Net Schedule

  • Phone: Mondays, 19:00, Hamaker: 146.85 – 118.8
  • Winlink: Monday – Friday, anytime

Phone Net

Klamath ARES has it’s primary voice net every Monday evening at 19:00 on the Hamaker repeater 146.850 MHz, negative offset, CTCSS tone 118.8 Hz. The Net Script for our weekly nets is available on our training page under Net Operations.

Digital Nets

Klamath ARES began conducting digital nets in 2018 with a VHF KB2KB (keyboard-to keyboard) packet net. In 2019 we began conducting a weekly Winlink net using the built in Check-In Form. In 2020 Klamath ARES added an APRS Message Net and a JS8CALL Net.

Today we have two regular nets, phone and Winlink. All appropriately licensed hams are welcome to check in to the weekly digital nets. Digital Net times and procedures are listed below.

Winlink

Winlink is the easiest digital net to check in to. You may check-in via any mode, including telnet, at any time during the week Monday through Friday.

  • Use the ICS-213 to check in
    • Select Template -> Standard Templates -> ICS USA Forms -> ICS213.txt
  • Address the check-in to KK6GXG
  • Request a return receipt to make sure your check-in was received
  • Intermediate and Advanced users are encouraged to use radio modes
  • Let’s mix it up and use a variety of transport modes

Winlink is the de facto tool for emergency communications with federal, state, and local government agencies. This net is provided to keep your Winlink software and skills up to date. All check-ins will be added up over the weekend and the counts will be posted below.

Check the Training Page for more detailed information on classroom and web-based training. Also see https://winlink.org/

2021 Net Record

        Ph/    Pkt/  WL2K/ NTS
        CkIns  CkIns CkIns MSGS
 JAN    62     4     14    2
 FEB    129    4     14    2
 MAR    100    4     19    2
 APR    67     4     13    0
 MAY    84     4     15    3
 JUN    82     4     12    3
 JUL    77     4     16    3
 AUG    121    4     27    0
 SEP    x      x     x     x
 OCT    x      x     x     x
 NOV    x      x     x     x
 DEC    x      x     x     x

2020 Net Record

        Ph/    Pkt/  WL2K/ APRS/ JS8/  NTS
        CkIns  CkIns CkIns CkIns CkIns MSGS
 JAN    35     4     8     1     3     4
 FEB    -      -     -     -     -     -
 MAR    23     4     7     1     1     3
 APR    44     4     11    1     1     6
 MAY    46     x     2     x     x     1
 JUN    52     x     2     x     x     0
 JUL    35     x     13    x     x     0
 AUG    55     4     18    4     x     0
 SEP    55     4     12    4     x     0
 OCT    62     5     13    4     x     1
 NOV    79     5     16    5     x     1
 DEC    144    4     12    x     x     2