The radio branch of the REA has had a successful year in its endeavour to operate its weekly radio net on the 80m amateur radio band consistently. An average of 5 stations per session called in to the club station, call sign G3RE, each Saturday.
As he closed the net for the last time in 2016, branch president Tom Milne, G4CMG said today, “We wish all sappers everywhere a happy and prosperous new year” and gave a thought to absent friends and listeners.
Due to radio conditions, G3RE will start the net by listening and testing from 0730 to 0800 and commence the net at 0800 on 80m. 5Mhz is not usually viable for short range communications at those times and therefore won’t be used unless conditions are favourable.
If you find yourself changing frequencies and codes at midnight tonight – especially a happy new year to you all (Ed).