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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 now conducted on Monday and Tuesday nights of each week. 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!


Day Time (Local) Frequency Control Station Grid or Net
Monday

6:45PM

Trial - 1 month

224.58 Repeater
Crosslinked to
442.900+ 123.0
441.150+ 88.5
443.950+ 131.8

WR3P FN20ji
(repeater)
 

7:00PM

Trial - 1 month

Packrat Talk Group 8804
on a DMR Network

Search on the WR3IRS website for the latest c-Bridge repeater listings

View the NETWATCH page on the Interstate Network website for a real time listings of active stations on c-Bridge

For more info on Delaware and Maryland  view DelmarvaDMR

KA3WXV

Interstate  Roxboro
Interstate Wilmington
Interstate-2 Frederica
Interstate-2 Eagle
Interstate-2 Perkasie

 

  7:30PM   50.150 MHz N3RG FM29ki
  8:00PM 144.150 MHz K3GNC FN20ja
  8:30PM 222.125 MHz KB1JEY FN20je
  9:00PM 432.110 MHz WB2RVX FM29mt

 

 

The Pack Rats maintain several VHF+ beacons, which serve as propagation indicators and allow operators to test their receivers. Some of our beacons are located in Center City Philadelphia, others are in Mountain Top, Pa and near Pottstown, Pa.

  Packrat Beacons

W3CCX/B

       
Frequency Power Level Status Grid
 50.300 MHz   0.3 W   Not yet Operational        TBD
144.300 MHz    8 W  On the AIR                  FN21BE
222.300 MHz   4 W   Not yet Operational                TBD
432.300 MHz   5 W   Not yet Operational  TBD

 903.300 MHz

 10 W

 On the AIR      

FN21BE

1296.300 MHz   8 W   In Test - On the Air       at  Gary's  FN20
2304.300 MHz  10 W  On the AIR  FN20DH
3456.300 MHz   5 W   Not yet Operational         TBD
5760.300 MHz   5 W

 On the AIR 

FN21BE

10368.017 MHz   3 W

 On the AIR 

 FM29JW

PECO BLD

W3SZ Beacon Frequency Observations
Some of the beacons are in an unheated/uncooled room and are subject to day to day frequency changes. 
  Our FN20DH and FN21BE beacons are GPS disciplined.


Packrat  Repeaters

The Pack Rats maintain a 222MHz Repeater, W3CCX/R:

Output: 224.58
Input: 222.98
CTCSS: 136.5 (currently enabled)
Grid Square: FN20ij

And a 432MHz Repeater:

Output: 442.900
Input: 447.900
CTCSS: 123.0

 

Try the Sprints

They are short and fun!

 Use this link for more details

https://sites.google.com/site/springvhfupsprints/home/2020-information

http://svhfs.org/2020FallSprintDates.pdf

 

 

Friday Night Nets

 As you know many Packrats belong to more then one radio club.

Jim, KC3BVL mentioned he enjoys the following Friday night nets

sponsored by the Delaware Valley Friends RC

https://www.k3dvf.com

7:30pm  144.160   1/2 hour

8pm        50.160     1 hour

9pm       432.160    1/2 hour

Stop by and say hi some Friday evening !