Bay Area Nets

Below is a list of nets of interest to Bay Area hams, other than those on the MDARC systems. This list is based on a compilation of nets undertaken in 2011 by Jim Brunk, N6BHX, with additions from other sources. If you find a error or know of a net not listed, please let us know at info@mdarc.org.


See also our Nets on MDARC Systems page.

Also, some nets from around the nation are listed in a PDF on the
Radio Relay International website. Look under "Traffic Net Directory" for the latest version.


Note: All nets listed are Voice Nets, unless otherwise stated. All times are Pacific Time.

  • Daily:

    • 12:00 PM: Noon Time Net
      40 meters: 7.2685 MHz LSB & 80 meters: 3970 KHz LSB

    • 6:00PM: California Traffic Net
      80 meters: 3.906 MHz, LSB; (see http://www.califtrafficnet.com/)

    • 6:45PM: Alamo Emergency Communications Net
      147.570 MHz Simplex

    • 7:00PM: Golden Bear Net
      80 meters: 3.975 MHz, LSB (see http://www.goldenbearnet.org)

    • 7:30PM: Western Public Service System Net
      80 meters: 3.952 MHz, LSB (see http://www.3952khz.net/)

    • 7:30PM: Northern Calif. Net VHF Session
      WA6HAM, 145.410 MHz, - Split, PL = 107.2 Hz

  • Monday thru Friday:

    • 7:10AM: Over the Hill Gang Breakfast/Commute Net
      WA6KQB, 145.110 MHz, - Split, PL = 82.5 Hz (see http://www.wa6kqb.org/nets.html)

    • 8:00 AM: RV Radio Network
      40 Meters: 7.2685 MHz LSB

    • 8:30AM: California Rescue Net (Gordon West Net)
      40 meters: 7250 KHz LSB

    • 9:00AM: 9 a.m. Talk Net
      N6NFI, 145.230 MHz, - Split, PL = 100 Hz

    • 10:00AM: Ladies of the Net
      40 meters: 7245 KHz LSB (Search Facebook for "Ladies of The Net" or contact AA6MW@BeniciaARC.com)

  • Sunday:

    • 1:00PM: California American Legion Amateur Radio Service (CALARS) HF Net
      40 Meters: 7.278 MHz LSB (see http://www.alcapost318.org/index.php?id=90)

    • 1:30PM: California American Legion Amateur Radio Service (CALARS) Echolink Net
      Echolink Conference Server *FMCA-ARC* (see http://www.alcapost318.org/index.php?id=90)

    • 5:00PM: TAC310 DMR Net
      TAC310 Talkgroup

    • 6:00PM: American Red Cross Communicators Net
      WW6BAY, 443.975 MHz, + Split, PL = 100

    • 6:35PM: Disaster Communicators Forum
      WW6BAY, 443.975 MHz, + Split, PL = 100

    • 9:00PM: Antioch LDS Net
      146.415 MHz Simplex

    • 9:00PM: Saratoga Amateur Radio Association Net
      K6SA/R: 146.655 MHz, - Split, PL = 114.8 Hz (see http://www.k6sa.net/)

  • Tuesday:

    • 7:00PM: SBARA Youth Net
      N6NFI, 145.230 MHz, - Split, PL = 100 Hz
      (Parents with amateur licenses are encouraged to act as a control operator for interested kids.
      Echolink node W6REK-R (828105) is available for those out of range of the repeater.
      See
      sbara.org for more info.)

    • 7:30PM: Fat City CW Net
      10 Meters: 28.420, USB Voice, then CW.

    • 7:30PM: Kid's Net
      WA6TEM: 147.855 MHz; - Split, PL = 100Hz

    • 7:30PM: CCCC 220 Net
      WA6KQB: 224.300 MHz, - Split, PL = 82.5 Hz (see http://www.wa6kqb.org/nets.html)

    • 7:30PM: South Bay Amateur Radio Club /Tri-City ARES Net
      WA6PWW: 147.015 MHz, + Split, PL = none (see http://www.sbara.org/)

    • 8:00PM: Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society Weekly DMR Net
      SNARS Talkgroup 31328

  • Wednesday:

    • 8:30AM: Rossmoor Ham Net
      146.430 MHz Simplex; No PL

    • 10:00AM: California Emergency Services Net (CESN)
      40 Meters: 7192 KHz LSB (see https://www.acscalifornia.org/nets.php)

    • 6:45PM: Contra Costa Red Cross Net
      WA6HAM; 145.490 MHz, 147.735 MHz, 145.410 MHz; - Split, PL = 107.2

    • 6:45PM: West Contra Costa County- ARES/RACES Net
      WD6EZC; 145.110 MHz, - Split, PL = 82.5

    • 6:50PM: Walnut Creek CERT Net
      KK6BSN; 443.825 MHz, + Split, PL = 167.9 (uplink & downlink)
      (see https://sites.google.com/site/wccerthams/home)

    • 7:00PM: Hayward Amateur Radio Club
      K6EAG; 145.130 MHz, - Split, PL = 127.3 (see http://www.qsl.net/k6eag/index2.html)

    • 7:30PM: Rossmoor Net
      147.540 MHz Simplex, PL = 100 Hz

    • 7:30PM: LARK Windfarms / 10-10 Net
      10 meters: 28.485± MHz; LSB

    • 7:30PM: Lamorinda Area Radio Interest Group (LARIG)
      WA6HAM; 145.490 MHz; - Split, PL = 107.2; then move to:
      K6ORI; 442.975, 440.550, 440.975 (Linked); + Split, PL = 123 Hz for all; end net on:
      Lafayette-146.565 (simplex), Moraga-147.585 (simplex), Orinda-147.540 (simplex)

    • 8:00PM: American Red Cross of the Bay Area (ARCBA)
      WW6BAY, 443.975 MHz, + Split, PL = 100 Hz

    • 8:00PM: Concord Amateur (Auxiliary) Radio Emergency Service (CARES)
      147.405 MHz Simplex, PL = 127.3 Hz

    • 8:00PM: SABRA Wednesday Night Roundtable
      10 meters: 28.412.00 MHz USB (see http://www.sbara.org/)

    • 8:00PM: Military Radio Collectors Net
      75 Meters: 3.9960 MHz USB (see http://www.mrca.ar88.net/Nets/default.html)

  • Thursday:

    • 9:00AM: Rossmoor ARES net
      146.430 MHz Simplex

    • 6:30PM: Contra Costa HF Emergency Communications Net
      80 meters: 3893 KHz +/- 5 KHz LSB

    • 6:40PM: Walnut Creek CERT
      146.460 MHz Simplex (see https://sites.google.com/site/wccerthams/home)

    • 6:45PM: West Contra Costa County EMCOMM Net
      WA6KQB; 145.110 MHz, - Split, PL= 82.5 Hz (see http://www.wa6kqb.org/nets.html)

    • 6:45PM: Martinez Emergency Net
      146.505 MHz Simplex

    • 7:00PM: Amateur Radio Club of Alameda / ARES Net
      K6QLF; 444.600 MHz, - Split, PL = 88.5 Hz (see http://www.arcaham.org/)

    • 7:00PM: Delta Amateur Radio Club Net
      146.535 MHz Simplex (see http://www.darc.club/)

    • 7:00PM: South Contra Costa County Sheriff's ACS Net
      147.480 Simplex, PL = 77.0 Hz

    • 7:00PM: Central Contra Costa County EMCOMM Net
      145.680 MHz Simplex

    • 7:00PM: KARO/ECHO ARES/RACES Net
      146.415 MHz Simplex

    • 7:00PM: Northern California DMR Net
      NorCal Talk Group 31068 (see http://norcal-brandmeister.org/)

    • 7:10PM: Martinez ARC Net
      KF6HTE; 444.450 MHz, + Split, PL = 107.2 Hz

    • 7:15PM: Northern Alameda County (NALCO) ARES/RACES
      N6BRK; 440.900 MHz, + Split, PL = 131.8 Hz

    • 7:20PM: Contra Costa County-Wide EMCOMM Net
      WA6HAM; 145.490 MHz, 147.735 MHz, 145.410 MHz (Linked); - Split, PL = 107.2

    • 7:30PM: Contra Costa Communications Club Net
      WA6KQB; 145.110 MHz, - Split, PL= 82.5 Hz (see http://www.wa6kqb.org/)

    • 7:30PM: Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK) Newcomer Tech Net
      AD6KV; 147.120, + Split, PL = 100 (see http://www.livermoreark.org/nets/nets.html)

    • 7:30PM: Oakland ARES Emergency Communications Net
      WB6NDJ; 146.880 MHz; - Split, PL = 77 Hz

    • 7:30PM: San Francisco ACS Net
      WA6GG: 442.050 MHz, + Split, PL = 127.3 Hz

    • 7:30PM: Millbrae Amateur Radio Club (MARC)
      146.490 simplex, no PL (except the first Thursday, when meetings are held)

    • 7:30PM: Contra Costa Communications Club Evening Net
      WA6KQB; 145.110 MHz, - Split, PL= 82.5 Hz (see http://www.wa6kqb.org/nets.html)

    • 8:00PM: Foothills Amateur Radio Society Net
      N6HFI: 145.230 MHz; - Split, PL = 100Hz Hz (see http://www.fars.k6ya.org/)

    • 8:00PM: Sidewinders on Two (SWOT)
      144.250 MHz Simplex (see http://swotrc.net/TheSWOTRCHP.aspx)

  • Friday:

    • 8:30AM: Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK) HF Net
      40 Meters: 7.2630± MHz, LSB (see http://www.livermoreark.org/nets/nets.html)

    • 8:00PM: California/Nevada DMR Roundtable
      California DMR talk group, no. 3107

    • 9:00PM: Mad Scientists Amateur Radio Club Net
      N6MPX; 147.330 MHz, - Split, PL = 100 Hz (see http://msarc.net/)


  • Saturday:

  • Monthly:

    • First Thursday, 8:00PM: RACES HF
      80 meters: 3.890 MHz, LSB