Nets

Nets (or Networks) are like meetings, but they occur via radio.

Directed Nets are nets that have a central Network Control Station. All traffic is directed either by or through the NCS.

Membership in MARS is not required to participate in any net listed on this page.
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The Marin Amateur Radio Society hosts several weekly Directed Nets:

MARS HF Nets  (members- start net online)  (old nets page)

Sunday 9:00am: 3915 khz Lower Side Band (LSB)   -  Membership in MARS is not required to participate in this net.  Any licensed amateur with HF privileges can participate. [Of course, we encourage membership in MARS, to support the club.] Membership Application or Donate

MARS VHF Nets (members- start net online) (old nets page)

Sunday 10:15am: On the 146.70 – Minus Offset Simulcast Repeater System.  (Click here for system details)   [PL's 203.5, 179.9, 167.9] – Membership in MARS is not required to participate in this net. Any licensed amateur can participate.  [Of course, we encourage membership in MARS, to support the club.] Membership Application or Donate

In the event that the Simulcast Repeater System is down, the Stand-Alone VHF Repeater will be used. [147.330 MHz] More information here.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Net Control Station, let us know!
MARS ‘Run the Net’ page
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Marin County RACES/ACS Nets
Marin County RACES/ACS Website

Tuesday 7:15pm: Local Area Nets – contact Marin County RACES/ACS for frequencies
Tuesday 7:30pm: County Wide Net – Simulcast Repeater System (Click here for system details)

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ADDITIONAL NETS:

CW Training Net

Wednesday evenings, at 7:00pm to about 8:00pm, on 40 meters at 7.107 MHz (or thereabouts) there is an informal roundtable of a few CW operators and learners for a slow speed CW practice session.  New students, those wanting to brush up on rusty skills, or experienced CW operators are welcome.  Occasionally we may use the club’s 2 meter FM repeater on 146.700 MHz for voice backup.  Note that the net is in the portion of the 40 meter band where all licensed hams, including Technicians, are legally allowed to use CW. Membership in MARS is not required to participate in this net.  Any licensed amateur with HF privileges can participate.  Those not yet comfortable on the air are welcome to bring their practice oscillator to the clubhouse on Sunday morning for audio practice and coaching.

[Of course, we encourage membership in MARS, to support the club.] Membership Application or Donate

(Directions to the Clubhouse) MARS Alto Clubhouse

Digital Modes Information Net

Thursday night 8:00pm-10:00pm – 443.525 UHF [Plus Offset - PL 82.5] repeater – Membership in MARS is not required to participate in this net. Any licensed amateur can participate. [Of course, we encourage membership in MARS, to support the club.] Membership Application or Donate
The Contra Costa Communication Club {4C’s}, WB6KQB, runs an ‘FL digi’ net on Monday nights at 19:00 (7 PM) on their UHF repeater [444.275 MHz + PL 82.5].

Public Service Pre-Event Information Net
Hams participating in the event check-in and receive last minute changes or information. Questions can be answered. Any licensed amateur can participate.
Thursday before the event 7:30pm – Simulcast Repeater System (or as announced)
Public Service Page

 

 

In the event that the Primary VHF Simulcast Repeater System is down, the Stand-Alone VHF Repeater will be used to run nets.  If both VHF Systems are down,  we will switch to the Mt. Tam UHF Repeater,  followed by the San Pedro UHF Repeater.  More information here.