Coral Coast Net 7.093MHz.

October 4, 2020 | by jmorris |

Hi all, 2022 heralds the 55th Birthday of Coral Coast Net Group. We have a few old active operators with fond memories of Les Bells VK4LZ (SK) mammoth efforts to start this radical format Radio Net.

Coral Coast Net has been around for 50+ Years and its not slowing down. It first went to air with the idea of having an east coast Ham Radio Net. With this in mind, Les Bell VK4LZ (SK) on 28th September 1967 started this very popular morning net. ( Every morning on 7.060MHz ) Click here> Now 7.093MHz .

Starting around 6.00am EST with the Early Bird Net, for those who have work or other commitments, followed by 7.00am EST the main Morning Net, maybe early depending on the seasonal calendar/Daylite saving time(VK4’s are still having trouble with cows and the fading curtains).

We had to change to other position on the 40 metre band, in more recent times, due to the digital spectrum and other issues, finally settling on 7.093MHz.

Today’s Net Controller Operator’s are stations, VK4KET, VK2FIVE, VK2GHM, VK4PDX and with net co ordination (relay stations) VK4GSF/VK4NL/VK2QM, and others (or southern help from VK3 , VK5, VK7 and yes ZL) as the band conditions vary with sunspot activity etc.

    Current Net Controllers.

Doug(VK4KET) Caboolture, Eilene(VK2FIVE) Most days and early bird net

Doug’s working has bought a need to find help running the Coral Coast Net. 

Those stations Harry(VK2GHM), George(VK4GSF)  on Wednesdays Net. Date started  13/7/2022

With Colin(VK4PDX), Harry(VK2GHM) on Fridays Net..    Both date started  15/7/2022 .

Maybe in the future we hope to find some more stations to help out on other different days, to keep the C.C.net alive which started 22/4/1967 ..55 years strong.                                                                                

Al (VK4HDZ) has been Net Controller from 2012 and has recently suffered a setback of recent times and the duties have fallen on several other’s We are all hoping Al has a quick recovery and is back on duty soon). VK4HDZ ( AL ) (Alpha Lima)) took on the our Net as a foundation call using 10 watts (now 100 watts with a Standard upgrade), and with the help of many other foundation calls(Bill VK4FWIM0 for one, as well as others have been very successful in maintaining the 7 days a week popular Net.

VK4HDZ AL with Marie

We must thank all thoughts Stations which have Controlled our Net over the past 50+ years some being VK4BQ(Gordon)SK, VK4AGZ(Gordon)SK, VK4MIT(Peter), VK3AHR(Ron)and many others(please email me with the details) , ( and a special thats to the Early Bird Net Controllers (trying to beat the sandman for contacts.))

In 2009 a Rouges list was compiled by VK4KET Doug. This list gave a face to a call sign known as the” Rogues Gallery“, with a more updated version to be posted on its completion in 2021/2022. Doug(VK4KET) has asked all our net members to send him a new photo(MugShot) so to upgrade the 2022/2023 ROUGES Galley.TOO((( alchemet@bigpond.com )))

Please be patient with us all, as the current sunspot activity makes our job difficult, we have seen recently helpers, VK2AKA(SK), QM, GHM – VK4-KET, KO, FIBK, AAU(SK) and the list goes on, to name a few.

Many of todays technologies(SDR on the computer sites)has helped to assist as well, as many have devoted time and effort to act as NET relays.

Also it is advised that 2021/2022/23 Rouges Gallery needs to be published with the request from VK4KET for photo’s please send to Dougs email address().

Here is a site which might explain our poor reception conditions.

THIS BLOG IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

This could be you see u on 7.093 MHz

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