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Local Nets

Dane County Nets

The Midwest Severe Storm Tracking Response Center holds a net on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. on the 444.375 repeater in Madison, or the 444.750 repeater in Janesville. Both are using PL 123.0.

The Dane County ARES Net meets each Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the MARA 147.15 repeater.

Wisconsin Statewide Nets:

On HF we have:
The Wisconsin ARES/RACES net is held each Sunday 8 AM on 3.9775 MHz.
The Badger Emergency Net or BEN takes traffic and check-ins at 3.985 MHz every day at 12 noon.
The Badger Weather Net, meets daily on 3.9825 MHz from 5 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. This is a public service net for the National Weather Service.
The Wisconsin Side Band Net, a traffic net, is at 5:15 p.m., on 3.9825 MHz or 3.985 MHz daily.

For beginning CW practice:
The Wisconsin Novice Net at 6 p.m. on 3.555 MHz daily
The Wisconsin Slow Speed Net at 6:30 p.m. on 3.555 MHz daily. They operate at around 10-13 wpm.
On most Sundays, some area hams have a slow speed CW net on 3.590 MHz at 7:30 a.m. They operate from 5 -13 wpm. At 8 a.m. they move to 3.749 MHz for a voice sideband net.

There is a 2 meter SSB net Wednesdays on:
144.240 USB @ 7:15-8:20pm, Taking Madison check ins about 7:25-35pm. And on 144.250 USB @ 8:30-9:15pm, looking toward Madison about 8:35-45pm.

Here is a link to some more Wisconsin nets:

For more code practice from the ARRL check out: