The net has gained
popularity over the
years with a current
roster of over 400 TCS hams, although the net is not made up of only USN types. We have as members
a former USAF pilot who was shot down over Korea and was pulled from the drink
by a destroyer (USS STORMES). "It was the most welcome sight I had ever seen
coming towards me and I spent 5 of the most wonderful days of my life on that
destroyer. The clean dry sheets were great and the chow was even better," he
commented. We also have a former Marine, former Army missile control officer,
as well as active duty destroyermen and retired Tin Can Sailors.
The primary net meets every Sunday at
2000Z on 14.255
There are also three Wednesday morning nets. On the East Coast it is on 7.2455
MHz immediately following the Navy Club Net at 0900 Eastern, and on the West
Coast on 7.258 (+/- as conditions permit) at 0900 Pacific time. There is a CW
net on 7.117 MHz at 1000 Eastern Time.
Any inquiries or requests to have a net number assigned can be addressed to me
along with a SASE (Business size Number 10 and two units of postage). We would
like a little bio info from the applicant such as destroyers served on and
when. There are no dues of the radio net but donations are accepted for stamps,
paper, etc., to provide the members with a net roster and ships served on list
as well as periodic notifications of ships reunions of members on the net.
These requests can be made to Tom Ryan,
300 N. Peg St., Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3615