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Nets - SANDBOX - 3733 Khz
The Sandbox Net has been in operation since September 1990, never missing a day, no matter whether band conditions were good or bad. The dedication and the perseverance of Paul Uttaro, VE2QR and a core group of loyal supporters of The Sandbox Net have made it the number one International Round Table Net on 40 meters.
The beginning of the Sandbox Net goes back to June 1990 when Paul's brother Dave VE1TY was transferred to Turo, Nova Scotia from Pointe Claire, Quebec. They set up on 40 meters to just talk and keep in contact every night, soon some friends would join in as well. One of the first was Don VE3ESE, then came John VE3JWS, Tommy VE3OIM, George VE3MMQ, Ed VE3FE, Roy VE3ALK and many others to follow.
By September 1990 the numbers had grown substantially so the group decided to form a net and started kicking around suitable names for it. This went on for several weeks but most names that were suggested seemed to be too long or inappropriate. Since the group were in round table discussions on varied topics, people would break in and say they would be back shortly due to the call of nature. Tommy, for one would announce that he had to go to the "sandbox" and this became the regular phrase when someone had to leave the net for a short period. John VE3JWS, jokingly commented that since everyone on the net were always going to the sandbox, why not call it " The Sandbox Net ". Every one agreed and that is how The Sandbox Net got its' name !
Creation date : 08/12/2012 @ 21:14
Welcome to VE3RIX
Watson's Mill, Manotick, Ontario
On Behalf of the new Executive and active members, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all members of the Manotick Amateur Radio Group that we are back on line with a new look and feel. We hope to make a difference by getting more people involved within the hobby, such as community events, field day radio events and emergency services. We appreciate you taking the time to register and really look forward to reading your posts.
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