Radio Nets

Low Band Net Information
75 meters:
Tennessee phone net:  5:45 and 6:40 A.M., 6:30 P.M. 3980 khz.
Sundays and major holidays 8:00 A.M. only.

Mobile travelers during nighttime hours:  If you have an emergency situation a group of amateur operators trained in emergency communications with resources to speed assistance to you guard 3911 khz.

Though not yet a well established formal net Radio RescueNet is a group of serious disciplined operators who are regular net controls on the maritime mobile service network. One or more of us always stand guard on 3.911 khz late nights to assist anyone in need of emergency assistance, be it from tornadoes, flood, hurricane, earthquake, or just the mobile traveler without any other contact to get help.

40 meters:

Of course southcars, 7251 khz, and for this part of the world, the midsouth Midcars 7258 khz is also a good bet. Available mornings to assist the mobile traveler or just about anyone at all.

Region five traffic net, 7280 khz 10:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Mon-Sat. 1:30 and 3:30 P.M. Sundays. Send that birthday greeting to Aunt Liz, or when emergency comms needed we're the health and welfare outlet for the South.  Whenever 7285 khz swing into action for tactical emergency traffic 7280 is guarded to handle outbound welfare traffic only.

Region NTS policy is that we don't take inbound health and welfare to the affected area of a disaster for 72 hours, then we review the policy.  If there's a chance we can get it to destination we'll take it.  Otherwise, NTS suggests that folks with inbound health and welfare inquiries utilize the services of Satern, the salvation army team emergency radio net, 14.265 mhz and other such groups who have facilities to archive large volumes of this type traffic and resources to deal with it.

20 meters:

During wide scale emergencies/disasters, Satern the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio net 14.265 mhz is a good source of information and an
outlet for that inquiry whether Uncle Fred survived the hurricane. Satern does a daily training session monday-Friday 14.265 mhz at 1400 utc.

14.300 mhz; three nets utilize this frequency.  During the mornings it's the Intercontinental Amateur Traffic net, at noon  it switches to Maritime Mobile Net.
AT 0300 utc in the evenings the Pacific Seafarers' net utilizes 14300.
Assists missionaries both medical and religious as well as vessels at sea, and the mobile traveler when needed.  A good propagation check along with the beacon bands.

In fact, ITU region 2 which comprises our part of the globe will soon be ratifying the concept of emergency center of activity frequencies on the various hf bands.  These will be go-to places for emergency traffic which have a 5 khz window either side suggested to be contest and ragchew free to get the traffic handled effectively.  ITU regions 1 and 3 have already recognized 14.300 mhz as the 20 meter "center of activity" frequency, partly due to the work of these nets on 14.300.

This should give the newcomers a quick tour of what's out there to assist them on the hf rig.

73 de NF5B Richard Webb
Eads, TN

Local Memphis VHF NETS

Reveille Net - Weekdays  -  06:30 A.M. - 224.780 MHz

220 MHz Secret Service Net -  Monday Night - 8:30 P.M.  - 224.780 MHz

Elmer Net  Monday Night - 9:00 P.M. 147.03 - 107.2 pl

Midsouth ARES Simplex Net - Monday Night 9P.M. - 146.550 - Net Control - KD4KDF - Stanton, TN

Short-Winded Net 8:30 P.M. Tuesdays - 146.85 Mhz

Med MERS Net 12:00 noon Wednesdays - 146.73 - 107.2 pl

C-Net - (CERT)  Wednesdays -  7:00 PM  -  444.125 - PL 107.2

6 Meter Tech & Information Net - Wednesdays - 8:30 P.M. - 53.01MHz

ARES Training Net 9:00 P.M. - Wednesdays - 146.88 - 107.2 pl

D-Star Net - 8:30 P.M. - Fridays - 443.9875 MHz  Mode (B) 

Barefooted Bull Frog Net - Nightly 7:30 P.M. 146.535

Delta Club Traffic and Information Net - Nightly 8:00 P.M. - 146.82

Example of a Net Preamble



 Good evening and welcome to the Short-Winded Net called every Tuesday night on the Tri-State Repeater Associations 146.85 repeater system which is located in East Memphis and Downtown. Im your net control for the evening, _(SAY NAME AND CALLSIGN). The Short-Winded Net is not affiliated with any club or organization and all licensed amateur radio operators are invited to check in. Any amateur with emergency traffic will be given priority treatment. If any operator has emergency traffic for this net to handle at any time, please use a double break. We will pause now for any hams who have emergency traffic. Any hams with emergency traffic come now. No station heard. We will now take routine check ins. Please check in with your call suffix only anywhere in the alphabet from A to L. Anyone wishing to check-in to the Short-Winded Net should come now. Now taking checkins from stations with suffixes Mike through Zulu. Anyone wishing to check-in to the Short-Winded Net should come now. We would like to thank all ______________ stations for checking into tonights Short-Winded Net. You are also invited to check in to the Six Meter Tech Net called on the 53.01 repeater every Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. local time and the ARES Training Net every Thursday night at 9 p.m. on the 146.88 repeater. If there is no further traffic we will return the repeater to routine operation. Thanks for checking into the Short-Winded Net and 73. We hope to talk with you again next Tuesday at the same time, This is ______ now closing the net at (give time). 

For additional information contact John Wood WV5J