Getting Caught Up

It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  I have finally gotten caught up on posting the net sessions for the last 2 weeks.  We discussed Fall Prep Rotation and Root Cellars. Take a moment to listen to those wonderful nets.

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Join us for tonight’s NNPG Net Session

Join us tonight night, Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 2000 hours PST for our weekly Northern Nevada Preppers Group Net.

Net control operator for tonight will be is Glenda, KG7MZO

Glenda will be leading a conversation on Observing the Great Shakeout and how we can use this as an opportunity to practice our shelter in place plans.  Join us to share your thoughts and suggestions for how we can use the Great Shakeout as a practice drill whether we are at home, at work or on vacation.

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 9/26/2018

The net session for Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 is available.  We discussed Root Cellars.  I wasn’t able to join the net.  I have listened to the recorded session.  As usual, Jerry is the master encyclopedia on any topic prepping related.  

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

 

NNPG Net Session for 9/19/2018

My apologies for the delay in getting the net session posted for Wednesday September 19, 2018.  We discussed Fall Prep Rotation.  This is a great net to listen to for ideas on gear items to rotate and refresh as we transition from summer to winter.  This net reminded me of a couple other things to do to get ready for the winter season.

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

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.