Local Nets


An amateur radio net, ham net, or simply net, is an “on-the-air” gathering of amateur radio operators. Nets are low-stress opportunities to test your equipment and practice your abilities.

“Now What?” Net

Specifically for those who just got their license and are asking, “Now what?”

7:00 pm PST
145.450 MHz (123Hz tone)

Before COVID-19 this group met in person on the 4th Monday of each month at the Eugene Police Department, 300 Country Club Road Eugene, OR 97401 and on the air the other Mondays.  Currently meetings are on the air each Monday at 7:00 PM 145.450 MHz (123Hz tone).  You can email them at nowwhat@valleyradioclub.org.

VRC Tech Net

This net is specifically designed for asking and answering amateur radio related questions and practicing our skills.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm PST
146.72 MHz (100Hz tone) on the VRC repeater

APRS/Packet Discussion Net

This net is discuss all things related to APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) and Packet communication.

8:00 pm PST
146.72 MHz (100Hz tone) on the VRC 2m repeater

“Up the Crick” Net

This net is to encourage license upgrades and to provide a place for new General Class and up hams to “learn the ropes” on an HF band.

7:30 pm PST
28.450 MHz

Slow Code Net

This net is to provide practice and feedback to those who are learning Morse code.  It’s a great place to go slow but get it right.

8:30 pm PST
28.450 MHz

Saturday Halftime Net

Saturdays at noon (PST)–or if there is a University of Oregon Ducks football game, it will start during half-time–on
147.42 MHz simplex  (this is the Valley Club’s go-to simplex frequency)

W7ARD 6 Meter Net

7:00 pm PST
53.030 MHz, -1.7MHz offset (100Hz tone) on the VRC 6m repeater

Round Table Net

8:00 pm PST
28.450 MHz