All area radio amateurs in range of our signals are invited to participate in our weekly Wednesday emergency preparedness & community-building radio net. We welcome announcements from other Amateur Radio organizations and encourage radio operators to stick around for an informal rag chew after the net.
|Primary Frequency||145.170 MHz input offset -600 kHz
(VE7TEL, VECTOR Channel 2)
|Secondary Net||Frequency and focus varies and is announced at the start of the primary net (also published in our event calendar)
Most nets will consist of check-ins on the primary frequency followed by a shift to a secondary simplex or repeater frequency to encourage the amateur community to become familiar with our frequency list. Some nets will also feature a skills drill or game in the secondary portion of the net.
Net Control for this directed net follows a regular format each week:
- Announcements from the VECTOR Executive
- Announcement welcomed from other area Amateur Radio organizations
- Check-ins from:
- Provincial Emergency Response stations and Vancouver Disaster Support Hubs
- Radio Amateurs by alphabetic group
- QSY to previously announced secondary frequency for check-ins and other features (optional)
- Net Control QSY back to primary net frequency to conclude operations
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.
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.