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Youth Net Information

  • Y.A.C.H.T. (Young Amateurs Communications Ham Team), Michigan

    Location (state) of Net Control: MI

     

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: Echolink conference node #954283. We also have an evening chat session Mon - Fri evenings at 7pm CST on our echolink node.  We are also linked to Meganets #637329 for all echolink activities and to the W8PIF-R #481872 for the Sat. youth net only.

    Day of week: Monday - Saturday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Our chat  session runs Mon-Fri at 7pm CST. The YACHT youth net is on Sat. 7pm CST

    Time Zone: Central

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 7pm CST

    Net Time, UTC: 0100 to 0200

    Net Manager: Ed Engleman

    Call Sign: KG8CX

    Net Manager Email Address: kg8cx@new.rr.com

    Additional description: We are dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of ham radio and related technology to youth throughout the U.S. and elsewhere.  We operate a Facebook page and a weekly newsletter in addition to our echolink activity.

  • Eastern Massachusetts Youth Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: MA

    Net Coverage: Regional

    Net Operating Frequencies:

    • W1STR, Natick, MA – 446.325- PL146.2 (echo link, IRLP)
    • NE1AR, Milton, MA – 146.985- PL88.5 (Blue Hill)
    • NE1AR, S.Natick, MA – 447.025- PL146.2 (portable)
    • NE1AR, Milton, MA – 449.125- PL146.2 (Blue Hill)   Day of week: Thursday  

    How often does the net meet?  Weekly  

    Time Zone: Eastern  

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 19:30  

    Net Time, UTC:  

    Net Manager: Bob Phinney, Secretary  

    Call Sign: K5TEC  

    Net Manager Email Address: bobphinney@nescitech.org  

    Additional description: Sponsored by: Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) STARS.radio and New England Amateur Radio (NE1AR) NE1AR.org

  • SBARA Youth Net, California

    Location (state) of Net Control: CA

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage 

    Net Operating Frequencies:

    N6NFI Repeater 145.230 MHz, negative offset, PL 100 Hz

    Echolink nodes KR6DD-R (271122)

    Day of week: Tuesday 

    How often does the net meet?  Weekly  

    Time Zone: PST  

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 6:30pm 

    Net Time, UTC: Wednesday 2:30pm 

    Net Manager: Truman Lindsey 

    Call Sign: KM6AQS 

    Net Manager Email Address: trumanlindsey@gmail.com

     

  • USA Radio Scouting Net, Texas

    Location (state) of Net Control: TX

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies::Echolink Conference *JOTA-365*  Node 480809

    Day of week: Thursday

    How often does the net meet?  2nd Thursday of each month

    Time Zone: Central 

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 2200 

    Net Time, UTC: 0300 Friday

    Net Manager: Chris Overbey 

    Call Sign: WA5DM

    Net Manager Email Address: texartnursery@gmail.com

    Additional description:  Providing a forum for discussion of amateur radio and Scouting activities, including Jamboree on the AIr, Radio Merit Badge, camp amateur radio activations,etc.

  • Arizona Amateur Radio Association (AZARA) Youth Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: AZ  

    Net Coverage: Regional  

    Net Operating Frequencies: 147.060, + offset PL 203.5  

    Day of week: Sunday  

    How often does the net meet?  This is a weekly youth net on Sundays at 6:00 pm before our local Desert Waves Amateur Radio Club net at 6:30 pm Arizona Time where our youth are invited to check in also.  

    Time Zone: Arizona  

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): Arizona  

    Net Time, UTC: 18:00 UTC-7 hrs.  

    Net Manager: Dave Anderson  

    Call Sign: K1AN  

    Net Manager Email Address: K1AN@arrl.net  

    Additional description: This is a weekly youth net on Sundays at 6:00 pm before our local Desert Waves Amateur Radio Club net at 6:30 pm where our youth are invited to check in also. We have a daily chat at 6:00 pm to allow the youth to chat and practice talking on the air the other days of the week. The net serves western AZ and eastern CA.    

  • Skywarn Youth Net, Missouri

    Location (state) of Net Control: Missouril

    Net Coverage: Regional

    Net Operating Frequencies: EchoLink Node: 291849 or N0NWS-R Springfield, MO: 145.490 (-) PL 136.5 Joplin, MO: 145350 (-) PL 91.5 Walnut Grove, MO: 147.330 (+) PL 162.2 Buffalo, MO: 147.180 (+) PL 136.5 Branson, MO: 147.105 (+) PL 162.2  

    Day of the week: Sunday

    How How often does the net meet?: Weekly

    Time Zone: Central

    Net time, local: 7:30pm

    Net Manager: Caleb

    Call Sign: KE0FOE

    Net Manager Email Address: KE0FOE@hpr.org

    Additional description: Open to check-in's from anywhere via EchoLink Node: 291849 or N0NWS-R

    More Information: www.n0nws.com

     

  • Crew2273 Weekly 2m (Echolink) Voice Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: MO

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: Locally in the Kansas City, MO area the net is called on 146.330Mhz. PL tone: 151.4Hz. Or you can join us on Echolink at KD0EAV-R

    Day of week: Sunday

    How often does the net meet?: Weekly

    Time Zone: Central

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 6:45pm UTC

    Net Manager: Keith Kaiser, WA0TJT

    Net Manager Email Address: kcscouter@gmail.com

    Additional description: Venture Crew 2273 in the Northern Lights District of the Heart Of America Council currently has members in 5 states (CA, KS, MO, ID, MT). We are sponsored by Kansas City Northland ARES.

  • Young Operators Digital Voice Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: OH

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: Digital Quadnet Net XRF757A, XLX307D, XLX049D Brandmeister Talkgroup 31012 YSF Room #37099

    Day of week: Sunday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly

    Time Zone: EDT

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 7:00 PM to about 8:00 PM

    Net Time, UTC: 23:00 PM UTC to about 24:00 PM UTC

    Net Manager: Dan Edgington

    Call Sign: N8YMD

    Net Manager Email Address: dan@edgingtonfarms.com

    Additional description: This net is based on getting third party or licensed kids to check in and talk to others. Net control is 10 year old Danielle KE8JNU, Extra Class youngster. Although she likes to hear from kids, anyone is welcome!!

     

  • Kids' Corner

    Location (state) of Net Control: WI

    Net Coverage: Local

    Net Operating Frequencies: 146.91 MHz - (127.3)

    Day of week: Monday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly

    Time Zone: Central

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 6:30-7:30 pm

    Net Time, UTC: 0030-0130

    Net Manager: Etienne Robitaille

    Call Sign: WI9EJR

    Net Manager Email Address: wi9ejr@icloud.com

    Additional description: Weekly Milwaukee-area roundtable net that is run by kids, where under-18 licensed hams and third parties can meet and talk on the air. Net takes place on the Milwaukee Repeater Club (MRC91) repeater system.

  • SBARA Youth Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: CA

    Net Coverage: Local

    Net Operating Frequencies: N6NFI Repeater 145.230 MHz, negative offset, PL 100 Hz, Accessible with Echolink nodes KR6DD and W6REK.

    Day of week: Tuesday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly at 7:00 PM PST.

    Time Zone: PST

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 7:00 PM

    Net Time, UTC: 0200z

    Net Manager: Alexia Snethen, Joshua DeNeveu

    Call Sign: KM6LGG

    Net Manager Email Address: sbarayouthnet@gmail.com

    Additional description: Net control rotates on a weekly basis (KM6LGG one week, KM6JUP the next), so both operators are net control. Alexia Snethen is KM6LGG, Joshua DeNeveu is KM6JUPPanel Text

  • Youth HF Radio Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: OK

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: 14320,14275,14285,14330

    Day of week: Saturday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly

    Time Zone: CST

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 7:00

    Net Time, UTC: 0000

    Net Manager: Matthew Sean Lewis

    Call Sign: W5MSL

    Net Manager Email Address: crazygeneral963@gmail.com

    Additional description: This Net is open to all amateur Radio Operators although especially we cater towards Youth Hams. This net strives for a safe space where Youth operators can ask questions and learn more about this great hobby.

  • Central Arizona Youth Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: AZ

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: 449.325 -5.0 PL 100.0; EchoLink N2QOJ-R Node #185734

    Day of week: Sunday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly

    Time Zone: Mountain

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 5 PM, 1700 Arizona Time

    Net Time (UTC) 0115-0200

    Net Manager: Landon Gale

    Call Sign: AI7HE

    Net Manager Email Address: landon.t.gale@gmail.com

    Additional description: The YACHT Conference EchoLink Node #954283 will be linked in when the net is in progress.

  • Youth HF Ham Radio Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: OK

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: 7285, 7295, 7275. 7277

    Day of week: Saturday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly

    Time Zone: CST

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 7:00 PM

    Net Time, UTC: 0000 UTC

    Net Manager: Matthew Lewis

    Call Sign: W5MSL

    Net Manager Email Address: crazygeneral963@gmail.com

    Additional description: This net strives for a safe space where Youth operators can ask questions and learn more about this great hobby!

  • NLI Student NTS Traffic Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: NY

    Net Coverage: Local

    Net Operating Frequencies:

    - BEARS Linked Repeaters New York:

    W2ABC          (147.270 MHz, (+) PL 141.3)         Upper West Side, Manhattan (NYC)*

    K2JRC           (443.700 MHz, (+) PL 127.3)         Upper West Side, Manhattan (NYC)*

    WB2ZZO       (444.200 MHz, (+) PL 136.5)         Alpine (Bergen Co.), NJ*

    WA2DCI        (446.325 MHz, (-) PL 127.3)          Farmingville (Suffolk Co.),  LI*

    W2AMC         (440.05 MHz, (+) PL 107.2)            Greenport (Suffolk Co.), LI*

    - New Jersey:

    N2BEI (446.900 MHz, (-) PL 141.3)          Newark (Essex Co.), NJ*

    N2BEI (449.325 MHz, (-) PL 107.2)          Hillsborough (Somerset Co.), NJ*

    - Connecticut/Massachusetts:

    WE1SPN       (448.725 MHz, (-), PL 77.0)           Bristol, CT*  

    W1MRA         (145.430 MHz, (-), PL 146.2)         Belmont (Greater Boston), MA*

    - Washington, DC:

    N3ADV          (447.175 MHz, (-), PL 156.7)         Washington, DC*

    WA3KOK       (449.975 MHz, (-), PL 107.2)         Washington, DC*

    - Orlando, Florida:

    WD4WDW (DEARS – Disney Emergency Amateur Radio Service)

    147.300 MHz, (+),  PL 103.5*

    444.000 MHz, (+), PL 103.5*

    Day of week: Tuesday and Thursday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Bi-weekly on Tu and Th at 15:30L

    Time Zone: Eastern

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 1530L

    Net Time, UTC: 1930Z

    Net Manager: John Hale

    Call Sign: KD2LPM

    Net Manager Email Address: kd2lpm@jrhaleteacher.me

    Additional description: About the NLI Student Traffic Net

    The NLI Student Traffic Net (NLISTN) is a directed VHF net that meets every Tuesday and Thursday between 15:30 and 16:00 EST to handle formal National Traffic System (NTS) messages called "traffic" into, out of, and within the New York City and Long Island areas.

    The NTS is an organized network of amateur radio operators for the purpose of relaying messages. The NTS is most useful during emergencies when telecommunications infrastructure such as cell phone and landline telephones are inoperative. The NLISTN is an officially recognized NTS net that is sponsored by The American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

     

     

  • Central Iowa Youth Amateurs Association Weekly Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: IA

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: Echolink: 710459, Allstar: 47282, 145.190

    -0.6 MHz Offset, PL:114.8

    Day of week: Saturday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly

    Time Zone: CST

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 20:00

    Net Time, UTC: 02:00

    Net Manager: James S Ray

    Call Sign: K0NH

    Net Manager Email Address: Jamesr1492@gmail.com

    Additional description: The purpose of this net is to provide a Saturday night ragchew for the youth amateurs of not only Iowa but from anywhere. Although this nets main point is to encourage youth amateur radio activity, anyone regardless of age is welcome to come check-in.

  • Digital Youth Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: NA

    Net Coverage: Regional

    Net Operating Frequencies: Echolink Primary

    (*DODROPIN*)---------355800

    Echolink Backup (*DODROPN2*)--------605013 Echolink Third Backup (KG4DDI-L)------833006 AllStarLink / East Coast Node (North Carolina)---52879 AllStarLink / Midwest Node (Texas)-----52782 YSF (Reflector 83286)--00-DoDropIn HamShack Hotline-----94116 DMR (TGIF)---------------326

    IRLP-------------------------9616

    Day of week: Saturday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly

    Time Zone: EDT

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 4PM EDT (Summer)

    Net Time, UTC: 20:00 UTC (Summer)

    Net Manager: Collin Holdsworth

    Call Sign: K0NNK

    Net Manager Email Address: k0nnk@qsl.net

    Additional description: This net is run by a 12-year-old and can be connected via Echolink, YSF, TGIF, Allstar, and more! Be sure to join this awesome net! Questions or want to fill in for backup net control contact k0nnk@qsl.net!

     

  • KN0BSA Mid America Council Radio Scouting Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: NE

    Net Coverage: Local

    Net Operating Frequencies: 147.39 +0.6MHz PL 131.8 Hz

    Day of week: Wednesday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: weekly

    Time Zone: CST

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Net Time, UTC:

    Net Manager: Ryan Ernest

    Call Sign: KF0GVX

    Net Manager Email Address: rmernest.kf0gvx@gmail.com

  • W8IRA After School Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: MI

    Net Coverage: Regional

    Net Operating Frequencies: W8IRA Linked Repeater System http://w8ira.org

    EchoLink: W8IRA-R

    AllStar: 472440

    Day of week: Monday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: Weekly on Monday @ 5:30pm

    Time Zone: EST

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 17:30

    Net Time, UTC: 22:30

    Net Manager: Wes Bustraan

    Call Sign: W8WJB

    Net Manager Email Address: wbustraan@gmail.com

    Additional description: This net is primarily geared toward students, ranging from elementary to college-level, and will be oriented toward topics of interest to them.

     

    Both licensed and non-licensed hams are welcome.  In order to  meet FCC legal requirements, any non-ham should check in as a “third party” check-in, and should use the call sign of the ham who is assisting them.  Hams in other age groups will also have an opportunity to check in toward the end of the net.

  • DMR Youth Net

    Location (state) of Net Control: NA

    Net Coverage: Wide Coverage

    Net Operating Frequencies: DMR Brandmeister TG 96

    Day of week: Friday and Saturday

    How often does the net meet?  Does it meet weekly, monthly, continually, etc?: The DMR Youth Net is on Friday and Saturday every week!

    Time Zone: EDT

    Net Time, Local (local time at net control): 6:45 PM EDT

    Net Time, UTC: 22:45 UTC (Summer)

    Net Manager: Collin Holdsworth

    Call Sign: K0NNK

    Net Manager Email Address: k0nnk@qsl.net

    Additional description: Be sure to join the DMR Youth Net on Saturday

    6:45 PM EDT (22:45 UTC) at DMR BM TG 96! Questions? email k0nnk@qsl.net

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