NNPG Net for September 19, 2018

Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 2000 hours PST for our weekly Northern Nevada Preppers Group Net.

Net control operator for tomorrow will be is Glenda, KG7MZO

Glenda will be leading a conversation on Fall Prep Rotation.  It’s that time of the year to go through your preps and refresh or replace for the upcoming cold weather season.  Join us to share your thoughts and tips for items to make sure you rotate and refresh for the cold weather season.

You can participate using one of the local repeaters.  Information on the SNARS repeater system can be found here: http://snars.org/repeaters/analog/

For our internet audience listening live via the web, you too can participate in the conversation by joining us in our chat room.    http://www.nnpg.net/NNPG_Chat/chat/

You can listen live via our web feed at www.nnpg.caster.fm

NNPG Net Session for 9/12/18

Wednesday night’s session of the Northern Nevada Preppers Group Net is now available.  We discussed Packet Radio and how it can be beneficial for emergency communications especially during emergencies or disasters.

You can find the net session at www.nnpg.net, click on the Radio Net Archives Link at the top of the page or follow this link.

 

Join us Wednesday 9/12/18 for our weekly net

Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 2000 hours PST for our weekly Northern Nevada Preppers Group Net.

Net control operator for tomorrow will be is Ken, K7KBJ

Ken will be leading a conversation on using packet radio as a means to communicate during times of disaster or emergency. Packet radio has been around and in use far longer than the internet and will help us communicate using methods very similar to email even if the internet goes down.

You can participate using one of the local repeaters.  Information on the SNARS repeater system can be found here: http://snars.org/repeaters/analog/

For our internet audience listening live via the web, you too can participate in the conversation by joining us in our chat room.    

 

HF Digital and Packet Training Day

Wow!  What a day!  Ken, K7KBJ, coordinated an HF digital and packet training at his house.  A small group of us gathered in his new ham shack to get a hands-on introduction and do some initial set up and configurations for the guys that brought their stations with them for the training.  I do not have the components needed yet but I attended for the educational purposes and get a better idea of the next direction I will take in ham radio. I learned a lot but just like any other training I have attended, came away with more questions and bewilderment despite gaining knowledge.  The HF digital world is fascinating and I really do want to begin exploring those modes. Packet is a mode that I have been wanting to delve into as well.


Doug, KA7FOO, walked us through the download, install and configurations of fldigi.  This really was the bulk of the day. Our training was a little bit informal as this was coordinated by Ken for the purposes of developing communications protocols for our group.  We had lots of opportunity to ask questions along throughout the training. Doug is ever gracious and generous with his time and commitment to the community. The rest of the guys that were there have all been involved in ham radio and communications in general for a long time.  Many of the questions they were asking were out of my league. At the same time, I learned so much and got a better understanding of the radio world overall. Continue reading

September 5, 2018 Net Session Available

Last night’s session of the Northern Nevada Preppers Group net is available.  We had a discussion with the founder and organizer, Rob McKevitt – K9RVM.

Last night’s session of the Northern Nevada Preppers Group Net is now available.  Our net sessions are edited to remove remove dead air space, most repeater ID tones and squelch tails.

We had a great conversation with Northern Nevada Preppers Group founder and organizer, Rob McKevitt – K9RVM.  We discussed the group origins, principles and philosphies.

Click here to listen to the net.

The chat room was crackling last night too.  A chat transcript is also available.

 

 

Join us for our weekly NNPG Net

Join us tomorrow for our weekly net at 2000 hours PST.

Net Control will be Glenda, KG7MZO.  For this week’s topic, I will be having a conversation with our founder and organizer – Rob McKevitt, K9RVM. We will be having a conversation about our group, our principles and our philosophy. We will also take questions from listeners and Rob will answer.

If you are a licensed ham radio operator, you can participate in the net by using one of the local repeaters.  Repeater information can found on the SNARS website.

You can also listen live via the internet and participate in our chat room.