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Pan Pacific Net needs Net Controllers

By Yahoo Southbound Group — last modified Feb 08, 2014 09:26 AM
8143 kHZ at 1415 UTC daily. Alternate frequencies of 8137, 8155 and 6230 (6C). If you can help, speak up.

Published: 2013-10-24 23:00:00
Topics: Communications
Countries: Colombia , Costa Rica , Ecuador , El Salvador , Galapagos , Nicaragua , Panama

The Pan Pacific Net (which covers the Pacific side of Central/South America reaching from El Salvador, to Ecuador, including the Galapagos) is in desparate need of new net controllers.

This message picked up from the Yahoo Southbound Group.

The net has been kept alive the past 5-6 months by the crew of just two vessels: Magda Jean and Misgale.

The cruising season is picking up and there will be more traffic on the net. Additional net controllers are needed, or the net will just die.

If you can help, speak up.

The net operates daily 1400UTC on 8143. However, as of today the Pan Pacific Net will be starting at 1415 UTC. (9:15am local time for Panama.) Net controllers have found that propagation increases greatly as the sun rises, so are trying a later start time to see if more people can participate in the net.

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