Eavesdropping some more on local repeaters

I’ve been keeping my evenings mostly free to try to catch more nets. I’m so curious how well I’ll be able to transmit from my house when I’m licensed! Will I sound as clear as some of these other folks? Highly doubtful! But it kills me that I don’t get to find out until later in the year!

3/3/2020 ARES in North County

I listened in on a local ARES net (3/3/2020) in North County. It started promptly and ended 13 minutes later. Short and simple! I tuned in on 2m first. Got a little bit of noise, but not any more than what I got on 2m from the repeater that the EARS net was on. I didn’t think to check the 70cm repeater until the last minute or two, and found that there was barely any noise coming in. Wish I had thought to check earlier.

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My first day with the handheld Yaesu FT-60R

Hi! My name is June.

Soon, I’ll post more about myself with a little background on why and how I got interested in amateur radio. But for my very first post, I want to tell you about my very first day of being the owner of a Yaesu FT-60R. Thanks to Papa for the awesome gift!

Side-by-side of Yaesu FT-60R LCD screen showing 146.880 (left) and 146.640 (right). It's a boring picture and honestly it's just there to break up the content a tiny bit.

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