A “Net” is a group of operators sharing frequency that generally follow an established protocol to avoid talking over each other. Most nets utilize a network controller “net control,” whom volunteers to coordinate the various one to one communications between net controller and the list of people checked into the net.
As the net controller begins the net, be sure to listen to any order or other instructions given for ‘checking in’ to the net. Net control maintains the list and order of the net, per the context of the net and the whim of net control. Nets are held for various purposes and range greatly in their topic and precision in following it.
Most nets are social in tone with a mix of new and seasoned operators and afford an opportunity to practice basic radio skills for new operators. Whether you’re seeking to “play radio” for entertainment or if you want to train to be able to communicate in emergencies; participating in local nets accomplishes both.
Below is the list of nets that occur on repeaters that can be accessed from the local area.
(Please email your additions and corrections for this list to: firstname.lastname@example.org)