I floated the idea last week of a europe-wide weekday CW net on 80m for those interested in improving their morse for SOTA purposes and have received a number of positive responses from interested individuals. The sort of arrangement I have in mind is that the ‘net’ be held from 2100-2200 local time (currently 2000-2100 UTC) Monday to Thursday on or just below 3558 KHz.
The aim of the net is to try to tempt as many as possible onto the air using CW and I envisage a range of morse speeds being used, predominantly in the range 10-15 wpm - so don’t be shy! More experienced operators please feel free to call in but please remember the idea is to give everyone the chance of a QSO at a speed they can copy.
I don’t envisage the net being a formal one at this stage - people should just put out a few CQs and listen for responses. I also see no objection to a number of separate frequencies being employed if people want to do their own thing. If the idea proves popular then a more formal approach might be appropriate on occasion.
I note that 3560 is a widely recognised QRP centre of activity and that GQRP members and others are often to be found on or around this frequency from approx 1800 local time onwards. A voluntary power restriction to say 10W might thus be in order.
If anyone, particularly the more experienced operators, have any suggestions as to how to how organise such a net please let me know, either on this site or via email.
73 for now
I’ll be be listening out on 3.558 this monday.