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 -
|Check out delmarvaDMR.com 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 3/03/2023 at 7:20 am
Packrat Beacons W3CCX/B
We have a new Repeater
Output: 224.900 Very wide coverage used especially for nets
And a 432MHz Repeater:
The original PackRat 222 Repeater
Output: 224.580 W3CCX/R Limited coverage
Try the Sprints They are short and fun!
Use this link for more details
Spring VHF & Up Sprints - 2023 Information (google.com)
This section last Updated 2/13/2023 at 9 pm
Wednesday 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
UHF Wednesdays: 7:30 PM- 903.100, 8:00 PM- 2304.100, 8:30 PM- 432.160, and 9:00 PM- 1296.100
VHF Fridays: 7:30 PM- 144.160, 8:00 PM- 50.160, 8:30 222.150
Stop by and say hi some evening !