Announcement!  New Regional Digital Training Net (Central Time Zone)

Where:  Central Time Zone (Primary NCS based in Texas)

DAY:  Every Tuesday  (beginning November 15, 2020)

Time:  02:00 Zulu

Frequency:  3.588 USB  (Be prepared to change frequencies and/or bands, at the discretion of Net Control)

Mode:  Contestia 4/250  (be prepared to switch to other modes and follow instructions from the NCS)


National and Rolling Regional Nets

These nets take place every other week, beginning with the FIRST and THIRD Wednesday of each month

WEDNESDAY (first and third)

20m Voice at 20:00hrs Zulu on 14.338 USB (+/- QRM)

Thirty minutes later…

20m Digital at 20:30hrs Zulu on 14.110 USB (+/- QRM)

Digital nets take place at 1000 on the waterfall in fldigi, beginning with Contestia 4/250 (checkins); then MFSK-32 (sending net traffic)

Traffic (such as the weekly AIB) will be sent first by flmsg, and then by flamp.  (open both after starting fldigi)


40m Voice at 01:00hrs Zulu on 7.238 LSB (+/- QRM)

Thirty minutes later…

40m Digital at 01:30hrs Zulu on 7.110 USB (+/- QRM)


THURSDAY (the following day after the first and third Wednesday)

ROLLING REGIONAL 80m NETS | Take place by time zone, beginning with the East Coast (Eastern), then ‘roll’ westward to each subsequent region/time zone

80m Voice at 20:00hrs LOCAL TIME on 3.818 LSB (+/- QRM)

Thirty minutes later…

80m Digital at 20:30hrs LOCAL TIME 3.588 USB (+/- QRM)


Other nets take place regularly.  You can find regional, sub-regional, and local nets through the AmRRON Scheduled Nets Page.



If you are new to digital modes, you can learn more about getting started with fldigi at

  • Be sure to turn off beacons/heartbeats/sounders in other digital mode applications ten minutes prior to the start of the scheduled net
  • Start fldigi first, then start flamp and flmsg
  • Turn RxID on (green) in upper right-hand corner of your fldigi program.  Turn TxID off.
  • Set your ‘Sweet Spot’ on your waterfall to 1000 (in fldigi, select ‘Configure’ button at the top > Select ‘Config Dialogue’ > Select ‘Misc’ > Select ‘Sweet Spot’.  Edit the field labeled ‘PSK et al.’ to 1000.  This will place your selector at 1000 on the waterfall by default when you start fldigi or change modes.
  • These nets are controlled nets (unlike the Persistent Presence Net).  Follow instructions of the NCS (Net Control Station) and/or ANCS (Assistant Net Control Station).
  • FLAMP block fills
    • Only report missing blocks if you are missing five or fewer blocks (others reporting missing blocks will usually result in filling many of your missing blocks when NCS or a relay station is sending block fills).
    • Do not ask for block fills if you are missing the majority of the blocks.  Wait for a relay station with a better path to you than the sending station, and often this will happen after the close of the scheduled net.
    • All available stations are encouraged to stay on frequency after the net closes to relay traffic to other stations who have a better path than the original sending station.
    • When sending net traffic to others (such as after the close of the net, for example) move up or down a couple kHz if practical, where others with a good path to you can follow you, freeing up the main frequency for other coordination and relaying.  Make an announcement that you will move to MHz to relay the traffic.
    • When sending net traffic to others using flamp, always try to ‘Relay’ the traffic from your Receive pane in flamp.  This will keep the four-digit/character Queue identifier the same, and will result in more efficient transfer of each file, minimizing multiple versions of the same file being sent.

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Have fun, learn, and grow.  See you on the air!