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Several Nets are associated with The Superstition Amateur Radio Club.  Please consider joining us, we won't disappoint.

Page updated July 5, 2014

This page was updated on Saturday, July 5, 2014 with several long overdue updates.

Superstition ARC Nets

The Superstition ARC Nets run on the club repeater system:

  • 147.12 in northeast Mesa Links to 449.60 full time;
  • 449.60 in northeast Mesa Links to 147.12 full time;
  • EchoLink via KB7KWK-L links to the repeater system full time.
    • EchoLink timeout timer settings:
      1. On the Timing tab in Setup, both Receive and Transmit timers exceed 200 seconds "out of the box."
      1a. Receive timer should be adjusted to 0 (zero) to provide unlimited receive time.
      1b. Transmit time should be limited to 178 seconds or less.  The repeater times out at 180 seconds (three minutes), so a setting of 178 seconds on your transmit timer will time you out on EchoLink before the system is timed out.

Weekdays

DriveTime Net Monday through Friday 7:00 AM

The DriveTime Net runs at 7 AM till 8 AM every weekday morning on the 147.12/449.60 repeater system and KB7KWK EchoLink.

Join us during your commute as we tickle your knowledge of obscure facts and trivia.

Weekly

Wednesday Night Net

This is the club's senior net, started in the late 1970's.

John, KD8PC, takes a quick look for Echolink check-ins at the beginning to let folks back east where the time is either 11 PM or Midnight can participate, then we open for club business.

Wednesday Night audio
Three sections to the Wednesday Net at 8 PM
  1. Club Business ─ Club activities discussion
  2. Elmer Questions and technical explanations ─ Ask some really good questions here and maybe get some really good answers.  There is no such thing as a "stupid" question.
  3. Social comments

Join us via EchoLink, 147.12 and 449.60.


Thursday Swap Net at 7:30 PM
on 147.12, 449.60, EchoLink

Amateur Radio Station and related equipment, personal listings only.

The Thursday Nite Rag Chew 28.465 MHz Voice

New Frequency for the net, down from 28.470 to 28.465, to avoid a birdie from Prism TV at N7JJK's QTH.

  • We talk about everything under the sun, and there are no exceptions as long as everything meets FCC Regulations.
  • 28.465 MHz USB at 8:00 PM on 10m

Jeff, N7JJK is Net Control for "The Thursday Nite Rag Chew."

The net is open to check-ins from across the country if propagation permits.  Steve,KY7W did take the net for awhile from Jeff, N7JJK, who ran the net since 2005.

This net began in 1986 on 28.712 MHz, as the Superstition ARC 10 meter Net, and was created by Larry, WB7CRK, and moved to 28.470 in 1987 as a cross-band net when the Novice band was opened on ten meters.  Larry had to relinquish the net in 2005.  The net originally ran at 7:30 PM with Amateur Radio Newsline at the beginning as a complement to the 2m Wednesday night net which ran Newsline at the end.

During the net's run on 28.712, it was surprising to learn how often the band opened to nearby Reno, Nevada, with a Ten-Ten chapter net on 28."Seven come eleven" (28.711 MHz).  Then on 29.470, we shared the frequency with a net out of Montana that was 1/2 hour different starting time from ours, and with Montana's observance of Daylight Savings Time, sometimes these two nets overlapped.

Thursday night at 8:30 PM:  "NATIONAL HISTORY NET"

The purpose of this net is to practice using our equipment in a directed manner and to have fun in the process.  That is why we are having a Q & A session about our nation's history and government.  Hence the name NATIONAL HISTORY NET.  All answers to the questions that we ask the participants of this net are taken directly from historic documents such as The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, the Federalist Papers and other sources that are not disputed or subject to revisionism.

Due to the nature of our subject matter, some folks may be tempted to inject political ideology and/or worldview.  Please don't.  The goal here is to discuss historic fact, not opinion.  Some discussion of politics may, at times, be appropriate, but only if it is relevant to the question or to the answer.  We should always be mindful of the purpose and unique ability of the amateur radio service to promote good will and conduct ourselves accordingly.

Net control is J.D., KF7VOX.  The National History Net will run on the 147.12 and 449.60 repeaters together with KB7KWK-L EchoLink.

This net was on Mondays since March, but has moved to Thursday's 8:30 PM time slot since June 26, 2014.


Station Identification recommendations while operating in a net

Attention Net Participants:

It is good operating practice to identify during our first transmission.  The FCC requires station identification once every 10 minutes during communications and once at the end.

Some Net participants do not always comply with FCC requirements.  Violations occur when:

  • Bob, the net control calls you, and you say nothing more than "Good evening Bob, no traffic."
  • Bob is running a roll call: "... Good evening John; Larry, WB7C?"  "Hi Bob and the net."  Good to hear you again Larry; George, WD5XTR?"  More than ten minutes pass before Larry can make another transmission on the net.
  • Bob is running through the list the last time:  "WB7C, Larry, any further comments?  "No, I'm done.  Thanks for a good net!"  73 Larry, um, lost my place, oh.  WD5XTR?"
  • A violation occurs also if someone says nothing more than "Check-in" or "Comment" and is not recognized.

To avoid station identification violations on our nets, please do always include your call at the end of every transmission and avoid these examples.

On some nets it is NECESSARY to give your call on every transmission, simply because there are more than ten minutes between each of your transmissions.  A net with a roll call of 30 participants followed by late or missed check-ins, followed by "Round Two" for everyone to say something to the assembled group, can leave you waiting 20, 30, 40 minutes for your next turn to transmit.  This will leave you in violation once ten minutes has passed after your unidentified check-in acknowledgment transmission.

A national list of Ham Radio HF Nets - from N1YZ.com

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