Nets

What’s a Net?
Net (n): an “on-the-air” gathering of amateur radio operators.

Most nets convene on a regular schedule and specific frequency, and are organized for a particular purpose, such as relaying messages, discussing a common topic of interest, in severe weather (for example, during a Skywarn activation), emergencies, or simply as a regular gathering of friends for conversation.

The Cherryland Amateur Radio Club has two official Nets:

DAY

TIME

FREQ.

REMARKS

SUN
9 am
3.935MHz
CARC Sunday Morning Amateur Social Hour (SMASH) Net
MON
8 pm
146.86MHz – (PL114.8)
CARC Monday Evening Social Hour (MESH) Net

 

The TBARG Group also has an official NET:

DAY

TIME

FREQ.

REMARKS

MON
9 pm
146.86MHz – (PL114.8)
TBARG Emergency Services Net

 

There are many, many other Amateur Radio Nets that you can listen to, or perhaps even check into, in the immediate area:

DAY

TIME

FREQ.

REMARKS

Tues.
8 pm
146.820 MHz
Top of Michigan ARC, TOMARC, every week, except 3rd Tues. of. ea. month (meeting night).  Gaylord repeater.
Tues.
8 pm
147.180
Gladwin Net
Tues.
8:30 pm
  52.860
Big Rapids 6 Meter Net
Tues.
9 pm
146.740
Big Rapids Net
Wed.
8 pm
146.820
Otsego County Area ARES Net.  Gaylord repeater.
Thurs.
8 pm
146.980
Wexaukee ARC, Omnibus Net, every week, except 1st Thurs. of ea. month (meeting night).  Cadillac repeater.

 

Section HF Nets In Michigan
MACS – Michigan Amateur Communications System; Mon-Sat, 3953 kHz 1100 ET.MIARPSC – Michigan Amateur Radio Public Service Corps; Sunday, 3932 kHz, 17:00 ET.UPN – Upper Peninsula Net; Sun-Sat, 3920 KHz, 17:00 ET; Sunday, 3921 kHz, 12:00 ET.MITN – Michigan Traffic Net; Sun-Sat, 3952 kHz, 1800 ET.QMN – Michigan Net; Sun-Fri, 3563 kHz, 1830 & 2200 ET.WSSBN – Wolverine Single Sideband Net, 3932 kHz, 1900 ET.UP-ARES – UP ARES Net; Friday, 3932 kHz, 1930 ET.

GLETN – Great Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net; Sun-Sat, 3932 kHz, 2030 ET.

D-Star Nets

Michigan D-Star Net 8:PM local time on wiOok 145.36 reflector 24A and Gaylord D-Star repeaters.

Worldwide DMR Net Saturday 12:00 Noon Talkgroup 3 Timeslot 1.

SATERN NET INFORMATION

There are 2 regional nets being conducted in the Central territory and you are encouraged to check in to them as you are able. The general purpose of these nets is for training through operating practice and experiencing propagation variation. During times of large scale disaster, these nets could be used for Salvation Army traffic.  The net information is: Saturday at 1530Z on or about 7.265 MHz is the primary Central territory SATERN Net. Special event stations and contests sometimes require the net to relocate a few KHz up or down so you may have to tune around a bit.
 
On Thursday at 7:00PM Central Time (either standard or daylight Savings Time) there is a secondary SATERN Net on 60 meters. This is a channelized band with 5 Channels available. The net is held on the lowest available channel beginning at 5.330.50 MHz., USB.  This band exhibits interesting propagation and appears to be especially useful for emergency communications.·        Traffic relevant to SATERN or TSA EDS is always welcome but is definitely not a prerequisite for checking in to either net.Also, here are non-Central Territory SATERN nets that may be of interest to you:The SOUTHERN TERRITORY SATERN HF SSB VOICE NET is on 7.262.0 MHz on Saturdays at 11:00 AM (Eastern) / 10:00 AM (Central).

The SOUTHERN TERRITORY SATERN HF DIGINET is on 14.065.0 MHz on Saturdays at 1:00 PM (Eastern) / 12:00 PM (Central).  Default mode is OLIVIA 8/500 (8 Tones, 500 Wide) offset by the standard 1000 Hz.  

The INTERNATIONAL SATERN HF SSB VOICE NET is on 14.265.0 MHz on Monday through Saturday at 1500 Z / 11:00 AM (Eastern) / 10:00 AM (Central).

Straits Area Amateur Radio Club

MONDAY
8:00 pm EST – The Bill DeMay Memorial Two Meter Social Net
146.680 MHZ – Net Control – Rotating

TUESDAY
08:30 pm EST – TopOf Michgan Social Net
146.820 MHZ w/Pl 118.8

WEDNESDAY
8:00 pm EST – The Chain O’ Lakes Net
147.280 MHZ w/Pl 103.5 – Net Control – Rotating

THURSDAY
01:00 Z Northern Michigan Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net
Primary net frequency 146.520 MHZ Secondary frequency 146.550 MHZ

SATURDAY
8:30 pm EST – The Dip Net
146.680 MHZ – Net Control – Cliff Rosebohm KC8NVI

DAILY
22:00 UTC – The Michigan Upper Peninsula Net
3.921 MHZ – Net Control – Rotating – Pre-net at 21:30 UTC
Additional net on Sundays at 1700 UTC

6:30 pm EST – NLEUP Traffic Net
146.64 MHZ – Net Control – Marv KC8MLD