CTX Newsletter Including Next AM Net News

The Extreme Team have released there January newsletter and with this also news of the latest AM Net. This gets asked about a lot via the contacts on the blog so always nice when can share with you some news about this. It’s a popular sport for some friends in Canada and the USA to try and listen for Gary and Jason (104/965) when they are out on the hills.

CTX January 2016 Newsletter/Update


Welcome to our monthly CTX news update. The newsletter is intended to provide a brief update of CTX News and Activities for both team members and followers alike.


Belated New Year best wishes for 2016 from all at CTX (y)


Main news this month is the continuation of our AM Nets into 2016, with Saturday, January 30th being the next one!

6pm until 9pm (18:00-21:00 GMT/UTC)

We will call on Ch14 Mid Block (27.125Mhz) with a QSY channel (which we will pick on the night based upon band conditions), but our preferred net channel is Ch10 (27.075Mhz).

Some have asked why we don’t publish a net frequency and stick to it, but as much as we’d like to do that, 27Mhz radio is totally unpredictable and, on the night, we could find our chosen net frequency is occupied by two 1KW alligator stations (or some other type of prevailing QRM/QRN) making the net inoperable. However we do try though to keep the nets in the lower portion of the Mid Block whilst avoiding Ch9, Ch14 and Ch19 – have a good old-fashioned flick-around to find us or monitor the chatter on Facebook and the CT Shout Box for the net channel info (y)


General statement regarding CTX Nets, Activations and Activities:

We’re a small group with relatively few active operators, so whilst we try to get CTX stations on the air for all our efforts, we cannot guarantee it, but will fall back on static mobile and/or homebase stations if CTX ops cannot participate. The main objective is to get our planned activity running!


Almost 400 up!

Almost 400 likes for our CTX Facebook Page – thanks for the support everyone!


Sad news has reached us regarding the passing of Dave M0IBC (a.k.a. Rubberman, 26TM446, 26CT009). We know that Dave was a supporter of CTX and called into our nets the past and it was a shock to hear of his passing.

R.I.P Dave.


That’s it for this month – next CTX Newsletter will be posted around the beginning of February.


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