Information on our 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|
|Monday||7:00PM||224.58 Repeater||WR3P||FN20ji (repeater)
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.
Many of the beacons are in an unheated/uncooled room and are subject to day to day frequency changes. Use common sense. Our FN11BE beacons are GPS displined
The Pack Rats maintain a 222MHz Repeater, W3CCX/R:
And a 432MHz Repeater: