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.


Please Note: All of the nets listed below on the LMARC / SouthEast Link Systems are nets we carry and / or nets that we sponsor / promote.  There are other nets in our area!


Nets – SELINK Echolink Conference Server

Week DayNetScheduled Time
SundaySunday Night Net20:00 - 22:30
MondayLunch Bunch Net
TAG YL Net
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 21:30
TuesdayLunch Bunch Net12:00 - 15:00
WednesdayLunch Bunch Net
TAG Digital Net
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:00
ThursdayLunch Bunch Net
RV Radio Network Net
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 22:30
FridayLunch Bunch Net
Dixie Traders Net
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 22:15
SaturdayCSRA Multi Mode Net20:00 - 21:30

 

Nets – Local / Regional Repeaters

Corrections and/or additions click here. Last Updated: 11-04-2022 @ 2026 (all times are Eastern)

Sunday

  • 1300: Boredom Breakers Net – N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680  Repeaters
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: ARRL Weekly News – 144.920, 145.350, 146.640, 147.135, 224.560,  224.680, 442.075 & 444.700 Repeaters
  • 2000: Sunday Night Net – See SundayNightNet.Org for info on how to connect
  • 2100: DARC (Dalton Amateur Radio Club) – W4DRC 145.230 Repeater

Monday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1900: Tri-States ARC Weekly Net – See W4GTA.Org for ways to connect
  • 1930: Chattooga ARC Net – KK4QWH 147.225 Repeater
  • 2000: TAG YL Net – See TAGYLNet.Org for ways to connect

Tuesday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: Walker County ARES Net – See W4GTA.Org for ways to connect
  • 2000: SkyWarn Net – W4AM 146.610 or 145.390

Wednesday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: TAG Multi-Mode Digital Net – See LMARC.NET for connection information
  • 2100: Sequatchie Cty ACS Net – KB4ACS 444.700

Thursday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters,
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: Chattooga Cty ARES Net – KK4QWH 147.225 Repeater
  • 2000: Hamilton County ARES Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 2000: Dade Cty Net – K4SOD 146.760 Repeater
  • 2100: RV Radio Network – SouthEast Link, Echolink *SELINK* #387904, N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters
  • 2100: Whitfield/Murry Cty ARES Net – N4BZJ 147.135 Repeater
  • 2100: Greater Collegedale ARC Net – KA6UHV 147.000 (+ offset) Repeater

Friday

  • 1300: Alaska Morning Net – N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 1930: Amateur Radio Newsline – 144.920, 145.350, 146.640, 147.135, 224.560,  224.680, 442.075 & 444.700 Repeaters
  • 2000: Catoosa County GA ARES Net – See W4GTA.Org for ways to connect
  • 2000: Dixie Traders Net – N4LMC 144.920, 224.560, KG4GGK 442.075, N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters
  • 2030: TGIF Net – N4LMC 444.7125 DMR System – TS1, TG 31665, TGIF Network TG 31665

Saturday

  • 1200: World Wide DMR Net – W4PL 444.150 Brandmeister DMR Systems
  • 1300: Boredom Breakers Net – N4LMC 224.560 and N4BZJ 224.680 Repeaters,
  • 1900: Lone Ranger Net – K4VCM 146.790 Repeater (Echolink Node 79190)
  • 2000: CSRA Multi-Mode Tech Net – See LMARC.Net for connection info for connection information