Sunday Evening Check-ins
At 8:00 P.M. on Sunday evenings, all licensed Hams who have been trained by the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® as storm spotters, are invited to join an ARES Net at a frequency of 147.300 +0.6 MHz and a tone of 136.5, which uses the Club's repeater (AAØRW). Please check in when requested to do so by the ARES Net coordinator. This Net, in the absense of an emergency, is fairly brief and ends at around 8:05 p.m. after checkins are complete. The full text of the preamble is given on the ALERTS page.
Hams, whether members of HVARC or not, within range of the club's repeater located near the E.L.C. in Red Wing, Minnesota, are welcome to check-in to the Club's weekly Sunday evening Net. This is now:
(1) a 2 meter Net at a frequency of 147.300 MHz with an offset of +0.6 MHz and a tone
of 136.5. This Net begins immediately after the ARES Net at ~8:05 p.m.
(Our 70 cm Net at a frequency of 442.250 MHz with a +5 MHz offset, and a tone of
136.5 is inactive at this time.)
HVARC Nets are controlled by Club members: the 2 meter Net first requests emergency
and priority calls, then requests check-ins by Hams using HTs or mobile rigs, followed by others
using their home stations. Please remember to use your full call sign when checking-in, and sign off with your call sign when returning control to the Net.