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FCARC Repeater Net Listings

 

Currently two weekly nets are held on the KB1BSS 146.985 Mhz repeater.

The weekly Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) net is not an FCARC club activity, but the FCARC makes its repeater available for this net. 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. Note, Tuesday net time is now 8 p.m.

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 8.00 pm on the KB1BSS repeater, 146.985 MHz
– offset with a PL 136.5

 

July 2017 August 2017 September 2017
Tues 4  Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 1  Cathy, KB1SNA Tues 5  Chris, KB1NEK
Tues 11 Chris, KB1NEK Tues 8  Chris, KB1NEK Tues 12 Belle, KB1NOG
Tues 18 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 15 Belle, KB1NOG Tues 19 Bob, WA1QKT
Tues 25 Bob, WA1QKT Tues 22 Bob, WA1QKT Tues 26 Cathy, KB1SNA
  Tues 29 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 2017 August 2017 September 2017
Thur 6   Chris, KB1NEK Thur 3   Ron, K8HSF Thur 7  Ron, K8HSF
Thur 13 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 10  Chris, KB1NEK Thur 14  Chris, KB1NEK
Thur 20 Al, N1AW Thur 17 Carter, WA1TVS Thur 21 Carter, WA1TVS
Thur 27 Richard, KB1NOX Thur 24 Al, N1AW Thur 28 Al, N1AW
  Thur 31 Richard, KB1NOX  

 

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 2017 August 2017 September 2017
Mon 10   RACES Mon 7   RACES Mon 11   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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