Repeaters and Nets

The Calvert Amateur Radio Association operates two repeaters that serve amateurs around the Calvert County area.  The 146.985  repeater is located in the northern end of the county in Sunderland, Maryland.  The 444.950 repeater is located in the central area of the county in Prince Fredrick, Maryland.

The repeaters can be linked to provide good coverage of  Calvert County and the surrounding area.  When the repeaters are linked, a transmission from the remote repeater has a two tone courtesy beep following each transmission.  A transmission originating through the local repeater will not have the courtesy beep.

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CARA Nets

The CARA Net is held each Monday evening at 7:30 PM on the 146.985 repeater.  All amateur radio operators are welcome.  CARA Monday Net Script

The AUXCOMM Net is held each Monday evening following the CARA Net on the 146.985 repeater.

The Digital Net is held on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM on the 146.985 repeater.  The purpose of the net is to experiment with the Yaesu System Fusion digital mode, familiarize the operator with their radios, and to have fun on digital.


Local Nets

Charles County ARC Net:  Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. on 443.700 Repeater + Offset  PL 179.9 Hz

National Capitol ARES Council Net:  Sunday night at 9:00 pm on the 146.91 (no tone) repeater in Virginia NCS duties are rotated among local jurisdictions.

Maryland Emergency Phone NET:  Daily – Due to poor winter propagation, the MEPN has been starting early at 1730 EST on 3820 kHz but will extend past 1800 EST for those who can not QNI early.

Frederick County (MD) ARES HF 10M net:  2nd & 4th Monday at 8:15 p.m. local time on 28.480 MHz.

MDC-Section-wide Echolink Net:  Third Friday Section-wide Echolink Net at 8:00 pm on the WASH_DC server node 6154.

Baltimore Traffic Net (BTN):  Daily 1830-Hours(L) on 146.67MHz.

Sunday Night 6-Meter Net:  Sunday nights 50.135 MHz at 7:00 PM – Net Control: KD4CMK from Richmond, VA.

Chesapeake 6-Meter Net:  Thursday Night on 50.145 MHz at 8:00 PM – Net Control: W3GAC from Whitman, MD.

Central Virginia 6-Meter SSB Net:  Net meets daily on 50.215 MHz at 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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Other Nets

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