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I run and chair the South Bristol's Sunday PMR 8 @ 8 NET from high ground 720 feet ASL in South Bristol Dundry Hill. At times the nets get very busy with regularly around 20 operators in the log have had luck also with foggy lift conditions opening some long distance contacts - France 188 miles - North to Stoke on Trent, Lancaster & Hull I regularly contact the Midlands around 88 miles Plus many local breakers in the South West I hope to continue chairing the Net and im proud to use my Charlie Tango Call sign I wish you all the best of luck cheers & beers James 26CT3490 South Bristol
Good stuff, James.
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Unfortunately PMR down here is dead apart from the odd workers. I don't usually bother but still have the freqs on my baofeng and scan ever now and again. 27 megs still seems to be the more popular non licensed part of the spectrum down here. Especially with all the farms about.
I've been involved on and off with the Southern Area PMR 446 network that has been chaired by Ray CT2290 (and myself on occasion over the last few years). We got a mention in radio user magazine as well and I believe that in August's edition of radio user magazine again will have a mention of the net again, and PMR in general. This info came from Ed CT842 who told me the other night
So if you're at a loose end and from the South/Southeast area please feel free to call in. Chairs from East Sussex and around the Sussex Downs.
Net log is updated weekly in the Nets and Skeds section by Mr Ray CT2290.
I bought my Grandson a pair of Kenwood PMR for his 4th Birthday, more to get him interested in Radio, He uses them when he goes Geocaching and enjoys it. Hopefully I will get permission of Mum soon to get him his foundation license and set him up with a UHF/VHF Radio and a collinear on the house??
I've got five Granddaughters the older of which come into my radio room and point at each radio asking, "Does that one play music?"...."Nope", I say....."What about that one?"....."Nope"...."That one?"......"Nope"....etc..... "Grandad - you have too many radios and none of them play music!!"
I do however have one grandson who's four years old and the very proud owner of a PMR Handy. Lovely to hear my handheld pop the squelch at the sound of his voice -
"In the garden now Grandad. Over." "In the house now Grandad. Over." "Upstairs now Grandad. Over." "In the bathroom now Grandad. Over." "Having a pooh now Grandad. Over."
I don't begrudge the girls though, (we have a matriarchal household), as one of them was born the same moment I passed my Radio Amateur Exam!.......She'll always be my 'Little Radio Girl'.