Friday at 8:00pm   


FRIDAY NIGHT on the Southwest Florida Tech Net, Hosts Ian KO4EFS & Joseph KM4OVZ will be discussing big changes that we are planning for the Tech Team, Tech net, and Watch Net.    We will be discussing what we have done so far and the lack of participation and hurtful influence by the Large Team in town that has brought us to this point.  We will discuss the Negative Nature of Amateur Radio and the Bad Mouthing that has cost us a lot over the last two years. 


Rag Chew Starts at 7:30 on the Zoom and the Main Topic Kicks off at 8pm.   Join Early,  Join Late, and Rejoin at Will...   Everyone is Welcome!     No Waiting Rooms, Lock Outs, or Sign Ins.     We will never punish you for being Tardy or require a hall pass and We Will Not Censor Your Speech!!     We go LIVE on Youtube at 8pm and we usually end around 11pm with a Tech Talk After Party for the Zoom Folks until Late!      It is a total of nearly 4 hours of Ham Radio Fellowship!  Great Company, Great Conversation, Great Information, and lots of help and encouragement for Newer Hams!   Join Us Every Friday for a Virtual Ham Party!!       Archive Of Previous Tech Nets HERE

To Participate click the DIRECT ZOOM LINK button Below.   You can leave your camera and mic off if you want.   You can also watch on your TV, Computer, Tablet, or Phone via Youtube HERE.  When we are LIVE it will predominantly show at the top of the Youtube Page  

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The Zoom Platform offers amazing opportunities that radio can't:

1) Screen Share

2) Cameras over the work bench for Live Demonstrations.

3) We can CQ LIVE with a Screen Capture of the Radio and audio.  

4) We can have in specialists and instructors from anywhere in the world. 

5) Video Share - With Permission short videos from other sources can be used. 

6) Pre-Produced Segments - we can show video from earlier tests, club events, and equipment demonstrations. 

7) Demonstrate Digital Modes with Screen Capture and Audio. 

Consumer Alert - HRD Software 

AKA - Ham Radio Deluxe

I Strongly Recommend Against Using HRD Software.    I Personally purchased the Software Package and paid $100.00.  IT NEVER WORKED.   They Do NOT Guarantee that it Will Work With Your System!   Tech Support is Rude and will give up on you quickly!    They Refused to Refund my money!  I have spoke personally to three others who have had the same issue and experience.   Once you send your money, regardless of the outcome, you DO NOT Get Your Money Back.   It is rare to find an experience this bad in Ham Radio, but you can certainly find it here.    Much Better, Cheaper Software is out there that does everything that HRD will do and much more.   HRD Also has an antiquated look and feel and has lots of issues integrating with Logbook of the World.   I would stay away, plenty of better choices!  

                           Ian Hickin - KO4EFS