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MARCO Live Streaming Audio Update

There is now simpler access to MARCO streaming audio and archived nets.  The new url is:  www.marcoaudio.net   This address will be used for all nets:  CW,  Sunday SSB, and the Wednesday night COVID net. This link will take you to a page with a built-in audio player, links for a variety of popular players, and a list of our archived nets going back several years. The old links still work, and can still program   http://marcoaudio.ddns.net:8011/stream   into a standard music player on computer, phone, or portable device for a direct link to the live nets only. Feel free to share these links with anyone, MARCO member or not.  No login or password is required.  There is no cost.  There is room for 100 listeners at a time.  Again, no limit to downloads.  Comments are appreciated. N5RTF...

EMERGENCY MEDICAL NET on COVID-19

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COVID-19 Discussion on MARCO Net

A link to a video recording of a recent MARCO net discussing COVID-19 follows, with Harry at the mic.  The recording was made by shortwave listener Rich Nowak and shared on the Shortwave Listener Facebook group site. Recording: ...

Live Streaming Audio

Live Streaming Audio of The MARCO Grand Rounds Online During MARCO Grand Rounds, you can listen to streaming audio of the net, as heard at the station of N5RTF in New Orleans, LA. This link is only active during the times the Grand Round Net is being held.  With HF conditions being what they are at this time of the sunspot cycle using the streaming audio while participating on the net can really improve your net...

MARCO Grand Rounds

MARCO Grand Rounds is a discussion of medical topics of interest to professionals, paraprofessionals, and patients. Earn one hour of Category 2 CME credit at Grand Rounds! MARCO Grand Rounds: 14.342 MHz Sunday 1600 UTC (Winter Months) Sunday 1500 UTC (Summer Months) Net Control is...

CW Net

MARCO members are encouraged to check into the CW net convening on 14.307 MHz one-half hour before Grand Rounds. This is intended to be a slow-speed net open to all interested participants. Danny Centers, W4DAN described the net operation: CW interest has increased within the last six months among many of the MARCO members.  The number of check-ins before the SSB net on Sunday mornings has increased.  There are several more that listen, but are reluctant to check in because their comfortable CW speed is slightly slower than many that are regular and have checked in for years.  While interest in CW is on the upswing, and we have the potential of increasing participation in the CW net, maybe it is time to organize net procedure to accommodate all comers equally.  If a formal roll call is implemented at the beginning of the net to recognize everyone that wants to check in, an efficient and orderly net will result.  After all have checked in, then declare it a free net for comments.  To oblige those that prefer slower operation, care should be taken to call the net at a slower than usual speed until everyone eventually gets up to speed.  This would encourage more check-ins.  After a fashion those new to CW net operation will become confident and comfortable with higher speeds.  Of course, late check-ins should be listened for and permitted even after a free net has been declared. There is a good potential of having a very successful CW net, but maybe we should have a little organized direction.  VE3OQM has served as CW net control for many years.  WB6OJB has done a great job of picking up the net when Bob was not on frequency or could not be copied.  I would suggest that Bob could call CQ MARCO de VE3OQM QNI.  As soon as he...

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