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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. 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 2015 February 2015 March 2015
 
Tues 6  Chris, KB1NEK Tues 3  Belle, KB1NOG Tues 3  Cathy, KB1SNA
Tues 13 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 10 Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 10 Chris, KB1NEK
Tues 20 Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 17 Chris, KB1NEK Tues 17 Belle, KB1NOG
Tues 27 Chris, KB1NEK Tues 24 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 24 Cathy, KB1SNA
Tues 31 Chris, KB1NEK

 

 

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

January 2015 February 2015 March 2015
Thur 1   Chris, KB1NEK Thur 5   Chris, KB1NEK Thur 5   Ron, K8HSF
Thur 8   Carter, WA1TVS Thur 12 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 12 Chris, KB1NEK
Thur 15 Al, N1AW Thur 19 Al, N1AW Thur 19 Carter, WA1TVS
Thur 22 Rich, KB1NOX Thur 26 Rich, KB1NOX Thur 26 Al, N1AW
Thur 29 Ron, K8HSF    

 

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.

January 2015 February 2015 March 2015
Mon 5   RACES Mon 2   RACES Mon 2   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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