ROARS bi-weekly net

ROARS hosts a weekly net (well, actually it is every other week)
on local VHF repeaters to practice net procedures if there was ever an emergency and we had to do it for real, to share announcements and share information.  The ROARS net welcomes all amateur radio operators!

WHEN:    The first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month (if there is a fifth Wednesday)
TIME:       Start at 7 PM US/Pacific.  Usually takes less than 30 minutes.
WHERE:  There are three phases to this net, allowing us to practice communications across a range of communications challenges of increasing difficulty.  The three phases are normally as follows (BUT we will play with other emergency frequencies during some nets.  Check the ROARS calendar for details!):
  1. Begin on the ECRA 147.030 repeater (+ offset, 103.5 PL) located at 6,000 ft on Mount Palomar which covers San Diego county.  This excellent repeater is popular for many social and emergency nets and is widely accessible.  You should know how to use it.  (NOTE:  This repeater has no local backup power.  if it is down, we will start the net on our ROARS repeater on 145.300.)
  2. The net then moves to the ROARS 145.300 repeater (- offset, 88.5 PL) located at 1,400 ft in Ramona.  The Ramona valley is RF isolated from much of San Diego, so seeing if you work this local coverage repeater is good practice for future local emergency communications.  
  3. At the end of the net, we switch to 145.710 simplex (no PL) and do a roll call.  This is to test our local VHF connectivity when no repeaters are available.  You can learn where you do and don't have coverage, and what radios and power levels work well.
Please program these frequencies in your radios and join in the fun.  While we do follow a simple net protocol (script is attached below) for practice, this net is an informal gathering open to all.  We usually start with a a roll and want you to respond with your call, name and current location.  We may add other information requests from time to time, and we always have a call for announcements and general discussion.  Hope to see you on the air!   

Net Control for our weekly net is normally Steve Sampson (K6SRS).  If there are schedule conflicts, either Steve Stipp (KK6AHB) or John German (W6IET) step in.  We all welcome you to join the net for perhaps 30 minutes of fun and practice.

Steve Sampson,
Feb 22, 2018, 9:51 AM
Richard Elling,
Jul 26, 2009, 5:10 PM