Nets

A net is a regularly scheduled on-air meeting with other amateur radio operators. These “Nets” (as in “networks”) are moderated by a station referred to as “Net Control”. Nets can allow operators to learn procedures for emergencies, be an informal round table or be topical, covering specific interests shared by a group.

Some local nets are operated on a simplex frequency to ensure that the local operators can communicate between themselves without relying on a remote repeater that might not be available in the aftermath of a disaster. This would also allow communications in a local area without being subjected to interference from communications from outside the local area. Other local nets use a local repeater due to topographic or other obstacles to simplex operations.

Forms

Local net script - Updated December 2007

Countywide Net Suggested Script - Updated November 2021

Countywide Net Log Sheet – Updated Weekly

County Wide Net Log Sheet in Excel

Countywide Digi Net Log

DigiNetLog in Excel


Local Area Net Schedule (Mendocino County)

Last Updated May 2019

COMMUNITY Local Day Time Area RPT RPT Tone Area NET REMARKS
Albion / Little River / Mendocino146.820 RMNoon146.820103.5North CoastLinked to 147.030 Fort Bragg
Brooktrails/Spring Creek/Sylvandale145.130 RM7:30 PM145.130103.5CentralAlternate 146.580 simplex
Covelo147.210 RW7:00 PM145.130103.5CentralAlternate 147.475 or 446.025 S
Fort Bragg147.030 RMNoon147.030103.5North CoastLinked to 146.820 repeater
Gualala (digi M 5:30 PM 147.945R)147.825 RTu7:00 PM147.825103.5South CoastLink to Pt. Arena Net
Laytonville146.535 SW7:00 PM145.130103.5Central
North Coast Simplex146.550 SW7:00 PM146.820103.5North CoastFt. Bragg- Orr Springs
Virus Net Roundtable146.820 RM-F5:00 PM 103.5North CoastLinked to 147.030 Fort Bragg
Point Arena (digi M 5:30 PM 147.945R)146.610 RTu7:00 PM146.61088.5South CoastLink to Gualala Net
Redwood Valley / Ukiah146.490 SW7:00 PM145.130103.5Central
Willits146.445 SW7:00 PM145.130103.5Central

Countywide/Regional Nets

Name Day Time Frequency Tone REMARKS
McARCS Countywide NetW7:30 PM145.430 -103.5Linked Net - North County – Cahto Peak
McARCS Countywide NetW7:30 PM147.390 103.5Linked Net - Central County – Laughlin Ridge
McARCS Countywide NetW7:30 PM145.470 -103.5Linked Net - South County – Sanel Mt.
McARCS Countywide NetW7:30 PM147.270 114.8Linked Net - South Coast – Fish Rock Road
McARCS Countywide NetW7:30 PM147.675 -179.9Linked Net - Lake County – Hunter Point
Technical NetTu7:00 PMLinked countywide repeatersSee aboveTechnical questions and answers
Digi NetTu8:00 PMLinked countywide repeatersSee abovePractice Net using fldigi and flmsg
Walking Repeaters 2mWAfter Countywide net (~8 PM)145.555103.5Countywide/regional simplex net hosted by Len, WA6KLK
YL NetTh7:00 PMLinked countywide repeatersSee aboveLadies-only net hosted by Joyce, KJ6ZVS
Swap NetTh7:30 PMLinked countywide repeatersSee aboveInformal on-the-air swap meet for ham gear or computer equipment
Humboldt HF NetM7:45 PM3.955 LSB
Mendocino/Sonoma HF Emergency NetTu7:30 PM3.925 or 7.245 LSB Net may be shifted /- a couple kHz for noise/traffic
Oregon/California (ORCA) Digi NetTu7:30 PM3.581 USB fldigi HF digital net, usually MFSK32

Notes:

  • S or R denotes simplex or repeater frequency
  • Some areas may require elevation and/or gain antenna for common repeater access
  • Each community uses non-interfering simplex frequency for local net per table

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