The DARC holds several Nets during the week. Come and enjoy the Several Nets held throughout the week and show your support to the club by checking In. And if you have something to bring to the net, please do so. The nets are only as good as the participation you bring.
All nets are held on 146.880 – Offset
Tone is 110.9
Daily at 18:30 Local Time
† NOTE: Two exceptions exist for the frequency on which DFW Early Net meets. On the first Tuesday of each month – when the DARC holds its general meeting – and anytime Dallas RACES has activated an emergency net, the Early Net will be held on WA5CKF 146.720
National Traffic System Local Net – All radio amateurs are invited to participate in this net to learn how to handle formal message traffic. This is a critical skill in emergency nets. It can make the difference between being helpful and just being in the way.
There is currently a need for operators interested in filling net control positions and to register as traffic handlers willing to take and deliver traffic within the greater DFW area.
Please see: http://www.dfwtrafficnet.org/
1st and 3rd Sunday of each Month at 19:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Current Club President or whomever they designate.
This net is an on-the-air informal meeting of all Dallas Amateur Radio Club members and guests. All radio amateurs are welcome – that means YOU! Check in and tell us what is new in your Ham World.
1st and 3rd Sunday of each Month at 20:00 Local Time
Formal emergency training net. Interesting and informative net to monitor, but Part 97 of FCC rules does not allow non-RACES appointed stations to transmit unless they have emergency traffic.
To become a RACES member, please contact your local RACES Director
1st and 3rd Monday of each Month at 19:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Randy Patterson KE5JIT and Brenda Magee WB5OZL
This net is dedicated to the realization that hams like to eat and some of them even like to cook! Bring your recipes, cooking tips, anecdotes, and what food or technique you’ve tried. Join us and see what the other hams are cooking up!
2nd Monday of each Month at 19:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Kevin Grantham N5KRG
This is a non-denominational net to Discuss Emergency Preparedness. The Discussions have contained things from GoKits, Power, Safety, Anything relating to Being Prepared for an Emergency.
4th Monday of each Month at 19:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Tony Mendina NT5TM
Come to this net and discuss all things Geeky, scientific, digital, current, brainy, recherché. Nothing is too Geeky, so bring it on.
5th Monday of each Month at 19:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Tony Mendina NT5TM
Don’t know what to do on those rare 5th Mondays? Check into the surprise net. We have talked about Fishing, done a little Jeopardy, even Truth or Lies. You never know what you are checking into until time for the net. A total Surprise!
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each Month at 19:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Brenda Magee WB5OZL and Kevin Grantham N5KRG
This net is called for veterans and friends to share information and fellowship. This is for veterans, reservists, active-duty military, military personnel, and hams who support and appreciate the vets in our ranks and their service to our country. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to check in. If you’re a veteran, and would like to mention where you were stationed, feel free to do that; you might connect with somebody else who was stationed there.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month at 19:30 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: David Catlett, N5WRL
This net provides active training, with simulated incident communications and realistic reports. Both CERT members and other hams interested in public service are welcome to check in. If you’re a beginner, you’ll probably want to check in as a “monitoring” station. As your interest grows, you’ll have the chance to participate actively in the training. The City of Dallas CERT training page provides lots of helpful information. In particular, there are four files that you need to help you prepare for the net: the Radio Operations Guide, the Radio Training Net Scenario, the Damage Assessment Form, and the ICS 309 Form. You’ll have the opportunity to practice using this material during the net.
Please note that this net contains realistic disaster and incident traffic. All traffic is simulated!
Saturdays at 19:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Don Murray W9VE
This net is to encourage ham operators to have fun and help one another with news and technical support. Sections include: Rookie Q&A, Techtalk, DFW ham news, ask the elmers, swapshop. Newly licensed hams are especially welcome. Every ham is gladly welcomed!
Saturdays at 21:00 Local Time
Control Operator/Leader: Tom General KE5ICX
You have to say it right “SKYYYYYYYYYY Net.” This is an exciting net talking about The sky tonight, space news, space history (and trivia), telescopes, cosmology, Big Bang(s), star mythology. All radio amateurs are invited to participate in this net. If you check in, you will learn something. Check this website one hour before the net for links to audio, video, skymaps, photos, and more! Tell your astronomy and space friends about this popular net!
Saturdays at or around 22:30 Local Time (Immediately Following SkyNet)
Control Operator/Leader: Tom General KE5ICX and/or KG5P Mike Jahrig
Each week we agree on a movie, available on the Internet. We watch the movie individually, take notes, and then comment about the film on the air. You can get in on the discussion via Facebook by following this link to facebook.com and ask to be added to the list. For the record, each movie runs about 1 hour to 1.5 hours. We discuss the characters, the plot, history of the movie, script, actors, director, and crew. We also talk about how the movie fits in with the year it originally appeared, how it inspired future films, and whether there’s any messages for all mankind. Of course we also pick apart plot holes, bad reasoning, wonky science, and horrific acting!
You can comment and follow on Facebook here.