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

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.

Emcomm Net

First Sunday of the month at 7pm on the N9RJV repeater

Take this opportunity one a month to test your equipment for emergency preparedness. Our net control operators will take note of your location, antenna and operating power and provide you with a signal report. This also helps us to monitor the performance of our repeater.


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