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Information on Packrat Nets, Beacons, and Repeaters

The Pack Rats initiated VHF nets on Monday night the first year the club was formed. The nets are open to all radio amateurs. The purpose of the nets is to promote activity and share information of a common interest to the VHF community. You do not have to be a member of the club to participate in any of the Pack Rat nets!

This section last Updated 7/15/2024 at 7:30 pm 

Day Time (Local) Frequency Control Station Grid or Net


This net will be found on the new repeater 224.900   See Coverage Map at very bottom of page  Michelle KB3MTW and Elliott K3JJZ

FN20ji (repeater) The Philidelphia FM repeater is currently down.            The old Hilltown FM repeater is up but not used for nets at this time.



Packrat Talk Group 8804 on a DMR Network See a complete list at very bottom of page of all repeaters on the Packrat Talk group -

George KA3WXV

Checkout for information and coverage maps 

The Philidelphia DMR repeater is down Please use Hilltown, Eagle, Waterford or Charlestown as alternates. See the List of Packrat DMR repeaters at the bottom of this page for frequencies etc. 

  7:30PM   50.150 MHz Ray N3RG FM29ki
  8:00PM 144.150 MHz Dave W2KV FN20ok
  8:30PM 222.125 MHz Jim KC3BVL FM29jw
  9:00PM 432.110 MHz Mike WB2RVX FM29mt

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This section last Updated 03/22/2024  at 02:30 pm 

            Packrat Beacons   W3CCX/B

The Pack Rats maintain several VHF+ beacons, which serve as propagation indicators and allow operators to test their receivers.  All are GPS disciplined.                                                                                                        

 Locations  Mountain Top, Pa FN21BE     Fancy Hill near Pottstown, Pa FN20DH     New Brunswick, NJ  FN20TK        

Frequency Power Level Status Grid
 50.300 MHz   0.3 W Not yet Operational   TBD
144.300 MHz 10 W  On the AIR  FN21BE
222.060 MHz 4 W  On the AIR  FN20TK
432.300 MHz  10 W  On the AIR  FN20TK
903.300 MHz 10 W  On the AIR  FN21BE
1296.300 MHz   9 W  On the AIR  FN20DH
2304.300 MHz  25 W  On the AIR  FN20TK
3400.300 MHz   5 W  Not yet Operational  FN20DH
5760.300 MHz   5 W  Down for Repair  FN21BE
10368.017 MHz    OFF AIR for now  TBD

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This section last Updated 7/15/2024  at 7:30 pm 

Packrat  Repeaters

The Philidelphia 224.9 FM repeater is currently down 

Output: 224.900      Very wide coverage used especially for nets                     Input: 223.30
CTCSS: 77.0 (currently enabled)
Grid Square: FN20ji in Roxboro

And a 432MHz Repeater:Output: 442.900
Input: 447.900
CTCSS: 123.0

The original PackRat 222 Repeater    Output: 224.580   W3CCX/R   Limited coverage but still operational
Input: 222.98
CTCSS: 136.5 (when enabled)
Grid Square: FN20ij in Hilltown


Try the Sprints   They are short and fun!

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 This section last Updated 7/7/2024  at 7:46 pm 

Wednesday and Friday Night Nets

As you know many Packrats belong to more than one radio club. Jim, KC3BVL at FM29JW   mentioned he enjoys the following nets

Microwave Wednesday:   7:30 PM -  903.100,   8:00 PM - 1296.100,   8:30 PM-  2304.100    

Bottom 4 Fridays:  7:30 PM- 144.160,   8:00 PM- 50.160,   8:30 PM 222.150,  9:00 PM  432.160 

 Stop by and say hi some evening!