Bucky WØSUN invites you to join him at 8pm Central time every Thursday starting on May 18th for the Let’s Talk Digital net. There will be lots of great discussion on digital radio technology. Questions on Fusion, hotspots, bridges, rooms, reflectors, and talk groups? This is the place to get them answered.
It happens only on America’s Kansas City Wide!
Great news! Lots of new nets showing upright here in Kansas City Wide:
The POTA Net is back! Join Steve KCØVYS at 8pm on Mondays to discuss your POTA gear, your contacts, or tips on activating/hunting!
Saturdays have been quiet on Kansas City Wide, but not any longer! On Saturday May 6th at 5 p.m. CST please welcome a new net “Food for Talk”. The program where farm families around the world share a little bit about who they are, where they live, and how they proudly grow or help feed our hungry world. “Food For Talk” is hosted by Boise Bob, K6OWF. Bob lives in Idaho, the state that potatoes call home. This should be a great net acknowledging some amazing people that make our world what it is today.
Also starting on Saturday at 6 p.m. CST beginning May 6th, the “Radio Check Net” will begin. Hosted by Chris KB2IDX, the net is designed to help people check out their radios. Included in that task Chris will be providing critical mic level reviews. As in: You’re too loud, or please turn it up. The goal being to try to get your voice to sound its best. We have all been there where one person is loud and the next person is soft. Chris (aka the Parrot) will try and give you an honest useful review. Chris also likes to help people learn about Fusion and Pi-Star systems. If you look at his QRZ page, he has lots of fancy digital radios. He will be happy to answer some of your questions when you stop by. It’s all about getting you launched on the digital highway.
I am also happy to report that the St. Louis “Gateway to the West’ net is really growing. It is on every Friday night at 8 p.m. CST. There are some wonderful people in the St. Louis area with a great ham radio heritage. The hosting crew has now grown to keep up with the expanding user base and includes John N0HKK, Chris KE0TTE and now Dolores KD0CIV. Please join them on Friday nights as a great transition into the weekend.
We’re always looking for great net hosts and there are still plenty of good time slots available. If you have an idea for a net and are willing to be the host, drop a note to Jerry KCØKW and tell him your ideas.
The last POTA Pit net will be at 7pm Central on January 30, 2023.
We’ve had a good run over 1.5 years and told many stories, answered many questions, and met new friends, but it feels like we’ve boiled it down from 20-30 check-ins at the beginning to maybe a half-dozen or so.
Someone commented that it was a bit of a long shot to see if there were enough POTA folks who also had Fusion capability/interest. Maybe…
The original request for the net was to answer questions from new Hunters and Activators, and to create a following for portable operating in KC.
In spite of the challenges, I think it is mission accomplished.
Thanks to all the participants and we look forward to sharing a park or a QSO sometime!
73 John AB0O
Thursday Evening Check In:
Because of a scheduling conflict, Jamie ADØAB, is moving his Thursday Check In net to Wednesdays at 4:30pm.
If you missed the fun, here are recordings of the December 11th and December 20th Santa Nets.
Thanks to Jim Carr, KC4MHH, we have another great repeater in the America’s Kansas City Wide family! His repeater is located at 650 feet on a TV tower in Gainesville, FL. The frequency is 444.050. It will default to KCWide, but may be changed to other rooms on demand. This repeater can be reached by a mobile from as far away as Orlando.
Jim also runs a network of 8 other repeaters, including DMR and AllStarLink-connected FM repeaters. Look him up on the web at: http://kc4mhh.com/
Santa has booked two time slots to talk one-on-one with the young ones this holiday season. Stay tuned for the details. There will be an advance sign-up process to be sure everyone gets a chance to talk with Santa on Fusion!
The first International Net was this morning, Friday, November 4th, at 10:30 central. It was a fantastic success with 63 logins! This was an experiment, and we’ll be making announcements for future international nets.
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I am excited to announce a new Ladies Net that is starting on Fusion in the Kansas City-Wide Room called “Hammettes”.
The net will start with some great leadership and is poised to grow as a unique net.
“Hammettes” is the inspiration of Jennifer NØVVX, who is president of the Raytown Amateur Radio Club and Kristl KR1STL, who is the president of the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club.
The net is for everyone, but the hope is to help make the ladies feel welcome and encourage them to join in on Ham radio. We hope you contribute to the net’s conversation.
Fusion and KC-Wide was selected to increase the nets coverage area to include people from all over to join in.
Please help us in spreading the word that “Hammettes” premieres on Tuesday October 4th at 8:00 pm, CST.