Thanks to Scott Yonally N8SY, the Ohio Section ARRL has donated a Handbook for Mat, KC8NZJ to give out to someone who participates in the newly created BRRO Monday Packet Net.
To be eligible, all you have to do is get on any Monday in June and send a packet message via RF to the Monday Night Packet Net. You will be credit with one drawing entry per check in during the month of June. You can also get an extra bonus entry for participating in the Red Cross Winlink drill on Saturday May 30. Contact Mat firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on participating in the drill. That means a maximum of 6 chances to win for checking in every Monday in June!
This isn’t a conventional net where all participants meet simultaneously. Instead, the concept is that amateurs send a message anytime between 0600 and 2100 on Monday. All messages will be acknowledged and you will receive a response on Tuesday.
There are two contact address – you can choose to send to either one or to both – it is up to you:
Packet BBS: AB8M@AB8M.#CLE.OH.USA.NOAM
Stations are encouraged to contact over the air via a Packet BBS of their choosing. Our hope is that we will learn of other packet stations in Ohio that we can relay with.
Stations should send in the Subject: Monday BRRO Packet Net. In the body of the message please include name, location, and your entry node into the packet network.
If you do not receive a response to a message by 9pm on Tuesday or receive a bounce message, please send an email to email@example.com with the details.
A list of some known Cleveland area packet nodes and digi’s are listed on: https://www.km8v.com/packet/