• Ham radio for social connection - who's doing it?

    From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to All on Sat Apr 4 12:54:00 2020
    Just wondering what sort of on air activities are being done to support people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Here in central Vidtoria, Australia, we have a few things happening:

    Firstly, there's the "Isolation Net" at 10AM local time every weekday. This takes place on a network of repeaters linked via AllStar - peop check in and share how they're doing. There's provion f any urgent trafic at the start of the net.

    The majoity of paricipants are in VK3 and southern VK2, but other states and international stations do get on the net.

    Next is the Sandhurst Amateur Radio and Electronics Group net on VK3RCV (147.150 MHz) every afternoon at 1PM local. This net was started as a ragchew and catch up outlet for local amateurs shortly after the more severe physical contact retrictions came in.

    And finally, there's the Sunday Morning Coffee Net, which takes place at 10AM local on VK3RCV. This was started in lieu of a monthly physical catch up at a local cafe. Participants grab their favourite brew and then head to the shack to get on air for a ragchew. Last week there were 16 on this net.

    What's happening in other parts of the world?

    ... Scepticism is the beginning of faith.
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