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The Eastern Minnesota Emergency Services Net

Tuesday Evening @ 7 PM 147.240 MHz, PL 146.2 Hz

ABOUT EMESNET:

The Tuesday Evening Net began as a Simplex Net on April 11, 2006 as the Mille Lacs County Emergency Preparedness Net, operating on 146.565 MHz. It wasn't long before net controls began operating occasionally from an amateur station in the Kanabec Hospital in Mora. Aided by its antenna mounted near the top of its 125 foot tower, coverage quickly expanded into neighboring counties of Eastern Minnesota and a portion of Northwest Wisconsin, generally within 75 miles of Mora.

 

For a time, the net was renamed the East Central Minnesota Emergency Preparedness Net, however In order to avoid being confused with another net with a similar name, the name was changed again - this time to the Eastern Minnesota Emergency Simplex Net [aka: EMESNET].

 

Because of declining net activity and based on the results of a survey among regular net members, the Mora Open Repeater Association voted to change the Tuesday Evening EMESNET to a repeater net. The change took effect on January 6th 2015.

Today, EMESNET operates on the KDØCI repeater [147.240 MHz, PL 146.2 Hz] near Ogilvie, in Kanabec County Minnesota. By coincidence, the net acronym EMESNET remains intact - with the word "Services" replacing "Simplex" as the only change.

The net retains some of its originality, with a "spinoff" simplex session on 146.565 MHz - immediately following the regular repeater net session - on the fourth Tuesday of each month except December.

NET CONTROLS:

The current Net Control rotation includes the following operators:

KCØDDV - Our "First Tuesday" Net Control - Flawlessly professional and engaging.

NØRJW - Our "Third Tuesday" Net Control - The cheerful and ever popular "Voice".

KJ9W - The "Second and Fourth Tuesday" Net Control and Net Manager.

KAØAJF - Our "Fifth Tuesday" [also an alternate] Net Control and delightful sounding XYL.

KDØBUS - An alternate Net Control - a very laid back and mellow fellow.

SIMPLEX NET SUMMARIES:

2006: 28 Sessions - Total QNI: 121, Avg QNI/Session: 4.32, High QNI: 7, Low QNI: 2.

2007: 30 Sessions - Total QNI: 278, Avg QNI/Session: 9.27, High QNI: 15, Low QNI: 6 (3).

2008: 33 Sessions - Total QNI: 434, Avg QNI/Session: 13.15, High QNI: 18, Low QNI: 9.

2009: 48 Sessions - Total QNI: 630, Avg QNI/Session: 13.13, High QNI: 22, Low QNI: 5.

2010: 49 Sessions - Total QNI: 579, Avg QNI/Session: 11.82, High QNI: 16, Low QNI: 6.

2011: 50 Sessions - Total QNI: 557, Avg QNI/Session: 11.14, High QNI: 15 (4), Low QNI: 4.

2012: 50 Sessions - Total QNI: 479, Avg QNI/Session: 9.58, High QNI: 14 (2), Low QNI: 6 (2).

2013: 50 Sessions - Total QNI: 457, Avg QNI/Session: 9.14, High QNI: 17, Low QNI: 5 (3).

2014: 50 Sessions - Total QNI: 451, Avg QNI/Session: 9.04, High QNI: 14, Low QNI: 5.

REPEATER NET SUMMARIES:

2015: 49 Sessions - Total QNI: 517, Avg QNI/Session: 10.55, High QNI: 16, Low QNI: 5.

2016: 50 Sessions - Total QNI: 500, Avg QNI/Session: 10.00, High QNI: 17, Low QNI: 7 (6).

2017: 50 Sessions - Total QNI: 523, Avg QNI/Session: 10.43, High QNI 15 (3), Low QNI: 5

OVERALL NET SUMMARIES [Through 2017]:

Total Actual Sessions: 537, Total QNI: 5536, Avg QNI/Session: 10.31, High QNI: 22, Low QNI: 2.

 

The Legend of the Tanglefoot Kid

 

Since 2013, the legend of the Tanglefoot Kid has become a major summertime topic on EMESNET. The legend started when the Tanglefoot Kid found a way to effectively fight back against the vicious and relentless attacks of the Deer Fly - a notoriously voracious blood sucking insect.

 

By simply smearing a thick, pasty material called TANGLEFOOT on a helmet, or other solid head covering, preferably a dark colored covering such as deep red or purple, Deer Flies are somehow attracted to this deadly combination instead of exposed skin on your body. When they land on a helmet covered with Tanglefoot, there is usually NO escape!

 

The Tanglefoot Kid cannot claim total credit, however his pursuit of an answer to the Deer Fly plague has made him a local legend! It all started one hot summer day in 2013 when he was out in his yard mowing lawn, and was viciously attacked by these blood sucking demons. He decided it was time to do something about it, so he logged onto the Internet - looking for answers. He had hoped to find a way to raise Dragon Flies - know to be mortal enemies of Deer Flies. Instead, he ran across a simpler, more convenient answer - that being the use of Tanglefoot.

 

Using the same idea used by individuals just as determined to fight back as he was, the Tanglefoot Kid immediately went into action. In lieu of finding a suitable helmet, he asked his XYL to go a local hardware store and purchase some plastic bowls that could fit over his head, and a small tub of Tanglefoot paste. When she arrived home, he used a putty knife to smear the Tanglefoot on one of the bowls, fitted the bowl on his head, and casually walked around the yard for about 15 minutes. He snared 30 Deer Flies during that time and - as they say, the rest is history!

 

Since the beginning, the Tanglefoot Kid has upgraded to a baseball batters helmet. He also covers the helmet with "Press n Seal" before applying tanglefoot. Once the helmet has captured all the deer flies it can hold, simply remove the Press n Seal from the helmet and discard it - tanglefoot, flies, and all - in the garbage. The pasty material and its captured occupants can be removed from the helmet very easily with the Press n Seal used as a base, thus making room on your helmet for the next covering of Press n Seal and application of Tanglefoot - and the next batch of Deer Flies. Just be careful to avoid getting Tanglefoot on your fingers and hands - it's very hard to clean off.

 

As everyone knows, once a legend is established, other ideas evolve from it. There's talk about having an annual Deer Fly Snaging Contest in which whoever captures the most Deer Flies in a certain period of time, wins! There are even Deer Fly recipes being offered up for "Road Kill Cafe" customers, such as Deer Fly Soup.

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MORA is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. If you'd like to donate to our General Fund, please contact our Treasurer, Eugene Sheggrud, KDØBUO kd0buo@gmail.com for details.

Your tax deductable donations support our repeater and other club services. We accept cash, checks, or money orders only. 

SORRY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.

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