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Several Nets are associated with The Superstition Amateur Radio Club. Please consider joining us, we won't disappoint.
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.
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, especially if you intend to listen to Amateur Radio Newsline on Wednesday night.
1b. Transmit time should be limited to less than 178 seconds. You will time out before you time the link out, and the link is set to 178 seconds to avoid timing the repeater out (180 seconds).
DriveTime Net Monday through Friday 147.12 FM
The DriveTime Net runs at 7 AM till 8 AM every weekday morning on the 147.12/449.60/449.20 repeater system
From 7 AM till 8 AM Monday through Friday, join us during your commute as we tickle your knowledge of obscure facts and trivia.
Wednesday Night Net with Amateur Radio Newsline
This is the club's senior net, started in the late 1970's
The net starts at 8 PM and thanks to Jim, KF7EIE for the sharp lookout.
Check in for the latest club discussion and Amateur Radio Newsline on the 147.12/449.60 linked system. EchoLink access is by way of KB7KWK-L. John is always looking for new victims — ahh — check-ins.
- An EchoLink note: Please see the EchoLink note above about timeout timers..
The Thursday Nite Rag Chew 28.470 MHz Voice
- We talk about everything under the sun, and there are no exceptions as long as everything meets FCC Regulations
- 28.470 MHz SSB 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 runs 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.
Station Identification recommendations while operating in a net
Attention Net Participants:
FCC requires that we identify once every 10 minutes during and once at the end of our communication. This applies equally to Net participation, but it is observed that not every participant is 100% compliant with this rule.
Violations occur when:
- A station checks in only once without identifying, and is not recognized by net control
- A station makes a transmission, but turns it over without identifying, and that was the last transmission -- Identification may or may not have been announced at the start of the last transmission.
- A station did not identify on the first transmission, then does not have the opportunity to identify within 10 minutes of operation because it is not his turn to transmit. This may happen during a roll call, where net control calls the station, the operator responds with anything but his call sign. He is acknowledged by net control as checked in, but has no further opportunity to transmit within ten minutes without being out-of-turn in the net rotation.
- A violation occurs also if a station failed to identify on its last transmission, then the operator gets involved with other distractions that preclude him from further participation for at least ten minutes.
To avoid station identification violations on our nets, please do always include your call with every transmission. This covers your butt if it turns out to be your last time on this day's net.
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 acknowledgement transmission.
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