Nets

Weekly Nets

The MARC hosts the following weekly nets: (Note: dates and times are subject to change - please check our club calendar and News page for up-to-date info)

MTEARS Net - Mondays at 8PM Central Time. Our UHF repeater 443.175 is linked to the MTEARS network for their weekly net.

Newbie Net - Tuesdays at 8PM Central Time on our VHF repeater. Hosted by Justin, K4LEN. A great place for those new to Amateur Radio to ask questions and for operators at all experience levels to share knowledge and experience. All licensed Amateur Radio operators are welcome to join in. Note - this net is not held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to allow members to attend our monthly club meeting.

MARC Weekly Club Net - Thursdays at 8PM Central Time on our VHF repeater. Our weekly informal club net. All licensed Amateur Radio operators are welcome to join the net - you do not have to be a MARC member to check in.

ARES Net - Sundays at 8:30PM Central Time on our VHF repeater. This is a net dedicated to emergency radio services. We take check-ins from licensed Amateur Radio operators in Maury and surrounding counties. You do not have to be a MARC or ARES member to check in.

Emergency Nets

Anytime there is an emergency situation or severe weather event, the UHF repeater will be linked to the MTEARS network and the VHF repeater will be used exclusively for an Emergency Net and will be under a Net Control Operator (NCO). All repeater traffic will go through the NCO until the emergency subsides and the NCO returns the VHF repeater back to normal use.

Guidelines for Emergency Nets:

  • When the Emergency Net is first activated, the NCO will ask for check-ins. Please give your Callsign, First Name, and Location slowly so the NCO can enter your information in the log.
  • PLEASE refrain from any “chit chat” during these Nets.
  • When giving your reports (ex: hail size, wind velocity, trees/power lines down, etc), you should be as accurate as possible. This information will be relayed to the National Weather Service in Nashville.
  • If you need to leave the Net, please advise the NCO that you want to SECURE your station; the NCO will acknowledge you are leaving the net and log the time.
  • SKYWARN or other emergency training is recommended.