Nets on the Nixa ARC Repeaters

Recently, we've added several nets to the club's repeaters throughout the week.


On Mondays, we have two nets currently active. If you haven't checked in yet, make an effort to check into the "Monday Night Net" on the 53.270 repeater. The net is held weekly at 8:00 p.m. and is open to all topics related to 6-meters and below. This wonderful net has been in operation since November 19, 2007 and will soon celebrate it's second birthday! The net control operators are Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, and James French, KC0TQD. The net is a round table style net that those familiar with HF nets will appreciate. The net lasts approximately an hour, and drop-by check ins are also welcome. Visit this net's website, www.6meter.net, for more information

The newest net is the "Missouri VoIP" net. This net is held on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. The inaugural net was on Monday, September 14, 2009. Currently there are two net control operators, John McReynolds, KC0NRO, and Jeremy Geeo, KD0EAV. The net is conducted over EchoLink via the new **Missouri** conference server. The inagural net lasted about 1-1/2 hours. Local check-ins are encouraged to participate in the net. The net is intended to test and utilize all the EchoLink VoIP links and repeaters in the state. You can visit this net's website, www.mo-voip.net, for more information.

On Tuesday's, you are cordially invited to check into the "Bible Belt Christian Fellowship Net" on the 145.270 repeater at 8:00 p.m. This is an open, non-denominational net and everyone is invited to participate. J.R. Duncan, N0RLP, is the net control for this net. The net is meant for fellowship and Bible scripture readings and also takes prayer requests and praise reports. J.R. does a great job on this net, which first hit the airwaves on August 1, 1995, and continues to be a popular net. You can also check into this net via EchoLink by connecting to "KC0LUN-R", or node # 113667. For more information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BibleBeltChristianFellowship/.

On Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., you can tune into the first net started by the Nixa Amateur Radio Club, called the "NARC Net". The primary frequency for the net is the 145.270 repeater, but you can also check in via the 53.270 and 442.275 repeaters and EchoLink via node #113667. Once all the repeater links are back up and operational, you will also be able to check in via the 224.280 and 927.5375 repeaters along with IRLP via reflector #9229. This net rotates net control operators. In 2009, our net control operators are Chris Cochran, KB0WZC; Lance Riffle, KQ0Q; Randy Jordan, KC0UKB; and Kent & Richard Doucey, N0IRN & KD0HGY. The purpose of the net is to pass along local information about local amateur radio related activities and club related events and for everyone checking in to be able to check their equipment on all the VHF / UHF bands in which they have equipment. Visit www.nixahams.net for more information.

Lastly, everyone is invited to check into the Friday night "Technology Net" held on the 145.270 repeater. The net is held every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. The net is hosted by the Raytown Amateur Radio Club and has been very popular. The net is brought to us via the 145.270 repeater's EchoLink node. Watch for e-mails on Friday on the NixaHams Yahoo! group advising of the topic for the week and the "expert" guest speaker. Past net topics have been D-Star, EchoLink, IRLP, How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT, and Remote Control Aircraft and Amateur Radio. Visit http://www.k0gq.com/technet.htm for information on future and past nets. Recordings of the most recent nets are placed on the website for you to listen to if you missed the live net.

During Hurricane season, you will also hear the Hurricane Traffic Net being re-broadcast on the 442.275 repeater. This net is "receive only" so local traffic does not get passed onto the net. This net is piped into the Nixa ARC repeater system via IRLP.

Keep an ear to the airwaves and take some time to check into these nets this fall and winter and become a "regular check-in." We'd love to hear from you on a net soon!