Note: This info was updated on March 7, 2023.
You can find yours truly, Daryl Stout, WX4QZ, on this net today. A
list of all the nets that I can be found on during the week is at the
hyperlink on my QRZ bio -- look for the link that notes "Nets Where
WX4QZ is Net Control".
Nets on The QuadNet Array utilize the modes of D-Star, DMR+, WIRES-X,
and Fusion, together on one site. Go to openquad.net for more details,
and connection options. Note that the QuadNet Array no longer offers connections via Echolink, or Brandmeister via DMR.
Nets on The Sunflower Network utilize the modes of AllStar, D-Star,
DMR, Echolink, Fusion, HamShack Hotline, M17, P25, and TGIF. For more
details and connection options, go to sunflowernet.us
All times are in the US Time Zones. During US Daylight Savings Time
in the U.S., Pacific Time and Mountain Standard Time (Arizona stays on
MST year round) are identical.
Net Name: Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) CQ100 Net.
Meets on: CQ100 on 14.347 Mhz
Net Control: Daryl Stout, WX4QZ
Alternate Net Control: Harold Braun, VE3CD
Net Time: 11am Eastern, 10am Central, 9am Mountain, 8am Pacific
Comments: You do not have to be a member of the QCWA to check into the net. However, if you were first licensed as an amateur radio operator, anywhere
in the world, anytime in 1998 (as of 2023) or earlier, and are currently licensed, you can join the organization. Go to www.qcwa.org for more
While it's on the same frequency as the 20 meter HF Net (14.347 Mhz), this
net is on CQ100, and NOT on RF. That net is at 2000 UTC every Sunday. Plus,
the CQ100 is for ALL licensed amateur radio operators who have a CQ100 membership. The 20 meter HF net requires hams to have a General Class or
higher amateur radio license. QCWA Membership is NOT REQUIRED to checkin
to ANY of their nets.
CQ100 is $39 a year, with a 30 day free trial for new CQ100 Users. Usage
is free from 0000 to 2359 UTC on Sunday. Paid Members also get the QSO-TV add-on for sending pictures over CQ100. You can do voice and digital with CQ100, including Morse Code, PSK31, etc. It simulates RF operation on
several HF bands, but no RF actually occurs...so, it's classed as a
VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) mode.
Further details are at qsonet.com
Net Name: Trains And Railroads Net
Meets On: The QuadNet Array
Net Control: Daryl Stout, WX4QZ
Alternate Net Control: Paul Frey, K9PTF
Net Time: 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific
Comments: The only requirement to checkin, is that you're a licensed
amateur radio operator, with privileges to transmit on the modes that
are offered by the QuadNet Array.
The net is done in honor of its predecessor, that ran on Echolink in
the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area for over 8 years...and is in loving
memory of my late uncle, K3VRM, for giving me my love of ham radio,
and trains. He was the only other ham radio operator in my family,
and the youngest engineer ever hired on by the Penn Central Railroad.
On checkins, please advise if you are "Short Time", or want to be just
"Listen Only". If either is the case, once ackowledged, you can secure
your station at your leisure, and go on your way.
Methods to checkin are as follows:
1) On the QuadNet Array, via D-Star, DMR+, TGIF, WIRES-X, or Fusion.
Go to openquad.net for connection options.
2) Via the IM Utility with Netlogger (netlogger.org).
3) Via the QCWA Facebook Page.
4) Via email to email@example.com
Checkin methods 3 and 4 are automatically noted as "short time".
There is no penalty if you don't know the answer to the railroad trivia.
And, if you get it right, you get the satisfaction of doing so. Also,
net participants are welcome to email the Conductor (item 4 above), with
a main and a bonus railroad trivia question. That will be forwarded to
the Brakeman, Paul Frey, K9PTF...or the contributor can read the question,
and keep tally on who got the answer right or wrong. They will be given
credit for the question, but will need to stay on the net until the round
of final comments begins.
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