Amateur Radio Operators periodically run "nets" on designated days and on pre-determined frequencies. The "nets" are typically oriented around a specific topic (eg. Emergency Traffic Handling, Disaster Scenarios, Digital Modes, etc.) Some of the nets below are consistantly running high-turnout nets and are designed around ARES scenarios. Plan on checking into these nets (or at least listening to them) when time permits as they are helpful to ARES personnel.
|The following are all
Digital Nets (Olivia, MT63, etc.)
All Nets are Upper Side Band Unless Otherwise Specified
|Net Name/Purpose||Time/Days||Frequency/Tone||Modes Used|
|Lucas County ARES Hospital Net||8:00pm Each Tuesday||147.270 FM|
|Ohio Digital Net||Tues. 8:00pm ET||3.585 Primary
|Michigan Digital Traffic Net||Tues. 8:00pm ET
Thurs. 8:00pm ET
Sat. 8:00pm ET
|Voice of America||Sat. 0930 UTC
Sat. 1600 UTC
Sun. 0230 UTC
Sun. 1930 UTC
|New York NBEMS||Sat. 1500 UTC||7.036||Olivia 8/500
|US East NBEMS||Wed. 0000 UTC||7.036||Olivia 8/500|
|SATURN Southern States||Sat. 1600 UTC||14.065||Olivia 8/500|
|Minnestota ARES||Thurs. 0200 UTC||3.583.50||Olivia 8/500|
|Arkansas NBEMS||Tues. 0000 UTC||3.582||Olivia 8/500|
|Pennsylvania NBEMS (80m)||Sun. 9:30am ET||3.583||Olivia 8/500|
|Pennsylvania NBEMS (40m)||Sun. 11:00am ET||7.072.5||Olivia 8/500|
|California NBEMS||Wed. 8:30pm PT||3.584.0||PSK 125|
Please note that these are working nets! As every good Amateur Radio Operator know, listen first, and practice on your own or with a friend before showing up to a net and attempting to pass/handle voice/digital traffic.
If you have questions or need assistance, please seek out a local group (such as the Toledo Mobile Radio Association) and Elmers will be glad to assist new amateurs with procedures or equipment.