The Fakeham Lidnet is a digital voice net that takes place every Thursday at 9:30 PM EST on Brandmeister Talkgroup 98003 (Redditnet). You can also join via Echolink link W5RI-L, AllStarLink node 48224, or XLX216 D-Star module E.
The Fakeham Lidnet started as a joke, a chaotic display of nonsense between a few hams that enjoy DMR but don't take it too seriously. The first official directed Fakeham Lidnet was on May 2, 2019 and the net has been happening almost every week since. It is a laid back net, with no real purpose other than to be silly and poke fun at some ham radio stereotypes, and it's not uncommon for participants to enjoy a beverage (or three) during the course of the net. The companion to the Fakeham Lidnet is the #fakehams IRC channel on the Geekshed network, where most net participants will chat and berate net control.
The Fakeham Lidnet is directed, with net control going through the list of checkins with several rounds of questions, and a pause for more checkins after every round. The net typically lasts 60-90 minutes. Common topics/questions for the net:
The net is not taken seriously and the tone is apparent if you monitor the net for more than a few minutes. More lids are always welcome, and points are awarded for creativity*.
* Everything is made up and the points don't matter.