Nets and Meetings

Note: All times are local (CST/DST) unless stated otherwise.

  • Daily
    • 12 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
      • ARRL MN Section Phone Net
      • 3.860 MHz
    • 6:30 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
      • ARRL MN Section CW Net
      • 3.605 MHz
    • 11:30 a.m., M-F only
      • The Very Informal Lunch Net
      • 146.625 W0MXW repeater (tone access 100.0 Hz)
    • 3:30 p.m., M-F only
      • Daily Commute Net
      • 146.820 W0MXW repeater (tone access 100.0 Hz)
      • Informal ragchew net that runs until everyone gets home.
  • Sunday
    • 7:30 p.m.
      • Minnesota D-Star Net
      • 443.850 W0MXW D-Star repeater, Reflector 53A
    • 9 p.m.
      • Olmsted County ARES Net
      • The Sunday Night ARES net will start a weekly repeater rotation in 2018 starting in February, as follows for each Sunday in a month:

        First Sunday @ 9pm  147.255+ P.L. 100Hz
        Second Sunday @ 9pm  146.625- P.L. 100Hz
        Third Sunday @ 9pm  147.255+ P.L. 100Hz
        Fourth Sunday @ 9pm  146.820- P.L. 100Hz
        Fifth Sunday @ 9pm  147.255+ P.L. 100Hz

        The purpose is to monthly test each repeaters operation during a net from around the county for quality control, and to test our radio(s) on each VHF repeater.

      • Net Manager: WØSTV

  • Monday
    • 9 p.m.
      • Olmsted County SKYWARN Net
      • 147.255 WØEAS repeater (tone access 100.0 Hz)
      • The net only meets Monday following any Skywarn activation during the prior week.
      • Net Manager: WØSTV
  • Tuesday
    • 5:30 p.m.
      • Informal dinner at Whistle Binkies North, 3120 Wellner Dr NE, Rochester every second Tuesday before Club meetings.
      • Call on 146.82 or 147.255 for talk-in.
    • 7 p.m.
      • Ten Meter Net meets on 28.325 SSB every Tuesday - except Club nights.
      • Stop on by and exercise those new Ten Meter privileges for all Techs. You new Generals should stop on by too!
      • Note: net only occasionally meets in summer months but do check band for e-skip. We'll try for regular nets in cooler WX.
      • Net Manager: K0VH
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • 6:30 p.m.
      • Southeast Minnesota Digital Net
      • 147.255 W0EAS repeater (tone access 100.0 Hz)
      • The net exercises our digital EmComm capabilities using 'Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software (NBEMS)' for both formal and informal/chat traffic within the range of the 255 repeater. FLDigi and oftentimes FLMSG and FLWRAP software is used to practice sending and receiving digital messages using the MT-63/2000L protocol (MT-63/2KL), with long interleave and extended characters on a center audio frequency of 1500Hz (FLDigi default). This mode also works well with speaker-to-microphone "Acoustic Coupling" for those without dedicated computer interfaces available, and we always take voice checkins as well. All Hams are welcome!
      • Net Manager: AA0CN
    • 8 p.m.
      • Minnesota Digital ARES Net
      • 3583.5 kHz USB dial frequency + (500 to 1500 Hz), Olivia 8/500 mode.
      • Net Manager: KØRGR
    • Friday
    • Saturday
      • 7 a.m.
        • Informal Breakfast Meeting
        • Grandma's Restaurant, Silver Lake Shopping Center, North Broadway, Rochester
        • Call on 146.82 for talk-in.
      • 1600 UTC
        • IBM Net
        • 14.347 MHz

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