Roll to the bottom of the page for some additional local nets


Information on Packrat Nets, Beacons, and Repeaters

The Pack Rats initiated VHF nets on Monday night the first year the club was formed. The nets are open to all radio amateurs. The purpose of the nets is to promote activity and share information of a common interest to the VHF community. You do not have to be a member of the club to participate in any of the Pack Rat nets!

This section last Updated 3/19/2023  at 12:10 am 

Day Time (Local) Frequency Control Station Grid or Net


This net will be found on the new repeater 224.900   See Coverage Map at very bottom of page  Michelle KB3MTW and Elliott K3JJZ FN20ji


Packrat Talk Group 8804
on a DMR Network See a complete list at very bottom of page of all repeaters on the Packrat Talk group -

George KA3WXV

Check out for information and coverage maps 
  7:30PM   50.150 MHz Ray N3RG FM29ki
  8:00PM 144.150 MHz Dave W2KV FN20ok
  8:30PM 222.125 MHz Jim KC3BVL FM29jw
  9:00PM 432.110 MHz Mike WB2RVX FM29mt

The Pack Rats maintain several VHF+ beacons, which serve as propagation indicators and allow operators to test their receivers. Some of our beacons are in Mountain Top, Pa and on Fancy Hill near Pottstown, Pa.  Some are just south west of New York City. The 10 GHz is in are located in Center City Philadelphia. 

The 10 GHz beacon is in an unheated/uncooled room and is subject to frequency changes. 
  Our FN20DH, FN20TK and FN21BE beacons are GPS disciplined.

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This section last Updated 8/20/2023  at 12:30 pm 

            Packrat Beacons   W3CCX/B

Frequency Power Level Status Grid
 50.300 MHz   0.3 W Not yet Operational   TBD
144.300 MHz 10 W On the AIR  FN21BE
222.060 MHz 4 W On the AIR  FN20TK
432.300 MHz  10 W On the AIR  FN20TK
903.300 MHz 10 W On the AIR  FN21BE
1296.300 MHz   9 W On the AIR  FN20DH
2304.300 MHz  1 W  Down for repair  FN20DH
3456.300 MHz   5 W  Not yet Operational  TBD
5760.300 MHz   5 W  On the AIR  FN21BE
10368.017 MHz   3 W  On the AIR  FN29JW
W3SZ Beacon Frequency Observations
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Packrat  Repeaters

We have a new Repeater 

Output: 224.900      Very wide coverage used especially for nets                     Input: 223.30
CTCSS: 77.0 (currently enabled)
Grid Square: FN20ji in Roxboro

And a 432MHz Repeater:Output: 442.900
Input: 447.900
CTCSS: 123.0

The original PackRat 222 Repeater    Output: 224.580   W3CCX/R   Limited coverage but still operational
Input: 222.98
CTCSS: 136.5 (when enabled)
Grid Square: FN20ij in Hilltown




Try the Sprints   They are short and fun!

 Use this link for more details

VHF & Up Sprints - 2023 Information (Fall link to be updated)


 This section last Updated 7/10/2023  at 7:30 pm 

Tuesday and Friday Night Nets

As you know many Packrats belong to more than one radio club. Jim, KC3BVL at FM29JW   mentioned he enjoys the following nets

Microwave Tuesdays:   7:30 PM -  903.100,   8:00 PM - 1296.100,   8:30 PM-  2304.100    

Bottom 4 Fridays:  7:30 PM- 144.160,   8:00 PM- 50.160,   8:30 PM 222.150,  9:00 PM  432.160 

 Stop by and say hi some evening !