NETS

NETS –
What is a Radio Net?

A radio net is three or more radio stations communicating with each other on a common channel or frequency. A net is essentially a moderated conference call conducted over two-way radio, typically in half-duplex operating conditions. The use of half-duplex operation requires a very particular set of operating procedures to be followed in order to avoid inefficiencies and chaos.

Nets operate either on schedule or continuously (continuous watch). Nets operating on schedule handle traffic only at definite, prearranged times and in accordance with a prearranged schedule of intercommunication. Nets operating continuously are prepared to handle traffic at any time; they maintain operators on duty at all stations in the net at all times. When practicable, messages relating to schedules will be transmitted by a means of signal communication other than radio.

Net operations:

  • allow participants to conduct ordered conferences among participants who usually have common information needs or related functions to perform
  • are characterized by adherence to standard formats and procedures, and
  • are responsive to a common supervisory station, called the “net control station”, which permits access to the net and maintains net operational discipline.

OPERATIONAL NETS

-Nightly 0200Z, 7296.0 kHz – 40M USB Net
-Nightly 0300Z, (seasonal) 3996.0 kHz – 75M USB Net
-Nightly 0400Z, (seasonal) 1996.0 kHz – 160M USB Net
-Tu/Th/Sat Noon, EST 5357.0 kHz USB – MRCA Moose & Squirrel Cold War Net
-Wed 20:00 PST, 3996.0 kHz USB – MRCG West Coast Military Radio Net
-Sat 05:00 EST, 3885.0 kHz AM – Old Military Radio Net
-Sat 09:00 CST, 7296.0 kHz USB/AM – MMRCG Saturday Morning 40M Net
-Sun 21:00 EST, 3570.0 kHz CW – Old Military Radio Net
-Sat 20:00 PST, 3985.0 kHz AM – MRCG West Coast Military Radio Net
-West Coast Agent Guard Channel – 3550 (night) and 7050 (day) CW Not a formal, scheduled Net, but Monitored
-MMRCG 40M AM Net – First Saturday of Each Month -will be held on 7296 kHz at 9AM (14:00Z) starting on Nov. 3rd, 2018.
-MMRCG 75M Weekly Rolling USB Net – The net will meet weekly on 3996 kHz USB on Wednesday nights, starting at 02:00Z.  Starting at 02:00Z on the East Coast, MRCA will call the net.  At 02:30Z, net control will pass the MMRCG and the Midwest.  At 03:00Z, net control will pass to the West Coast Military Radio Group.The rolling net will start effective November 7th, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MIDWEST MILITARY RADIO COLLECTORS GROUP – FIRST SATURDAY 40 METER AM NET

The Midwest Military Radio Collectors Group was formed a year ago to encourage the restoration and use of military radio equipment, building on the success of similar groups on the East and West coasts.   Since the military used both AM and USB for voice modes, both modes have always been welcome on the 40 meter net which meets at 9AM Central time on 7296 kHz.   Starting Nov. 3, the first Saturday of each month will be conducted in the AM mode, similar to the First Wednesday Collins Collectors Association AM net.  All stations are encouraged to check in using AM, regardless of the type of radio used.  The group hopes that having a dedicated AM net once a month will encourage more hams to restore and use military radio equipment on the air.  To repeat, the First Saturday MMRCG AM Net will be held on 7296 kHz at 9AM (14:00Z) starting on Nov. 3rd, 2018.

MRCA / MMRCG / West Coast Mil Radio Group Weekly 75M USB Rolling Net

The Midwest Military Radio Collectors Group (MMRCG), in conjunction with the Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA) and the West Coast Military Radio Group are happy to announce the formation of the 75M USB Weekly Rolling Net.  The net will meet weekly on 3996 kHz USB on Wednesday nights, starting at 02:00Z.  Starting at 02:00Z on the East Coast, MRCA will call the net.  At 02:30Z, net control will pass the MMRCG and the Midwest.  At 03:00Z, net control will pass to the West Coast Military Radio Group.  Success of this net depends on favorable propagation.  The rolling net will start effective November 7th, 2018.

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