VHF / HF Nets

k0vabAn amateur radio net is an “on-the-air” gathering of amateur radio operators that convene on a regular schedule and specific frequency, and are organized for a particular purpose, such as relaying messages, discussing a common topic of interest, in severe weather (for example, during a Skywarn activation), emergencies, or simply as a regular gathering of friends for conversation.

Net lengths vary from only a few minutes to several hours for DX and maritime nets. Some nets are “roll call” only, while others have comments from check ins. Informal sessions may precede and/or follow some nets.

Nets are a great opportunity for the amateur radio operator to test their equipment and improve their familiarity with radio operations.  They are also great places for the new operator to key up and get over their mic fright.

Following are some of the VHF nets I like to regularly check in to:

Winter
UTC
Summer
UTC
Weekday Freq Band Net Name
2330 Sunday 146.94 2m RACES Net
2345 Sunday 146.94 2m Tech-N-Chat Net
0100 2400 Tuesday 147.15 2m Butler County Severe Weather Net
0100 2400 Saturday 145.27 2m Visually Inconvenienced Hams
0200 0100 Sunday  146.85 2m Wichita Amateur Radio Club
0200 0100 Sunday  147.15 2m Butler County CERT
0200 0100 Tuesday 146.895 2m Bears Net
0230 0130 Monday   145.19 2m Cowley County Amateur Radio Club Net
0300 0200 Saturday 146.42 2m AmRRon Local Net
0300 Saturday 146.61 2m
Klink Net
0300 Sunday  146.85 2m KanOkla Intertie Net

 

Following are some of the HF nets I like to regularly check in to:

UTC Weekday Freq Band Net Name
1430 Tuesday   7.265 40m SATERN Central Territorial Net
1500 Daily   3.903 80m SATERN Oklahoma Division Net
1500 Saturday   3.922 80m FriscoNet
1600 Saturday   7.265 40m SATERN Southern Territorial Net
1600 Mon – Sat 14.265 20m SATERN International Net
1600 Mon – Sat   7.290 40m 7290 Traffic Net
1700 Mon – Fri 14.255 20m West Coast VA Hospital Net
1700 Daily 14.300 20m
1830 Mon – Sat 7.253.5 40m
Central States Traffic Net (Kadiddlehoppers)
1830 Daily 14.290 20m
OMISS Net
1900 Mon – Fri   7.290 40m 7290 Traffic Net
2000 1 & 3 Wed 14.342 20m AmRRon Net
2030 Mon – Sat   7.263 40m Hams for Christ
2100 Mon – Fri   7.240 40m NoName Net
2200 Saturday   3.860 80m South Dakota Weather Net
2300 Daily 7.185 40m NATA Net
0130 Mon – Sat 3.860 80m Eastern Regional Patriot Net

 

Following are some of the Digital nets I like to regularly check in to:

Winter
UTC
Summer
UTC
Weekday Freq Band Net Name
1800 1700 Saturday   14.065 20m SATERN Digital Net (Olivia)
2000 Tuesday 14.110 20m AmRRon Digital Intel Brief (+12000 MFSK32)
2430 1 -3 Thurs   7.110 40m AmRRon Digital Net (+1200 Contestia 4/250)
2445 Saturday   3.592 80m ERPN Digital Net (+800 Contestia 4/250)
0100 2 – 4 Sun   7.110 40m TAPRN Digital Net (+1200 Contestia 4/250)
0130 Monday 146.40  2m Butler County Digital Net
0200 Tuesday 3.579.5 80m SATERN KS/MO Digital (PSK)

 

For a list of other nets conducted around the country, visit here.