The other evening I was spinning the dial on 80M looking to make some contacts. I came across a friendly chat going on…the frequency 3.916MHz. I threw out my call sign as a first-time check-in for the Freewheelers net that was going on, Ethan was the net control that evening; I was welcomed with warmth, open ears and arms.
I applied for membership, just waiting on my membership certificate! Besides my old club up in Maine, and the great folks at MARC these operators were so friendly and welcoming they made me feel at home. Last night I took part (at the tail end of) The Saturday Night Free For All. I was welcomed by Pete (KE5GGY) and a few other fine folks; I had a great time rag chewing with the group until it was bedtime.