With several participants on the ‘8:35 on the 805’ QSO these Mid-Hudson Mornings having recently upgraded to General or Extra FCC license privileges and others currently preparing for upcoming license upgrades I thought I would mention and heartily recommend listening and/or checking in to the East Coast Amateur Radio Service that operates daily Nets on 40 meters at 7.255.
The not-for-profit organization that operates the Net was founded in 1968
This link will take you to their most informative website.
Below are some excerpts from their website FYI:
The East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing service through Amateur Radio. Net Operations occur daily on 7.255 MHz (LSB). Weekday operations run from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm and weekend operations run from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, East Coast time. During the summer months, weekend operations may be suspended.
ECARS offers service to mobiles and fixed stations, including weather information, road conditions, emergencies, and signal reports. ECARS is a great place to meet other Amateur Radio operators, obtain East Coast weather information, establish schedules, or to simply listen and enjoy.
You do not have to be a member of ECARS to check into ECARS nets, all that is required is a General Class Amateur Radio license or better. Additional operational information is available by selecting the ECARS website "Operations Manual," "NCS Schedule," and "NCS Operations / Tools" menu options. ECARS membership is $3 per year with subscriptions available for 1 year, 3 years, or lifetime.
A lifetime membership is $30.
Membership applications are available by selecting the ECARS website "Application / Renewal' menu option.