"Pre Nets"

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W2TXB, Jul 25, 2021.

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  1. W2TXB

    W2TXB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Been hearing a number of hf nets lately that included and began with what was called a "pre net". These usually occur 15-30 minutes prior to the net's more commonly known start time.

    While I am thinking the purpose may be to "hold the frequency for the net", I wonder if the other and better reason is to bring in some check-ins who want to have an earlier turn at transmitting to the group without having to wait for a potentially large number of others who commonly transmit for 5-10 minutes each.

    Either way, why not just publicize and shift the start time to the time of the "pre net" and just call it the "_______ Net".

    Also, if there is a "pre net", why is there not a "post net" after the net? Maybe by then everybody would be too tired, and the net result would be counterproductive.
     
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  2. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am more into tomato nets myself.
     
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  3. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    You have to use wide material for your net or it just slices through the tomatoes leaving you with a big mess.
     
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  4. K2CD

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    I think you pretty much hit on both reasons. I'm not much of a net person anymore, but in the past we had a pre-net or "early bird net" which helped keep the frequency busy and also allowed for pre-check-ins which expedited the building of the list after the preamble. When I stopped being a NCS station around 2011, Netlogger was really beginning to take off, and helped out immensely. I assume it's even more widely used nowadays.
     
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  5. WB2WIK

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    I like the "no net nets."

    "Those who never participate in nets and never would, please check in now.":)
     
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  6. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    The "post net" is when all the real fun begins.... ;)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  7. WB2WIK

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    I'd have to make a reminder about that on a Post-It paper.

    Found out they can stick to stuff more than once. Also, the light in the refrigerator goes off when you close the door.

    Still learning.
     
  8. KP4SX

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    The alcohol is taking effect.
     
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  9. N3PM

    N3PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll take fishnets.
    Mike N3PM
     
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  10. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    THAT must be it :D:D

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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