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May 9, 2012 – VA3XPR Global 360 Net
Please join us for the final episode of the VA3XPR Global 360 Net.
This net started on February 25, 2012 and was intended to be a forum to discuss issues relating to amateur radio from a global perspective and to promote diversity within the hobby. While conducting this net has been a great learning experience and we sincerely appreciate all the of guest speakers who have joined us to share their special topics related to amateur radio, it has come time to bring the net to a close.
If you have enjoyed the net, please join us one last time to give it a proper send off. Look forward to hearing you all then!
Toronto Transit Streetcar 505 Along Riverdale Park
May 2, 2012 – VA3XPR Global 360 Net
The theme for the May 2, 2012 VA3XPR Global 360 Net was a bit of twist from previous nets, as it featured a “Where Am I?” trivia contest. Participants were provided with clues, one at a time, as to where the net controller, Don, VA3XFT, was located and operating the net from. With each go-around, net participants were encouraged to take a guess as to where the Don was located after each new clue was given.
Sounds too easy you say? Well, the provided clues were as follows:
1. It’s a place located within the city of Toronto;
2. One of the sites visited during the 1939 royal visit by King George VI (Duke of York / Prince Albert) and Queen Elizabeth (Duchess of York / Queen Mother);
3. Accompanied by the memory of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the Chinese revolutionary, first president & founding father of the Republic of China;
4. The site of a former Toronto and fill in downtown Toronto area the 1920’s;
5. Bordered to the east by Toronto Transit Route 505;
6. Divided into two halves by the Don River and Don Valley Parkway.
So are you able to guess where Don was located? Well, Jean, VE3WAD got it after just clue #3 with the answer was Riverdale Park!
Global 360 Net Topics Survey
Do you have a suggested topic for the Global 360 Net that you’d like to share or perhaps weigh in on a variety of other topics? Then please share it with us! We’re looking for interesting and engaging topics for the net and need your help.
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New Net Day & Time! Wednesday @ 7:30pm ET
The Global 360 Net will be changing to a new date and time with an updated format! Going forward, the Global 360 Net will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30pm Eastern Time and will feature a specific discussion topic that will be the theme for that net. Global participants are welcome to join in and and provide their perspective on this topic, as well provide news, information or events happening in their local area.
On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, a guest speaker will be featured with participants encouraged to join in and provide questions or comments after the presentation portion of the net.
For more information on the changes and the upcoming schedule, please refer to the Global 360 Net page
Joe Verdirame, VE3LNU
April 14, 2012 – VA3XPR Global 360 Net
Guest Speaker: Joe Verdirame, VE3LNU
Overview: Making contacts while operating HF QRP (low power) can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially with the predominance of higher powered stations on the HF bands these days. Accomplishing this while portable or mobile can be even more challenging, as antenna constraints become more pronounced.
Please join in to the VA3XPR Global 360 Net where our guest speaker Joe Verdirame, VE3LNU, will share with us some tips on how to effectively operate HF QRP while on the go.
The net details are below:
Date: April 14, 2012
Time: 14:00 UTC
RF (Toronto Area): 441.950+ PL 100 Hz (VA3XPR)
IRLP Reflector: 9558
EchoLink Conference: *VK3JED* (42840)