GVARC Nets

Weekly Net

GVARC conducts weekly nets at 1930 hours each Tuesday on the W6GGF-VHF repeater (147.825MHz, with a – offset and a PL of 100Hz) or the W6GGF UHF repeater (442.500 MHz, with a + offset and a PL of 100 Hz) . Anyone wishing to become a net control operator should let the acting net control operator know at the next time they check in to the net. Check the “Weekly Repeater Schedule” file at the bottom of this page to determine which repeater we will be using for any given week.

Simplex Net

The last Tuesday of each month we will conduct a simplex net, without the repeater, to practice message relaying in the instance or conditions which our repeater is offline, or unavailable for whatever reason. This is a great way to enhance amateur radio operator skills.

To participate in the simplex net:

  • If you have already downloaded the frequencies list from the frequencies page on this site and loaded it on your radio, simply go to channel 2, “s-GGF-v”, and use that channel to transmit on during the net.
  • If you are a more advanced user, we are simply transmitting on the output frequency of the repeater, which in the case of W6GGF VHF would be 147.825MHz and for W6GGF UHF this would be 442,500 MHz. Since this would be simplex there is no offset, but you will still want to use 100Hz for the PL tone otherwise others that have that programmed will not be able to hear you.

Scripts, Log Sheets, and Schedule Files