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Want to receive an email reminder before each monthly SBE HAMnet broadcast (HF or IRLP)? SBE members can contact Scott Jones at the SBE National Office at kjones@sbe.org or 317-846-9000. Provide Scott with the email address you wish to use and he will add you to the list to receive timely email reminders.

HAMnet, the Society of Broadcast Engineers’ Chapter of the Air, was developed more than 25 years ago for those HAM operator-members who are not in close proximity to local SBE chapters. It’s a great way for broadcast engineers and other amateurs (all are welcome) to contact one another, share technical information, discuss broadcasting techniques and get the latest information on SBE programs and activities on a monthly basis

The HF HAMnet takes place on the second Sunday of every month at 2400 GMT. Hal Hostetler, CPBE, WA7BGX, serves as net control. The published frequency is 14.205MHz. Occasionally, that frequency is busy and you may need to move up (no more than 10kHz) to find the SBE meeting. Hal is a long-time member and lives in Tucson, AZ.

On Monday nights at 9:00 p.m., US ET, 6:00 p.m. PT, the SBE UHF/VHF Hamnet is on Echolink and Allstar. It's available worldwide via Echolink Node KD0WHB-L, node 985839 (available via computer and radio), and Allstar node 46079. The SBE UHF/VHF Hamnet is based in Denver on 446.925, pl 141.3, and 448.975, pl 123.0.

Echolink and Allstar are methods of connecting different repeaters across the country and the world via the internet. Jack Roland, CBRE, AMD, CBNT, KEØVH, who developed the idea of using the linked radio via internet systems as a way to get SBE members together and other engineers together, said, "We came up with the idea for this net because the SBE HF Hamnet is not always accessible by hams who cannot erect HF antennas, and because of the HF band's susceptibility to HF radio propagation characteristics." Based in Denver, Jack is the Colorado/SE Wyoming/Western Nebraska Educational Media Foundation's K-Love/Air 1 regional engineer.


This amateur radio net, called The SBE UHF/VHF Hamnet, is a great way for broadcast engineers and other amateurs (any and all are welcome) to contact one another, share technical information, discuss broadcasting techniques and get the latest information on SBE programs and activities.

For more information about the net and how to participate, go to www.ke0vh.com/net/net.html or, you can contact Jack Roland, KEØVH, net control at ke0vh@outlook.com.

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