Radio Nets

The Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society

Nets and Frequencies

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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…

160 metres

SSB Wednesday

80 metres

SSB Tuesday and Thursday

SSB Sundays, Highlands and Islands (Scotland)

SSB Sundays – CHATTERBOX NET

CW Wednesdays

RTTY

PSK31

40 metres

SSB Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

SSB Tuesday afternoons

SSB Thursday afternoons

SSB Sundays – CHATTERBOX NET

20 metres

Check out 14.046 for overseas members

Miscellaneous

Top Band

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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.

RSARS Nets and Frequency Chart

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.

NOTES

  1. LISTED FREQUENCIES ARE ALL PLUS OR MINUS QRM. ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL UK TIME UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE.
  2. PLEASE FORWARD DETAILS OF NEW/CHANGES IN ACTIVITY TO NSMR Reps.

Nominated Calling Frequencies

  • 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

3.743 MHz +/-

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.


3.743 MHz  or 7.170 MHz +/-

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.


3.745 MHz.

The weekly HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS Net also from 1100 UK local time each Sunday is controlled by Dave GM4FOZ.


3.565 MHz.

Weekly CW opportunity.
This takes place on a Wednesday evening 1830 local (UK). The position of Control Station is currently filled by GM3KHH.


3.585 MHz.

RTTY – This is a meeting place for other RSARS members looking for RTTY activity and takes place on Monday evening from 1830 local UK time. Conditions vary for this activity but generally speaking this is the best time to catch up with other members interested in RTTY.


3.583 MHz.

PSK31 – This is a meeting place for other RSARS members looking for PSK31 activity and takes place on Friday evenings from 1830 UK local time. Conditions vary on this activity but generally speaking this is the best time to catch up with other members interested in PSK.


7.170 MHz.

Monday to Friday inclusive, SSB MORNING Nets take place starting at 1000 UK local time – the nominated Net Controllers are Pat, GW3KJW and John, M3VRB who are assisted by Ray, GW4PUC when required. If conditions are poor on 7.170, then take a listen on 3.583+/- where you may find the activity.


7.170 MHz.

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.


7.170 MHz.

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.


1.946 MHz or “TOP BAND”.

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.


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