did This Mean to You? Comments, etc.
4. What Is The Purpose Of Contesting?
a. Who participates in Ham Radio Contests and Why do You do it?
b. What can we learn when contesting?
c. What tips do you have for beginners?
d. Are you interested? What questions do you have?

5. What Ham Radio Activities Have You Done This Past Week?
a. Any fun ham radio experiences over the past week? Fun DX or local contacts?
6. Any announcements, questions, or specific point of interest you would like to share with the group
a. ARRL DX Phone Contest Next Weekend March 7th and 8th 2015!!!! Starts 0000 UTC Saturday and ends 2359 UTC Sunday! - http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
b. YLISSB Has 2015 Convention in Erwin, TN June 17-21 This Year - http://www.ylsystem.org/
c. As Time Permits, Open Time for questions, stories, or to Make Calls To Each Other

7. Last call for check-ins
8. Close Net and Return Repeater to Normal Use
9. Hop over to 20 Meters 14.288MHz (subject to change to 40m depending on band conditions) for YLRL Net with WB1ARU or AE7MB

Please send any topic suggestions or feedback you may have to kk4ubq@arrl.net or k4upi@arrl.net!
We would love to hear from you as this is your YL net! See Y’all Thursday/Friday!

Catherine KK4UBQ If you are not interested and would like to be removed from future emails regarding this net,
please reply to this email with Please Remove Me in the subject line. Your request will be honored.

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