It took some sleuthing, but it has been confirmed with full color images. Assistant Net Manager KC2RMO still feels a little shaky before running a net. He has found a great solution to address the pre-net shaky feeling (He is worried about tongue-tied-ness). Covertly, we have taken this picture just before Gary begins his Yoga style meditation. Gandhi would be proud.
A picture before he was reincarnated from a Roman advisory, he is now with us as the Assistant Net Manager for the Southcars VOIP organization. Let it be said that he has a lot of experience, a good mind, and a peoples people. He can joke with you, talk serious with you, and run one heck of net. The question of the board is why he has elected to live in Syracuse NY. Watch this man, he may be your next Net Manager, and he will bring the Roman robe with him.
The Southcars VOip Net has been in full operation since the inaugural session was held on January 5, 2008. There were 102 stations participating on the first session. This is a voice net, digitally assisted and mirroring the operation found on our HF counterpart (7.251 MHz). VOip stands for "Voice over Internet Protocol". (Note that we emphasize the VOice!)
To participate you need a home computer equipped with a microphone, sound card and internet access. You can also participate with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. The program or application is called Echolink. This is a free program and one designed for hams, by hams. Only licensed hams can gain access to it's use.
It is easy to get started. General and technical information maybe found at www.echolink.org and the Southcars VOIP web pages outlined on this site.
This net is based on several principals and goals. The need and desire to diversify in keeping with the state of technology and the varying interest levels of our membership. The need to find and support alternate methods for membership participation in keeping with an extremely vast, vibrant, and growing membership level.