Monday, November 15, 2021

Net Report 15-NOV-2021

Stations Checked In: 18

Duration: 47 minutes

Net Newcomers: KE8TET

CallsignName
N8TJTom
KE8FJWBrad
KE8GRYEric P
KC0MYPDana F
WA6WVSergio
N8YUIRandy
KE8TETDORIAN
WA3TUURick
KE5XDDAVID M
KE8GRYEric P
KD8VJDAllan G
KD8GTXMichael F
WB8QJZSTAN
N4ALKAllan L
WQ8AJames
N8NIFDick
WA8RSADavid
N8RMADustin A

Monday, November 8, 2021

Net Report 8-NOV-2021

Stations Checked In: 16

Duration: 40 minutes

Net Newcomers: KE4UYD

CallsignName
KE8FJWBrad
KE8QLANevin J
KC0MYPDana F
N4ALKAllan L
KE4UYDMICHAEL E
KD8VJDAllan G
N8TJTom
WB8QJZSTAN
N8NIFDick
N8RMADustin A
W8EOEd
WA3TUURick
KD8GTXMichael F
WB8HSBruce
N6WYDavid J
N8YUIRandy

Monday, November 1, 2021

Net Report 1-NOV-2021

Stations Checked In: 20

Duration: 45 minutes

Net Newcomers:


CallsignName
N8NIFDick
KC0MYPDana F
WB8HSBruce
N6WYDavid J
WA6WVSergio
WA3TUURick
WB8QJZSTANLEY F
KD8GTXMichael F
N9WYDDOUGLAS M
N8YUIRandy
W8EOEd
N4ALKAllan L
KD8VJDAllan G
N8TJTHOMAS E
W8MATMatthew
WQ8AJames
N8TSPAnthony K
WA8RSADavid
KD8KBHDennis W
N8RMADustin A


Announcements:
  • SATERN Net, Wednesday @ 8PM
    • DMR BrandMeister TG 31269
    • Cross-mode with YSF
  • Don McLain (KB8RAD) became a silent key on 21-OCT-2021
    • Don was very active in the Central Michigan / Lansing area
There was a couple of announcements for eyeball QSO's, but I missed the details - keep letting us know on the net!

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Brandmeister Worldwide “TAC” talkgroups

Three new TAC talkgroups have been added to the Brandmeister talkgroups list:

901 WorldWide TAC 1
902 WorldWide TAC 2
903 WorldWide TAC 3

They have been created to allow finishing long QSOs started on the 91~95 worldwide talkgroups, while allowing new calls to take place on the wide-audience groups.

What is a TAC talkgroup?

TAC stands for TACtical. They are designed to off-load large audience talkgroups.

When a QSO starts on a talkgroup that is known for being static on a very large number of repeaters (and often used as a call channel), and the participants feel that the conversation will be longer than a couple of minutes, they decide to move to a TAC in order to free the original talkgroup so other calls can take place.

What’s special about these talkgroups?

Just like the USA TAC talkgroups 310~319, these three new worldwide TACs cannot be made static on repeaters and hotspots. They are designed to be strictly dynamic, which increases their chances of stay available after a QSO is over.

How to use a Worldwide TAC talkgroup?

If you have started a QSO on talkgroup 91 for example, and you’d like to talk for a long time without monopolizing this very large audience talkgroup, check the talkgroups 901, 902, and 903 for activity (this can easily be done using the dashboard’s lastheard, or your radio), and ask your party to QSY to one free TAC talkgroup. You can then continue your QSO for as long as you’d like. Other hams who wish to participate to this QSO can follow you, while new calls can take place on 91.



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