Nets

A net is a regularly scheduled on-air meeting with other amateur radio operators. These “Nets” (as in “networks”) are moderated by a station referred to as “Net Control”. Nets can allow operators to learn procedures for emergencies, be an informal round table or be topical, covering specific interests shared by a group.

Some local nets are operated on a simplex frequency to ensure that the local operators can communicate between themselves without relying on a remote repeater that might not be available in the aftermath of a disaster. This would also allow communications in a local area without being subjected to interference from communications from outside the local area. Other local nets use a local repeater due to topographic or other obstacles to simplex operations.

Forms

Local net schedules/script - Updated July

Countywide net suggested script - Updated January 2017

Countywide Log Sheet and Checklist

County Wide Net Log Sheet

County Wide Net Check List



Local Area Net Schedule (Mendocino County)

Last Updated January 2017

COMMUNITY Local Day Time Area RPT RPT Tone Area NET REMARKS
Albion / Little River / Mendocino 146.820 R M Noon 146.820 - 103.5 North Coast Alternate 147.570 simplex
Brooktrails 146.580 S W 7:15 PM 145.130 - 103.5 Central
Covelo 146.475 S W 7:00 PM 147.210 + 103.5 Central
Gualala (digi M 5:30 PM 147.945R) 147.825 R Tu 7:00 PM 147.825 - 103.5 South Coast Link to Pt. Arena Net
Laytonville 147.825 S W 7:00 PM 145.130 - 103.5 Central
North Coast Simplex 146.550 S M 7:00 PM 146.820 - 103.5 North Coast Ft. Bragg- Orr Springs
Piercy 146.790 R M 7:00 PM 146.790 - 103.5 SHARC S. Humboldt Net
Point Arena (digi M 5:30 PM 147.945R) 146.610 R Tu 7:00 PM 146.610 - 88.5 South Coast Link to Gualala Net
Potter Valley 146.415 S W 7:15 PM 145.130 - 103.5 Central
Redwood Valley / Ukiah 146.490 S W 7:00 PM 145.130 - 103.5 Central 443.500 + crossband repeater
Willits 146.445 S W 7:00 PM 145.130 - 103.5 Central

Countywide/Regional Nets

Name Day Time Frequency Tone REMARKS
McARCS Countywide Net W 7:30 PM 145.430 - 103.5 Linked Net - North County
McARCS Countywide Net W 7:30 PM 147.390 + 103.5 Linked Net - Central County
McARCS Countywide Net W 7:30 PM 145.470 - 103.5 Linked Net - South County
McARCS Countywide Net W 7:30 PM 147.270 + 114.8 Linked Net - South Coast
McARCS Countywide Net W 7:30 PM 147.675 - 179.9 Linked Net - Lake County, Hunter Point
McARCS Digi Net SUSPENDED T 8:00 PM SUSPENDED Linked countywide repeaters See above County-wide digital communications practice. Alternate the 145.130 MHz repeater
Walking Repeaters W After Countywide net (~8 PM) 145.555 103.5 Countywide/regional simplex net hosted by Len, WA6KLK
YL Net Th 7:00 PM Linked countywide repeaters See above Ladies-only net hosted by Joyce, KJ6ZVS
Swap Net Th 7:30 PM Linked countywide repeaters See above Informal on-the-air swap meet for ham gear or computer equipment
Humboldt HF Net M 7:45 PM 3.955 LSB
Mendocino/Sonoma HF Emergency Net Tu 7:30 PM 3.925 or 7.245 LSB Net may be shifted +/- a couple kHz for noise/traffic
Oregon/California (ORCA) Digi Net Tu 7:30 PM 3.955 LSB voice
3.595 USB fldigi
HF digital net, usually MFSK32

Notes:

  • S or R denotes simplex or repeater frequency
  • Some areas may require elevation and/or gain antenna for common repeater access
  • Each community uses non-interfering simplex frequency for local net per table