HF Youth Net Ideas

Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by KB3SJQ, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. KB3SJQ

    KB3SJQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello all,
    For a long time it has been my goal to setup an HF youth net, where youth can get together and get to know each other. A place for kids and young adults to meet others that are in their age group, and enjoy the same great hobby as they do.

    Here are a couple options:
    We meet on Fridays at 9:00pm EDT. on 7.179mhz
    We meet on Fridays at 7:30pm EDT. on 14.347mhz

    I would like to call the net, the "Talk to the Future" net.
    Let me know what you think and what works for you. Discussion topics? All feed back is appreciated.
    Best 73 de KB3SJQ
  2. 2E0MLJ

    2E0MLJ Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hey Ben.

    Sounds a really good Idea actually. I have just set up a forum for Youth HAMS to meet. It's not active but i'm hoping to get it active and then if we get it active get a custom domain and that lot.

  3. KB3WIH

    KB3WIH Ham Member QRZ Page

    is there any other options for the day? I have a net on Fri. at
  4. KG4NEL

    KG4NEL Ham Member QRZ Page

    How about during the week?

    Unless there's a contest going on, I don't know how many young adults you're going to have around a radio at 9PM on a Friday night :)
  5. KB3LAZ

    KB3LAZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    o0 But we are hams. xD Ofc we will be on the radio on a Friday night. Erm..Actually on Friday nights I go out for tapas with the family. QQ Im getting too old to be considered a young adult though. Mid life crisis coming soon!
  6. KB3SJQ

    KB3SJQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for the feed back. Please tell me what day(s) and time(s) would work best for you. Then we can find the day and time that works best for everyone.
    Best 73 de KB3SJQ
  7. KJ5T

    KJ5T Ham Member QRZ Page

    Really you aren't going to find a time that works best for everyone. NAYN (North American Youth Net) used to be meet at 2300z on 14.329Mhz every Friday. We never got much interest and the net died. This was due to A) Friday is a bad night for a lot of people due to other obligations and B) We are young hams with little antennas and this was back at the bottom of Cycle 23 and event 20 meters was rough many nights.

    I think you might get a good turn out if you put it on a different night BUT be sure to also get on outside of the nets and encourage activity outside of the nets.
  8. KB3SJQ

    KB3SJQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks Steve. You're absolutely right. I think that maybe Wednesday would be better. How about this:
    We meet Wednesday at 7:30pm EDT on 14.347mhz (20 meters).
    Is this any better? Please let me know.
  9. KB3WIH

    KB3WIH Ham Member QRZ Page

    That is a better idea that would work for me

  10. KJ5T

    KJ5T Ham Member QRZ Page

    I will certainly try to check in for the count if I am around. My work schedule means I am often in the office till late in the evening. I suppose if I spent less time talking on QRZ I might actually be able to leave on time :)
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