Club members can usually be found on the following frequencies:
- 146.625 -94.8 Club Repeater (N4LNR)
- 147.330 +141.3 Hibriten Mountain Repeater (KG4BCC)
- 145.535 Simplex
- 29.6 Simplex FM
- 28.374 Simplex USB
- National Hurricane Net (Day: 14.325, Night 7.268), continuous during active hurricanes
- Caldwell County Emergency Services and Business frequencies
- Caldwell County Amateur Radio Frequencies
- Radio Reference Website
Amateur Radio Frequencies
Repeaterbook.com maintains an awesome list of amateur radio frequencies. On the last check, there were over 550 repeaters in North Carolina alone. Visit our area’s page here. You can search by band, digital mode, frequency, location, etc. A really valuable resource.
LARC sponsors two weekly nets:
- LARC net - Tuesday's at 7:00 pm, N4LNR Club Repeater,146.625- PL 94.8
- Caldwell Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CARES) Net, Sunday's at 9:00 pm, KG4BCC repeater, 147.330+ PL 141.3
What is a net?
A “Net” is simply a group of ham radio operators who get together on the air, at a regular, scheduled time and frequency. Nets are sort of like meetings that take place on the radio. They can be formal, with agendas and specific procedures to be followed (traffic nets and public service nets for example), or they can be informal like many local area nets where hams just get together to talk -frequently called Rag Chew Nets.
There are also special interest nets for such topics as specific brands of radios or specific facets of radio (like trader nets or short wave listeners nets). These nets may be formal or informal. Most nets have a Net Control Station (NCS) who directs the net, meaning that the NCS keeps track of the participants who “Check-In” and lets them know when it is their turn to speak.
These nets are open and all radio amateurs are welcome to check in.
North Carolina HF NETS
- NC Morning Net (the morning phone net) – daily at 7:45 am on 3.927MHz
- NC Evening Net (the evening phone net) – nightly at 6:30 pm on 3.923MHz
- Carolinas Net (early CW net) – nightly at 7:00 pm on 3.573MHz
- Carolinas Slow Net (slow CW net)- nightly at 8:00 pm on 3.571MHz
- Carolinas Net (late CW net) – nightly at 10:00 pm on 3.573MHz
Other North Carolina HF nets:
- Tar Heel Emergency Net – nightly at 7:30 p.m. on 3.923MHz
- QCWA Net – weekly on Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m. on 3.826MHz, The Quarter Century Wireless Association weekly get together.