Metrolina Nightly Net

The Metrolina 2 Meter Emergency Net

Become a Net Control Get the Net Preamble Get the ARES Net Preamble Get Net Report Procedure

Our Metrolina Nightly Net meets every day of the year at 9:00 PM local time. The primary frequency is our 146.940 MHz repeater. During net time, it is usually linked to the 145.230 MHz and 224.400 MHz repeaters, along with Echolink® via the W4BFB-R Node. The backup frequency is 146.520 MHz simplex. Our repeaters have a tone access of 118.8Hz.

The Metrolina Nightly Net encourages hams to be on-the-air, talk with each other, and share questions and opinions about ham radio. On the net we also become familiar with the voices, callsigns, names, interests, capabilities, and typical signal characteristics of our local Hams. The rag chew on the net is a great time to get to know more about our members, and it lets us put the face with the callsign and the voice at our club meetings. Yes, in times of emergency communications, all of this familiarity does help us communicate more effectively.  On Wednesdays, this net focuses on our ARES and AUXCOMM events and topics and is called the Metrolina AUXCOMM/ARES Net.  It’s a great way to learn about and engage in emergency communications.


Want to Be a Net Controller?

Yes, YOU can also be a Net Control Station on our friendly net.  Net Control is another operating skill where you learn by doing, the experience makes one a valuable part of any operating activity involving a bunch of Hams.  Send our net manager, Steven – KI4FAQ, an email at NetManager or give him a call and he will get you started with everything you need to be a Net Control Station.  New Net Control Operators are welcomed and there are mentors who will help you get started so that you can get comfortable with calling the Net.

Net Controllers
Sunday Tim N4IB
  Keith KO4QQU
Monday Steve N0JJO
Tuesday John WB2NHQ
Wednesday Steven KI4FAQ
Friday OPEN
Saturday Merrilee WA1FHK


Alternate Net Controllers
Brad K4BTH

Phonetics Anyone?

Silly phonetics sometimes get a chuckle the first time they’re used, but then quickly wear thin and they reflect poor operating procedure. By getting into the habit of using standard phonetics, especially during our regular nets, we can be understood more easily when it really counts. Let’s try these:

A – Alpha H – Hotel O – Oscar V – Victor
B – Bravo I – India P – Papa W – Whiskey
C – Charlie J – Juliett Q – Quebec X – X-ray
D – Delta K – Kilo R – Romeo Y – Yankee
E – Echo L – Lima S -Sierra Z – Zulu
F – Foxtrot M – Mike T – Tango
G – Golf N – November U – Uniform