NRC volunteers offer ‘virtual’ NRC on the air

| May 5, 2020

We started the daily net on 20 March and since then there have been hundreds of QSOs logged with stations from England, Wales, Ireland, France and Germany.
Nigel Spear, G4RWI

After joining the NRC as a volunteer I realised how much had changed with the hobby and as a result I was reluctant to get involved in operating except on a couple of special CW events where I could use my basic skills. I focused on the history of radio amateurs, intercept operators and wireless operator/Slip Readers at Bletchley Park during WWII.

When the NRC closed temporarily due to the Covid-19 regulations, I realised quickly that if I was going to join the net I needed to improve my antenna. With the encouragement of others on the net, the results have given me sufficient information to order some bits and pieces to improve on my wire antenna for 80m. This NRC net has re-kindled my interest in the hobby and, when things get back to normal, I will be a more capable NRC volunteer.
John, G4FZA

I think we should be very grateful and somewhat proud that we have a hobby where we can communicate with each other during these difficult times.
Dave, G1MZD

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