Nets, what are Nets?  An amateur radio net, or simply ham net, is an “on-the-air” gathering of amateur radio operators. Most nets 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.

Amateur radio clubs often organize nets to foster communication between members on a regular basis. These can be clubs based on geographic location or clubs formed around a special interest.

Special interest clubs or non-club groups often organize nets to enable discussions on a particular topic. A wide variety of such nets are in operation. One such example is nets that meet to discuss vintage or antique radio equipment. Another example is nets for using and discussing the AM mode of voice transmission

Net operation

Nets operate more or less formally depending on their purpose and organization. Groups of nets may organize and operate in collaboration for a common purpose, such as to pass along emergency messages in time of disaster. One such system of nets is the National Traffic System (NTS), organized and operated by members of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) to handle routine and emergency messages on a nationwide and local basis.

Formal operation

A formal, or directed net has a single net control station (NCS) that manages its operation for a given session. The NCS operator calls the net to order at its designated start time, periodically calls for participants to join, listens for them to answer (or check in ) keeps track of the roster of stations for that particular net session, and generally orchestrates the operation of the net.

A different station might be designated NCS for each net session. Overall operation and scheduling of NCS assignments and net sessions is managed by the net manager .

When a net covers a large geographic area, such as a continent or even the world, it becomes impractical for a single NCS to control. To cover a large scale area a net must operate on a frequency where signals can propagate long distances. Ironically, the same ability for long distance propagation leads to a situation where stations that are too close in proximity cannot hear each other. In this case two or more NCSs spaced geographically from one another can effectively collaborate to maintain contact with all possible participants.

Informal operation

An informal net may also have a net control station, but lack some or all of the formalities and protocols other than those used in non-net on-the-air operation. Or, it could begin at the designated time and frequency in an ad hoc fashion by whoever arrives first. Club nets, such as ones for discussing equipment or other topics, use a NCS simply to control the order in which participants transmit their comments to the group in round-robin style.


Nets – SELINK Echolink Conference Server

Week DayNetScheduled Time
SundayAlaska Morning Net
Sunday Night Net
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
MondayAlaska Morning Net
TSARC Net
TAG YL Net
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 21:30
TuesdayAlaska Morning Net
Walker ARES Net
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 20:30
WednesdayAlaska Morning Net
TAG Digital Net
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 21:00
ThursdayAlaska Morning Net
RV Radio Network Net
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 22:00
FridayAlaska Morning Net13:00 - 16:00
SaturdayAlaska Morning Net13:00 - 16:00

 

Nets – Local / Regional Repeaters

Corrections and/or additions click here. Last Updated: 08-18-2021 @ 1935 (all times are Eastern)

Sunday

  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: ARRL Weekly News – N4LMC 144.920, 224.560 & 442.650 Repeaters as well as all LMARC SouthEast Link Digital systems
  • 2000: Chattanooga Sunday Night Net – K4VCM 146.790, Allstar 46530, N4LMC 224.560, *SELINK* Echolink Conference
  • 2100: DARC (Dalton Amateur Radio Club) – W4DRC 145.230 Repeater

Monday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 144.920 & 224.560 Repeaters,  146.2 Hz tone
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1900: Tri-States ARC Weekly Net – W4GTA 145.350, Echolink Node *SELINK* #387904, Allstar 46530, N4LMC 144.920, N4LMC 224.560
  • 1930: Chattooga ARC Net – KK4QWH 147.225 Repeater, 100.0 Hz tone
  • 2000: TAG YL Net – W4GTA 145.350, Echolink Node *SELINK* #387904, Allstar 46530, N4LMC 144.920, N4LMC 224.560

Tuesday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 144.920 & 224.560 Repeaters,  146.2 Hz tone
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: Walker County ARES Net – W4GTA 145.350, Echolink Node *SELINK* #387904, Allstar 46530, N4LMC 144.920, N4LMC 224.560
  • 1930: NW GA ARES D-Star Net – N4LMC-C 145.160 D-Star  System
  • 2000: SkyWarn Net – W4AM 146.610 or 145.390, 107.2 Hz tone

Wednesday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 144.920 & 224.560 Repeaters,  146.2 Hz tone
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: TAG Multi-Mode Digital Net – See here for connection information
  • 2100: Sequatchie Cty ACS Net – KB4ACS 444.700, 100.0 Hz tone

Thursday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 144.920 & 224.560 Repeaters,  146.2 Hz tone
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: Chattooga Cty ARES Net – KK4QWH 147.225 Repeater, 100.0 Hz tone
  • 1945: CCARS (Gordon County) simplex net 146.565
  • 1945: CCARS (Gordon County) D-RATS gaares.ratflector.com Port:9000 Channel: GORDON
  • 1945: CCARS (Gordon County) Winlink: Send a Winlink Email to K4WOC preferably using a radio connection
  • 2000: Hamilton County ARES Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 2000: Dade Cty Net – K4SOD 146.760 Repeater PL 141.3
  • 2000: CCARS (Gordon County) Club/ARES net – 146.745- (T100.0Hz), 443.675+ (T100.0Hz), 146.685- (T67.0Hz)
  • 2000: Bledsoe County ARC Club & ARES Nets – KF4JPU 147.285+ Repeater
  • 2100: RV Radio Network – Echolink Node *SELINK* #387904
  • 2100: Whitfield/Murry Cty ARES Net – N4BZJ 147.135 Repeater, 141.3 Hz tone
  • 2100: Greater Collegedale ARC Net – KA6UHV 147.000 (+ offset) Repeater, 131.8 Hz tone

Friday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 144.920 & 224.560 Repeaters,  146.2 Hz tone
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: Amateur Radio Newsline – N4LMC 144.920, 224.560 & 442.650 Repeaters as well as all LMARC SouthEast Link Digital systems
  • 2030: TGIF Net – N4LMC 444.7125 DMR System – TS1, TG 31665, TGIF Network TG 31665
  • 2100: TN Digital Amateur Radio Group DMR Net – Brandmeister Network TG3147.

Saturday

  • 1200: World Wide DMR Net – W4PL 444.150 Brandmeister DMR Systems
  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 144.920 & 224.560 Repeaters,  146.2 Hz tone
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)