Roll to the bottom of the page for some additional local nets
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|
This net will be found on the new repeater 224.900 See Coverage Map at very bottom of page
Packrat Talk Group 8804
Check out delmarvaDMR.com for information and coverage maps
|7:30PM||50.150 MHz||Ray N3RG||FM29ki|
|8:30PM||222.125 MHz||Jim KC3BVL||FM29jw|
|9:00PM||432.110 MHz||Mike WB2RVX||FM29mt|
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The Pack Rats maintain several VHF+ beacons, which serve as propagation indicators and allow operators to test their receivers. Most of our beacons are in Mountain Top, Pa and on Fancy Hill near Pottstown, Pa. The 10 GHz is in are located in Center City Philadelphia. The 432.3 is just south west of New York City.
This section last Updated 12/04/2022 at 7 pm
Our FN20DH and FN21BE beacons are GPS disciplined.
The Pack Rats maintains two 222MHz Repeaters
Output: 224.580 W3CCX/R
We also have a new Repeater
And a 432MHz Repeater:
Try the Sprints
They are short and fun!
Use this link for more details
Friday Night Nets
As you know many Packrats belong to more then one radio club.
Jim, KC3BVL at FM29jw 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 1/2 hour
8:30pm 222.150 15 minutes
8:45 1296.160 15 minutes
9pm 432.160 15 minutes
9:15pm 2304.100 15 minutes
Stop by and say hi some Friday evening !