Nets and Frequencies
The Society runs a number of nets which are open to both Members and Visitors.
Basic details are shown here with links below to the detailed “RSARS Nets” and “Nominated Calling Frequencies” documents which can be printed and kept handy in the shack…
SSB Tuesday and Thursday
SSB Sundays, Highlands and Islands (Scotland)
SSB Sundays – CHATTERBOX NET
CW Wednesdays and Sundays
SSB Wednesdays VK/ZL Activity
High Speed CW
SSB Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
SSB Tuesday afternoons
SSB Thursday afternoons
SSB Sundays – CHATTERBOX NET
Tuesday through Friday Meeting Place for USA Members
Weekly SSB for VK and ZL
Wednesday and Saturday – SSB
Friday – Overseas CW
Wednesdays – FM
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month – FM
VK and ZL Net
The links below show the “Shack Aid” Documents for all RSARS Nets and Nominated Calling Frequencies. Open the link, and then right click on the document to select the print option if required.
Net Controllers, of necessity relative to conditions, are often gratefully supported by best-placed members for the benefit of the conduct of the particular Net.
- LISTED FREQUENCIES ARE ALL PLUS OR MINUS QRM. ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL UK TIME UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE.
- THE FRIDAY EVENING HIGH SPEED CW NET IS NORMALLY THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, BUT LOOK FOR
- ACTIVITY EACH WEEK AS VARIOUS MEMBERS GET TOGETHER FOR A HIGH SPEED CHAT.
- PLEASE FORWARD DETAILS OF NEW/CHANGES IN ACTIVITY TO NSMR MM0DKQ
- Skeds with Overseas Members should be arranged on the appropriate HF band, on frequencies in accordance with accepted Band Plans
- The use of SSB on the 10 MHz band is NOT supported by the Society
SSB Nets take place at 1800 UK local time every Tuesday and Thursday evening. The Tuesday net is controlled by Alan/G4BXQ and the Thursday net is managed by Keith/G6NHY. If the frequency is busy, search boldly to find the activity.
Taking place on each Sunday from 30 November 1986 the CHATTERBOX Net runs from 1100 to Noon local time if possible and is currently controlled by Dennis (GW4XKE) and is now aided by Pre-Chatterbox deputy Ray (GW4PUC).
The Net is for the exchange of Society and membership news and information and general membership discussion: this Net is NOT used for RSARS Award purposes but if a rare station does come up “the Rules” can be relaxed as an exception, the main Net closed, and the frequency left for contacts with that station to benefit the Awards Scheme.
The Pre-Chatterbox Net currently runs on 7.170 between 10:30 and 11:00 clock time and if conditions permit we continue, but if propagation is so bad then the Pre-Chatterbox Net (conducted by GW4PUC) takes place on 3.743 MHz until 11:00 when CHATTERBOX proper under the baton of GW4XKE begins and goes on until Noon.
The weekly HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS Net also from 1100 UK local time each Sunday is controlled by Dave GM4FOZ.
A twice weekly CW opportunity.
The first takes place on a Wednesday evening 1830 local (UK). The position of Control Station is currently filled by GM3KHH.
The second helping of CW takes place every Sunday morning from 1000 local (UK) time with preference given to those Members who are newer to CW. There is no current Net Controller for this activity, but this is an ideal opportunity to try your CW and work other like minded members.
High Speed CW Net. This Net currently has no Net Controller so until someone volunteers to take it on, this will be general meeting Freq/Time to look for other members who like to use High Speed CW Fridays at 1830local (UK) time.
RTTY Net. takes place on Monday evening from 1830 local UK time and is controlled by Bill GM3KHH. Conditions vary on this Net but generally speaking this is the best time to catch up with other members interested in RTTY.
PSK31 Net. Once a week on Friday at 1830 UK local time – purely a chat net and controlled by Bill GM3KHH – the Net lasts for about an hour depending upon participants’ wishes and activity as a drop-in/drop-out Net.
Monday to Friday inclusive, SSB MORNING Nets take place starting at 1000 UK local time – the nominated Net Controllers are Pat, GW3KJW who normally does Monday/Wednesday and Thursday, John M3VRB who takes over on Tuesdays and Alan, G4BXQ who manages the Friday spot. As with other nets, conditions vary, so search boldly for the activity.
The 1st weekly SSB 40m AFTERNOON Net is controlled by Bryan, MØOIC on Tuesdays at 1400 UK local time. If conditions are unworkable, then try 3.743MHz. As with all activity, search boldly for the activity.
The 2nd weekly SSB 40m AFTERNOON Net is controlled by Peter, G0RGB on Thursdays at 1400 UK local time. As with all activity, search boldly for the activity.
Weekly Overseas CW Net. This Net is every Friday evening from 2000 GMT and attracts those well versed in the art of Morse from all parts. Previous attempts on 14.040 did not work out so well as expected.
Weekly SSB Net into VK/ZL on Saturdays. Control of this Net is usually taken by VK4BFO.
This is the meeting place at 1600 GMT for USA members on Tuesdays through Fridays. There is no current Control Station
This twice-weekly SSB Natter Net (Wednesday and Saturday) finds the numbers are gaining in strength and the Net itself in popularity as conditions continue to improve. Look from 0600Z onwards and be prepared to take control to assist VK4BFO (who regularly controls on Saturday) if you are the better placed station having regard to band conditions and occupancy.
Weekly Activity on FM (Wednesday) Around 2000 UK Locaql time. Combined Services Activity where many new members may be found.
Twice monthly activity – on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Combined Services Net controlled by G4PSH/GØMQU from 1930 local UK time
RTTY Activity. There is no Net as such for the 2 metre RTTY Activity, so if you are interested in this mode please put out a call from 2000 UK local time on 144.610 for any other RSARS stations. Members who only have FM mode should put out a call on 145.300 MHz at the same times.
SSB Activity. Activity in the Merseyside area every Sunday evening from 1900 local time. Brian (G7CCP) is trying to get some 70 cms activity going in the area so any members who can get on at that time please try and contact Brian.
VK and ZL members please make a note that 3.615 MHz is where you will find the weekly net for VK/ZL members. It takes place every Wednesday at 1030 GMT. It is hoped that this note will make more of the Down Under members aware of this possible activity.
We have allocated frequencies for members use on Top Band: 1.835 CW, 1.840 RTTY, 1840.150 PSK31 and 1.946 SSB and on this latter frequency there is an SSB Net on Wednesday evenings from 2030 – at present controlled by 2EØBDS.