A 'Net' is a regularly-scheduled communications network and is a great way to practice, become proficient with your equipment and make contact with like-minded patriots in your area.
If you can’t check in on the radio, or you are listening on a shortwave radio, you can check in electronically using the Net Check In Form.
- NET WORD OF THE WEEK: The “Net Word of the Week”, originates from the 20m National Voice Net, then broadcasts over the Regional Nets and is finally shared during the local nets. Using a single source demonstrates the effectiveness of the nets, identifies any gaps in the network, and helps us practice passing information.
- NET CHECK-IN FORM: Let us know you are out there! Use the NET CHECK-IN FORM and let us know how you heard the net! Examples: Monitoring using a Shortwave radio with SSB, Monitoring via websdr, Net Control Station was unable to copy you.
NET CHATROOM: There is a Chatroom available during the nets for AmRRON members. The chatroom password is the same as the standard AmRRON member password (used for member directory). User your AmRRON Code Name (not FCC call signs) as your user name. CLICK HERE TO ENTER CHATROOM.
Intelligence Brief (Every Tuesday) –> AIB White Paper
Regional / National Scheduled Nets –> Scheduled Nets 2021 PDF
20 Meter Nets-1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY
VOICE: 2000Z 14.342 USB
DIGITAL: 2030Z 14.110 USB (Contestia 4/250)
40m 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY EVENING Will remain on 40m YEAR ROUND.
VOICE: 0100Zulu 7.242 LSB
DIGITAL: 0130Zulu 7.110 USB (Contestia 4/250)
NOTE: Wed evening (IN THE UNITED STATES). So, technically, very early morning of Thurs., Greenwich, England.
*The Wednesday evening nets will have one national Net Control Operator. This will require stations to act as relays and step up to assume ‘Assistant Net Control’ duties to help facilitate getting the NWOTW distributed, and relaying information throughout the nets. The primary purpose of the Wednesday evening net will be to focus on getting information distributed to the network, with less focus on ‘check ins’. The information to be passed may be in the form of NWOTW, as well as SITREPs, SPOTREPs, messages, and other traffic.
The Wednesday nets will be a less formal, but very important, practice net which might simulate a real-world disaster situation where more formal Net Control Stations have not yet been coordinated or present.
80m Rolling Regional Nets- 1st & 3rd THURSDAY
(following day after the 20m National Net)
20:00 hrs. LOCAL time
NOTE: Frequencies are +/- depending on QRM. Be prepared to moved up and down the dial until you find the Net.
VOICE: 3.818 LSB
DIGITAL: 3.588 USB (Contestia 4/250)
You are not restricted to your own time zone for checking in to a net. If you have better propagation with an adjacent region’s Net Control Station, feel free to check in to that net. Just let them know which region/state you are located.
AmRRON Sub-Regional nets
There are training nets on HF (High Frequency bands) which take place all the time, and are specific to various regions across the country. These are separate from the National/Regional Net Schedule.
The schedule for these HF sub-regional nets can be found at the Sub-Regional AmRRON Net Schedule Page
MTZ/PTZ Digital Training/Cascadia Rising Response Group (CSRG) Digital Net
This is a new specialized net being tested for response to the forecasted “big one” earthquake for the NW region, and for digital training which will be the backbone for traffic in an emergency.
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 1930 Pacific time on 3.588mhz usb, Contestia 4/250 will be the main mode, other traffic modes will be used as needed.
NCS location will alternate between the MTZ and PTZ as ncs operators become available.