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Now that I have my radio working, are there any nets for the Chesapeake Bay?
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Re: HAM Radio

There aren't any HF nets (or VHF ones for that matter) that I'm aware of on the Chesapeake. You should be able to get the Waterway Net on 7268 kHz LSB at 0745 ET daily that covers the Chesapeake, the ICW, the Bahamas, and offshore to the Caribbean.

Cruiseheimers is on 8152 kHz USB at 0830 ET. Doo Dah Net is on 8152 kHz USB at 1700 ET.

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How did Hams find each other on air before the internet?
Is there an agreed upon calling frequency?
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How did Hams find each other on air before the internet?
Is there an agreed upon calling frequency?
1. Nets
2. DX Packet Clusters
3. Get on the air and call CQ
4. Tune around listening for someone else calling CQ
5. Commonly agreed (and published) "watering holes" for various modes
6. Contests

All of those are still in common play, although the DX Clusters are dependent on Internet in many cases.

Just get on and tune around - try 40 meters at dawn and dusk, 20 meters during the day, 80 meters over night for a start.

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So I finally got the nerve to check in on a HAM Net, maritime Mobile Net. When I checked in and told them I was on a boat he says "oh you are on the maritime". Why would he say that?
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"Why would he say that?"
Poor communications skills? Shock?

If you checked in identifying yourself with your ham license call, as required, on a ham radio maritime net, no one should have been shocked. If you violated protocol on some part of that, that's something else again.
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