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Canada Maritime Nets

Canadian Maritime Nets

Information on the very beginning of the Professional Loafers Net is sketchy. I'm told that it was started by Eddy Allen - VE1BEW. He thought there should be a net on 80 metres in the mornings for Maritimers and I’m told he had only one check-in on the first net, a friend - VE1AQO. Shortly after VE1IS - Lou joined the net as a net control. The net started on 3.760 and moved to it’s present frequency of 3.735 sometime in the 90's due to interference from some out-of-the Maritimes stations using the same frequency. 


VHF / UHF Nets

The Captain's Net 
  Daily
  0730H
  VE1YAR
  146.730-
 IRG Weather Net
 Daily
 0730H
  IRG Network
 
 Greenwood ARC Net
 Monday
 1930H
VE1WN
 147.240+
WestCumb ARC Monday Night 2M Net 
 Monday
2000H
  VE1WRC
  147.285
2 Meter Wake-Up Net
 Mon-Fri
 0730H
 MAVCOM
 
 Lunenburg County EMO Net
 Tuesday
1900H
  VE1VL VE1LUN
VE1LCA
147.090+ 147.330+ 146.835-
  IRG Tuesday Night Net
  Tuesday
  2100H
  IRG Network
 
IRLP Trans Canada Net
 Wednesday
 1200H
 MAVCOM
 
  Miramichi Area VHF Net
  Wednesday
  2100H
  IRG Network
 
  IRG ECOMM Net
  Thursday
  2100H
  IRG Network
 
Yarmouth ARC Saturday Night 2M Net
 Saturday
 2000H
 VE1YAR
 146.730-
 Moncton UHF Net
  Sunday
  2000H
 
  449.325
Take 15 Net
 Sunday
 2030H
 VE1PSR
 147.270+
Truro ARC Newbie Roundtable Net 
  Sunday
  2100H
  VE1HAR
  147.210+
IRG Sunday Night Net
 Sunday
 2100H
 IRG Network
  text
Moncton & Area 2 Meter Net 
  Sunday
  2100H
 VE9TCR
  147.345+

HF Nets

White Cane Social Hour
  Daily
  1800H
  3.770MHz.
Maritime Net
  Daily
  1900H
  3.750MHz.
Newfoundland & Labrador   Evening Traffic Net
 Daily
  1900H NL Time
  3.740MHz. or
  7.040MHz.
PL Net
 Mon-Sat
  0900H
  3.735MHz.
 Red Cross Weekly Net
 Thursday
  1830H
  3.675MHz.
Old Timers Net
 Sunday
  0800H
  3.750MHz.
 Exercise Handshake
 Last Tuesday Each Month
  1900H
 3.675MHz.
 Cod Jigger Net
 Daily
 0930H NL Time
 3.740MHz. or
 7.040MHz.


Canadian Maritime Nets

Information on the very beginning of the Professional Loafers Net is sketchy. I'm told that it was started by Eddy Allen - VE1BEW. He thought there should be a net on 80 metres in the mornings for Maritimers and I’m told he had only one check-in on the first net, a friend - VE1AQO. Shortly after VE1IS - Lou joined the net as a net control. The net started on 3.760 and moved to it’s present frequency of 3.735 sometime in the 90's due to interference from some out-of-the Maritimes stations using the same frequency. 

A few of the net controllers from the late 90's that i remember were VE1IS - Lou, VY2AAM - Phil, VE1BLC - Adolph, VE1BEW - Linda, VE1EEE - Joe, VE1AKP - Bob, VE1CFC - Claude. And many others.

VE1GA - Leigh says "My earliest recollections of this date back to the mid 1960’s. In the 1965-69 period a group of VE1’s gathered in 80M in the mid morning weekday hours. One in particular whom I knew very well was VE1GX, Charlie Girvan (SK). Charlie’s typical QSO group would have included VE1LG, Fred Bath (SK), VE1GB, Rev. Harry Bird (SK), VE1IC, Barak Smith (SK), among others. I had been an active SWL for a few years prior to obtaining my licence (VE1AUC) in 1966. Being in middle school and high school during that time period I did not get to "tune-in" to the gang. However, in QSO’s with them both on the air and eyeball to eyeball they did refer to their gathering on the air as the "Professional Loafers".

So it seems the PL Net has been around for over 45 years.
If anyone has anymore info on the PL net It would be much appreciated if you would share it with us.
Thanks. VE1KRE - Keith

http://ve1jbl.webs.com/maritimenets.htm

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