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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.

Net Control Volunteers Needed

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. If you would like to take a turn as Net Control Station (NCS) for the Info net, contact Al, N1AW, net manager, at 413-773-3522, or by e-mail, aswoodhull@yahoo.com

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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 2016 August 2016 September 2016
Tues 5  Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 2  Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 6  Chris, KB1NEK
Tues 12 Chris, KB1NEK Tues 9  Chris, KB1NEK Tues 13 Belle, KB1NOG
Tues 19 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 16 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 20 Bob, WA1QKT
Tues 26 Bob, WA1QKT Tues 23 Bob, WA1QKT Tues 27 Cathy, KB1SNA
Tues 30 Cathy, KB1SNA

 

 

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

July 2016 August 2016 September 2016
Thur 7  Ron, K8HSF Thur 4  Rich, KB1NOX Thur 1  Al, N1AW
Thur 14 Chris, KB1NEK Thur 11 Ron, K8HSF Thur 8  Rich, KB1NOX
Thur 21 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 18 Chris, KB1NEK Thur 15 Ron, K8HSF
Thur 28 Al, N1AW Thur 25 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 22 Chris, KB1NEK
    Thur 29 Carter, WA1TVS

 

RACES Net First Monday of the Month at 6.45 pm on the 75m band, or 2nd Monday if 1st Monday is a holiday. Look for the net control station at 3.930 MHz. If net control did not find that frequency free the net will be called higher in the band, up to 3.955. Tune up to find the frequency being used this month.

July 2016 August 2016 September 2016
Mon 11   RACES Mon 1   RACES Mon 12   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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