I apologize to everyone for not being as active as I have wanted to be here. I would like to get this blog in better order and updated more often with the events going on, thoughts on ham radio and more information on projects that I work on. Since taking the job at eBay, I have been very busy with trying to catch up and learn everything that I can for the job. Sipping from a fire hose is very much an understatement. It is really more like taking a gulp while going over Niagara Falls! I am going to make it a concerted effort to be more active here and getting more information up here.
Now for an update. I have decided to move the D-Star social net to Wednesday nights. Participation in the net has sometimes been good, most of the time mediocre and occasionally dismal (i.e. I am the only one on the net–can you really call it a net if I am the only one talking to myself?). Back when I started the net the only consistant days that I had free was Friday and Sunday. I did not want to interfere with anyone’s activities on Sunday (religious or otherwise) and there are a good many of emcomm nets that run on Sunday. So that left Friday (which I sadly have to admit is always open. Where are all women to date? Why is it that I don’t have friends that get together on Friday nights? Very puzzling questions for me!) which was not an ideal choice, but that was all that I was left with.
This Friday (2/18/2012) I will run the net at it’s normal time slot. I will also be announcing during the net that it will move to the new time next Wednesday (2/22/2012). It will continue to start at 8:00PM Pacific time and probably will have some changes to the the format that I have been contemplating for a while. You will have to come participate in the net to find out how things are changing.
I do hope there will be more visitors to the net on Wednesday nights and I am always open to suggestions to help improve the net. So if you have an idea, please feel free to voice it during a net or send it to me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org. And I am always open to having others run the net if they feel ambitious enough!
73 de WTØF