Welcome to the sister nets - World Radio Network and World Friendship Net
Hosted by the Western Reflector and IRLP

THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE EXCELLENT VOLUNTEER WORK DONE BY OUR OPERATORS
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Peri AA7WB is net controller on Saturday morning called "Stump the net controller"
He invites anyone to ask any question on any subject except current politics.
He does not use any cheating like Google but draws from his extensive background of personal knowledge.
Peri is also very interested in Satellite and HF propagation. He hosts a 10 minute section on other nets with current information about these subjects.
Currently these reports are on Monday and Friday evening WFN nets at 50 minutes into the net but may vary as his schedule varies.

Peri has provides some information about Conditions and Satellites on this page

His Bio: Peri Cosseboom AA7WB; AS, Civil Engineering Technology, City College of San Francisco; BS, Civil Engineering Technology, Cal Poly SLO; MFA, Project Management and Land Use, Cal State University, SF. Retired from 30 years of private practice, 2010 as a Land Surveyor / Civil Engineer in San Francisco. Carolyn, my remarkable wife, was my business partner and an excellent Project Manager and land use consultant. Former Contract City Surveyor, South San Francisco Ca., Daly City, Ca. and Pacifica, Ca. Former Instructor of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Fresno; City College of San Francisco. Subject matter expert speaker, mostly in project management, land use and land surveying, both pro bono and paid. Fulfilled a lifelong goal of becoming an Amateur radio operator in 2012. Mostly works 6 meters, but can be found on HF and occasionally on the Ham Radio Satellites. Been net controller on the WFN and WRN, on and off, since 2013. Currently doing, "Solar Weather, HF Propagation Reports and weekend contest info", on the WFN, Mondays and Fridays, at 5:50 PST, during the regular net. E-mail is AA7WB@yahoo.com for ham radio related questions.

Loren KG7KA is doing the Monday WRN net. His bio is on QRZ.

Cathy (N7HVN) and Art (AB7FB) enjoy ham radio wherever they go. Cathy is the Wednesday net control hosting “Wacky Wednesday” for WRN. Cathy and Art moved from NC to LV where they got their amateur radio licenses in 2014. We are active in various clubs in the Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Verde Valley (AZ) area supporting radio communications for various marathons and bike races. We enjoy cruising (32 cruises to date!) and living in Las Vegas. More information on our respective QRZ pages. 73, 33 and 88 all around.
Cathy works with a number of groups- the Girl Scouts being one. Here's an interesting fact about Weblos: There is no such scout as a Webelo. WEBELOS stands for "We Be Loyal Scouts". Without the S the boys are not scouts! This is the only Cub Scout advancement item which transitions to the Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or Venturing uniform.

 

Phil W7AWN does the Saturday World Friendship Net and fills in when needed.


W0MRD Mark Doering fills in when available. Lots of computer knowledge.
(CISSP, ITIL, MCNPS, MCP, MCPS, MCTS, MS, PCI QSA, SA) has over a decade of experience in IT systems and networking with emphasis on security, availability, and interoperability. Mark has directed the design and implementation of multi-million-dollar, large scale deployments of servers, networking equipment, and communications systems. In addition, he has executed numerous security evaluations of firewalls, IDS/IPS, wireless, SIEM, and DMZ implementations revealing security gaps in infrastructure for the casino, banking, and defense industries and government agencies. Mr. Doering holds MCP and MCTS certifications and is a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor.  Mark has been an Amateur Radio operator since 2016 and is a regular net participant via RF on the World Radio Network and World Friendship Nets, and several other nets via EchoLink and IRN.


John (W2JLD) is manager of the Handiham conference and can be found many places on the nets.
He will sometimes fill in on WRN/WFN. He does the Wed WFN Trivia net and fills in when needed.
He also connects the World conference to many other places.

John says:
I took my test on January 17,2015 which was on my birthday and on January 21, 2015 I got my license
and got my current vanity call on September of 2015 and have not looked back.
Also I am net controller for the East Coast Reflector on IRLP 9050 Saturdays at 12 noon EST/9 AM PST.
On both nets we talk about ham radio related topics and discuss those items.
So please join me and check in for these nets. I also enjoy building antennas and advancing my ham radio career.
I am a photographer as a side business and have enjoyed doing many projects and working with not only NASCAR
celebrities but have also worked closely with 2 NFL teams to do photography for them.
I am a father of a 9 year old boy and he is slowly but surely getting into the hobby,
he is a Weblos scout and I enjoying spending time with him and watching him grow.
Check my web page of photography here.

Todd WH6DWF does the Thursday World Radio Net. He is administrator for the Western Reflector.

On March 7, 2018, he sent the first photo above with this note:
"This is a picture from several years back (you can see we still had sand on our beach in Waikiki back then) with my best friend, Karl, a retired NYPD officer who had to go through the six month academy for the Honolulu Police Department because HPD doesn’t accept “Laterals” and is working on a second retirement. In this photo is me and canine Rocky, when he was still young and enjoying better days. He was the best bomb detection canine officer on the island ?? and this had to be around the time we were working APEC, with 29 world leaders here for a global conference. I’ll miss Rocky so much and I sure hate to put him down..."
The second pic is a copy from the QRZ page. All us animal lovers out their feel his pain.

John KC8CMQ takes the Tuesday WFN Net for the "Pass the mic".
Check in then and listen for new controllers to try their hand at net control.

John says: Got my call Feb 28,1996
Wife Shari KC8CUC Married Sept 3rd 1971
Both of us retired from FD because of Cancer
Both of us are Shriners Retired from GM 2000
birthday 9-1- 47 like fishing, ATV, snowmobiles, camping and talking on radio,
See you on Echolink

Dale KC7YFE stepped up to the plate in October 2018 to take the Tuesday morning WRN net.
He says: I AM a low vision/blind Ham Radio Station Owner and I lost my sight shortly after birth,
due to Oxygen overdose, or I was in the Incubator for too long. About a month.
My start in Amateur Radio: I started attending Summer Camp at Oral Hull Park/Camp for the Blind,
located in Sandy Oregon in the early 90's, and that's how my adventure into Ham Radio began.
The first third-party contact on 2 meters occurred. I was at the 1996 camp and happened to encounter some fellow campers who were Hams.
One of these people, who was responsible in helping others before let me get in on a QSO he was having
with another station to work this particular QSO as third-party participant on his handheld.
That was when I wanted to study for my ticket.
I got connected up with some audio reading material from Courage Handihams and got started.
I continued to hit the books throughout that year, and in June 1997, I took, and passed my No-Code Technician Element Exam.
Back then, there were six License Classes. I skipped the Novice Class License because Morse Code/CW was required at 5 wpm.
I simply wanted to get a feel for the hobby. It was in that same year I began studying for my General License at 13-20 wpm.
I went back in and tested two more times and got my Advanced and Extra Class Licenses.
Just after receiving my No-Code Technician License, I purchased a Radio Shack HTX- 202
that had only 12 programmable channels and only had the 2-meter frequencies.
BORING!! A little while later, I found a nice little Kenwood mobile station and a power supply.
It was a really good good little radio because I could receive commercial frequencies like Police, Medical, and the like.
I also purchased a Kenwood H.F. station for 10-80 meters and had a lot of fun with that one.
In April of 2000, I bought a Kenwood Dual-band HT. Back then, I was living in a duplex where there wasn't enough space for antennas.
That same time Ham Radio was slowly taking a back seat because of limited space.
I was off air for a few years. In 2009, I renewed my License, but still had no radios.
About a year ago, I reconnected with a longtime member of my area's local Amateur Radio Club
helped get me reconnected with a Baofeng Dual-band Handheld that I've still got in my Shack.
Within the last 4 to 5 months, I've been working with Echolink, which is a type of V.O.I.P.
software designed for Ham Radio Licensees to use. My Callsign hasn't changed.
I have to admit, I accomplished something, and that is to test my Ham Radio knowledge.
To me, it's an achievement. My other hobbies I enjoy are music and some photo/video work,
and attending church worship services, where I participate in our church's worship band/singers on drums, and have also played bass.
My contact e-mail can be found on QRZ. Feel free to e-mail me any time.
73, Dale KC7YFE

These controllers can be checked out on QRZ

Vince KM6IRY fills in when needed.

Mike KM4OOC is net manager and is net controller on Monday's World Friendship Net

Lee KD8TBC is assistant net manager and is net controller for the World Friendship Net on Thursday.

Roy W8MRW does the Friday World Friendship Net

Past controllers:


Walt VE4OO was a regular on the Tuesday World Radio Net. He will no longer be heard.
On February 20, 2018 he became a Silent key.
His memorial information is on the web Here.
On this page, the pictures at the top rotate. To see the photos, click the link "Open Full Navigation" and then click "View Photos".
I posted 3 of them here. There are more pics of family.

KM4PPV past controller.

Joe KT7JOE used to do the Monday World Radio Net until he got too sick. Hope he gets well soon.

VE1PJW Peter has helped out with nets in the past.

KD2KVZ David- Founder of the World Paranormal Net
Used to have it on the WRN/WFN system.
World Paranormal Net web page: http://www.worldparanormal.net (No longer in operation as of 9/20/18)
David Has moved on to other endeavors.

Carl K3CFG Past controller

VE1PJW Peter is alternate when he can.

N0STY no longer does the Sunday trivia net.

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