Weekly Thursday Night Net

The club holds several on-air meetings called “nets.” These give us an opportunity to check that our equipment is in working order while also handling club business or other discussions. Operators interested in public service are encouraged to join in these nets because the “directed” format (who talks and when) with a net control operator is very similar to what you will encounter when working public service events.

Thursdays at 8pm on the K9IIK repeaters

Join us for information about the club, upcoming events and a question and answer session. Topics also frequently include discussion of items for sale, recommended books, movies, magazines, as well as non-ham events happening in the area. The net concludes with Amateur Radio Newsline. This net is open to all amateur radio operators.

Club members who check in to this net will receive a raffle ticket for each check in. Tickets will be drawn at the Christmas Party and Field Day for great Amateur radio related prizes.

Note: This net does not meet on the third Thursday of the month due to our regularly scheduled club meeting.

The script for this net can be found here: Net Script

Thursday Net Operators

WeekNet Control
1st ThursdaySteve AC9EM
2nd ThursdayLeo N9NBH
3rd ThursdayNo Net (club meeting)
4th ThursdayDon KD9NJR
5th Thursday (when necessary)Rob N9MVO

Tuesday Night Tech Net

Tuesdays at 7:30pm on the K9IIK repeaters

Have a technical question? Think you can help someone out? Want to learn about antenna modeling? This net discusses all technical topics related to amateur radio. It’s an informal net and open to all amateur radio operators.

Since this is an informal net it does not have a set net control schedule. One of our “regulars” typically starts the net at 7:30 by asking for check ins.


Every Monday at 7pm

This net is operated by local Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) members. Additional details can be found in this post.

Other Area Nets

KC9UNS Maintains this Google Spreadsheet detailing many of the nets in the Chicagoland Area