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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

 

January 2016 February 2016 March 2016
Tues 5  Belle, KB1NOG Tues 2  Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 1  Chris, KB1NEK
Tues 12 Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 9  Chris, KB1NEK Tues 8  Belle, KB1NOG
Tues 19 Chris, KB1NEK Tues 16 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 15 Cathy, KB1SNA
Tues 26 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 23 Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 22 Chris, KB1NEK
Tues 29 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

January 2016 February 2016 March 2016
Thur 7  Rich, KB1NOX Thur 4  Al, N1AW Thur 3  Carter, WA1TVS
Thur 14 Ron, K8HSF Thur 11 Rich, KB1NOX Thur 10 Al, N1AW
Thur 21 Chris, KB1NEK Thur 18 Ron, K8HSF Thur 17 Rich, KB1NOX
Thur 28 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 25 Chris, KB1NEK Thur 24 Ron, K8HSF
    Thur 31 Chris, KB1NEK

 

RACES Net First Monday of the Month at 6.45 pm on the 75m band. 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.

January 2016 February 2016 March 2016
Mon 4   RACES Mon 1   RACES Mon 7   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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