VECTOR Weekly Radio Net

We welcome all radio amateurs in range of our signals to participate in our weekly Wednesday emergency preparedness & community-building radio net. The net conducts operations on both voice and packet radio and often features a drill.

  Net Information
When Each Wednesday
Time 20:00 Local
Voice Check-ins
Primary Frequency 145.170 MHz input offset -600 kHz
(VE7TEL, VECTOR Channel 2)
Secondary Frequency If any, will be announced during the net.
  Data Check-ins
Winlink Internet va7eoc@winlink.org
Winlink Packet via VA7EOC-10 simplex 441.025 MHz or through the VE7TEL data repeater 443.425 (+ 5MHz TX offset)
VCT Packet [1] via VA7EOC-11 simplex 441.025 MHz or through the VE7TEL data repeater 443.425 (+ 5MHz TX offset)
Net Features
Our net provides an opportunity to share news, practice voice and data operations and conduct practice drills. All radio amateurs are welcome to participate and we welcome announcements from other organizations. We aim to change our net on a regular basis to keep it fresh.

ICS-213 Message Passing Practice

The VECTOR net often features a message passing drill using ICS-213 general message forms. All radio amateurs are welcome to participate in the drill.`

Fillable PDF: https://vectorradio.ca/files/ICS-213.pdf

Net Check-In Contest

The VECTOR Net Contest is run each year to encourage net check-ins; you do not need to be a VECTOR member to participate. Your check-in enters you into the contest automatically. Winner(s) and prizes are announced at our December Annual General Meeting and last net of each year.

Share the love - check into other local area nets too.

Thanks

VECTOR gratefully acknowledges our partners the Telephone Pioneers Amateur Radio Club (TPARC) for hosting our net on their VE7TEL 2M/70cm repeater system and the UBC Amateur Radio Society for allowing us to use VE7RHS as a standby repeater. Thanks also to all those involved in repeater maintenance throughout the world; your often unsung work in the background helps us all.

1: VCT Packet is a packet radio client application developed by VECTOR member Michael Montour VE7ABP; VCTP is designed for internal use supporting City of Vancouver field to EOC data communications.

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