the sister nets - World Radio Network and World Friendship Net
Hosted by the Western Reflector and IRLP
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DEDICATED TO THE EXCELLENT VOLUNTEER WORK DONE BY OUR OPERATORS
HERE IS SOME INFO ABOUT THEM
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AA7WB is net controller on Saturday morning called "Stump the
He invites anyone to ask any question on any subject except current
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
Currently these reports are on Monday and Friday evening WFN nets
at 50 minutes into the net but may vary as his schedule varies.
has provides some information about Conditions and Satellites on this
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.
KG7KA is doing the Monday WRN net. His bio is on QRZ.
(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.
W7AWN does the Saturday World Friendship Net and fills in when needed.
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.
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
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
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
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
Check my web page of photography here.
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.
KC8CMQ takes the Tuesday WFN Net for the "Pass the mic".
Check in then and listen for new controllers to try their hand at
says: Got my call Feb 28,1996
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
See you on Echolink
stepped up to the plate in October 2018 to take the Tuesday morning
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
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
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
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
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
73, Dale KC7YFE
controllers can be checked out on QRZ
KM6IRY fills in when needed.
KM4OOC is net manager and is net controller on Monday's World Friendship
KD8TBC is assistant net manager and is net controller for the World
Friendship Net on Thursday.
W8MRW does the Friday World Friendship Net
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
I posted 3 of them here. There are more pics of family.
KT7JOE used to do the Monday World Radio Net until he got too sick.
Hope he gets well soon.
Peter has helped out with nets in the past.
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.
K3CFG Past controller
Peter is alternate when he can.
no longer does the Sunday trivia net.