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FCARC Repeater Net Listings

 

Currently two weekly nets and one monthly net are held on the KB1BSS 146.985 Mhz repeater.

The weekly Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) net and the monthly Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) net are not FCARC club activities, but the FCARC makes its repeater available for these nets. The KB1BSS repeater has been determined by the State of Massachusetts and the ARRL to be the best repeater to serve the 2-Meter communications needs for ARES, RACES and Skywarn in Franklin County, MA, due to its location and coverage.

If you would like to take a turn as Net Control Station (NCS) for the ARES net, contact Chris Myers, KB1NEK, net manager, at 413-625-0344, or by e-mail, camyers_1@verizon.net.

The weekly FCARC information net, held each Thursday, is less formal and is intended to be an occasion for club members to keep in touch with each other on the air. Currently the club is looking for someone willing to coordinate the net (which means making up the schedule of who will act as NCS each week). Please get in touch with Dick Burnham, AC1L, e-mail ac1l@mtdata.com, if you would like to volunteer, either as an NCS operator or as net manager.

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ARES 2-Meter Net Tuesday Night at 9.00 pm on the KB1BSS repeater, 146.985 MHz
– offset with a PL 136.5

 

July 2014 August 2014 September 2014
 
Tues 1   Chris, KB1NEK Tues 5  Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 2   Chris, KB1NEK
Tues 8 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 12 Chris, KB1NEK Tues 9 Belle, KB1NOG
Tues 15 Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 19 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 16 Cathy, KB1SNA
Tues 22 Chris, KB1NEK Tues 26 Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 23 Chris, KB1NEK
Tues 29 Belle, KB1NOG   Tues 30 Belle, KB1NOG

 

 

FCARC Informational 2-Meter Net Thursday night at 8.00 pm on the KB1BSS repeater 146.985
– offset with a PL 136.5

July 2014 August 2014 September 2014
Thur 3 Al, N1AW Thur 7   Carter, WA1TVS Thur 4 Al, N1AW
Thur 10 Chris, KB1NEK Thur 14 Al, N1AW Thur 11 Chris, KB1NEK
Thur 17 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 21 Chris, KB1NEK Thur 18 Carter, WA1TVS
Thur 24 Al, N1AW Thur 28 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 25 Al, N1AW
Thur 31 Chris, KB1NEK    

 

RACES Net First Monday of the Month at 6.45 pm on the 75m band. Look for net control station at 3.930 MHz. If that was not free, tune higher, as far as 3.955, to find place where net control could find a clear frequency.

July 2014 August 2014 September 2014
Mon 7   RACES Mon 4   RACES Mon 1   RACES

Is it your turn to be net control? Nervous about the procedure?
Click here for the Western Mass Emergency Net preamble and template.
Click here for the FCARC Information Net preamble and template.

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The Snail Net itself is not conducted on the repeater. It is a slow speed CW practice net on the 80 meter band at 8 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. But a few minutes before the Snail Net begins the net control station will make an announcement on the KB1BSS 2 meter repeater, and after the conclusion of the Snail Net participants usually continue with an informal discussion on the repeater.
For general information about the Snail Net click here, and for details of the Snail Net protocol click here.

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